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Steelers Player Destroys Ribs Before Game

11/8/2010 8:20 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

The Pittsburgh Steelers aren't just hungry for a win tonight -- they're also hungry for BBQ ... and TMZ has learned three stars, including RB Rashard Mendenhall just inhaled a massive pregame meal at a Cincinnati rib joint ... and then left a stellar tip.

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Mendenhall (left) -- along with backup QB Byron Leftwich (right) and nose tackle Casey Hampton stuffed their guts this afternoon at Montgomery Inn -- a famous rib joint less than two miles from Paul Brown Stadium in Cin city.

We're told the three NFLers threw back a rack of the restaurant's famous barbecued choice pork loin back ribs ... one order of the pork chops and one pulled pork sandwich.

The guys also tackled an assortment of sides including onion straws, sweet potatoes and potato chips.

Even though the guys were in enemy territory -- we're told they left an 80% tip on the bill ... and were extremely nice to the staff.


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1.

Xavier    

So?

1258 days ago
2.

TMZgossip    

ouch

all that pork before a game -- not good!!!!

they should of been inhaling pasta

1258 days ago
3.

OooooNooo!    

In reality, they were shooting an up-coming episode of "Man vs. Food."

1258 days ago
4.

moussemaker    

Om nom nom.

1258 days ago
5.

me not you    

I'm going back to Newsweek and Time. A bunch of idiot football players' dinner menu is not in the least bit interesting and it's insulting that TMZ thinks we think it is. Pathetic new low, Harvey.

1258 days ago
6.

Jason    

Okay TMZ, BIG friggin deal, SO THEY ATE SOME RIBS!!!

I feel you should do the PROPER follow up JOURNALISM..do the JOB stalkers!!

When did they POOP and how much??? Come on you sleazey "journalists" follow up...you worry about where and what they ate, who they screw, who they kiss,etc, etc...

Follow the POOP...lazy ass reporters....

1258 days ago
7.

tlynn    

5. And they be having watermelons for dessert?
Posted at 3:35 PM on Nov 8, 2010 by Lisa

Kim Kartrashian, Lisa or whichever one of Tiger's tricks you are, your stupidity is expected, but at least change it up every now and then! Oops, wait...forgot, you only know two commands - drop to the knees & spread em! Now roll over and give your brother a kiss! Oh and by the way, stay dumb & keep inbreeding!! You people are hilarious!!!

1258 days ago
8.

Sin D    

Ah yes...we LOVE Montgomery Inn here in Cincy, but I gotta admit...it will be fun watching the Steelers destroy us t'night on TV...sorry Bengals fans...ya know it's gonna happen

1258 days ago
9.

Jonathan5620    

@ Lisa... They can buy and sell your trailer park ass

1258 days ago
10.

Kaya    

A story about professional athletes behaving well? Get outta here!

1258 days ago
11.

Jessica Daugherty    

BEST RIBS IN THE WORLD!!!!!!!!! A STAPLE OF CINCY!!!!!!

1258 days ago
12.

Pound Sand    

TMZ are you gonna report when they crap them out too? Maybe they will all barf on the field tonight! That would be great football!

1258 days ago
13.

wasted days and wasted nights    

I must be missing the subliminal message. Maybe it is in the nice tip somewhere. Otherwise, I can't see why three gents having a meal is news, even if they are football players eating ribs. Now, if they had wheeled into McDonald's for McRibs, that would be have been headline news.

1258 days ago
14.

paul a.    

Come on people!

Its a feel-good story about NFLers! Nothing wrong with that. Good for them....

1258 days ago
15.

wtfdude    

80% tip just tell me these guys have class , way to go pitts . Now just win tonight game and everything will be just right . Go Steelers !

1258 days ago
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