I bet Pittsburgh Steeler Rashard Mendenhall will keep his opinions to himself from now on.

Yesterday it was reported that the 23-year-old Steelers running back lost a major endorsement contract with Champion over his controversial tweets about 9/11 mastermind Osama Bin Laden.

Hours after Bin Laden was shot to death during a raid of his hideout early Monday, Mendenhall took to his Twitter page and tweeted:

“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…”

But it was his next tweet about September 11 that really did him in with the corporate sponsor. Mendenhall, who probably flunked physics and science in high school, tweeted:

“...I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”

The Steelers front office was quick to respond to Mendenhall's tweets, saying "...it is hard to explain or even comprehend what he meant with his recent Twitter comments.”

Champion soon followed with a statement, saying they were "ending our business relationship" with Mendenhall since the athletic brand doesn't think he "can appropriately represent Champion."

Naturally, black people everywhere cried racism -- and they would have had a point if Mendenhall had just left out the part about September 11.

But the fact is, he gave his ill-informed opinion on a touchy subject involving the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans -- and that's what sealed his fate.

Corporate sponsors will turn a deaf ear to certain personal opinions expressed by their spokespersons, but they won't tolerate stupidity, bad judgment, or a stunning lack of sensitivity.

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  • witeboi52

    that was dumb on his part....I'm with you Auntie this isnt about racism its about him representing their company and that is a touchy subject. We could have kep that to his self..#damntwitteraccount

  • witeboi52

    ****kept ****** #damnkeyboard lol

  • jazzyiest

    That's what his dumb azz gets! :haha: I hate calling people stupid but da**it if the shoe fits...

  • Terri B

    If the company was racism, they would have never signed him in the first place. People are so quick to blame racism on anything. It's like the little boy cried wolf, when real racism happens, we're not taken seriously because we've abused it so much.

  • http://youtu.be/kLdrlZFtIDs kingstonn

    that picture Sandra... :lol:

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    How stupid can he be :no: <<<<smh

    He didn't seriously think this would go over well did he? Oh well! He'll know better next time...if there is a next time.

    I doubt anyone will be rushing to give him an endorsement after this.

  • jazzyiest

    But the fact is, he gave his ill-informed opinion on a touchy subject involving the deaths of nearly 3,000 Americans — and that’s what sealed his fate.

    ________________________________________________________________________

    :clap:

    You hit the nail on the head with that one sentence. His opinion is his own but to post it on Twitter was beyond stupid. Our economy is still in shambles, people lost their loved ones...things are just f'ed up in America right now and a lot of it stems from what happened Sept. 11th.

    For him to go on a crazy Twitter rant and pretty much side with the terrorist is beyond me.

  • Mr.BluPhi

    Thats phucking ridiculous ....

    So because he doesn't celebrate death, and he still has questions regarding the events of 9-11, he is suddenly black-balled.... GTFOH...

    And I dont see the racism, but this is phucked up

  • Cha CHINGALING

    Sometimes you just gotta know when to shet the hell up :no:

  • Mr.BluPhi

    "...they won’t tolerate stupidity, bad judgment, or a stunning lack of sensitivity."

    I fail to see the stupidity, the bad judgement, of lack of sensitivity in his statement.

    Yall can't be this blind...smh

  • anti-PC

    That's the thing most people don't consider when it comes to free speech: folks have a right to say whatever they want-- and they shouldn't be surprised when others REACT to what they said...which is free speech as well.

    This football player had every right to speak his mind, but he shouldn't get mad at the reaction.

  • http://youtu.be/kLdrlZFtIDs kingstonn

    @ blu
    :blink:
    when you're in the public eye as he is, you have to tailor EVERYTHING you say so that it won't offend anyone. in this case, he should have kept his thoughts to his self. simple as that.

  • jazzyiest

    @ Blu

    He's entitled to have questions, he's entitled to his own opinion, hell he's even entitled to to put that shyt on Twitter like he did but look at what happened to him. He got canned.

    You can do whatever you want (for the most part) in this country but your actions involve consequences. Some consequences are small, some large and it just depends on what the subject matter is but he, in my opinion, should have never said that via Twitter.

