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Big Ben Beef Jerky could go bye-bye

Though the full impact of a second sexual assault allegation against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisbeger remains to be determined, one of his sponsors is getting nervous.

Michael McCarthy of USA Today reports that the folks who make “Big Ben Beef Jerky” have spoken out regarding the latest development.

It’s just very concerning,” PLB Sports president and CEO Ty Ballou told McCarthy.  “”Ben is a single guy.  He has every right to be out doing what he’s doing.  But when you’re the quarterback of any team, especially the Steelers, you have to take extra measures. . . .  Obviously, this is very concerning for all parties.  This is the second time this has come out. . . .

“It’s troubling,” Ballou added.  “You want the offseason to be
quiet.  You have to put yourself in a good positions.  And Ben
unfortunately hasn’t.  You even go back to the motorcycle accident.  Whatever happened down there [in Georgia], I hope this will truly be
the last time something like this happens.  Ben’s a good person.  He does
a lot for charity.  But for his career, his fans and his family, you
have to make good decisions.”

McCarthy reports that other sponsors have remained non-committal.  Nike, for example, declined comment.  Dick’s Sporting Goods did not return calls and e-mails from McCarthy.

Finally, we know what plenty of you are thinking.  And as a sign of our gradually increasing maturity, professionalism, and responsibility, we’ll yield any further comments on this specific matter to the floor.

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  1. Big Stretch says: Mar 9, 2010 9:38 AM

    “Finally, we know what plenty of you are thinking. And as a sign of our gradually increasing maturity, professionalism, and responsibility, we’ll yield any further comments on this specific matter to the floor.”
    ———————————————-
    So yesterday you bash Ray Lewis for comments he made 9 years ago, and today you claim to be increasing your “professionalism”.
    hahahahahahahahahahahahahhahahahahahahaha

  2. superbowl says: Mar 9, 2010 9:39 AM

    oh no!! i am buying all i can now!!! that is some good crap to chew on

  3. 2Legit says: Mar 9, 2010 9:40 AM

    Really? you made a blog on beef jerky?
    whats the next one going to be on
    Chiquita banannas?

  4. CurseofBoJackson says: Mar 9, 2010 9:40 AM

    “And as a sign of our gradually increasing maturity, professionalism, and responsibility, we’ll yield any further comments on this specific matter to the floor.”
    My a**, that decision can be attributed directly to your man crush on Ben and the Rooneys. Pretty thin veil Mike.

  5. boysroll says: Mar 9, 2010 9:40 AM

    No loss…he will be getting plenty of beef jerky in prison. Steelers are the new cowboys with off the field issues…LMAO.

  6. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Mar 9, 2010 9:40 AM

    I think it’s clear that Big Ben’s Beef Jerky is what has been getting him into trouble.

  7. abcdefg says: Mar 9, 2010 9:41 AM

    Florio’s a nerd

  8. Catamount says: Mar 9, 2010 9:41 AM

    False advertising. IF Big Ben practiced “beef jerky” he would not be in this mess.

  9. Ammo says: Mar 9, 2010 9:41 AM

    There’s something ironic about Ben being a spokesman for Dick’s.

  10. Mandingo52 says: Mar 9, 2010 9:41 AM

    just rename it “Big Ben’s No Means Yes Beef Jerky”….problem solved..

  11. EatCrapPitt says: Mar 9, 2010 9:45 AM

    You mean Little Ben is moving on to sponsor Vienna sausages

  12. nflisking says: Mar 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    Good move Florio! I have a gut feeling that there will be plenty of Beef Jerky comments coming your way today.
    Roethlisberger is one of those players who makes it easy to take cracks at – he’s as stupid as they come

  13. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 9, 2010 9:47 AM

    The floor shall speak:
    RAPISTBURGER is a giant scummer. Watch him win the superbowl next year and then laugh and rape another 15 chicks.

  14. It puts the lotion on the skin says: Mar 9, 2010 9:48 AM

    Not a Steelers fan, and unlike most non Steelers fans, I dont hope Big Ben is guilty. Not because he is a good QB or anything like that, but simply because if he is guilty, that means there is a real victim……
    With that being said, several things come to mind about this:
    1) Big Ben is not as dumb as we thought he was, he is way dumber than that. This guy makes Jessica Simpson look like a Rhodes Scholar
    2) There is a very real possibility that Big Ben is in fact a Predator. Sure, everything points toward McNulty being a money grubbing whore (I dont believe Big Ben raped her, because you cant rape the willing), but I get the idea that Ben thinks all women are willing.
    Lets be real (this doesnt apply to women, unless you are a lesbian), we have all been in situations where we are with a group of friends, hanging out, partying, etc, and we meet up with a girl, things are going well. It gets touchy feely, you start thinking you might score. She gropes you a little, she lets your hands wander all over……. at the end of the night, you think it will end in bed, but she is nothing more than a tease, who likes to have fun like that, but nothing more. You can either force her to take things further, or you can walk away. I get the idea the Ben isnt interested in “walking away”…..

