Ravens aware of Steelers rookie's text message sent to Rice

Updated: September 27, 2008, 3:26 PM ET
By James Walker | ESPN.com

Pittsburgh Steelers rookie running back Rashard Mendenhall has been fairly subdued in front of the media this week, but a little trash-talking among friends made its way to division rival Baltimore.

Not a good thing.

The first-round pick from Illinois, whose first career start will come against the Ravens on "Monday Night Football," recently sent a text message to friend and Ravens rookie tailback Ray Rice saying he's going to have a big game against the NFL's top-ranked ...

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