Steelers Safety and Rashard Mendenhall teammate, Ryan Clark responded to Mendenhall controversial tweets regarding Osama bin Laden’s death.
In indirect defense of his teammate, Clark explains his fear of Mendenhall’s chosen platform on SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio:
“My first reaction to it really is that social media is ruining the world. Social media is ruining the world. Facebook and Twitter are probably going to be responsible for more divorces than infidelity coming up here soon.”
“That was what he chose to put out there. I knew he was going to catch a lot of flak for it, I knew there was going to be a lot of backlash toward those comments, but he’s entitled to put whatever he wants to put on his Twitter page,” Clark said.
“The thing you have to know these days, though, if you do put those type of things out there, people are going to comment on them. It’s going to make news. It’s going to be a big deal when you do something that controversial. A long as he can stand by his statements then he’s free to do whatever he wants.”
(via USA Today)