Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall is in the middle of a new Twitter controversy. A few months ago, he raised eyebrows when he agreed with Adrian Peterson of the Minnesota Vikings, who said players are “slaves” to NFL owners. On Monday, Mendenhall sent out a series of controversial tweets about the death of Osama bin Laden. Medenhall tweeted “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people hate a man they never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side.” Another said, “I’m not convinced he was even behind the attacks. We have really seen no evidence to prove it other than the government telling us.” In response to a question from a follower on Twitter Mendenhall said, “We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take down a skyscraper demolition style.” The final one said, “I believe in God. I believe we are all his children. And I believe he is the one and only judge. Those who judge others will also be judged themselves.” On Tuesday, Steelers President Art Rooney II issued a statement regarding the tweets. “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.”* How many times have I said it…140 characters can kill a career. We live in a country that allows freedome of speech, but you have to be willing to deal with the consequences of that right. Mendenhall is a public figure and hopefully he is prepared to deal with the fallout from his tweets.