Originally Posted by FanSince72
Frankly, if someone told me not to dress for a game I don't think I'd show up either.
I mean, what is he supposed to do, stand there all "Rah, rah" after he was told not to bother to put his uniform on?
I'm no longer a fan of Mendenhall, and he's my least favorite RB on the team. But...I have to agree with this logic.
It's very tough to suck it up and be a "team player" when your coach tells you the team is better without you in uniform, especially after all you've done to help win games over the course of the past few years.
I personally don't have the personality to make such a bold statement as to not show up to the stadium. But, Steelers' management has basically made it clear that Mendenhall is no longer a member of this team. They're sending a message by inactivating him each week, when most teams have 3-4 RBs suited up for a game.
I don't blame him for finding something better to do on Sunday.