Rashard Mendenhall was the first athlete to sign an endorsement deal with Champion in over a decade, but the Pittsburgh Steelers running back has been dropped by the sports apparel company over controversial Tweets.
After the death of Osama Bin Laden, Mendenhall criticized Americans for celebrating his death saying, “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…”
In one Tweet, Mendenhall even questioned the validity of 9/11, “”We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”
Champion said the company does not think “Mendenhall can appropriately represent Champion,” and even the Steelers released a statement distancing itself from the comments.
But unike Rashard Mendenhall, Seal Team 6 does not drop the ball!