I haven't followed football since Steve DeBerg retired. ("Who?" you say? Exactly.) Still, I remember enough to know that America tends to get testy when their pet jocks du jour opine on anything more sophisticated than grunting and scratching their crotch. Spitting, I believe, is optional.
As near as I can tell Pittsburgh Steelers halfback Rashard Mendenhall tweeted that he felt that it was wrong to celebrate the death of Osama Bin Laden. Subsequent tweets seemed to indicate that he is among the significant percentage of Americans who suspect the official story of what happened on September 11, 2001 and wonders if it was a controlled demolition.
He has been the subject of a lot of what Reuters calls "sharp criticism". I suspect "vitriol" would be a better word. Regardless of your or my personal views on that particular conspiracy theory, about the same percentage of Americans have doubts about 9/11 as had doubts about the President's birth certificate. One of the two main political parties, including several United States Senators and one Presidential candidate have been treating those folks with deference and respect for more than two years now.
Just putting things in perspective.
Be seeing you.