    We've already determined that some celebs/public figures should be banned from Twitter and he seems to be one of them.

  • Terri B

    Nothing wrong with him having his own opinion, and nothing wrong with him expressing it. But you gotta know, that we people are paying you to represent you, everything you say and do can reflect back on them and if they don't think you're representing them well, then they have the right to let you go. He could have expressed those same thoughts in his own home, with his own people, not on Twitter where for the whole world to see.

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    At the end of the day he has EVERY right to say whatever he wants but Champion also has every right to drop him because of those opinions. :shrug:

  • TruGemini

    Mr.BluPhi says:

    I fail to see the stupidity, the bad judgement, of lack of sensitivity in his statement.

    Yall can’t be this blind…smh
    __________________________________

    I understand your angle...I think. BUT when you become a celebrity then you become employed by THE MAN. And when that is the case, you're expected to walk, talk and act a certain way. Political opinions, religious opinions, sexual opinions, etc become topics that are NOT up for discussion in a public forum. The stupidity comes in with him expressing this stuff on Twitter.

    Like I say...that Twitter is a fool. :yes:

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Twitter will be the downfall of many celebs

  • jazzyiest

    And I also want him to know that from his comments the CIA and the FBI are watching his azz now too.

    He needs to make sure he's at the airport ubber early now because he's going to be the "random" one to get searched everytime. This ish is not over for him by far. People are going to be side eyeing his azz for a while now...all because of one stupid Twitter rant.

    When will people learn? :smack:

  • kahmmillion

    What happened to free speech? Everything you say in this country is under the microscope. Everyone is offended by everything and I am just so sick of it.

  • http://youtu.be/kLdrlZFtIDs kingstonn

    @ brownie
    everytime something like this happens on twitter, i just keep hearing Dave Chappelle say 'they should have never gave you nigs the internet'. :lol:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    jazzyiest says:

    For him to go on a crazy Twitter rant and pretty much side with the terrorist is beyond me.
    ___________________

    That's exactly what he did. It was one thing for Rashard to question why people were celebrating Osama's death, but it was just dumb for him to say we should hear bin Laden speak or hear his side of the story. We've already heard bin Laden speak in videos calling for death to America. How many more times did we need to hear him? :shrug:

  • mrsloveleighwilliams

    when keeping it real goes wrong lol. that was an idiotic statement

  • Anna

    Mr.BluPhi says:

    Thats phucking ridiculous ….

    So because he doesn’t celebrate death, and he still has questions regarding the events of 9-11, he is suddenly black-balled…. GTFOH…

    And I dont see the racism, but this is phucked up

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    I agree, I had no problem w/his tweet.

  • Terri B

    20 kahmmillion says:

    What happened to free speech? Everything you say in this country is under the microscope. Everyone is offended by everything and I am just so sick of it.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    He does have his freedom of speech, and he used it. But the people employing him also have their rights too, the right to drop him if they feel he's not a good representative of their company. Just because we have freedom of speech, that doesn’t mean we are free from any consequences.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Mr.BluPhi says:

    So because he doesn’t celebrate death, and he still has questions regarding the events of 9-11, he is suddenly black-balled…. GTFOH…
    _________________

    It was more than that. He said we haven't heard bin Laden speak and we don't know his side of the story. That was plain DUMB on his part because it made him sound like he was siding with a terrorist. We've heard bin Laden speak in videos enough times to know that he wanted Americans DEAD. What part of those videos didn't Rashard understand?

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    It wasn't like dude was cakin off Champion anyway. He probably just got free merch.........
    Sup Brown?