  15. Bwa Ha Ha says: Mar 9, 2010 9:49 AM

    C’mon, all the guy is trying to do is get that “Big Ben Beef Jerky” thing perfected!!

  16. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Mar 9, 2010 9:50 AM

    “You, too, can experience Big Ben’s Beef!–Jerky!”
    Nike won’t drop anyone for anything immoral or unethical. Kind of hard to criticize when they use all the revenue on endorsement deals instead of the 10 year olds working for a nickle a day.

  17. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 9, 2010 9:52 AM

    Nike won’t bail – their ethics are comparable to Madoff. They’d hire fetuses to make shoes if they could.

  18. Gweez says: Mar 9, 2010 9:53 AM

    Big Ben needs to quit trying to stick his beef jerky in unwilling participants.

  19. imabigdog says: Mar 9, 2010 9:55 AM

    I was thinking… “Boy I’m glad Florio did not find away to use this post to suck up to NBC”.

  20. Caldon says: Mar 9, 2010 9:55 AM

    Sounds like everyone is talking about a freshman in high school – must make better decisions, put himself in a good position, get rid of the bad friends blah blah blah.

  21. The Real Shuxion says: Mar 9, 2010 9:56 AM

    “Big Ben Beef Jerky could go bye-bye”
    These jokes write themselves.
    Is it me or is Ben’s Double chien becoming a triple?

  22. pdxbolt4life says: Mar 9, 2010 9:58 AM

    He may be found innocent eventually in a court of law….but in the court of public opinion he’s gonna be known as Rapistberger regardless of the outcome. He’s screwed.

  23. jamaltimore says: Mar 9, 2010 9:59 AM

    He’d be a perfect spokesman for a TV Repair Company, Jenny Craig or Legal Zoom! I can’t seem him ever getting fired from FATHEAD. He looks the part and certainly acts it on a weekly basis.

  24. Biff Henderson says: Mar 9, 2010 9:59 AM

    Here is a 2006 article on Big Ben being the next “it” in sports marketing.
    http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=2308622
    Thank God he has those endorsement dollars piling in to offset his legal fees.

  25. Mean D says: Mar 9, 2010 9:59 AM

    Nike is the scum of all sponsors. Nothing ethical about Nike.

  26. Ollie says: Mar 9, 2010 10:02 AM

    I personally hope all of his sponsors drop him. He needs to learn in a very hard way to use better judgement. His money and fame has gone to his head and he thinks he is invincable. He obviously doesn’t learn from repeated mistakes, so maybe a huge monitary hit will do it. Even if he is cleared, he is still a bone head.
    What did they say about Tery Bradshaw? Terry is a genious compared to this bone head.
    Never could spell!

  27. Ace613 says: Mar 9, 2010 10:03 AM

    get Chris Hanson from To Catch A Predator set up a sting!!!!

  28. Ravens Macg says: Mar 9, 2010 10:04 AM

    Maybe if lil ben pulled his jerkey he wouldn’t assault any co-eds!

  29. bgm says: Mar 9, 2010 10:05 AM

    It puts the lotion on the skin said:
    Big Ben is not as dumb as we thought he was, he is way dumber than that.
    So, if we spot him a ‘c’ and an ‘a’, can he spell ‘cat’?

  30. steeelfann says: Mar 9, 2010 10:10 AM

    Jealousssssssssss – Ben has 2 rings so chicks are drawn to him. Get over it. Wait till he has number 3, they will all be trying to attach themselves further. Won’t be long. We have a litigious society, everyone trying to make easy bucks. Ben goes 88 yards in the final drive, perfect pass to Tone. Chicks are all over him.

  31. 8man says: Mar 9, 2010 10:14 AM

    Hmm. Not really a fan of his. In fact, I would have been very happy if he retired after diving through that old lady’s windshield.
    Still there isn’t even an indictment yet. Remember the Duke Lacrosse Team fiasco? I’m not believing anything until the police think they have the substance of a case with which to charge him.
    But there really is nothing like desicated and salted meat.

  32. faghag says: Mar 9, 2010 10:18 AM

    These marketing gurus should capitalize on the public’s current sentiment of BB.
    Big Ben’s What a Jerk Jerky
    with the tagline
    “It’ll rape your senses”
    What a Dick Sporting Goods
    Nike lauches a NotMe shoe line
    Someone should jump on a In Hot Water
    bottled water.
    Don’t just stand around folks, that’s money going down the drain.

