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Not for sale: Mendenhall's voice

The Steelers' running back lost an endorsement but gained the right to be heard

Originally Published: May 12, 2011
By Howard Bryant | ESPN.com

On Sept. 11, 2001, I was living in Hell's Kitchen, 49th Street and 10th Avenue, covering the New York Yankees for the Bergen Record.

So many memories of that day will not fade. Reporter first, baseball writer second, I was sent out with the paper's other staffers who lived in Manhattan to roam the city, to listen and to gather. At what would become known as ground zero, the most authentic battle stripes of the rescue workers were their footwear. The ones whose boots were ...

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