Found December 14, 2012 on Sports-Glory:
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Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin suspended Rashard Mendenhall for one week after the running back failed to attend last Sunday's game at Heinz Field. Tomlin spoke about the suspension for the first time on Wednesday. "Last Sunday he was not at the game,'' Tomlin said after practice via the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "I deemed those actions a detriment to our efforts. I stated as such when I met with him and there were going to be repercussions of it. "We had a good visit, he accepted it. He looks forward to coming back and rejoining this team on Monday and being a positive contribution to our efforts the rest of the way. "Obviously there's frustration with his situation understandably but we all have a job to do, I require that all guys remain professional regardless of personal circumstance. He didn't meet the standard in that regard and accepted the consequences of it. So, hopefully this will be a lesson learned not only for him but for everyone and we'll be able to move on from it."
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