  33. Ralph Gre Nader says: Mar 9, 2010 10:23 AM

    I know a lot of you are thinking he should have stayed home with his beef jerky…but maybe he just had to eat out.
    And secondly…maybe he should have stuck to the beef jerky instead of the PORK.

  34. The Real Shuxion says: Mar 9, 2010 10:30 AM

    steeelfann says:
    March 9, 2010 10:10 AM
    Jealousssssssssss – Ben has 2 rings so chicks are drawn to him. Get over it. Wait till he has number 3, they will all be trying to attach themselves further. Won’t be long. We have a litigious society, everyone trying to make easy bucks. Ben goes 88 yards in the final drive, perfect pass to Tone. Chicks are all over him.
    ————————————————-
    They sure aren’t drawn to him because of the second chin, beer gut, man breasts, style of dress, judgement, Miami (ohio) education, or those Seth Rogan facial features.

  35. Hauschild says: Mar 9, 2010 10:30 AM

    Why do I get the feeling Big Ben would be comfortable as hell living in a trailer park???
    The dude’s white trash thru and thru.

  36. The Genius says: Mar 9, 2010 10:34 AM

    “You have to put yourself in a good positions”.
    That’s what caused this mess to begin with.

  37. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 9, 2010 10:36 AM

    The reason these women keep making these accusations is they can’t pronounce, much less spell, his name correctly. It’s very frustrating.
    There’s only one solution. He needs to legally change his name.
    ————————————————–
    (Sometime in the near future, the former Ben Roethlisberger, now approximately 40 years old, sidles up to a freshman co-ed in a little college town and says…)
    Hi, baby! The name is Jerky. Beef Jerky!

  38. purplepuzzyeatrz says: Mar 9, 2010 10:36 AM

    @ It puts the lotion on the skin-
    Well put brother….SO many fools, go on and on about his guilt or innocense….yet they fail to remember that if in fact, he is guilty, there is a real victim…..well thought and put
    …If I might add, I was thinking about this…
    I am not married and it wouldnt apply these days…But as a single dude, I was blessed that hooking up with women came natural…I am far from a millionaire, so there is not that angel…
    but my theory, and its just my theory, is that Ben may not be a ‘rapist” or “predator”, he may just have a real nasty way of treating women. He may think that because of his status, women love to have a 1 night stand with Big Ben, and he is probably correct. Until, Big Bens , preferred method of sex is shown, I think he like to treat women like whore, maybe smack the jerky on their face, degrade them, verbally, slightly physically, maybe pee on them….and when the Gal realizes ,this is not at all the sweet and romantic event they pictured, they cry rape?????
    Just a thought…..

  39. MotherTUCKer91 says: Mar 9, 2010 10:39 AM

    steeelfann says:
    March 9, 2010 10:10 AM
    “Jealousssssssssss – Ben has 2 rings so chicks are drawn to him. Get over it. Wait till he has number 3,…”
    Were you referring to number 3 sexual assault or ring?

  40. steveinohio says: Mar 9, 2010 10:39 AM

    It’s not the end of the world for Rapistberger…he still has the endorsement deal with “Big Ben’s Candy Flavored Rufees”

  41. Karl says: Mar 9, 2010 10:40 AM

    He rides a motorcycle without a helmet and busts his head open, picks up a rape lawsuit, then picks up another rape lawsuit…not to mention he holds on to the ball too long, throws the most assenine interceptions…
    Cut this douchebag. Please.

  42. ClevePhil says: Mar 9, 2010 10:46 AM

    He schleps for products named Dick and Jerk. How appropriate.

  43. SATAN567 says: Mar 9, 2010 10:47 AM

    If Big Ben doesn’t stop sticking his dong in places it doesn’t belong, its gonna look like a stick of his nasty-ass jerkey soon. What a dick this guys is…

  44. Florios'Lawyer says: Mar 9, 2010 10:54 AM

    “# pdxbolt4life says: March 9, 2010 9:58 AM
    He may be found innocent eventually in a court of law….but in the court of public opinion he’s gonna be known as Rapistberger regardless of the outcome. He’s screwed.”
    yeah, those two Super Bowl rings in his first five years and that 100+million contract must really suck.

  45. AUBlitz says: Mar 9, 2010 11:01 AM

    Had Big Ben been participating in his Beef Jerky, then none of this would have happened in the first place.

  46. purpleguy says: Mar 9, 2010 11:02 AM

    It’s simply too ironic that the two major sponsors of a guy who can’t control his johnson are “Dick’s” and “Big Ben Beef Jerky”. This guy is a late night talk show monologue writer’s dream — and Rooney’s nightmare.

