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May032011

NFL Star’s Osama bin Laden Tweet Provokes Backlash

NICHOLAS KAMM/AFP/Getty Images(PITTSBURGH) -- Rashard Mendenhall, of the Pittsburgh Steelers, caused quite the uproar after tweeting in response to Osama bin Laden's death, "What kind of person celebrates death? It's amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We've only heard one side...."

Later, he wrote, "We'll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style."

The Steelers' president, Art Rooney II, swiftly posted a statement online saying, "I have not spoken with Rashard so it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments. The entire Steelers' organization is very proud of the job our military personnel have done and we can only hope this leads to our troops coming home soon."

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