Pittburg Steelers' running back Rashard Mendenhall has been dumped by Champion Sportswear over recent tweets he made pertaining to the recent killing of Osama Bin Laden. Mendenhall was critical of the widespread atmosphere of celebration over Bin Laden's death and raised questions about the government's veracity in the matter.

Star Athlete Loses Endorsement Over Tweets

The company released a statement throiugh USA Today, which said in part,

'Champion is a strong supporter of the government's efforts to fight terrorism and is very appreciative of the dedication and commitment of the U.S. Armed Forces. Earlier this week, Rashard Mendenhall(notes), who endorses Champion products, expressed personal comments and opinions regarding Osama bin Laden and the September 11 terrorist attacks that were inconsistent with the values of the Champion brand and with which we strongly disagreed.'   

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