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Former NFL Player Hits Back At Critics After Racially Charged X Post

Rashard Mendenhall: 'We just pretend like I'm the only athlete tired of fans talking trash?'

Former NFL Player Hits Back At Critics After Racially Charged X Post

Former NFL player Rashard Mendenhall fired back at critics after he proposed the league replace their Pro Bowl with an "All-Black vs. All-White" competition.

The former Pittsburgh Steelers running back (RB) and Super Bowl champion said he was "simply tired of being berated by people who aren't experts in the game" on Monday evening after critics pushed back on his suggestion.

"We just pretend like I'm the only athlete tired of fans talking trash?" Mendenhell asked. "You dis upset over a single tweet."

"What about us? Like me or not, I'm a GREAT in football," he continued. "This proves my point, you can't speak on ball alone."

Jake Crain, former collegiate football coach and host of Crain & Co. on The Daily Wire, responded to Mendenhall's follow-up post.

"Watching you try to play the victim after what you started is a big fumble in itself," Crain wrote.

OutKick's Bobby Burack also pushed back on the former NFL player.

"You posted a racist tweet. But YOU are the victim?" Burack wrote.

"Why did you direct your tweet at white people? Are all experts black?" Burack wrote in another post. "Do white people not understand the game? It seems you are mad that a white person caused you to fumble in the Super Bowl and can't get over it."

Early Friday, Mendenhall took aim at Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin after the team's 30-13 loss against the Indianapolis Colts.

"I don’t understand how you can talk about Tomlin’s playoff record, without acknowledging that Kenny Pickett has only played one year," Mendenhall said of the current Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback (QB) before taking aim at former Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. "Who was the QB for all those playoff loses?!! Literally all of them."

"Make up your minds," he added. "How you arbitrarily separate Mike & Ben in [the win/loss] column?"

Shortly after his post, the former NFL player teed off on white football commentators.

"I’m sick of average white guys commenting on football," Mendenhall wrote. "Y’all not even good at football."

"Can we please replace the Pro Bowl with an All-Black vs. All-White bowl so these cats can stop trying to teach me who’s good at football," he proposed. "I’m better than ur goat."

Mendenhall played for the Pittsburgh Steelers between 2008 and 2012. The former NFL player notably won a Super Bowl ring in 2009 when his team defeated the Arizona Cardinals. Two years later, Mendenhall failed to win another Super Bowl ring with the Pittsburgh Steelers after the RB was hit by Green Bay Packers' Clay Matthews and fumbled the ball. The team ultimately lost to the Green Bay Packers with a final score of 31-25.

Sports commentator and BlazeTV host Jason Whitlock noted Mendenhall was married to a white woman in a Friday post.

"As soon as I heard Rashard Mendenhall's ignorant comments, I went to check on his wife. No surprise," Whitlock wrote. "These love-the-fruit-hate-the-tree negroes are always doing way too much to restore their 'blackness.'"

"No one who knows me thinks I have a problem with interracial dating. No one," Whitlock continued. "My problem is with these guilt-ridden, fake negroes who make buffoonish comments to mask their love of white meat."

"Find a new gimmick," he added.

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