Mendenhall writing new chapter in career, life
AUG 05, 2013 10:11p ET
He’s had his tiffs with coaches, like last year when Steelers coach Mike Tomlin suspended him a game for failing to show up at Heinz Field after being told he would not dress for a game against San Diego. And he sparked controversy on Twitter in 2011 by questioning why people were celebrating Osama bin Laden’s death.
The two struck up a friendship that endures today. Mendenhall credits Taylor and former teammate Troy Polamalu (who is Greek Orthodox) with teaching him “to live simply and balanced and clear."