Rashard Mendenhall Robbed During Chicago Visit

Tuffy passes along word from the CHICAGO TRIBUNE that former Illinois star Rashard Mendenhall was robbed at gunpoint early Monday morning.

Rashard Mendenhall

The ex-Illini RB and Pittsburgh Steelers draft pick was back in the Windy City, when he and a friend were held up by two men around 2 a.m. near the corner of 39th Street and Lake Shore Drive.

Rashard’s mom Sybil confirmed that her son was robbed, with the robbers running off with his wallet and cell phone. However, she adds that Rashard is fine, saying, “He didn’t get hit or anything, he didn’t get hurt or anything.”

So far, police have no suspects in custody. Authorities may want to check the NFL waiver wire for any players released by Minnesota, since some ex-Vikings have spurred a little recent crime wave of their own.

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