  47. mrogers18 says: Mar 9, 2010 11:20 AM

    How about getting your ass to the gym and studying some more film. He is a top 5 quarterback and he doesn’t spend anytime honing his craft. Just imagine if he wasn’t partying and putting in a 1/4 of the time Manning does studying film and practicing, he’d be one of the greatest ever. But the pace he is going he won’t even finish his career. Ben if you get lucky and aren’t charged you have to win your team over and fans. The ONLY way to do that in the offseason is to lose weight, train, and stay inside your house.
    And please, he has a gift of holding the ball too long and making huge plays – so KARL get a clue, that attribute is what makes him great on the field.

  48. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 9, 2010 11:25 AM

    @purplepuzzyeatrz-
    I actually agree with you. In the McNutty case, I think they had consensual sex, then Ben threw her out like yesterday’s trash. She probably wanted a relationship, and he probably called her a whore. There are no details on this latest case, except that he is not under investigation for rape, but for sexual assault or manipulation. So that will tell you there, that he did not have forceful sex with the 20 year old. He probably groped her, and then called her a cock tease. Regardless, all you very cleaver people that thought up names like “Rapistberger” have no merit. There is a huge difference between Rape and groping. Maybe you can call him Gropelisberger… Either way, if he plays this year, he will still be better than almost every other QB in the game, and the Steelers will be back on top.

  49. Route36West says: Mar 9, 2010 11:25 AM

    Whatever happened in Georgia? and He hopes this never happens again and Bens a good guy?.
    Well if what happened in Georgia is rape then Ben isnt a good guy and it better never happen again because he should be in jail.

  50. Heart Of Steel says: Mar 9, 2010 11:30 AM

    JUST WIN BABY! Who cares if he is banging chicks and they are money-grubbing wh0res after they hook up with him!! The judicial system will prove his innocence. I would be more concerned if he was not banging any of the 1000’s of chicks drawn to him and his money! Keep it up Ben (literally)…you are a young TWO-TIME Super Bowl winning QB!! Maybe he just needs a consent form for future chicks he bangs. Knock Knock Knockin’ On SEVEN’S Door!!

  51. chc36 says: Mar 9, 2010 11:31 AM

    Wonder how often Big Ben visits Richard Seigler…

  52. DoctorK says: Mar 9, 2010 11:42 AM

    This is all just another reason Tim Tebow would look good in a Steelers’ jersey…and shucking beef jerky.

  53. Katmanduu says: Mar 9, 2010 11:48 AM

    Florio….you have to stop with this irresponsible journalism. You are definitely encouraging the moron fanbase that you have built. Ben isn’t going to jail, and when the facts come out, you all will feel mighty stupid. Agree though that he needs to make better decsions right about now….and moving forward.

  54. MHarrison says: Mar 9, 2010 11:50 AM

    Clearly he’s innocent.
    Speaking of which, Ben, could you put in a word about a tryout?

  55. DoctorK says: Mar 9, 2010 11:52 AM

    Heart of Steel’s commentary is not indicative of the average Pittsburgher’s beliefs, for the record. Football is not Norman Schwarzkopf barreling through Iraq, and it’s not the Red Army exacting revenge as it ravages the women of Berlin.
    Sorry. I can assure readers that the average Pittsburgher really does have something more than an 8th grade education, his comments notwithstanding.

  56. CincyAllDaWay says: Mar 9, 2010 11:54 AM

    I understand that Roethlisberger is single and that clubbing isn’t illegal, but if he couldn’t see that mixing alcohol, college women, his celebrity and the nightclub scene was courting disaster, he might not be worthy of being the franchise quarterback for one of the most well-run organizations in professional sports.

  57. Ralphie says: Mar 9, 2010 11:56 AM

    @steeelfann says:
    March 9, 2010 10:10 AM
    “Jealousssssssssss – Ben has 2 rings so chicks are drawn to him. Get over it. Wait till he has number 3, they will all be trying to attach themselves further. Won’t be long. We have a litigious society, everyone trying to make easy bucks. Ben goes 88 yards in the final drive, perfect pass to Tone. Chicks are all over him.”
    ____________________________________________
    Chicks were all over Montana, Aikman and Brady, but I didn’t see them raping anyone.
    I’m hesitant to put Peyton in there because that drive in movie forehead that he’s toting and those bolts in his neck are sure-fire poontang repellent.

  58. CincyAllDaWay says: Mar 9, 2010 11:56 AM

    I also read that he has a reputation in Pittsburgh for trying to skip out on his restaurant tabs, according to news reports. Nice face of the franchise you got there.

