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Old 05-04-2011, 06:04 PM   #1
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Default Ryan Clark On Mendenhall - Social media is ruining the world

Hopefully some Steeler is telling Mendehall this directly - sounds like Clark is telling Mendenhall to have a cup of STFU

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall created a storm of controversy with a string of Twitter messages posted Monday. His first teammate to publicly address the situation was safety Ryan Clark.

Clark joined Jason Horowitz and Steve Phillips of SiriusXM’s Mad Dog Radio on Wednesday to discuss the controversy.

Clark’s message? “My first reaction to it really is that social media is ruining the world.”

He felt strongly enough about that statement to repeat it a while later. “Social media is ruining the world,” Clark said. “Facebook and Twitter are probably going to be responsible for more divorces than infidelity coming up here soon
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At the risk of breaking out the “guns don’t kill people, people kill people” bumper sticker, the reality is that social media is merely the conduit through which folks can say things that will get them in trouble. As I stress to my son at least once a week, anything he says on Twitter or Facebook can come back to haunt him. Though, in the grand scheme of things, Mendenhall isn’t much older than my son, Mendenhall is an adult — and adults should be expected to realize the practical consequences of making statements in places where they can be read by anyone and everyone.

That said, Clark stopped short of criticizing Mendenhall for his views. “I guess he’s entitled to his opinion,” Clark said. “He didn’t claim that those opinions were shared by anyone else but himself. 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. 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.”

Clark also seems resigned to the possibility that Mendenhall’s career with the Steelers could be impacted in a negative way by his comments.

“We play a game where contracts really only have to be honored by the players signing them,” Clark said. “The teams that you play for do not have to honor those contracts. So it would be nothing that we could do. We’d have to accept and respect the Rooneys’ thought process in that and their decision. I would be extremely disappointed if that is the case. I don’t see this as a legal issue. Rashard Mendenhall wasn’t the guy on those planes. Rashard Mendenhall was not wreaking havoc and terrorizing our American people. Rashard Mendenhall made an unpopular comment. Rashard Mendenhall had an opportunity to tweet something because of the way social media works that maybe wasn’t in the best interests of him or our organization.”


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Default Re: Ryan Clark On Mendenhall - Social media is ruining the world

Ryan Clark always know the right things to say.
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social media doesn't create stupidity, it only broadcasts it.
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What Rashard Mendenhall said wasn't stupid. It just wasn't smart. Everyone has an opinion, but he should know he's representing an organization not just himself.
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What Rashard Mendenhall said wasn't stupid. It just wasn't smart. Everyone has an opinion, but he should know he's representing an organization not just himself.
It's pretty stupid when Osama had accepted (and boasted about) responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. And it's also pretty stupid when you consider that there is substantial science - aka fact - behind how "a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style." If Rashard had spent the time to do his own research or listen to people who have studied the subject then he wouldn't have had this problem.
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Default Re: Ryan Clark On Mendenhall - Social media is ruining the world

everyones entitled to an opinion. period..


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It's pretty stupid when Osama had accepted (and boasted about) responsibility for the 9/11 attacks. And it's also pretty stupid when you consider that there is substantial science - aka fact - behind how "a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style." If Rashard had spent the time to do his own research or listen to people who have studied the subject then he wouldn't have had this problem.
I guess it depends on what his research sources are...just ask Thump..........nevermind...don't ask...
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The only reason why there are dolts who think everything is a conspiracy is because they do not like the leadership of their government at any particular time of it. Or they are trying to make a buck out of it (ie: Michael Moore). Once you profit from your political bull crap, you automatically are not credible.

Look at Gandhi or Mother Teresa. Human beings who made a difference by spreading goodness and sacrifice. They weren't selling books like *****s, flying around the world in jets or hiding in some compound made of adobe because you are trying to hide from all the murder you do.

Mendenhall is a moron. The hell was he talking about "never heard him speak"? We all heard him speak. Al-Jeezera broadcasted all his crap not ABC in America. So, what are these idiots saying now, America has Al-Jeezera as a secret TV broadcast station and they fabricated everything? Giving me a (bleep) break.

Usama Bin Laden, just like Saddam Hussein were an ally with America at the beginning of their reigns. THEN, like most humans, they get greedy and forgot that the hand that fed them made them who they are. And if you do not believe me and you think I'm talking out of my arse, look at Pakistan. SAME situation. Exact same. We help them with AID, and what do they do? They harbor a piece of crap for almost a decade and look at them now. The question now is "why didn't they tell Pakistan they were going into this mission"? Common sense tells me they found out Pakistan were pieces of (bleep) before the raid and said, they are going to have to go in on their own.

And this whole thing with you are "unamerican" if you question things in America. That needs to stop for the love of god. America became America because our four fathers questioned the monarchy in England and wanted to create a country for the people by the people. WE are the government in America. We put our leaders in office. So if you want to cry and whine about shit, go live in North Korea where you can have one way of life and not deal with the evolving door. Instead, be brainwashed to believe some short fat **** is god who loves to watch porn and have concubines around him 24/7.
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I love how Clark handles himself on and off the field.
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