Steelers Veteran Issues PSA After Big Ben Labeled A "Racist" On Twitter
With Antonio Brown gone from the Pittsburgh Steelers, he's still managed to haunt the team. Last week, he got into a public dispute on Twitter with wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster over pretty well nothing. Then today, former running back Rashard Mendenhall took to Twitter to call Ben Roethlisberger a racist, something he ended up walking back just a few moments later. It was a bizarre rant, to say the least.
In the wake of Mendenhall's comments, offensive lineman Ramon Foster took to Twitter with a PSA, urging all Steelers players to stop with the social media rants. Instead, he wants players to report to him or Maurkice Pouncey. From there, the two veteran players will help facilitate a conversation to mend fences.
"Moving forward...any former player or affiliate of the Steelers who has an issue with anyone still in the locker room, please contact me or Maurkice Pouncey or anyone else you feel you can talk to," Foster wrote. "Whoever you have an issue with, we will get you their number so you can address them. I PROMISE. These media takes might give y'all good traffic on your social media outlets but the guys still in that locker room, who y'all still know personally have to answer for those comments. Call them what you want, but call them personally and tell THEM. Defend who you want to defend but you don't have to mention the team at all."
Foster and Pouncey are attempting to repair a broken locker room that has been left shattered in the wake of Brown and Le'Veon Bell's departures.