  59. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 11:59 AM

    It puts the lotion on the skin says:
    Not a Steelers fan, and unlike most non Steelers fans, I dont hope Big Ben is guilty. Not because he is a good QB or anything like that, but simply because if he is guilty, that means there is a real victim……
    ——————————————–
    Wow … a man among toads. Wow.

  60. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Mar 9, 2010 12:09 PM

    Wow Heart of Steel. Simply wow. I hope DrK’s comment slows down the slew of comments that will soon assault you faster than fat ben assaults unwilling college girls.

  61. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 12:17 PM

    @mrrogers18 …
    Not sure where you’re getting your info because it’s been reported that Ben spends a lot of time reviewing film, etc. Assuming he is innocent of this accusation, as Ty Ballou said so well in the article, he needs to be more discriminating about how he spends his off hours. But he is a young single man and entitled to enjoy some down time with his friends.
    I’ll bet the single blowhards posting about Ben (and probably half the married ones) go out drinking and skirt-chasing now and then. You guys think this is so funny? Better watch out, boys. Famous men aren’t the only ones who can suddenly find themselves being accused of assault. And you know what they say about karma.

  62. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 9, 2010 12:23 PM

    Heart of Steel is, in actuality, Ed Garland! Ben Roethlisberger’s attorney!

  63. kingkolb says: Mar 9, 2010 12:46 PM

    hey Ben, take a page out of my book. Pick a foreign woman out of a catalog, bring her to the US, get a pre-nup, marry her, and trade her in for a younger model in 5-10 years, repeat process.
    American women are broken. Anything for a quick buck. Buy (or rent) foreign women. They’re much more appreciative and less materialistic.

  64. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 9, 2010 1:08 PM

    Deb, you are awesome! We need more posters like you on here. I’d be willing to bet that most of the guys here have gotten drunk and felt up a girl. The difference with them is that they are not rich and famous, so no one bothers to do anything about it. Stuff like that is he said, she said, therefor it’s almost impossible to prove. When a guy is rich and famous, people have more incentive to try and get money out of the deal.
    Adding to that, since this is a sexual assault claim, and not RAPE, it could mean anything. It could be something silly. I just read a story about a woman who is being charged with assaulting a cop. Sounds bad right? Well what she did was, she squirted him with breast milk. That is hardly assault, but she is being charged with it… I’m not saying… I’m just saying…

  65. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 9, 2010 1:11 PM

    “Ben has 2 rings so chicks are drawn to him. Get over it. Wait till he has number 3″
    10 bucks says Ben gets accused of a third rape before he wins a third ring.

  66. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 9, 2010 1:14 PM

    “yeah, those two Super Bowl rings in his first five years and that 100+million contract must really suck.”
    Well I’m sure that it doesn’t suck NOW but after the dumbass has blown the dough and hocked the rings for beer money, might be a different story.

  67. He Hate Baltimorons says: Mar 9, 2010 1:15 PM

    Seriously, he was ACCUSED of sexual assault. Give me a break.
    And for those who feel that Ben should not go out, should not have a good time with friends, and should stay out of public, you need to get a life. He has every right to have a life outside of football.
    Criminal charges were dropped in the Nevada case and I am sure they will be dropped in this case. You Steeler Haters need to get over it.
    Don’t judge Roethlisberger over accusations. Just because your wives judge you when you are caught with your hidden files containing movies of Asian Men on your computer, it doesn’t give you the right to accuse Big Ben of rape. Losers.

  68. Hovenaut says: Mar 9, 2010 1:21 PM

    Tiger Woods has no comment on the Rothelisberger matter.

  69. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 9, 2010 1:29 PM

    @ Deb
    Even if I was single I would be bright enough not to put myself in a situation where I can be accused of assault. That is called common sense intelligence. In today’s world everyone wants to sue or put you in jail, as a male, I know better. Clearly the likes of Fat Ben and Tiger Woods, think the common sense rules of engagement and the respect of women doesnt apply to them and that is the real issue.

  70. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 9, 2010 1:32 PM

    “Better watch out, boys. Famous men aren’t the only ones who can suddenly find themselves being accused of assault. And you know what they say about karma.”
    Maybe Ben’s a victim of his own karma. I think purplepuzzyeater may be onto something. Many lines have been quoted from the movie “Jerry Maguire” but perhaps the best one is “don’t shoplift the pootie”. You can’t tell a girl something to get her into bed and not expect her to get pissed off if you don’t follow through. And if you don’t follow through? You shoplifted the pootie and you deserve what you get, asshole. Hey Freakenstein, real freaks don’t need to be sweet-talked into bed, they’ll do it for the fun of it. If freaks are your thing get some consent forms. What freak wouldn’t love to have a copy that she could show her girlfriends? But stick to the freaks, man! Don’t shoplift the pootie! Tell them up front that they’re nothing but a filthy dirty booty call and if they can’t handle it, move on to the next one and the next one and the next one until you get one that’s into rough sex in a semi-public bathroom. Works for non-millionaires, I’m sure it’ll work for millionaire Ogre, too! NERDS!