  • brenden

    That sucks. Freedom of speech. I often smh at some of the things that I read on this blog, but i just remind myself that the blog owner has the right to their opinion just as i have the right to smh or even challenge the opinion. Yes as a paid member of this organization Mendenhall in some ways represents the Steelers organization. However what he said is nothing that hasn't been said by many conspiracy theorist. He has a right to believe as he so chooses. In the past couple weeks I've read of not 1, not 2, but 3 professional athletes being stabbed by their significant or ex significant others. Will they be released? Obviously there's some sort of unethical things going on in those relationships. Kobe wasn't let go, Chris Webber wasn't let go. Antonio Cromartie has several children by several women...highly unethical. I could go on and on. Should he have been spoken too, maybe reprimanded? Yes. If they disagree with what he said and felt as though it made them look bad, let him know that...force him to release one of those contrived apology statements that we've become accustomed to from celebs. However this sends a bad message. Butt f*cking a hotel employee on her lunch break is ok, having an opinion is not. Thinking outside the box is wrong, going against the norm shall get you dropped. Not cool...

    I can say that while completely disagreeing with this man altogether. I don't believe the conspiracies surrounding 9/11. I think people had a right to celebrate Bin Ladens death. I'm able to say that and still think that Rashard being dropped (if that's true) is wrong. OT President Obama is doing an amazing job running this country. He will def get re-elected. Good for him.

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Nothin much Awesome BORED so I decided to play this dam golf game
    What's up with you

  • jazzyiest

    @ Sandra

    Exactly. It was just an epic fail on his part. I bet he gets it now though. LOL

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    @ mrsloveleighwilliams says:

    when keeping it real goes wrong
    _________________________________________________________________________

    :dead: Can I have my :casket: please? Hahahahahaha!

  • AWESOME ARSENAL

    Shyt. Just blancing these spinning plates till 4.......

  • Terri B

    @brenden, he wasn't let go by the Steelers, but by Champion, his side gig.

  • http://chokolatemilk.blogspot.com Choco aka Hippie

    Twitter is the Devil see if twitter wasn't around he'd be saying that chit to himself in his own mind - this is what happens when mofo's wanna spurt out every damn thought that comes to mind!

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    this is gonna be a looonnng day!
    My office phone hasnt rung and I've only received a couple emails! :wail:

  • brenden

    I see that now Terri. I went to google the validity of the story I just read and realised my mistake. I read it as champion following suite of the Steelers organization by dumping him, not Champion releasing a statement following the release of the statement by the Steelers. Obviously I'm one of these non reading negroes who needs to stick to getting my news on the streets.lol

  • Samurai

    See, that's what happens when you have a dumb ass 23yr old jock who never went to college. IDIOT! Champion is right. He ill defines any form of logic. Next.

  • J2201987

    I'm wondering where was the public outrage against what he said that warranted a termination in his contract with Champion. I only heard about this on SR. Usually these big corporations cave in and end an endorsement with a celebrity/public figure when they speak out of line (so much for our 1st amendment) and the incident is blown out of proportion.

    I understand that there consequences for actions, but it's not like many people, public figures or otherwise, feel that way.

  • Terri B

    @brenden I can understand how you thought that, I did too before I started reading the details.

    @J2201987, Regardless if there was any public outrage against what he said, they company itself didn't like it and they probably didn't want to take a chance for anything else to come out. If the said that publicly, there's no telling what else he might say publicly.

  • ELove

    @BluPhi
    Definitely ON-POINT !!!
    Most Black People fall for YT Rhetoric & Bull-Shyt... So YEAH They Are THAT BLIND

    Glen Beck, Rush Limbaugh and PLENTY of other YTs in the Public Eye ROUTINELY SPEW All-Out Nonsense... Hell Don Imus said the "Nappy-Head" Retort, Lost his job and later won a $100+ million dollar settlement against that company AND If I'm not mistaken has a job somewhere else Now :blink:

    Oh and Happy Friday Everybody !!!

  • Danielle

    Some folk shouldn't be on twitter #ThatsAll

  • Mr.BluPhi

    Champion has the right to end endorsement with whomever they choose. And I've said this before, twitter will be the death of these celebs...

    But I agree with most of what he said. And I still think the it's phucked up, but like someone said, Champion wasnt the bread winner. So ehhh....

  • Mr.BluPhi

    @ELove

    I was wondering what would happen if he filed a lawsuit against Champion, but he probably wasn't making that much money

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Sandra is this really all we gon get today

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    "white" rhetoric?

