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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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