  71. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 9, 2010 1:37 PM

    “Adding to that, since this is a sexual assault claim, and not RAPE, it could mean anything. It could be something silly. I just read a story about a woman who is being charged with assaulting a cop. Sounds bad right? Well what she did was, she squirted him with breast milk. That is hardly assault”
    Hell yes that’s assault! Breast milk can contain HiV. It’s not sexual assault, though. Nobody ever files a “rape” charge. It’s always “sexual assault” and there are varying degrees of sexual assault. None of them are minor or “silly”.

  72. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 9, 2010 1:53 PM

    “hey Ben, take a page out of my book. Pick a foreign woman out of a catalog, bring her to the US, get a pre-nup, marry her, and trade her in for a younger model in 5-10 years, repeat process.”
    Quick route to bankruptcy court. No judge would hold binding a prenup that was signed by someone who didn’t have a full grasp of the ramifications, particularly when you’re talking about a woman that was brought here from a foreign country for the express purpose of marriage and all that entails. Mail order brides are desperate by nature of the way that they’ve chosen to “market” themselves and you cannot integrate them into the United States without them having contact with other women. Once that happens, it’s all over so unless your mail order bride is content to be locked in a house forever. You’re just exposing yourself.
    I can hear the enterprising young girls now…
    “deevorce mean what meesa judge? I speakee good no engish, you like I make cold beer feet rub rusty trombone?”
    Smart girls can get real dumb when they need to.

  73. raidresnation says: Mar 9, 2010 2:02 PM

    Deb,
    Go get me my pot pie

  74. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 2:07 PM

    @Chapnasty2 …
    You are actually speaking to me about treating women respectfully after some of the things you’ve posted to me lately?
    Don’t.
    Just don’t.

  75. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 9, 2010 2:10 PM

    .VoxVeritas says:
    Nobody ever files a “rape” charge. It’s always “sexual assault” and there are varying degrees of sexual assault. None of them are minor or “silly”
    ———————————————-
    I’m glad that you are such an expert on the matter. I didn’t know that they had computers in prison. So,… how many degrees of sexual assault have you performed on women? Which one got you locked up??? Do tell…

  76. Big Stretch says: Mar 9, 2010 2:22 PM

    I hate people with the holier than thou attitude.
    damn there’s alot of you all on here…..I’m looking at you Vox, and you too chapnasty

  77. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 2:23 PM

    @Whines_Hard.86 …
    Thanks :-)
    I would never want anyone to take from my comments that I’m defending abusive behavior toward women. I’m not. But I recognize that women sometimes make false claims. And I’m concerned about society’s rush to label people sex offenders when they aren’t. I’ve known a lot of rape survivors–funny, but there was no ambiguity in any of their stories. Many were children under 12. Some were raped during home invasions. One was kidnapped at gunpoint. Some were drugged or beaten or assaulted by gangs, terrorized, stalked, emotionally abused over long periods and paralyzed by fear. Every one of them fought, argued, pleaded, cried, begged, struggled, and was physically overpowered.
    I can’t think of one who simply said “You don’t want to do this” then sued for $3 million. In fact, not one filed a civil suit. Somehow money wasn’t on their minds. Only two filed criminal charges.
    Vox is right. No manner of sexual assault is silly. But it will be interesting to learn exactly what she’s alleging … and whether it leads to a civil suit for money.

  78. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 2:25 PM

    Hey raid-res …
    Baby, I don’t bake with pot. That could get me arrested!

  79. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 9, 2010 3:10 PM

    @ deb
    Anything negative is 100% sarcastic doll
    @ big
    Does it make you holy now days to live like a respectful individual? Wow how our culture has changed.

  80. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 3:45 PM

    Yeah, Chap, in one breath you’re talking about living like a respectful individual and in another joking about Ben raping another 15 chicks. On another thread some hellcat responds to my pleas for due process by telling me she hopes he drags me into a restroom and rips me to shreds–lovely sentiment, especially given my background–and you follow up by making jokes about me going into bathrooms with Ben. Yeah, great sarcasm there.
    And cut out the “doll” stuff. You sound like Barney Fife after he’s see a George Raft flick.

  81. raidresnation says: Mar 9, 2010 3:59 PM

    Deb Doll,
    “All my Children” is starting in a few minutes.

