I don’t completely agree with Rashard Mendenhall. In my humble opinion, people of all races and ethnicities speak too harshly about professional athletes. No expert is immune to criticism just because the critic is not one. Regardless of whether someone can dive into an open fitness center or starts wheezing after walking three blocks from a parking lot, that person should speak about professional athletes without toxic language.
As for the rest of Mendenhall’s post on Twitter, there are many outstanding white athletes in the world. The NFL is full of white pass rushers, and the top two NBA offensive players were born and raised in Eastern Europe. Whites can play ball too.
A purely white NFL team would only struggle against a purely black team because there are far fewer white players in the league. Some people may use this fact to argue that blacks are better athletes than whites. My counterproposal is that society expects blacks to excel on the gridiron and hardwood, potentially discouraging talented white athletes from playing football and basketball at a young age.