Mendenhall, who has played in only four games this season because of injuries, will miss the Steelers' game against Dallas Sunday.
Details of his offending behavior were not provided.
The 25-year-old running back has 113 rushing yards on 34 carries.
Running back Baron Batch was promoted to the active roster from the practice squad to fill Mendenhall's roster spot.
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