Steelers RB Rashard Mendenhall suspended for 1 game

Justin K. Aller

Steelers running back Rashard Mendenhall continues to fall out of favor with the current coaching staff, which suspended him for one game on Tuesday due to conduct detrimental to the team.

The Pittsburgh Steelers have suspended running back Rashard Mendenhall for the team's upcoming game against the Dallas Cowboys due to conduct detrimental to the team, Bob Labriola of Steelers Digest reports. The fourth-year pro hasn't appeared in a game since Pittsburgh's 20-14 loss to the Cleveland Browns on Nov. 25.

In that game, Mendenhall lost a pair of fumbles and was benched by head coach Mike Tomlin. He hasn't gotten out of Tomlin's doghouse since then, remaining stuck to the bench as Jonathan Dwyer has gotten the majority of carries for the team.

The Steelers decided to suspend Mendenhall for this week's game after he refused to show up at Heinz Field for last Sunday's game against the San Diego Chargers after being told he wouldn't dress, Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports.

Over four games this season, Mendenhall carried the ball 34 times for 113 yards, an average of just 3.3 yards per carry. He also caught seven passes for 61 yards.

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