  82. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 9, 2010 4:16 PM

    @ deb
    Number 1…. I was referring to his arrogance and sense of entitlement, which I compared to Tiger Woods, hence the 15 number, and that he would just thumb his nose at everyone and continue in his ways (like he is accused of doing). Number 2… I don’t read every single comment on here so I had no way of knowing that some doucher said something about draggin you to a restroom so in no way was my comment to you letting Ben follow you into a bathroom was related. It was more so a jab at being a Steelers fan and potentially being in love with Ben because he is “your” QB.
    Lastly, I am too young to know who Barney Fife was or who George Raft is. I would make some sort of “removing sand and panties” joke here but I am affraid you would take it seriously and as a result be offended….. oops

  83. Michael K. says: Mar 9, 2010 4:27 PM

    Doesn’t anyone really care that ray Lewis was once charged with MURDER?

  84. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 4:39 PM

    @raid-res ….
    Don’t be silly! It came on at one. I DVR’d it ;-)

  85. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 4:42 PM

    Chap, my eight-year-old nephew knows who Barney Fife is.
    But he is a little more mature than you are.

  86. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 9, 2010 4:54 PM

    Chap, shouldn’t you be in a Cowboy forum defending Michael Irvin from jackasses like yourself who are calling him a Rapist and a Cokehead??? Doesn’t this make you a hypocrite? I know it makes Vox one. He was one of the first guys to jump to Irvin’s defense when his rape accusation hit the news. It’s all fun and games until it happens to one of your beloved players. And lay off of Deb. She is one of the few fans that has the guts to come on here and defend our QB, when others have tucked their tails and hid.

  87. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 9, 2010 5:25 PM

    @ whines
    No sir, I wasn’t, nor did I defend Irvin. My wife did however have lunch with Irvin at a company charity event, sat right next to him, and said he was quite the respectable individual. Of course Fat Ben was out drinking and Irvin was in a suit at a charity benefit so you can’t really compare the two situations. I did mention how wierd it was that Irvin is assumed guilty by everyone immediately and Ben seems to get the benefit of the doubt. Same thing for Ray Lewis and other various examples. The media double standard irritates the hell out of me and makes me dislike the fat a$$ for other reasons than him playing for the Steelers.
    I am personally flawed in the fact that I generally view athletes as guilty, mostly due to the majority, not all, of their selfish, arrogant, “I can have anything” attitude. When I lived in Charlotte, NC I had the opportunity to meet several professional athletes, from the Bobcats and Panthers, and the majority of them, with the exception of David Carr and Na’il Diggs, were arrogant a$$ holes.
    And as far as Deb, I was seriously busting chops, it wasn’t personal, as I explained, and if she took it personal then there is nothing I can do about that.

  88. raidresnation says: Mar 9, 2010 6:16 PM

    Dear Deb Doll,
    We love Women NFL Fans.
    Love,
    Larry Johnson
    Thomas Cable
    Rae Carruth
    Lawrence Phillips
    Mark Chmura

  89. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 6:48 PM

    @Chapnasty2 …
    Your comment on the other thread got the guilt-by-association tag. It’s forgotten.
    Rod Woodson broke my lil heart when he left. I love my team but will never fall in love with another player unless they end free agency.
    I’ve also defended Irvin, Lewis, Plaxico, and vehemently defended Tom Cable–and I can’t stand the Cowboys, Raiders, or Ravens. Yes, pro athletes often act like jerks. I’ve met a few myself, but don’t fawn over them. But they can be easy targets, too. That’s why we need to wait and see.
    Assuming these accusations are untrue–and thus far there’s nothing to suggest otherwise–Ben’s slate is somewhat cleaner than Michael Irvin’s, Chap. Irvin’s had drug issues, and though I don’t believe he raped anyone, wasn’t he married when these incidents occurred? I don’t recall the media treating Irvin differently than Roethlisberger. If you mean ESPN, say “ESPN,” not “the media.” ESPN apparently has its own agenda.
    If you’ll research, you’ll find Ben does quite a bit of charity work. The guy was out celebrating his 28th birthday. It’s unfortunate he chose to celebrate with college kids, but not everyone settles down and marries at your age. EVERY account I’ve read and every interview I’ve seen from Milledgeville–except a couple of comments from women (or mothers of women) who found him arrogant–says he was polite, respectful, and accommodating to photo- and autograph-seekers that night. Somehow I don’t think all those people are lying.

  90. Deb says: Mar 9, 2010 6:52 PM

    @raid-res
    I think Mark Chmura likes teenage NFL fans.
    Bet you look sweet in your Raiders onesie.

