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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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casting couch    

Did any celebs pick up their dry cleaning today? Like this pointless ribs story, I really need to know!

1410 days ago
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Jacbo    

Im actually really pissed now that you all said this becasue i am from alexandria,ky 15 minutes away and i am a huge steelers fan an im actually a busser at montgomery inn, And no i was not there to see them. Wow

1410 days ago
33.

Cherries    

Love them Steeler's!
Bleed Black and Gold!

1410 days ago
34.

spike    

Black people ate some ribs...whats next, black people are B B Q chicken; watermelon and washed it down with an orange soda. Afterwords they robbed a convenience store of malt liquor; Newports and lottery tickets.

1410 days ago
35.

LoveLife    

Didn't he have dessert??!? You HAVE to tell us what he had for deSSERT!!!!!

1410 days ago
36.

Stupid People Hater    

No wonder these losers all sit on the sidelines sucking oxygen when they aren't on the field. That is a terrible meal to eat before a game.

1410 days ago
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scott    

C'mon TMZ two stories in 2 days about the Steelers. Yesterday the zoo thing in Cincinnati, and today this. Any intelligent football fan doesn't give a crap about the Steelers, and their rapist QB.

1410 days ago
38.

Carvey    

There is big money in covering sports news and TMZ knows it. But players aren't going to cooperate if TMZ doesn't treat them right, so they run fluff stories like this so these guys get their names in the tabloids and TMZ attracts some sports fans (instead of the usual gaggle of pedophilic Michael Jackson fans). And really, who doesn't love a story about ribs and sports figures behaving normally?

1410 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

NO PORK PLEASE...FREE YOURSELF FROM HIGH BLOOD PRESSURE , HEART DISEASE .... I IS FREE NOW....WHERE ARE MY DIAMONDS ...SO I CAN LEAVE THIS JOINT.

1410 days ago
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Big Mamma Cornbread    

MASSA STOP STEALING MY DIAMONDS AND FEEDING ME THIS PORK....OMG...

1410 days ago
41.

Jack    

The Montgomery Inn is one of the worst places I've ever eaten, and I'm a Cincinnatian who has NEVER understood local folks' devotion to these scrawny, boiled (yes BOILED) ribs slathered with a sweety-sweet tomato sauce. No smoke. No spice. No flavor. And the joint has lousy service and no class.

1409 days ago
42.

Conservatives are Cowards    

Just more proof that the losers that usually post here are just looking for stories that knock others down so they can feel better about their own pathetic lives.

The vast majority of people that post here are the absolute dregs of society, and these losers are on a daily mission to prove it. It's like you go out of your way to rationalize your sorry, pathetic excuses for "lives."

What you total failures at life fail to understand is that your self-loathing is born of your own laziness, stupidity and general lack of any talents. It'll be even worse for your kids.

1409 days ago
43.

John    

Here come the inbred trailer park boys...

1409 days ago
44.

Chaz    

It is too funny to read you Rhodes scholars complaining about this story and threatening to go back to Time. LOL. If there weren't pictures you morons wouldn't know what was going on. This is TMZ you dolts!!

1409 days ago
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Carvey    

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It is too funny to read you Rhodes scholars complaining about this story and threatening to go back to Time. LOL. If there weren't pictures you morons wouldn't know what was going on. This is TMZ you dolts!!

Posted at 2:09 PM on Nov 9, 2010 by Chaz

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I'm sure the same folks go to McDonald's and complain about the quality of the food and the lack of cloth napkins. Don't expect real food at McDonald's and don't expect real news at TMZ.

1409 days ago
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