    NO ONE is disputing the fact that he has the RIGHT to say whatever the hell he wants. Just don't expect everyone to agree with your opinion and you certainly can't fault the people who are paying him. If they don't want someone who sides with a terrorist to represent them then so be it. It's their decision. I don't get what's so hard to understand.

    It's just like when people get on Facebook and say they "hate their job" or "I'm not doing any work". They can't be mad when their employer reads it and fires them can they?

  • ELove

    @BluPhi
    THOSE marketing contracts are structured so THOSE Companies can release you for WHATEVER REASON they deem worthy in Their Eyes... Much LIKE Auto & Various types of Insurance contracts

    IT wouldn't even worth the EFFORT to try and contest their decision (Real)

  • West Coast Chick

    :rofl: :rofl: We knew it! We predicted this!!!!!!

  • Mother Jefferson

    I was him I wouldnt have said shite $$$$

    Sandra Im still waiting on you post what you REALLY think about what happened to bin Laden! :waiting:

    I still believe he was dead for many years :coffee:

  • RoderickXYZ

    Sandra Rose says: It was more than that. He said we haven’t heard bin Laden speak and we don’t know his side of the story. That was plain DUMB on his part because it made him sound like he was siding with a terrorist. We’ve heard bin Laden speak in videos enough times to know that he wanted Americans DEAD. What part of those videos didn’t Rashard understand?

    Sandra, we heard what the government wanted us to hear. You know that Bin Laden wasn't speaking damn English in his videos.

    Also tell me why he looked as if he were at death's door in one video then he looked perfectly healthy in one of the susquent ones?

    Also no more videos came out after Bush said he didn't think about Osama any more.

    My guess is that Bin Laden has been dead for many years and this nonsense that is happening now is to prop up Obama for a second term even though none of the Republicans running will be able to defeat him.

  • free

    most of these athletes need to stick to money, hoes, and clothes and leave the rest alone. all it takes is one employee of champion to have lost a relative a read his tweet. there are a thousand ballers who can take his place.

  • WUTWUZMISSIN!

    Happy Friday Yall!

    Press Conference that will follow next will go like this:

    "I want to appologize to the American public for what was said. I know thousands of people were affected by the trag... the trag... can you pull the cue card closer I can't see.... oh... the tragedy on 9-1-1 I mean 9-11.... :coffee:

    Twitter rant to follow press conference:

    Man I can't believe they made me appologize! They didn't even get my side of view...

    What we all should do for stars and athletes who has OCD Mouth>>>> :tape:

  • MrUnapologetic

    This brother and many others need to understand that Freedom Of Speech is NOT free. It's truly unfortunate what has happened to him, BUT it's not the end of the world, he will not miss a meal or become homeless because of this, he's still in the league, but maybe now he will really, really consider his words before he speaks. Dude only has himself to blame - that's the bottom line. Next.

  • free

    he's not paid to have an opinion. he's paid to have muscles, lol. they need a cuter athlete anyway. poof!

  • RoderickXYZ

    MrUnapologetic says: This brother and many others need to understand that Freedom Of Speech is NOT free.

    That may be true but for a country that likes to brag about embracing diverse opinions it's tragic to see someone black-balled for expressing thoughts outside the mainstream.

    People in America need to stop having such thin skins.

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    AWESOME ARSENAL says:

    Shyt. Just blancing these spinning plates till 4…….
    ______________________

    My readers are so talented! :lol:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    ELove says:

    Oh and Happy Friday Everybody !!!
    ___________________

    You too ELove! :waves:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    LUSCIOUS LOLITA says:

    Sandra is this really all we gon get today
    _______________

    Other than bin Laden's death, the gossip and news is really slow out there. I just posted Beyonce's new charity single. I'm trying... :/

  • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8SdzwoIcwo LUSCIOUS LOLITA AKA SUGA WALLS

    Sandra I've seen the new post and already commented so now I'll just wait for the backlash! :grin:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    Mother Jefferson says:

    Sandra Im still waiting on you post what you REALLY think about what happened to bin Laden!
    ____________________

    As I've already stated, I believe he was shot to death by U.S. military forces in his compound in the early morning hours of Monday, May 2, 2011. The End. :coffee:

  • http://sandrarose.com Sandra Rose

    RoderickXYZ says:

    Also tell me why he looked as if he were at death’s door in one video then he looked perfectly healthy in one of the susquent ones?
    ____________________

    Haven't you ever been deathly ill and gotten better? He had chronic renal failure. And considering that he's been living in caves until about 7 years ago, I wouldn't be surprised if he looked like he was at death's door in one video, and then he looked healthy in another.