  91. Bigbluefan says: Mar 9, 2010 9:29 PM

    Just remember this boys and girl if anyone of us were facing this kind of thing it would be from a jail cell.
    This is bullshit he should go to the cops and get it over with not consult with this one and that.
    The cops should say if your not here by noon we will come and find you.
    This is a glaring example of what is wrong in this world if your some big time star you have your own set of laws.
    If it was any average NFL fan we would be cuffed and draged away to jail. As it should be

  92. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 9, 2010 10:04 PM

    So Chap, you basically said that you hate every pro athlete, but you love pro sports. That’s like me saying that I hate Liberals, but I love watching the Democratic Primaries. Seems Masochistic to put yourself through the pain of watching these horrible people make millions of dollars. You can’t knock a lifestyle that you have never experienced. You have no idea what it’s like to not have a normal life. I don’t either, but I can imagine that it would suck pretty bad to be hounded everywhere I go. To have to spend an extra 30 minutes at the store signing autographs and taking pictures, when all I wanted to get was some formula for my baby. These guys are trained from day 1 to watch their asses while in the public. People are going to go after you. People are going to snap pictures of you, and plaster them all over the web. They are going to hold you to a standard that the President of the USA is held to. They are on guard 24/7. So when you meet them, please excuse them if they don’t seem like it’s a pleasure to meet you. I’ve always said that I’d love to be rich, but I’d hate to be famous.

  93. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 9, 2010 10:30 PM

    Another thing… These girls supposedly had no idea who Ben was at first, but they liked him enough to go bar hopping with him. The accuser also must have a very bright future in guessing peoples height and weight at a carnival. In her description of Ben to the police, she said he was 6’5″ tall and weighed 241 lbs. Go to nfl.com and type in Ben Roethlisberger. His profile should pop up. I don’t know of any person who is supposedly in a “hysteric” state of mind, that can nail a person’s height and weight to a T. Who says “Oh that guy definitely weighs 241 lbs? ” Smells fishy, don’t you think???

  94. Chapnasty2 says: Mar 10, 2010 12:42 PM

    @ whines
    No you are misunderstanding what I am saying. I don’t hate them, I understand that it has to be tough to deal with the constant attention and scrutiny. I am merely saying that I can’t stand the way some deal with it compared to others. Some are obviously more mature and can handle it while some jsut don’t get it. For example, I met Na’il Diggs and not many people would know who he was outside of Green Bay and Charlotte, and it would have been impossible to know based on his demeanor. He wasn’t wearing tons of diamonds or being flashy, he was just being a normal dude. Now is it fair to compare someone of that level to Ben, no but I compare him to Adam Morrison. I met him while he played for the Bobcats and he was just a giant a-hole. That is all I am saying. I hate Liberal ideals myself but I am always curious to hear their reasoning just so I know what people who disagree with me think and why they think it.

  95. Deb says: Mar 10, 2010 2:49 PM

    @Bigbluefan …
    Sorry but that’s just not true. The police do not run out and arrest a man the minute a woman points a finger at him–even if he’s just Joe Citizen. They must be able to show a crime was committed and have probable cause to show the accused committed the crime.
    Oftentimes, cops pull in Joe Suspect, who starts running his mouth either because he’s guilty and thinks he can outsmart them … or because he’s innocent and thinks telling the truth will make it go away. They might hammer on him for hours and hours and hours. Doofus never thinks to ask for a lawyer because A) he’s smarter than everyone in the room, or B) he’s innocent and assumes innocent people never go to prison. So he winds up saying something incriminating, or out of fear and exhaustion, parroting the words the cops feed to him. Then you’re right. Joe Suspect gets arrested really fast.
    If you’re innocent, then no matter how long they keep you or what they say or do or promise … never never never open your mouth to say anything other than: “I want to speak to an attorney.” You have a right to remain silent. Use it. Wrongful convictions based on coerced confessions are not just the stuff of movies.
    Two of Ben’s bodyguards that night were Pittsburgh cops. My guess is they impressed that on him when the Milledgeville cops spoke to them.

  96. AaRodge says: Mar 10, 2010 4:51 PM

    Bummer – I just invested a lot of dough

  97. Gautam says: Mar 10, 2010 6:01 PM

    what kind of a man signs up to endorse products with words like jerk or dick in their names :O

  98. tai_vare says: Mar 12, 2010 12:17 AM

    Why do they call Heinz field-Heinz field ? because the Steelers are always playin Ketchup football ! .

  99. DocBG says: Mar 12, 2010 1:59 AM

    # Gautam says: March 10, 2010 6:01 PM
    what kind of a man signs up to endorse products with words like jerk or dick in their names :O
    ——————————————————
    For the kind of money he’s getting paid for these endorsements I’d endorse a product called “dick jerky” and put up a billboard across the street from my grandmother with my face on it.

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