Former Steelers Star Says Ben Roethlisberger Is Racist and That Was the Problem With Antonio Brown

April 11, 2019 - 1:07 pm

PITTSBURGH (93.7 The Fan) -- In a series of tweets overnight Wednesday, former Pittsburgh Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall said that he "seriously feels" for Antonio Brown. 

Mendenhall openly wondered why Brown, a fierce competitor, missed the Week 17 game against the Cincinnati Bengals this past season.

Mendenhall then responded to a tweet asking what would make a player quit on his team by claiming that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is racist.

Mendenhall spent five seasons in Pittsburgh from 2008-12, all of them with Roethlisberger. In three of those seasons (2010-12), Antonio Brown was also on the roster.

Steelers offensive lineman Ramon Foster appeared to respond to Mendenhall's comments Thursday morning: