Former NFL Running Back Posts Racist Tweet, Says He's 'Sick of Average White Guys Commenting on Football'

Nick Kangadis | December 19, 2023
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We’ve been presented with yet another example of anti-whiteism. This time the example comes from a former NFL running back who doesn’t think “average white guys” should be “commenting on football” and don’t measure up compared to black players.

Even if that’s true, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall couldn’t hold back his racism in a now viral post to X.

“I’m better than ur goat,” Mendenhall wrote.

First of all, no he's not. Mendenhall had two above average seasons in the NFL and one decent season. By the age of 27, he was out of the league. If we’re talking about running backs only, San Francisco 49ers running back Christian McCaffrey is leaps and bounds better than Mendenhall ever was. As for  “the G.O.A.T.” overall, that would objectively belong to recently retired quarterback Tom Brady, who has seven Super Bowl rings.

Speaking of rings, Mendenhall did win one Super Bowl ring with the Steelers for the 2008 season, but he didn’t play in that game. He did participate in a Super Bowl for the Steelers in the 2010 postseason and ironically cost his team dearly in the beginning of the fourth quarter of the game when he was made to fumble by white linebacker Clay Matthews, a point many on X responded to Mendenhall with after he sent out a follow up post of him holding up the AFC championship trophy that season.

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Almost at the same time he posted the trophy tweet, Mendenhall had the nerve to get upset over people taking exception to his initial racist tweet and even went so far as to call himself a “GREAT in football.”

For context, running backs — once their careers are over — are judged by rushing yards and touchdowns. Mendenhall ranks 209th all time in rushing yards and tied for 159th in touchdowns. I’m not sure who Mendenhall is attempting to fool, but it seems he’s only fooling himself with that rather large, overinflated ego of his.

Plus, this guy went to the rival high school of mine in the north suburbs of Chicago — a predominantly white school back then. I’m not sure of the racial makeup now, but it shouldn’t matter except for Mendenhall bringing up race for some kind of oppression Olympics. He wasn’t oppressed at all. It was — on the low end back then — a middle class neighborhood. So if he was “oppressed,” he had to manufacture it.

Regardless of that, just to show how much of a racist he’s become — or always has been — Mendenhall decided to throw his quarterback under the bus with a repost which argued that his fumble didn’t matter because quarterback Ben Roethlisberger threw two interceptions before that.

Racist or not, Mendenhall needs to build a bridge, admit what he said was racist and get over it. Although, to be fair, this is the most anyone has mentioned Mendenhall in 10 years.


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