Ex-Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall shoots at Ben Roethlisberger

Former Pittsburgh Steelers working again Rashard Mendenhall had some selection phrases for the ex-quarterback Ben Rothlisberger on Sunday whereas joking with followers on social media.

Mendenhall sparked the dialogue when he posted a photograph of himself from the apply in a tweet that learn, “Earn my stripes.” When a fan requested what he was speaking about, the previous working again posted an image of 1 Steelers Tremendous Bowl ring.

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Rashard Mendenhall, #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers, looks on from the sidelines during the game against the Baltimore Ravens November 18, 2012 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Rashard Mendenhall, #34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers, appears to be like on from the sidelines throughout the recreation towards the Baltimore Ravens November 18, 2012 at Heinz Area in Pittsburgh.
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He then tweeted a shot at Roethlisberger.

“If @_BigBen7 is the ‘chief’ you assume he’s, why hasn’t HE acknowledged the downfall?” Mendenhall wrote. “Which supervisor of an organization hides within the shadows when the outcomes are in? We win, it is him, I lose…or Tomlin, huh…”

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It’s unclear which “case” Mendenhall was referring to. The crew missed the playoffs that season after salvaging a 9-8 file and almost reaching the postseason. Pittsburgh made the playoffs in 2020 and 2021 and eight instances for the reason that begin of the 2010 season.

  Rashard Mendenhall, No. 34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is congratulated by teammate Ben Roethlisberger, No. 7 after scoring a first-half touchdown against the Cincinnati Bengals during the game December 4, 2011 at Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

Rashard Mendenhall, No. 34 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is congratulated by teammate Ben Roethlisberger, No. 7 after scoring a first-half landing towards the Cincinnati Bengals throughout the recreation December 4, 2011 at Heinz Area in Pittsburgh.
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Mendenhall was a rookie in 2008 when the crew, starring Mike Tomlin, received its first Tremendous Bowl. He performed 4 video games in his rookie season, together with his yr lower brief resulting from a fractured shoulder.

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Arizona Cardinals No. 28 Rashard Mendenhall warms up before a game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field on December 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.

Arizona Cardinals No. 28 Rashard Mendenhall warms up earlier than a recreation towards the Tennessee Titans at LP Area on December 15, 2013 in Nashville, Tennessee.
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He performed 5 seasons with the Steelers and twice ran for greater than 1,000 yards. He additionally had a yr with the Arizona Cardinals. In 72 profession video games, he rushed for 4,236 yards and 37 touchdowns.