Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall apparently text messaged his buddy, Ravens rookie tailback Ray Rice. Raven blood runs thicker than water apparently, because Rice shared the message with his Baltimore teammates. It appears to be what some would call trash-talking.
Ravens linebacker Bart Scott said: "He said later that he was just joking, but it's too late. Thanks for the bulletin-board material, rookie." Mendenhall didn't offer a "Your welcome" to Scott and the Ravens, but he did tell ESPN he he "had nothing to do with that." Whatever that means.
Mendenhall gets his first start against the Raven on Monday Night Football. Steelers starting back Willie Parker is injured. The Ravens defense has not allowed 100 yards rushing in 21 straight games. Good luck, rookie.