  • RoderickXYZ

    Sandra Rose says:
    Haven’t you ever been deathly ill and gotten better? He had chronic renal failure. And considering that he’s been living in caves until about 7 years ago, I wouldn’t be surprised if he looked like he was at death’s door in one video, and then he looked healthy in another.
    ________________________

    Thankfully I have never been deathly ill, but explain to me what kind of state of the art medical attention will one be able to obtain while living in a cave?

    This whole thing stinks and I don't trush Obama any more than I trusted Bush so it's a bipartisan thing with me.

  • http://twitter.com/_Tainted_Love Tainted_Love

    He should have never been released...

  • Terri B

    Why would Obama lie about the killing of Osama, when so many people can contest that he is still alive, or he died many years ago. I mean really, why would they be currently interrogating his wives about their involvement and what not if this was all a lie?

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    Roderick Al Qaeda confirmed that Osama was dead and that they were going to get "revenge". :shrug: Why would they lie about it? Are they in on the lie too????

    Just because you choose not to believe something doesn't mean that it's not true.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    See, this is when you start to believe that life is SO unfair.

    Give me a voice like that, I PROMISE, I'll know how to use it. Give me $20 milli, I PROMISE I won't wear $200K of it around my neck and park $500K of it in my garage.

    It's the people who don't know what do to with their platforms and resources who end up with an abundance of it.

    #NeedMyCousinLonda2WindmillThisB&tchLikeSheDidMeWhenWeWereKids

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    Sandra Rose says:

    As I’ve already stated, I believe he was shot to death by U.S. military forces in his compound in the early morning hours of Monday, May 2, 2011. The End.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~
    And I'ma go widda on that one!

  • RoderickXYZ

    Terri B says: Why would Obama lie about the killing of Osama, when so many people can contest that he is still alive, or he died many years ago. I mean really, why would they be currently interrogating his wives about their involvement and what not if this was all a lie?

    None of what you just stated can be independently verfied. You're just repeating what you've been told by the MSM. Nothing more, nothing less.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    RoderickXYZ says:

    None of what you just stated can be independently verfied. You’re just repeating what you’ve been told by the MSM. Nothing more, nothing less.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    One could also argue that you can't "independently verify" Jesus Christ... but one monkey don't stop no show.

  • Terri B

    65 RoderickXYZ says:

    Terri B says: Why would Obama lie about the killing of Osama, when so many people can contest that he is still alive, or he died many years ago. I mean really, why would they be currently interrogating his wives about their involvement and what not if this was all a lie?

    None of what you just stated can be independently verfied. You’re just repeating what you’ve been told by the MSM. Nothing more, nothing less.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    And what exactly are you going on that has been "verified" that he was killed many, many years ago?

  • Lovely One

    @ Samurai says:

    See, that’s what happens when you have a dumb ass 23yr old jock who never went to college. IDIOT! Champion is right. He ill defines any form of logic. Next.
    ----------------------------------------
    You statement is an assuption based on false information. High school grads cannot enter the NFL (that is only allowed in the NBA). If I'm not mistaken, NFL players can only be drafted after thier Junior year of college. So this dude is a 23 jock that actually attended college. Just sayin'

    We have no evidence to suggest that Mendenhall is a dumb jock. He is only a politically incorrect jock. Personally, I am not offended by that. :coffee:

  • RoderickXYZ

    Carrington says: It’s the people who don’t know what do to with their platforms and resources who end up with an abundance of it.

    So Mendenhall couldn't have been expressing his opinions just as a citizen?

    Why it is assumed that Mendenhall has a platform just because he's an athlete?

