Steelers veteran Ramon Foster issues PSA asking ex-teammates to stop public bashing

Pittsburgh Steelers veteran guard Ramon Foster has had it with the drama being stirred up by former teammates in recent weeks.

Foster posted a PSA to Twitter on Thursday morning asking disgruntled ex-Steelers players to handle their issues privately instead of airing out their frustrations on social media. 

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster have been publicly bashed by former teammates recently. 

Foster wrote on Twitter: "Moving forward…any former player or affiliate of the Steelers who has an issue with anyone still in the locker room, please contact me or Maurkice Pouncey or anyone else you feel you can talk to. Whoever you have an issue with, we will get you their number so you can address them. I PROMISE.

"These media takes might give y'all good traffic on your social media outlets but the guys still in that locker room, who y'all still know personally have to answer for those comments. Call them what you want, but call them personally and tell THEM. Defend who you want to defend but you don't have to mention the team at all."

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Guard Ramon Foster has played with the Steelers since 2009. (Photo: Charles LeClaire, USA TODAY Sports)

On Thursday morning, former Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall called Roethlisberger a "racist" on Twitter before backpedaling and clarifying he was exaggerating to prove a point, with the hashtag #letsbefair. Mendenhall said former receiver Antonio Brown had to "catch balls from a racist quarterback. He was supposed to take his lickings and move on, like a slave for real." 

Before Brown was traded last month, the receiver criticized Roethlisberger's leadership style, comparing it to having an "owner mentality." 

On Sunday, Brown tweeted Smith-Schuster "fumbled the whole postseason in the biggest game of the year." Smith-Schuster responded by saying, "crazy how big that ego got to be to take shots at people who show you love." 

Foster and Pouncey have combined to start 239 games on the Steelers' offensive line.

"Whether you have a ring or played for one year…ENOUGH…CHILL. Most players at one point in their life want to take their kids back to the place where they once played, don't burn too many bridges," Foste wrote. "It's a long history of brotherhood more than anything, BUSINESS is one thing but let's keep it at a minimum for the guys who have to answer for these comments moving forward."

PSA. Contact me or @MaurkicePouncey or anyone else that you feel comfortable with about anything else next time. I passed this through a few guys still in the locker room and they are ok with this.


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