Former Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall Wants An “All-Black vs. All-White Bowl,” Says He’s Sick Of “Average White Guys” Commenting On Football

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Clay Matthews would probably have something to say about this one…

Rashard Mendenhall was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the first round of the 2008 NFL Draft, and would go on to play five seasons for the Steelers before signing with the Arizona Cardinals for a single season, and ultimately retiring from football at the age of 26.

But Mendenhall has made it pretty clear that he doesn’t really have much loyalty to his former team…

The Steelers reached the Super Bowl in the 2010 season, which saw Mendenhall rack up a career best 1,200 rushing yards. But in the big game, Mendenhall fumbled the ball at the start of the fourth quarter after a sack by Green Bay Packers linebacker Clay Matthews, turning the ball over in what was at the time a 21-17 game with the Packers leading.

The Packers would go on to win the game 31-25, and Mendenhall has taken some heat over the years from Steelers fans for the fumble. But he’s also been outspoken against his former quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, saying that Big Ben deserves the blame for the Super Bowl loss and attacking Roethlisberger’s leadership during their struggles in recent years.

Well the outspoken former Steeler is once again making headlines on social media, as he took to Twitter (or X) this weekend to blast “average white guys” for commenting on football – and calling for a matchup between teams of all-white players and all-black players to see which one comes out on top.

The comments come on the heels of an embarrassing loss for the Steelers against the Indianapolis Colts this weekend, and increasing criticism of head coach Mike Tomlin – criticism which Mendenhall says should be directed at former quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Of course, people were quick to remind him that he fumbled in the Super Bowl after being tackled by…a white guy.

And many were quick to call out the blatant racism of…segregated football teams.

Maybe it’s time for somebody to tell this guy to stay off Twitter for awhile.

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