    Mamacita, and repeating everything that the media(government) states can get you embarrased like the other day when we found out that OBL hadn't used his wife to shield himself.

    To me none of this matters I am just skeptical of this entire operation.

  • Lovely One

    @ RoderickXYZ says:

    MrUnapologetic says: This brother and many others need to understand that Freedom Of Speech is NOT free.

    That may be true but for a country that likes to brag about embracing diverse opinions it’s tragic to see someone black-balled for expressing thoughts outside the mainstream.
    ----------------------------------------
    You betta :preach:

  • Terri B

    Why it is assumed that Mendenhall has a platform just because he’s an athlete?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    He accepted that platform when he agreed to get paid by representing a company by helping selling their products as a sports figure.

  • Terri B

    Carrington says:

    See, this is when you start to believe that life is SO unfair.

    Give me a voice like that, I PROMISE, I’ll know how to use it. Give me $20 milli, I PROMISE I won’t wear $200K of it around my neck and park $500K of it in my garage.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

    That just irks the hell out of me, the things we materilze. I know people can do what they feel with their money, but when I seen rappers in videos showing off golf carts with gold rims on it, and other non-sense just to try to impress people who don't give two sh^ts about them, I just want to say WHYYYYYY!!!! That's just money downt he drain. That's the difference between people who are rich at the moment, vs people who are wealthy and have "long" money.

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    RoderickXYZ says:

    So Mendenhall couldn’t have been expressing his opinions just as a citizen?

    Why it is assumed that Mendenhall has a platform just because he’s an athlete?
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    BECAUSE he's an athlete on TWITTER, isn't that what TWITTER is FOR?

    If he DIDN'T have a platform YOUR twitter posts would be on Sandrarose, ESPN, Yahoo!, AOL and every other blog in the U.S.... right?

    As a NFL baller, he has a voice - PARTICULARLY when he signs up for a Twitter account. Keyshia Cole has a voice as a celebrity and Twitter account holder.. Keyshia Booker - Jenkins don't have $HIT...

    Deal with it... don't like it, get a regular job and no one will care what you "tweet"...

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    @Roderick You are exactly right. Just like repeating the fact that you "think" he was killed years ago when you are only going off assumptions, unless you can prove he was killed years ago...which I doubt.

    What sources do you have that make you so credible?

  • Terri B

    Mamacita, and repeating everything that the media(government) states can get you embarrased like the other day when we found out that OBL hadn’t used his wife to shield himself.

    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    Fist things first, the media and the government are two different outlets.

  • RoderickXYZ

    Terri B says:
    And what exactly are you going on that has been “verified” that he was killed many, many years ago?

    ______________________________

    I never said that OBL was killed/died many years ago but I don't believe that we have satellites that can read car tags yet OBL was able to live in that huge house for five years and none of our sophisticated surveillance capabilities weren't able to spot this man who is known all over the world until now.

  • Terri B

    So just because he wasn't living like how folks "assumed" he was hiding out, that makes it doubtful? No it dosen't suprise me that after 10 years of trail and error they finally got it right, it was bound to happen eventually.

  • ELove

    ANYBODY ,Including MYSELF, that would take statements from the US Govt has Absolute FACT (The Gospel or The END ALL to Be All WORD...) is A PURE IDIOT !!!

    OUR Govt have proven on SO MANY Times-n-Levels that they can't be Fully Trusted (AT ALL...) Not Being SKEPTICAL makes you Beyond Reckless and YOU have A Functioning BRAIN along with Free Will Too

    THIS Govt has been apart of MURDERS involving Civil Rights Leaders and U.S. Presidents and Drug-Smuggling WITHIN THE United States (Right Here...) THAT ALONE should give you PAUSE regarding anything the US Govt spews to It's General Population (Born U.S. Citizens) IMO

  • RoderickXYZ

    BECAUSE he’s an athlete on TWITTER, isn’t that what TWITTER is FOR?

    If he DIDN’T have a platform YOUR twitter posts would be on Sandrarose, ESPN, Yahoo!, AOL and every other blog in the U.S…. right?

