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« on: May 05, 2008 at 18:16 »

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=3382968

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Another famous Chicago athlete was victimized early Monday morning.

Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft choice Rashard Mendenhall was robbed at gunpoint while walking along the city's lakefront, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The former Illinois running back was with another companion along the South Side walkway when he was robbed of his wallet, phone and cash, sources familiar with the investigation told the newspaper.

"It was obviously a scary moment," his Mike McCartney said, according to the Sun-Times. "But he is fine. He is doing great. He said he doesn't have anything that is worth his life."

Reports said the two alleged perpetrators wore black hoodies and ski masks.

Last year, both New York Knicks center Eddy Curry and then Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker were robbed at gunpoint in their homes.

Mendenhall was taken with the 23rd pick in the first round by Pittsburgh after he set University of Illinois single-season records for rushing yards, touchdowns and points.

Mendenhall played for Niles West High School and is from Skokie, Ill.
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« Reply #1 on: May 05, 2008 at 19:27 »

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Another famous Chicago athlete was victimized early Monday morning.

Pittsburgh Steelers first-round draft choice Rashard Mendenhall was robbed at gunpoint while walking along the city's lakefront, according to a report in the Chicago Sun-Times.

The former Illinois running back was with another companion along the South Side walkway when he was robbed of his wallet, phone and cash, sources familiar with the investigation told the newspaper.

"It was obviously a scary moment," his Mike McCartney said, according to the Sun-Times. "But he is fine. He is doing great. He said he doesn't have anything that is worth his life."

Reports said the two alleged perpetrators wore black hoodies and ski masks.

Last year, both New York Knicks center Eddy Curry and then Miami Heat forward Antoine Walker were robbed at gunpoint in their homes.

Mendenhall was taken with the 23rd pick in the first round by Pittsburgh after he set University of Illinois single-season records for rushing yards, touchdowns and points.

Mendenhall played for Niles West High School and is from Skokie, Ill.

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« Reply #2 on: May 05, 2008 at 20:44 »

Damn, he didn't even put up a fight?

What a pussy.  
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« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2008 at 21:31 »

Marvin Harrison told me last week, when this went down he was workin' at the car wash.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2008 at 21:35 »

Greg Lloyd told me that Rashard wasn't spending enough time studying his playbook.
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2008 at 22:12 »

Dumbasses.  If you're gonna rob a pro athlete, wait until after he has his signing bonus.  Knowing college students' cash flow, those guys probably got about three bucks and a condom to show for their big heist.  
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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2008 at 23:27 »

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Knowing college students' cash flow, those guys probably got about three bucks and a condom to show for their big heist.
Unless, of course, they hit a guy who plays for OU.  Those guys get some sweet gigs.
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« Reply #7 on: May 06, 2008 at 07:11 »

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Knowing college students' cash flow, those guys probably got about three bucks and a condom to show for their big heist.
Unless, of course, they hit a guy who plays for OU.  Those guys get some sweet gigs.
Or unless they rob guys from Arkansas, who don't even carry condoms.
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« Reply #8 on: May 06, 2008 at 08:11 »

Anyone else concerned that he doesn't have the breakaway speed to get away from this type of situation. How does that translate to the field?
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« Reply #9 on: May 06, 2008 at 08:42 »

Poor kid. Hopefully the wallet wasn't signed by anyone famous.
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« Reply #10 on: May 06, 2008 at 09:20 »

Not only am I concerned about the lack of breakaway speed that Vinman questioned, but isn't this an exact wonderlic scenerio:

You are walking along the Southside walkway on a nice day in the spring when you observe 2 people from afar approaching you wearing black hoodies and ski masks.  Do you:
A.  Turn and go the opposite direction
B.  Use your phone to make a call
C.  Tell them you were just a first round draft pick
D.  Continue walking assuming they simply feel a chill in the air
E.  Flash some "bling"



could lead to some questionable intelligence as well..........
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« Reply #11 on: May 06, 2008 at 11:54 »

I don't think it's overstating anything to say that Mendenhall's a complete bust.  What a wasted pick.
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« Reply #12 on: May 06, 2008 at 12:01 »

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I don't think it's overstating anything to say that Mendenhall's a complete bust.  What a wasted pick.
No kidding.  HE should be out robbing people.  Rookies need to start taking some initiative.  They can't sit back and let things come to them, get out there and make something happen.
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« Reply #13 on: May 06, 2008 at 12:13 »

I think we all know how Dookie would have handled a situation like this.

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« Reply #14 on: May 06, 2008 at 12:51 »

Otis, you never fail to disappoint  :laugh:  :puke:  
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« Reply #15 on: May 06, 2008 at 15:18 »

I just heard the news that they apprehended the 2 suspects.  Apparently Rex Grossman and Cedric Benson haven't stolen enough from the NFL so they decided to rob someone who actually has talent.
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« Reply #16 on: May 06, 2008 at 15:27 »

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I just heard the news that they apprehended the 2 suspects.  Apparently Rex Grossman and Cedric Benson haven't stolen enough from the NFL so they decided to rob someone who actually has talent.
Grossman tried to throw his gun away and threw it right to a police officer.

Benson tried to run, but he only got two yards.
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« Reply #17 on: May 06, 2008 at 16:59 »

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I just heard the news that they apprehended the 2 suspects.  Apparently Rex Grossman and Cedric Benson haven't stolen enough from the NFL so they decided to rob someone who actually has talent.
Grossman tried to throw his gun away and threw it right to a police officer.

Benson tried to run, but he only got two yards.
Not surprising, since they were both slightly drunk at the time of the incident.
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2008 at 18:14 »

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