    As a NFL baller, he has a voice – PARTICULARLY when he signs up for a Twitter account. Keyshia Cole has a voice as a celebrity and Twitter account holder.. Keyshia Booker – Jenkins don’t have $HIT…

    Deal with it… don’t like it, get a regular job and no one will care what you “tweet”…

    _____________________________________________________________
    Celebrities only have power because regular citizens buy into the crap that just because they have a certain talent that they should be given a platform.

    To me they are regular people who have a gift that they have worked hard to perfect and are exploiting it. No more no less.

  • Terri B

    Nobody doubts the government doesn't tell lies, I'm just saying there is nothing out there in this particular case, that would make me doubt Osama was not killed when and how they said he was. I have no reason to think he's still alive or that he was killed many years ago. A crimanl does tell the truth from time to time.

  • RoderickXYZ

    Terri B says: Fist things first, the media and the government are two different outlets.
    ___________________________________________________________________
    Sometimes they are and sometimes they aren't. Remember Judith Miller from the NYT was one of the major journalists who greased the wheels for the invasion of Iraq.

    Also the media made tons of money from the war in Iraq because viewership went through the roof. So it's not unheard of that the media and our government has never colluded especially when there is lots of money to be made.

  • http://twitter.com/_imOther_ Mamacita

    RoderickXYZ says:

    Terri B says:
    And what exactly are you going on that has been “verified” that he was killed many, many years ago?

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    I never said that OBL was killed/died many years ago

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    So you didn't type "My guess is that Bin Laden has been dead for many years..." in comment 47?

  • RoderickXYZ

    Terri B says: So just because he wasn’t living like how folks “assumed” he was hiding out, that makes it doubtful? No it dosen’t suprise me that after 10 years of trail and error they finally got it right, it was bound to happen eventually.
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    According to reports, OBL didn't even have a weapon on him. Do you seriously believe that this man who at one point was the most wanted man on earth let his guard down so much so that he didn't even have a gun on his person when they found him?

    Besides, OBL was supposed to have been gansta. What gansta doesn't strap up?

  • http://pearlswindow.com Carrington

    RoderickXYZ says:
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    Celebrities only have power because regular citizens buy into the crap that just because they have a certain talent that they should be given a platform.

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    No one said a celebrity SHOULD be given a platform, but the REALITY is that when you become one, you have one, should you choose to accept that mission or not.

    I'm a regular citizen TOO and if I made the exact same tweet... I can assure you that I would have been at work this morning and everything would have been on my desk when I got there.

    When it's all said and done, if you get paid millions for PLAYING and all you have to do is be conscious of your decisions... you deserve everything you get when you're NOT.

  • Terri B

    Sometimes they are and sometimes they aren’t. Remember Judith Miller from the NYT was one of the major journalists who greased the wheels for the invasion of Iraq.

    Also the media made tons of money from the war in Iraq because viewership went through the roof. So it’s not unheard of that the media and our government has never colluded especially when there is lots of money to be made.
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    But when the "media" reports one thing and then turns around and correct their selves, it's always assumed it was the government that went back on their word, when the government never reported that to begin with. I've never heard the "government" change up on anything that they reported about this. I know the night it was announced that the "media" was speculating what the President had to report and new reports were coming in as the facts were coming in, but whatever they report are their words, not the government's.

  • RoderickXYZ

    Mamacita says:
    So you didn’t type “My guess is that Bin Laden has been dead for many years…” in comment 47?

    I said 'guess' because supposedly the last think we heard about OBL is that he was on dialysis. Furthermore I've noticed that whenever a wealthy Middle Eastern gets ill they usually fly to Europe for treatment which tells me that the medical facilities in the ME must be inferior. So unless OBL got treatment in Europe or had some specialists flown in I doubt he was able to live very long in a cave hooked up to a dialysis machine or even in his home in Pakistan.

  • DaDivaNicky

    I'm with @ Mr.Bluphli. That's his opinion. I understand he's on a team, but does that mean that he has to keep his opinion to himself?? I agree with what he said, because after watching that documentary on youtube about 9/11 i don't believe those planes blew it up either, and i really don't believe osama's dead! :rolleyes: