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Report: Roethlisberger agrees to provide DNA sample, submit to interview

Buried in the middle of a lengthy article from the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review regarding the night that culminated in the latest sexual assault charge against Ben Roethlisberger is a tidbit we previously have seen nowhere else.

According to Carl Prine of the Tribune-Review, attorney Ed Garland has agreed to arrange for Roethlisberger to meet with police and to provide a DNA sample.

Prior reports indicated that Garland had not agreed to the interview or the DNA sample.

Roethlisberger was interviewed by authorities on the evening that the sexual assault charge was made.

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  1. CanadianVikingFan says: Mar 14, 2010 10:25 PM

    If it was only sexual contact, for what reason would they ask for a DNA test?

  2. Contra says: Mar 14, 2010 10:28 PM

    Too late Ben. Not allowing them to do so from the beginning meant you were afraid of something. Nice knowing you and have fun being someones ‘Little Ben’.

  3. ArtModellsPimp says: Mar 14, 2010 10:29 PM

    Any skank on a Pissburgh street corner could give up a sample of Rapistberger’s DNA.
    Future burger-flipper…

  4. funi says: Mar 14, 2010 10:29 PM

    Once Ben is proven innocent and his DNA proves it, all the “hes guilty and rapethisberger” comments owe him an apology and get a life!

  5. marktg30 says: Mar 14, 2010 10:31 PM

    If he didn’t submit to either it would have proven his guilt beyond a doubt.
    Now he is casting doubt on the accuser.
    Good decision.

  6. Paulitik says: Mar 14, 2010 10:31 PM

    Dennis Dixon, you better be ready.

  7. silverreign says: Mar 14, 2010 10:31 PM

    rapist

  8. drumbug71 says: Mar 14, 2010 10:32 PM

    Augh! I was so happy that all of the headlines of the afternoon were about LT, Quinn, Orton….no Ben Roethlisberger headlines!
    Thanks for ruining my night, Florio :)

  9. Deb says: Mar 14, 2010 10:35 PM

    Garland never said he wouldn’t provide a DNA sample or arrange for the police to interview Ben. He said in a television interview last week that they had agreed to cooperate but that he wouldn’t comment one way or the other about arranging an interview or providing a DNA sample. But the police have twice said Roethlisberger is cooperating. The issue has never been that he wouldn’t … only that he is under no legal obligation to do so.

  10. Deb says: Mar 14, 2010 10:37 PM

    @Canadian Viking Fan …
    Even if they’d only kissed, she could have his hair or saliva on her skin or clothes. DNA doesn’t just come from semen.

  11. 2Legit says: Mar 14, 2010 10:37 PM

    Hmmm is his cop buddies gonna submit the DNA and conduct the interview….HMMMM i wonder HAHA..sorry steeler fans. Looks like Big Ben Just became this generations michael irvin

  12. QB_of_the_Future says: Mar 14, 2010 10:38 PM

    The big question is….for what was the (alleged) victim actually treated @ the hospital? Just a “bump on the head” or were there physical signs of actual forced sexual activity?
    Hey, does anyone remember the guy who was claiming to be Ben, and also claimed to be Jerame Tuman? Is he still in jail? Because it could really just be him claiming he’s Ben…again.
    Nah, I didn’t think so, either.

  13. Mad Den says: Mar 14, 2010 10:39 PM

    to prove that there was more then conact

  14. zod says: Mar 14, 2010 10:40 PM

    Ruht, roh! Physical evidence.

  15. BuckFigBen says: Mar 14, 2010 10:43 PM

    It’s a conspiracy. The sheriffs department wants to clone big ben and they intend to build an army of rapists. Forcing the community to pay the police higher wages.

  16. mil2000 says: Mar 14, 2010 10:44 PM

    I’m guessing in her story, DNA plays a part.
    I’m betting that in his, it doesn’t.

  17. HinesIZdaMan says: Mar 14, 2010 10:44 PM

    EXACTLY!!..He’d already confessed to sleeping with this girl. What will the DNA prove?

  18. Jungle Juice says: Mar 14, 2010 10:45 PM

    @ CanadianVikingFan
    If he made contact, DNA was left behind.

  19. cutler_eats_it says: Mar 14, 2010 10:45 PM

    Didn’t Dan Akroyd do a SNL character named Ed Garland…Male Prostitute! On second thought…I think that was Ed Garvin…anyway it’s ironic.

  20. realitypolice says: Mar 14, 2010 10:45 PM

    Agree with CanVikFan-
    BR has admitted to sexual contact with complainant. What would a DNA match prove beyond that?

  21. TFBuckFutter says: Mar 14, 2010 10:46 PM

    I’m pretty sure Ben only agreed to provide a sample to a police woman.
    An ugly police woman.

  22. Baker says: Mar 14, 2010 10:46 PM

    1. 2 .3 4.5.6……
    Get ready for the parade of women and Lawyers Mr Rapistburger….
    Your gonna be a Raider one your done your 2 to 4 years….
    Where there is smoke……
    Dummy.

  23. VoxUcker says: Mar 14, 2010 10:48 PM

    just have Vox spit into a cup.

  24. BlueEyeDevils says: Mar 14, 2010 10:50 PM

    Lock up that ghetto thug before he rapes another poor woman.
    Well at least he hasn’t abused any dogs or he would already be locked up.

  25. Canyonero says: Mar 14, 2010 10:51 PM

    What is the definition of “sexual assault” in Georgia, anyway?

  26. cizzie4shizzie says: Mar 14, 2010 10:54 PM

    Don’t do it Ben. Keep leaving your demon seeds all over America. I hate Rapistberger, but he’s innocent. Can’t wait for Deb to write a book about this story.

  27. Richm2256 says: Mar 14, 2010 10:55 PM

    I’ll believe it when I see it. It’s just posturing to aleviate some of the heat he’s been getting.

  28. Raider Pride says: Mar 14, 2010 10:56 PM

    Of Course he is going to submit a DNA sample.
    It is obvious she went to the hospital, and they did due diligence at the hospital in obtaining bodily fluid. It might just be his slobber on her inner thigh… Who Knows?
    Ben and his attorneys are going to claim this was consensual.
    Heretofore.. This is getting ugly for the Steelers, but more, far more ugly for this young lady if he did actually abuse her.

  29. Steelers56 says: Mar 14, 2010 11:08 PM

    Because Ben claims there was no sex…just contact. If his DNA…or AKA sperm or spit shows up near or in her vagina….he is lying.

  30. BENCHTJACK says: Mar 14, 2010 11:08 PM

    No Ben it’s not that kind of sample…. they just swab the inside of your check. No pornstar facials or whacking off in a cup :(

  31. SwedishMurderMachine says: Mar 14, 2010 11:10 PM

    I’m surprised Rothlisberger can find enough time in his raping schedule to give interviews.

  32. Jason says: Mar 14, 2010 11:13 PM

    WOW Ben “Im a SEXUAL pervert Rothlisberger” has another Sexual assault case going against him..lets see fokls he has one from last year still pending in a civil trial and now he has a criminal investigation pending. You think these are actually legit…Come on man this has some serious issues besides his on going weight gain. even Kobe Bryant learned his lesson after the first accusation. BEN keep your ISH clean my god…its pretty clear Ben your not completely honest about your life off the feild.
    my guess the DNA comes back positive…
    good luck

  33. Tim Couch says says: Mar 14, 2010 11:18 PM

    what’s the point? he already said they made contact.

  34. chicagosundevil says: Mar 14, 2010 11:32 PM

    GUILTY. He will be going to jail on this one. Submitting a DNA sample is never a sign that the DA is ready to walk. Seeya Rothy

  35. Reba says: Mar 14, 2010 11:34 PM

    You can have “um-hum” DNA on her without the “um-hum” specific action. The result for him is the same.

  36. ggoldman says: Mar 14, 2010 11:35 PM

    dead skin cells leave DNA behind, although it is a small amount

  37. steelergirl says: Mar 14, 2010 11:36 PM

    Pittsburgh Tribune = less than reliable..
    could be true..but wait till you see it attributed to the Pgh Gazette..

  38. Josh Krauss says: Mar 14, 2010 11:37 PM

    Obviously it was more than just “sexual contact” because if there was no trauma then they wouldn’t be investigating. So that means there is trauma whether that is scratches/tears or full blown rape, there is some sort of trauma and someone else’s DNA other than hers was found.

  39. JimmyMac says: Mar 14, 2010 11:45 PM

    Where there is smoke there is fire……!!!!

  40. BENCHTJACK says: Mar 14, 2010 11:48 PM

    One hot load cumming up :0

  41. Koheba says: Mar 14, 2010 11:53 PM

    ^^ That is what I am wondering. I mean, what, did they dust her for fingerprints? I mean i guess even then they would need his prints instead of DNA. More must have happened in that bathroom then we know and as an avid Steeler’s fan, this definitely has us in a bind. Ever since Ben won that first SB his head just got fatter and fatter (figuratively and literally) and he hasn’t been quite the same “leader” that a QB should be.
    I hope this is nothing more than a misunderstanding but if he is suspended or even goes to jail I guess we will be screwed because eventhough we saw that Dennis Dixon can play, Bruce Arians couldn’t adapt or gear a playbook based on players’ skill sets if his life depended on it.

  42. Diego Chris says: Mar 15, 2010 12:04 AM

    CanadianVikingFan, could you be ANY DUMBER?
    DNA is used in sex cases, the same as cases involving blood, because there is DNA in, errr, sexual fluids.
    Dumb de dumb dumb.

  43. Beauregard says: Mar 15, 2010 12:08 AM

    Submitting to the DNA sample and the interview is the first thing Ben has done that would indicate he’s not guilty. If his lawyer thought this evidence was going to hang him’ he never allow it to happen.
    MAYBE, once he gives his side of the story it’ll clear things up.

  44. SBH says: Mar 15, 2010 12:11 AM

    Do they need his DNA to compare it to the DNA on Hines Ward’s blue dress? “I did not have sexual relations with that wide receiver, Miss Ward.”

  45. WIScominGUY says: Mar 15, 2010 12:17 AM

    sexual contact can be rape or what have you>

  46. jkbachman says: Mar 15, 2010 12:53 AM

    Well, there are reports out (maybe Ben has agreed publicly, not too sure) that there was sexual contact between him and the accuser, obtaining his DNA is a moot point. DNA is needed when the exact person committing the crime is not known. Since Ben is conceding the fact that there was sexual contact, it may be just a formality that he is surrendering his DNA to show the court of public opinion that he is cooperating and not trying to hinder the process. Looks like a bunch of window dressing to me.

  47. TexansMike says: Mar 15, 2010 12:57 AM

    Ben really has no choice. It is evident that his case is that there was sexual contact, but it was consensual to whatever degree. He would be a fool to not submit to DNA based on that theory. He is however in deep SH** because of her injuries associated with the incident.
    Public opinion is not on his side. He has shown history of not only suggested abuse, but neglect and arbitrated mindsight when passing on the kid from make a wish.
    There will be no sympathy for this idiot, even if he is not guilty.
    In the end, he will be broke but not in jail most likely. His run in the NFL is over to say the least.

  48. joethaplumber says: Mar 15, 2010 1:04 AM

    I HOPE SOMEBODY GOES AND PROTEST Ben Roethlisberger FOR RAPING WOMEN LIKE HE’S Pepe Le Pew!!!!! and Mark McGuire too sense you missed heckling him because he left before you found out. If Ben can play then Adam “Pacman” Jones can to. They gave pacman an “Outside the Lines” report but Floyd Landis an Ben get a line across the screen. Look at the leader of 2 Superbowls for the Steeler taking Pu$$$% but Nancy Grace comes out for Tiger Woods, Chris Brown, Kobe, Vick, Kanye West and even Charles Barkley but no Roethlisberger media monster to feed!! Where is Roger Clemens’ “Game of Shadows”. You haters are funny like that. The media monster is chasing Glenn Beck’s viewers and rating. I see now. Bottom line is that if Ben can be the face of a franchise then I think Adam “Pacman” Jones can play and Vick hurt dogs but Ben rapes women!!!!!! Pacman Jone was never been charged nor has Marvin Harrison but they got the media’s guilty until guilty treatment. Just accused. As big as domestic violents was with Chris Brown and Kobe, but this guy is accused of raping two women(the media didn’t tell us about the first one until a year later?) Let me guess it just sliped your mind. Yah right. Tiger Woods cheated and people act like he raped all the women involved. (his wife and the mistresses)

  49. Ravenmuscle says: Mar 15, 2010 1:09 AM

    Well if it wasn’t “conscentual” sexual contact and the 20 year old girl had some sperm in certain places then the police would want to determine who the sperm donor was.

  50. Fonetik says: Mar 15, 2010 1:23 AM

    Well he’s already admitted to having sexual contact with the girl, right? So what is a DNA test going to prove? The question isn’t whether there were any sexual relations, but whether or not it was consensual.

  51. DBL says: Mar 15, 2010 1:32 AM

    Rapist

  52. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 2:29 AM

    Sexual contact for a guy – well, they are easy!

  53. HereThere says: Mar 15, 2010 3:21 AM

    On a related note, many Browns fans have asked Brady Quinn to leave a special sample of HIS DNA for them to remember him by.

  54. Big Jake says: Mar 15, 2010 4:25 AM

    If it was only sexual contact, for what reason would they ask for a DNA test?
    To see if he’s human.

  55. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Mar 15, 2010 4:33 AM

    CanadianVikingFan says: March 14, 2010 10:25 PM
    If it was only sexual contact, for what reason would they ask for a DNA test?
    For lack of a better way to put this, if there was something of his inside of her and she maintains she didn’t want it there, her complaints, along with the massive goonie on her head would most likely be enough to convince a prosecutor to pursue a sexual assault charge. Maybe not enough to convict in and of itself, but most likely enough to pursue a charge. Sucks to be Ben.

  56. Rogue says: Mar 15, 2010 5:48 AM

    semen

  57. Rogue says: Mar 15, 2010 5:50 AM

    coould also be urine

  58. RyanHarris says: Mar 15, 2010 7:16 AM

    Guaranteed Bens lawyer told him not to do anything, including give a sample.
    Its not as as simple as “don’t give the authorities a batch of baby batter”. His lawyer had to get statements and police reports etc…
    Then its a matter of untangling where the jurisdiction lies and blah blah blah. Ive never been involved in an alleged sexual assault case but there is soooo much back end (haha) red tape to get through in a simple civil case…it probably triples in a high profile case like Bens.
    I actually think that because he is giving a sample very quickly after being asked (it is VERY quick in the legal world) that it speaks more towards innocence rather than guilt.
    That being said…Ben is still a huge douche.

  59. Thedecoder says: Mar 15, 2010 7:34 AM

    DNA is NOT protected by the 5th amendment right to privacy. He would have been ordered by the court to give it up eventually anyway.

  60. I♥Patriots says: Mar 15, 2010 7:48 AM

    Possibly she scratched him or something trying to defend herself and has DNA under her nails, maybe she got assaulted by a cumshot to the face and it hit her in the eye and then she was temporarily blinded and fell and hit her head.
    Or maybe Ben is a big fat liar and he totally raped her.

  61. o0OMorrisO0o says: Mar 15, 2010 7:56 AM

    Even if he is inocent. He is still an idiot. Why was he even in a club in the first place? He even went on WWE and what happened after that? 6 game losing streak. He is a distraction and a bad apple. Get him the heck outta here!!!

  62. jmac says: Mar 15, 2010 8:15 AM

    # Contra says: March 14, 2010 10:28 PM
    Too late Ben. Not allowing them to do so from the beginning meant you were afraid of something. Nice knowing you and have fun being someones ‘Little Ben’.
    ===============================
    You’re a tool. No one should consent to any police requests without counsel.
    That being said…I wonder if Ben knows that to get a DNA sample they just swab your cheek. lol

  63. wydok says: Mar 15, 2010 8:20 AM

    I know how he can get away with having his DNA switched to prevent any problems. He can pay off the lab. That’s what you would advise, right, Florio?

  64. Mooch says: Mar 15, 2010 8:25 AM

    QBOF…’forced’ nature may be hard to assess, since there was no intercourse. But there is a parallel with another athlete.
    Ruben Patterson was a convicted sex offender / PF for the Portland Trail Blazers in the early 00’s. His assaults, specifically on their nanny, did not involve intercourse. But he was found guilty of assault.
    When he went to a new team, he had to register under Megan’s Law as a sex offender. What a proud day for the GM, franchise, and fan base.
    I’m not sure why any of this is necessary – Ben admitted he was there and had sexual contact with the woman. So why would a DNA test be needed? To prove what, exactly? Any theories?
    As for Ben being the Michael Irvin of his generation, he’s probably already there no matter what happens. Many athletes exactly as dumb as Ben does, and they don’t find themselves in these situations. That’s where Ben will never pass the “smell test” for most. The damage is done, innocent or guilty of this latest encounter.

  65. BBB82 says: Mar 15, 2010 8:46 AM

    No DNA evidence needed to prove he is a total jackass.

  66. lichnor says: Mar 15, 2010 9:01 AM

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i8z7NC5sgik

  67. Bdrunk says: Mar 15, 2010 9:03 AM

    o0OMorrisO0o says:
    March 15, 2010 7:56 AM
    “Even if he is inocent. He is still an idiot. Why was he even in a club in the first place? He even went on WWE and what happened after that? 6 game losing streak. He is a distraction and a bad apple. Get him the heck outta here!!!”
    Credibility lost. You didn’t even watch the games. Ben had one of his better seasons this year despite a very pedestrian season record.
    I take that back, you don’t even watch football at all.

  68. Terry says: Mar 15, 2010 9:11 AM

    Garland KNEW there was enough PC to gain a warrant !

  69. DJ says: Mar 15, 2010 9:18 AM

    Garland never said he wouldn’t provide a DNA sample or arrange for the police to interview Ben. He said in a television interview last week that they had agreed to cooperate but that he wouldn’t comment one way or the other about arranging an interview or providing a DNA sample. But the police have twice said Roethlisberger is cooperating. The issue has never been that he wouldn’t … only that he is under no legal obligation to do so.
    As Mama Pom Pom continues to do her Rory Holloway impression, this is playing out exactly how I said it would…..and Ed, Esquire is realizing this as well.
    Sweets,
    Let me fast forward before you renew your Westlaw subscription.
    He’s going to be offered a plea and if he has any sense in that that void he calls a cranium, he better take it.
    Regardless of how it “got there” or what pretenses of origin existed; DNA is physical evidence. It’s all a GJ wants to see to go forward.

  70. robhug71 says: Mar 15, 2010 9:27 AM

    Unless you’re Roethlisberger’s mother or father, what difference does it make if he actually had restroom sex with an unwilling woman? I mean, the damage has been done.
    He and his Pittsburgh police buddies rolled into that small town in Georgia with all the bravado of rock stars.
    By instructing his loyal “bodyguards” to stand at the entrance of a nightclub’s VIP room for the purpose of not allowing men but women only into the room, Roethlisberger was making it clear he was not there to talk football. He was obviously on the prowl, attempting to round up potential sexual partners.
    Roethlisberger is an hibitual abuser of his fame and fortune. In the process, he has become a huge distraction to the Steelers’ organization, making it impossible for him to continue to play in Pittsburgh.
    By the looks of his present physical condition (fat), the number of alleged concussions he’s suffered, his lack of arm strength to throw the deep pass, his rude behavior toward the local media and fans, and his staggering salary, Steelers Nation ought to be more than ready to see the Rooneys send this guy packing.
    Stop fretting for a guy who never appreciated the support he was given!!!!

  71. Bob Nelson says: Mar 15, 2010 9:35 AM

    The evil rapist gave this underage girl head injuries that caused her to be hospitalized.
    The stain of DNA can impeach the President of the United States. For a blue collar worker it is prison.

  72. BigOx says: Mar 15, 2010 9:39 AM

    The DNA will confirm sexual contact. The two black eyes and knot on her head will confirm the violent contact.

  73. Steeler-lady says: Mar 15, 2010 9:45 AM

    # HinesIZdaMan says: March 14, 2010 10:44 PM
    EXACTLY!!..He’d already confessed to sleeping with this girl. What will the DNA prove?
    LOL WHEN N WHERE DID YOU HEAR THIS?
    LOL I HEARD THEY HAD ‘SEXUAL CONTACT” BUT NO INTERCOURSE…SO SHOW ME WHERE YOU READ DIFFERENTLY?
    yall crack me up… One day when your allowed to leave your mothers attic,u too will be hitting on 20yr old girls in the bar posing to be legally drinking ,, and maybe they will join a bunch of strangers in a VIP section,hang all over you and then get drunk n fall down and BLAME YOU!.. well thats if you have money to help em out. in the real world these women are called “GROUPIES”
    All kidding aside NOONE knows what happened that night but those 2.. so until theres some substantial evidence either way,its all a game for now.Ben just needs to be a better judge of character and not so naive…I for one think celebrities should be allowed to go out in public and not have to worry about things such as this… its sad. Weirdos.
    If hes guilty he should be punished,and if hes not SHE SHOULD BE PUNISHED. If hes innocent i hope he fights this to the end and sets an example.

  74. robhug71 says: Mar 15, 2010 9:47 AM

    Bdrunk … Roethlisberger had one of his better seasons? Really? Can you imagine an alleged elite quarterback allowing his team to lose to the Chiefs, Raiders and Bears?
    And did you catch his performance against the 1-11 Browns? Six points!!! WOW!!! Outstanding.
    You sound like Ron Cook. Roethlisberger threw for over 4,000 yards in 2009. Let’s have a parade!!!
    Roethlisberger’s red-zone skills in ’09 were awful. And of the dozen or so QBs who passed for 4,000 yards or more, Roethlisberger had the fewest TD passes.
    It’s no coincidence that a season in which the defense declined, the Steelers failed to make the playoffs. Roethlisberger’s offense is fantastic as long as the defense pitches shutouts and scores touchdowns.
    Your Boy Ben is overrated. Plain and simple. And right now, he is grossly overweight, which should really help him avoid pass-rushers in the future, if he has a future.

  75. damnitall says: Mar 15, 2010 9:53 AM

    Rogue says:
    March 15, 2010 5:50 AM
    coould also be urine
    I was thinking the same thing. He puts his hand down her pants, she gets mad and tells him to knock it off. He pushes her down and she hits her head. He decides to show her what he things of being rejected by pissin on her. Or maybe not.

  76. realitypolice says: Mar 15, 2010 9:54 AM

    Diego Chris says:
    March 15, 2010 12:04 AM
    CanadianVikingFan, could you be ANY DUMBER?
    DNA is used in sex cases, the same as cases involving blood, because there is DNA in, errr, sexual fluids.
    Dumb de dumb dumb.
    ===========================
    You’re the one who’s dumb. DNA is used in “sex cases” where the accused denies having any contact with the alleged victim. The presence of the accused’s DNA in a case like that would prove he did in fact have contact with her.
    BR has already admitted to having “sexual contact” with her. So the presence of his DNA, which could come from any part of his body contacting her body, will not prove anything other than what BR has already admitted to. And DNA is DNA- the DNA from the tip of his finger is no different from the DNA in his semen.
    On another point, the amount of people posting here who feel BR is guilty because he previously asserted his rights as an American citizen against self-incrimination is stunning. You should all be ashamed of yourselves. People, for various reasons, are accused of crimes they didn’t commit all the time. The Bill of Rights is a citizen’s only defense against an over-zealous prosecution, and needs to be defended at any cost. The blood of millions has been spilt to defend these rights, and your spitting on them here is shameful.
    As I have said on previous posts, there are plenty of countries in the world where you are guilty until proven innocent and defendants are coerced into helping in their own prosecution. If you are so upset about BR asserting his rights, maybe you should move to one of these countries.

  77. robhug71 says: Mar 15, 2010 10:17 AM

    Why do you people continue to insist that a 20-year-old woman is an “underaged girl”? C’mon. That line is getting old. If you have something of interest to say, great. But to try to sensationalize your comments with obvious inaccuracies, that’s just too damn dumb. There’s a lot to be commented on, but playing the “age card” is just plain stupid. Give it a rest, and stop insulting our intelligence with that crap.

  78. Bwa Ha Ha says: Mar 15, 2010 10:24 AM

    Don’t they keep all rapist DNA on file?

  79. Holeinone09 says: Mar 15, 2010 10:29 AM

    First you have the dopes that hammer Ben for not wanting to provide DNA. Now that it appears he will do that, the dopes have moved on to other things to criticize Ben for, including his caliber of play on the field! Somebody in this thread actually said he lack arm strength! LOL this is all so funny. You can criticize him all you want about his off-the-field issues, but for Gods sakes don’t show your lack of football knowledge by not recognizing he is one of the best QBs overall in the league right now. Give me a break.
    As many of us Steeler fans have said, over and over and over and over, we are NOT happy about how Ben has handled himself when off the field and clearly needs to make some significant behavioral changes. And if he is found guilty of a crime, then he should be punished appropriately, just like anybody else. But unless and until he is actually charged with something, and then until he is proven guilty of something, he deserves to have the rights of every ofther US citizen under the US Constitution.
    I realize that nothing is going to change the opinions of anyone that has experienced Ben or the Steelers in general beating their football teams, which seems to be a primary reason for some much hate by people. Many of you have in fact admitted as much, indicating you are happy to see the Steelers suffer this embarrassment right now.
    So, if Ben is not charged or is not found guilty, you all better get used to seeing him in a Steeler uniform, and again beating the asses of your teams with his “lack of arm strength”! LOL!

  80. DieHardSkinsFan21 says: Mar 15, 2010 10:30 AM

    Throw his ass in jail.

  81. Holeinone09 says: Mar 15, 2010 10:37 AM

    robhug71, you are on a real mission here today, aren’t you? You say he is fat, but wow I didn’t know that we were in football season right now. It thought this was the off season. Do you what happened with Casey Hampton in Tomlin’s first year? You were also the one that said Ben didn’t have “arm strength” in an earlier post here. I guess you haven’t seen him throw any miraculous passes when several defenders were hanging on to him? And yes, the defense gave up the lead at the end of the game in many of their losses. How many teams win the Super Bowl that don’t have a great defense? How did Manning do in the playoffs? Do you watch every Steeler game? If so, how in the blue hell could you possibly have a poor opinion of Ben’s QB skills? I have watched every game he has played in his career and I will take him as our QB any day of the week. Have some credibility please.
    And no, the girl was not underage. She was 20. Was she a “minor”? If she was, they why hasn’t Ben been charged with having sex with a minor? Quit trying to manipulate the FACTS that we know. You are a moron on a lynching crusade, plain and simple.

  82. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 15, 2010 10:46 AM

    “Why do you people continue to insist that a 20-year-old woman is an “underaged girl”?
    Because he allegedly took her barhopping and bought her alcoholic beverages. 21 is the legal drinking age in all 50 states.

  83. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 15, 2010 10:49 AM

    He’s willingness to provide answers the only question I had. And, as others have stated, unless there’s actual signs of “sexual assault” the he’s DNA (hair or saliva) can be expected to be found. I would only be willing to convict him if there were semen, bruising, or other signs of “sexual” assault.

  84. steelcity68 says: Mar 15, 2010 11:10 AM

    First of all everyone is assuming he raped her that all being the conclusion from those haters out there without a statement from the victim saying what actualy occured. The alleged charge is sexual assualt the key word here is alleged no formal charges have been filed. In the state I am from if a person accuses another of rape and the victim knows the assailant then the police arrest the person right away and charge him or her. It is then decided by a judge what his/her bail will be set at and then at his/her preliminary hearing it is decided by a judge if there is enough evidence to hold them over till he/she is indited.Non of this has happened no statement has been given by either side so let the law take its course before you cast your judgement. If this happened too you or one of your loved ones you would not want to be labled a rapist without all of the facts.

  85. Richm2256 says: Mar 15, 2010 11:13 AM

    steelergirl says:
    March 14, 2010 11:36 PM
    Pittsburgh Tribune = less than reliable..
    could be true..but wait till you see it attributed to the Pgh Gazette..
    ————————————————–
    You Steelers fans are classic! Now you’re trashing the integrity of an area newspaper for reporting something about this god-like figure you revere?!!!! Wait ’till the Gazette says something against your hero, you’ll start reading the freaking New York Times!
    cizzie4shizzie says:
    March 14, 2010 10:54 PM
    Can’t wait for Deb to write a book about this story.
    She already HAS, all we have to do is compile her thousands of posts defending Roethlisberger into a single volume, entitled:
    “Ben didn’t do anything, and if he did, that money-grubbing drunken whore asked for it!”
    ————————————————–
    Lastly, it’s obvious that Roethlisberger knew he left some sort of a “calling card” behind, or he would have totally denied any conrtact at all, so of course he was going to claim “consensual contact”. And the fact that one witness claims Roethlisberger was “surprised” by the poilice showing up doesn’t prove he wasn’t just acting surprised.
    The key here is what form of DNA he left behind, and where. He says the act – whatever the hell it was, he’s not saying – did not “consumate”, so there shouldn’t be any serious amounts of sperm, and if there is, he’s already lying, and if it’s anywhere near her vag, he’s a dead man. The troubling part here for any blind Steelers-loving defenders is that nasty head injury;
    He claims it was consensual sex, she says it wasn’t, and she’s got some kind of head injury that is documented in a hospital report. He can come up with any cockamamie explanation he wants for that, but it really makes things look not so consensual to the average “non-Steeler’s ass kissing” person.
    I suspect they could have Big Ben on videotape, with his victim tied up screaming “Nooooooo!!!!” in front of ten witnesses, and Deb (and all you other “defenders” of the Pig) would find some way to still say he didn’t do it.
    Once Ben’s lawyers realize there is serious doubt about his innocence, you’re going to see a major push for a huge settlement to get her to drop her criminal complaint (without her help, the DA has no case) and to prevent a civil suit. And if Roethlisberger pays her one red cent, that is flat-out an admission of guilt whether you Steelers fans want to admit that or not. And a hundred bucks says even THAT won’t be enough to keep this adolescent idiot from behaving like a pig, and you’ll end up having to defend this moron against yet another sexual assault charge.
    By the way, did anyone read the article the other day that said Roethlisberger’s “bodyguards” kept everyone else from going into that lady’s room? Still think they didn’t know what he was doing behind that closed door???

  86. toe-to-toe bird law says: Mar 15, 2010 11:18 AM

    realitypolice says:
    March 15, 2010 9:54 AM
    there are plenty of countries in the world where you are guilty until proven innocent and defendants are coerced into helping in their own prosecution. If you are so upset about BR asserting his rights, maybe you should move to one of these countries.
    ———————————————–
    You off your soap box yet? Unless you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, you would realize, just like everyone else has, that in the court of public opinion, a person is guilty until proven innocent. Yeah, it sucks, but that’s the price of fame. It also doesn’t help sway the public to lean towards Roethlisberger’s side given the fact that he was accused of a similar incident within the past year. No one who’s commented on Ben regarding this story should be ashamed. Everyone is just voicing their opinion about an overpaid quarterback who behaves like a sexual deviant. And I don’t think the “blood of millions” had been spilt so that a millionaire sports icon could get a blowjob from a 20 year old in a dive bar in Georgia. Thanks for the lesson in criminal law 101, though.

  87. thepittsburghkid says: Mar 15, 2010 11:21 AM

    What are you trying to prove by commenting? I dont get it. Rapistberger is the best you got? That’s LAME. He simply has to grow up, thats it. It was a dumb decision to hang out with 18+ kids when you’re 28. Nothings been proven other than you hate the Pittsburgh Steelers. As a Steelers fan and Pittsburgh native I love the comments. It shows how much you hate/fear us. I don’t see a comment, I see a loss for your crap football team.

  88. Holeinone09 says: Mar 15, 2010 11:34 AM

    .voxvertas, where was it reported that Ben “took her” barhopping? i read that she basically became a member of his party, and to me that meant she was in one of the earlier bars where Ben was at. Did Ben supply her with a fake ID? If so, where was that reported? And, where was it stated in public that Ben was responsible for her being served booze? Thanks for your distortion of the FACTS, you dope.
    Yes sir, if you believe .voxveritas, I can only imgine this poor pure innocent girl, absolutely doing everything she could to fight and resist mean old Ben from forcing her to accompany him to all these bars, kicking and screaming all the way, and forcing her against her will to drink booze even though she was only 20. LMAO. Some of you people are pure and utter morons for the crap you post.

  89. steelcity68 says: Mar 15, 2010 11:39 AM

    To Richm2256 about the report that all of his body guards stood outside the door and would not let anyone. I read that but I also read that everyone that was with him that night has no knowledge of anything that went on. So believe what you want from these papers all they do is print hearsay to draw in the readers.

  90. Deb says: Mar 15, 2010 12:04 PM

    cizzie4shizzie says:
    March 14, 2010 10:54 PM
    Don’t do it Ben. Keep leaving your demon seeds all over America. I hate Rapistberger, but he’s innocent. Can’t wait for Deb to write a book about this story.
    —————————————–
    Hon, I think I already have … at least it sure feels like it ;-)

  91. Holeinone09 says: Mar 15, 2010 12:09 PM

    richm2256, I am starting to believe you are insane. Your posts over the weekend on this matter show that you are obsessed with this issue from a non-Steeler fan standpoint.
    Then you say your opinion is “I suspect they could have Big Ben on videotape, with his victim tied up screaming “Nooooooo!!!!” in front of ten witnesses, and Deb (and all you other “defenders” of the Pig) would find some way to still say he didn’t do it.”
    That is hysterical! If you have followed Deb’s posts, you would see she is being very open-minded about her opinions, UNLIKE YOU. And I wish they had the whole thing, whatever happened, on videotape, so it would be over with now. But they don’t, so your “speculation” on what people would say is quite foolish, or like I said, insane.
    And then you said “He says the act – whatever the hell it was, he’s not saying – did not “consumate”, so there shouldn’t be any serious amounts of sperm, and if there is, he’s already lying, and if it’s anywhere near her vag, he’s a dead man.” Are you some expert on what is an appropriate amount of sperm to be ejaculated when someone gets off? If so, how much would that be? How much are “serious amounts” for the average man of Ben’s size and chemical makeup, in your educated opinion?
    And then you say “And if Roethlisberger pays her one red cent, that is flat-out an admission of guilt whether you Steelers fans want to admit that or not.” What line of work are you in? Are you telling me you have never be aware of someone or a company paying a settlement because it is easier to deal with it that way?
    So, just keep on showing your obsession with posting you moronic opinions on this matter and your character assassination in spite of a lack of facts. I get a nice laugh of your posts. Thanks.

  92. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 15, 2010 12:09 PM

    “Yes sir, if you believe .voxveritas, I can only imgine this poor pure innocent girl, absolutely doing everything she could to fight and resist mean old Ben from forcing her to accompany him to all these bars, kicking and screaming all the way”
    There’s nothing wrong with her going to a bar. There’s nothing wrong with going to a bar with Ben Rapenstein. The problem arises when Ben Rapenstein buys an alcoholic drink and gives it to an underage person.
    “and forcing her against her will to drink booze even though she was only 20.”
    It’s not a matter of forcing her to drink. It’s a matter of providing alcohol for her to drink. It’s against the law. You should check up on that. It’s been reported that Rapistberger bought drinks for several people at the bar. It’s not a leap of logic to assume that he bought alcohol for the underage girl that he allegedly sexually assaulted.
    But yeah, Ben’s a nice guy.

  93. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 15, 2010 12:10 PM

    “To Richm2256 about the report that all of his body guards stood outside the door and would not let anyone. I read that but I also read that everyone that was with him that night has no knowledge of anything that went on.”
    Yeah, the Sgt. Schultz defense.

  94. UckTheFeagles says: Mar 15, 2010 12:26 PM

    What I don’t get is why do the majority of the steeler’s fans try to make excuses for his behavior? Even if the guy is innocent, he certainly is guity of immature behavior and disrespecting the team and the fans that pay his over-inflated salary.
    If I were a fan, I’d be happy to see him go at this point. Why have such a distraction on the team?

  95. Steeler-lady says: Mar 15, 2010 12:32 PM

    Richm2256 says: March 15, 2010 11:13 AM The key here is what form of DNA he left behind, and where. He says the act – whatever the hell it was, he’s not saying – did not “consumate”, so there shouldn’t be any serious amounts of sperm, and if there is, he’s already lying, and if it’s anywhere near her vag, he’s a dead man. The troubling part here for any blind Steelers-loving defenders is that nasty head injury;
    No offense but are you mentally retarded??? What NASTY head injury???? LOL WOW You sure are one twisted ass.. .. Im betting you wanted the Duke boys locked up for good too huh?
    Im guessing you dont leave your moms basement often enough.
    # .VoxVeritas says: March 15, 2010 10:46 AM
    “Why do you people continue to insist that a 20-year-old woman is an “underaged girl”?
    Because he allegedly took her barhopping and bought her alcoholic beverages. 21 is the legal drinking age in all 50 states.
    She was part of a party.. lol aka GROUPIE..It isnt up to him to card her.. If she was in the club drinking one can only assume shes of age. Lol How many women have you carded yourself in a bar?? Many college students have fake id’s anyway. Its the bars who will be held responsible for serving an underage girl…not the person who paid the bill.

  96. Holeinone09 says: Mar 15, 2010 12:36 PM

    .voxveritas, can you please point to a published article where it states that Ben knew she was not of age to drink?
    Also, please show us which article that you saw that states he checked her ID and knew she was underage? Thanks for clearing that up to support your argument.
    Also, please show us the article that talks about Ben being responsible for checking the IDs of all patrons at each bar he visited that night. Thanks so much.
    Then, please show us the article that states Ben forced her to go into any of those bars although she was underage for drinking. Certainly, no girl with pure intentions would ever do something like that.
    And finally, get real.

  97. Richm2256 says: Mar 15, 2010 12:45 PM

    Holeinone09 says:
    richm2256, I am starting to believe you are insane.
    ————————————————-
    This, coming from someone blindly defending a 28 year old man – an NFL millionaire 2 time Super Bowl quaterback – who partied his birthday away with a bunch of college kids before being accused of sexual assault on a 20 year old girl in a bathroom after buying her alcohol, while wearing a T Shirt with a drawing of Satan on it; someone who was already “allegedly” falsely accused of that same crime just 8 months ago.
    I feel better about me than I do you, my friend.
    Yeah, Ben’s a normal NFL QB, this kind of $hit happens all the time to guys named Manning, Romo, Brady, Rivers,Cutler …….
    As for all you Steeler fans who point a finger at Tom Brady, please take note that not once did Bridget claim Brady committed sexual asault against her. She willingly had sex with Brady, her boyfriend at the time. You can call him a cad for dumping her just as she was getting pregnant; you may be right about that, or she may have gotten herself knocked up as she saw the writing on the wall that said “Gisele”, none of us really knows. But at worst no one claims he forced himself upon them.
    Twice.
    If I seem “obsessed” about posting on Roethlisberger, well, someone has to stamp out the utter nonesense Steelers fans are slinging, in their defense of this idiot. I’m happy to be one of them.

  98. footballrulz says: Mar 15, 2010 12:54 PM

    Man, I hope some of you folks are never selected for jury duty.

  99. Deb says: Mar 15, 2010 12:59 PM

    @DJ …
    So when you were a cop, did you do this sorry a job of listening to your witnesses? I explained to you the other day why that “pom-pom” moniker isn’t appropriate for someone with my background. I’m not defending Roethlisberger’s innocence in the Georgia case; I’m just trying to hold back the lynch mob until after an investigation/trial/plea bargain is concluded.
    In a sexual assault case where the defendant doesn’t deny consensual sexual contact, DNA isn’t evidence of anything other than contact. It doesn’t prove whether contact was consensual or forced. As a cop, you should know that. You should also know DNA doesn’t have to be semen or blood. It can be hair or saliva–which would be present if they’d done nothing more than kiss. So the presence of his DNA is no reason to infer assault or to offer a plea.
    I won’t be cheering regardless of the final outcome. If the accusation is true, a woman has been assaulted and a talented athlete is very disturbed. If not, a man has been irreparably harmed and a young woman is very disturbed.
    Even if it’s not true, it’s possible the woman believes it is. I read a quote from another female student at her college saying, “This has happened to all of us.” That’s very telling and indicative of the current environment where women have been taught all unwanted contact from men is assault. You’re making out with a guy and he grabs your breast when you don’t want him to or grabs your hand and puts it on his penis, it’s an assault. If that’s the standard for assault, then yeah, all women have been assaulted–therefore, all women are victims. To me, that’s not an assault.
    Since neither of them has released a version of events (even the head injury came from an unnamed source) no one knows what actually took place. But it’s fully possible that if you could have seen what happened in that bathroom, you might think Ben did nothing wrong … but this young woman might genuinely believe in her heart she was assaulted. So you’d have two victims and two lives irreparably harmed–which you’re going to have no matter how it shakes out. Even if she’s straight-up lying, that means a 20-year-old college student with everything going for her went into a dirty nightclub bathroom to engage in some sort of sex act with a guy she’d just met. How sad is that? You small-minded idiots have no idea how much my heart hurts for that young woman.

  100. KenC says: Mar 15, 2010 1:02 PM

    Can’t you fools see she is a gold digger. If a person was innocent why quit school? If you truly were innocent show yourself in public. I agree Ben is guilty of poor judgement but aint it amazing that nobody actually saw him assault her. They were in the VIP room but she had to go to the small tiny bathroom. NOBODY saw Ben go there. I say bullshit. Most of you want Ben to be out of football because he is a top 3 QB and then maybe your team will have a better chance of going to Super Bowl.

  101. BlueEyeDevils says: Mar 15, 2010 1:04 PM

    The odds of winning the lottery is less than the odds of white people protesting Big Ben for raping women.
    Afterall, he didn’t abuse dogs.

  102. Richm2256 says: Mar 15, 2010 2:17 PM

    @ Deb:
    “Even if she’s straight-up lying, that means a 20-year-old college student with everything going for her went into a dirty nightclub bathroom to engage in some sort of sex act with a guy she’d just met. How sad is that? You small-minded idiots have no idea how much my heart hurts for that young woman.”
    Has your warped brain even ONCE considered maybe she’s telling the truth and Ben’s NOT??????? Nowhere have you ever ONCE given a single bit of credibility to this young woman’s claims.

  103. CKL says: Mar 15, 2010 2:25 PM

    Holeinone09 says:
    March 15, 2010 12:36 PM
    .voxveritas, can you please point to a published article where it states that Ben knew she was not of age to drink?
    Also, please show us which article that you saw that states he checked her ID and knew she was underage? Thanks for clearing that up to support your argument.
    Also, please show us the article that talks about Ben being responsible for checking the IDs of all patrons at each bar he visited that night. Thanks so much.
    Then, please show us the article that states Ben forced her to go into any of those bars although she was underage for drinking. Certainly, no girl with pure intentions would ever do something like that.
    And finally, get real.
    _________________________________
    I agree it isn’t BR’s job to check ID. The problem in this specific case is that the bar he was in admits people who are under the legal drinking age and simply issues the 21 and over crowd wristbands to indicate to the servers that they are legal to serve. So if BR sees a chick with no wristband and offers her drinks anyway, he is the guilty one. Now if the girl swiped someone else’s wristband to appear legal, so he thought she was legal, that is not his fault.

  104. Bdrunk says: Mar 15, 2010 2:25 PM

    robhug71 says:
    March 15, 2010 9:47 AM
    “Bdrunk … Roethlisberger had one of his better seasons? Really? Can you imagine an alleged elite quarterback allowing his team to lose to the Chiefs, Raiders and Bears?”
    The point that zipped right over your head, is that he or his drama was not the cause of a 5 game losing streak. In their first win after that losing streak (Packers), he had 503 yards passing and 3 touchdowns. The mighty Donovan McNabb and Brett Favre also fell to the Bears last season.
    “And did you catch his performance against the 1-11 Browns? Six points!!! WOW!!! Outstanding.”
    Way to use his worst performance of the season as a measuring stick. Also, 8 sacks *MAY* have been a factor. See above for his results the very next week.
    “You sound like Ron Cook. ”
    Thank you.
    “Roethlisberger threw for over 4,000 yards in 2009. Let’s have a parade!!!”
    Six QB’s passed for more yardage. Speaking of parades, the city of Pittsburgh has had two big parades since Ben was drafted as the Steelers QB.
    “Roethlisberger’s red-zone skills in ’09 were awful.”
    He was 33/63 (52.4 percent) 252 yards, 16 TD’s, 3 int’s, 82.1 rating. I don’t know where to find situational rankings vs other QB’s, so I can’t argue the point. Leave me a link and I will look closer at it, but they don’t appear to be far back from Brady’s numbers. *shrug*
    “And of the dozen or so QBs who passed for 4,000 yards or more, Roethlisberger had the fewest TD passes.”
    He was tied for 10th in TD passes.
    In closing, yes…Ben had one of his better seasons in 2009. Take into account that he only started 15 games, and had miserable showings against the Bungles and Brownies in weeks 10 and 14, respectively and I think Ben did pretty good.

  105. Holeinone09 says: Mar 15, 2010 2:34 PM

    richm2256 posts to me but does not address a single question I asked him/her. And, rich makes points about some discussion of Tom Brady, and I challenge rich the insane one to point to post by me related to Ben’s issue in which I even used Brady’s name. LOL.
    Further, where did I say Ben was a “normal QB’ (whatever the hell that is)? And in which post did I “blindly”
    Also, is anyone that wears a T-shirt with satan on it a criminal? How about if there merely skulls on it? But what if the skulls are smiling or scowling? Holy shit you are insane rich, you really truly are.
    Now, I will ask you my simple questions about your earlier post one more time, let’s see if you can concentrate long enough to respond, even though you are insane:
    rich, you said earlier that “He says the act – whatever the hell it was, he’s not saying – did not “consumate”, so there shouldn’t be any serious amounts of sperm, and if there is, he’s already lying, and if it’s anywhere near her vag, he’s a dead man.” Are you some expert on what is an appropriate amount of sperm to be ejaculated when someone gets off? If so, how much would that be? How much are “serious amounts” for the average man of Ben’s size and chemical makeup, in your educated opinion?
    And then you say “And if Roethlisberger pays her one red cent, that is flat-out an admission of guilt whether you Steelers fans want to admit that or not.” What line of work are you in? Are you telling me you have never be aware of someone or a company paying a settlement because it is easier to deal with it that way?
    Can you respond rich the insane one without changing the subject?

  106. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 2:45 PM

    Deb, you have no life to post novels here. Why don’t you find out where he is and you be the “bathroom gal” since you LOVE him so much. You would do it gladly it would appear.
    The Rooneys are going to eat him alive! YEY I hate him as he is ruining my favorite team.

  107. Deb says: Mar 15, 2010 3:04 PM

    @Richm2256 …
    As every coherent mind reading this thread knows, I put three scenarios into that post:
    If he is guilty …
    If he is innocent, but she genuinely believes he is guilty …
    And if she is straight-up lying ..
    You seized only on the latter and used it as yet another excuse to hurl abuse at a rape survivor who has made every effort to take a balanced approach to this situation. I had no intention of posting anything about my history on this Web site but let myself be goaded into it thinking it might make people realize I would NEVER support Roethlisberger if it emerges that he’s guilty no matter what team he plays for. But it’s all football for you. You can’t begin to understand the kind of emotions this is churning for someone like me, you freaking ass.
    We have almost no facts in this case. Even the speculation about a head injury and consensual sex act come from unnamed sources, not the police or Roethlisberger’s attorneys. Any opinion I have about Nevada is based solely on the COURT FILINGS in that case. I’ve said time and again–and it can easily be verified, that I’ve made the same arguments for Tom Cable, though I hate the Raiders, that I didn’t follow the Irvin case but supported the presumption of innocence.
    Because this story hits so close to home for me, I have done nothing but worry about this young woman as well as the man she has accused. You with your sickness and your venom have no idea how many tears I’ve shed for her.
    You are mentally ill, consumed with hatred, and a pathetic excuse for man who beats up on a woman behind the safety of an anonymous Web identity while claiming some moral high ground and concern for a college student you’d never think twice about if she’d accused by anyone who didn’t play for the Steelers, Jets, Dolphins, Bills, or Colts. You make me sick.
    Post what you want about Ben. But LEAVE ME ALONE, you maniac.

  108. suvantar says: Mar 15, 2010 3:11 PM

    Can’t you fools see she is a gold digger. If a person was innocent why quit school?
    *********************************
    I knew three girls who were assaulted while I was in college. 1 left school permanently the semester it happened and transferred to another school entirely. Another withdrew for the remainder of the semester and came back the following fall. The third stayed in school without taking any time off. In retrospect, it probably would have been better for her if she had taken the rest of the semester off because she only managed to pass one of her finals and her GPA, which to that point had been close to a 4.0, dropped to about a 3.0.
    People react to ordeals in different ways. Until you are attacked by a public figure, I doubt that you know how you would react.
    I will say that if my daughter were sexually assaulted by the quarterback of an NFL football team and there were people there who knew her and knew what happened, I would probably want her to leave school… to avoid the ordeal of the inevitable public scrutiny on campus if not for anything else.

  109. reformed says: Mar 15, 2010 3:14 PM

    deb go lick the floors at the train station. Your drivel is excessive, wholly not pertinent and boring.

  110. reformed says: Mar 15, 2010 3:19 PM

    Mr. Rooney, Mr. Goddell. Please take immediate action and suspend your idiot fool Benny boy. Do it for all the right reasons. Do it now. Do it from a position of authority and control. Fine him $10M, suspend him for 3-5 years and when he snivels kick his no count, low class ass to the curb. Do it NOW.

  111. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 3:20 PM

    Everyone leave “Deb” alone. She needs drugs as she is a psycho. Just don’t read her postings as they only ramble, ramble and ramble.
    Don’t give her the satisfaction anymore of catching someone’s attention.

  112. Deb says: Mar 15, 2010 3:27 PM

    @Reba …
    Sadly, you’ll never know how much you can multi-task when God has blessed you with an intellect.
    My guess from reading your posts about him for the past year is that sex in bathrooms is your style … and Ben turned you down.

  113. Deb says: Mar 15, 2010 3:43 PM

    reformed what? I can only imagine what you were before. Yikes!
    But thanks for taking time to read and post on my boring, irrelevant drivel.
    I’ll bet you and reba would make a nice couple. You could take her floor-licking for dinner, then a little sex in the bathroom. She’d like that. Just be sure you get her back to the home before curfew.

  114. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 4:04 PM

    reformed…
    Amen dude! It’s time for the Commish to come in a kick a little butt. Oh, sorry, Ben’s HUGE fat butt.

  115. Ballista says: Mar 15, 2010 4:13 PM

    Sounds to me like Big Ben was in a hurry-up offence running out of time, looking to go for the hail mary. but she didn`t like what she saw “too classy to have sex in a john” and called in a cover 4 audible. Big Ben pissed at this point goes ahead and throws the hail mary “the DNA” only to be intercepted by her . Now whether she catches it in the hand , between the legs, or in the facemask we dont know yet. but theres a good chance she can take this one to the House!!. Big Ben can only stand and wait to see what happens. technically she shouldn`t have had to call the cover 4, she should have never let him get that far, she should have had him 3 and out back at the 20.

  116. Steeler-lady says: Mar 15, 2010 4:16 PM

    # suvantar says: March 15, 2010 3:11 PM
    Can’t you fools see she is a gold digger. If a person was innocent why quit school?
    *********************************
    I knew three girls who were assaulted while I was in college. 1 left school permanently the semester it happened and transferred to another school entirely. Another withdrew for the remainder of the semester and came back the following fall. The third stayed in school without taking any time off. In retrospect, it probably would have been better for her if she had taken the rest of the semester off because she only managed to pass one of her finals and her GPA, which to that point had been close to a 4.0, dropped to about a 3.0.
    People react to ordeals in different ways. Until you are attacked by a public figure, I doubt that you know how you would react.
    I will say that if my daughter were sexually assaulted by the quarterback of an NFL football team and there were people there who knew her and knew what happened, I would probably want her to leave school… to avoid the ordeal of the inevitable public scrutiny on campus if not for anything else.
    ONE TIME AT BAND CAMP STORIES CONTINUE…………………………….

  117. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 15, 2010 4:33 PM

    @holeinoneog yeah I agree with you. I think richm might be insane.
    I don’t think there’s one person, even any one Steelers fan, that will come to his defense if he is in fact guilty. But I, like many other Steelers fans, want the BS, the exclaimations of his guilt, and the so-called experts to calm down and let the fact come out. Like almost every other time something like this has happened it will come out in the end that he either acted inappropriately or he didn’t. Yes, I’m betting he didn’t. How many times have we seen this in the past?
    Does anyone really believe that Tyson raped that girl that showed up to his hotel room at 3am? I’m not a big Tyson fan but I don’t believe he “raped” the girl even though he was convicted of it.
    What about Bettis? I knew he never did anything wrong and it was proven when all was said and done.
    What about McNutty. Her own co-workers dispute her claims talk about how she boasted in her emails of her time with Roethlisberger. She never reported it to the authorities and then only came out a year later when she finally realized nothing more would ever come of her time with him.
    And now some girl claims he raped her in a nightclub in a public setting? Look, I am disappointed that he showed such poor judgement, especially in this recent episode, but I can clearly see where there’s a possiblity that this may just be another extortion attempt.
    So, NO, I nor do I believe any other Steelers fan, will defend him if he ends up being guilty. I think we willing to be patient and reserve judgement until all the facts come out which is something richm and many others aren’t willing to do?

  118. Deb says: Mar 15, 2010 4:36 PM

    @DJ …
    BTW, Sweets, gotta run in a few so before I forget … don’t necessarily disagree w/your theories on pending arrest/plea offer. Just disagree on why. Don’t think DNA would make much difference if he’s admitting contact. But if stories of head injury are true, that’s harder to explain unless she had high blood-alcohol level. DNA would be another piece of the puzzle. They’d need more–you know that. Doubt he’d plead to a felony. Best news for him, whether people like it or not, was her hiring a plaintiff’s attorney. Won’t go unnoticed by prosecutor.

  119. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 4:36 PM

    This clip comes from another website. I thought I would paste it here for laughs and giggles.
    The Steelers have their training camp in Latrobe, PA — a town absolutely owned by Arnold Palmer. Near the training camp is Laurel Valley golf club. It has hosted several major championships and is a big deal club in the area.
    Ben Roethlisberger came by during training camp one summer and said he wanted to get on the course to play. The pro shop said that they would accommodate him but that members that had tee times would go ahead of him and they would work him on.
    So, Ben looks around the pro shop and starts buying up stuff. Makes his purchases, then disappears to the first tee. He’s teeing off out of turn. The pro shop wrangles him down in the first fairway and demands that he return to the clubhouse to wait his turn to play. Eventually, he gets to go off. He runs into a bunch of people who naturally want his autograph. He says no to all of them. Doesn’t want to be nice to the people letting him play their exclusive track.
    When he’s done with the round, Ben goes into the locker room in the clubhouse. He takes a shower and comes out, when a man comes up to him and tells him, “What you are going to do right now is go into the pro shop and sign autographs for every single person who wants them, and then you will never come back here again.”
    The man who told him that? Arnold Palmer.

  120. RyanHarris says: Mar 15, 2010 5:09 PM

    @ Ballista….
    Brilliant.
    @ Florio/Peacock
    Why are women allowed to post on this site? Change this immediately,
    Thank you

  121. robhug71 says: Mar 15, 2010 5:25 PM

    Holeinone09: I am a Steelers fan; but I think with my head, not with my heart. Roethlisberger repeatedly underthrows his deep recievers. Pay attention!!!
    And if you are suggesting that Roethisberger’s astounding weight gain is comparable to Casey Hampton: WOW!!! Roethlisberger played overweight late last season. Did you see him impersonate a statue against the 1-11 Browns, who sacked him eight times? Oh, I know. That’s all on the offensive line. Sorry.
    I don’t understand some Steelers fans. Some like their quarterbacks big and fat, their nose tackles slim and trim, and their place kickers all-pro tacklers.
    Bdrunk: I stand corrected. Roethlisberger is the best!!! And he won those two Super Bowls all by himself, which was quite an accomplishment considering that in Super Bowl XL he was 9-for-21, for 123 yards, with zero touchdowns and two picks.
    You people who insist on giving the QB all the credit when it comes to the ultimate team game are really on top of things.
    ESPN started that innane trend back in the Joe Montana Era, when the network was attempting to appeal to the casual (uneducated) fan. Some bought into it hook, line and sinker, and still cling to that theory. One such person is Ron Cook.
    Ben Roethlisberger: Two career Super Bowl starts. One career TD pass. Let’s have a freakin’ parade!!!
    Maybe you could also invite Antwan Randle El and James Harrison, two Steelers who were just along for the ride under the powerful Super Bowl presence of Ben Roethlisberger.

  122. Bdrunk says: Mar 15, 2010 5:29 PM

    Reba says:
    March 15, 2010 4:36 PM
    “a town absolutely owned by Arnold Palmer”
    The Mellons and the Scaifes say “whuuuut?”

  123. Deb says: Mar 15, 2010 5:52 PM

    RyanHarris says:
    @ Florio/Peacock
    Why are women allowed to post on this site? Change this immediately,
    Thank you
    ———————————————-
    Rolling on floor laughing till tears run.
    Don’t blame you. I used to be more fun than this. So I’m going out w/people who know nothing about football and sing 56 off-key choruses of “Can’t You See.” Then I’ll come back, watch “Fargo,” think of certain PFTers during the wood-chipper scene, and heal my sense of humor. Have a wonderful evening!

  124. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 6:35 PM

    robhug71
    Uh, must you be reminded that Randle-El threw for a touchtown in SB XL? How many did Ben throw? Uh – how many? Worst stats by a QB in SB history. XLIII wasn’t much better. The throw he made with :35 left… that was all Holmes. I am SOOOOOO glad they didn’t name Pig Ben MVP. A-Hole. He was looking for it too hogging the stage as he did. His FUGLY mug was on the screen for too long!!
    PS Glad Randle-El is back. :)

  125. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 6:41 PM

    robhug71
    I misread your post. You are completely right. In SB XL Pig Ben did NOT throw for one TD. He did throw 2 interceptions. WHY IS THIS MAN BEING PAID 102 MILLION DOLLARS? He’s worth about 1.02 million…. IF THAT!! And he’s fat and ugly. He probably has to force women to “play” with him because, without the money, every woman would walk right on by.

  126. steelergirl says: Mar 15, 2010 6:47 PM

    @ Richm2256
    Geez ……..I was just pointing out that the Trib is not as dependable as the Post Gazette..I didn’t say it would’nt show up there..just that it would be worth more when /if it did..
    Chill Out..you got a long way to go riding this story..you seem to have lot of pent up hate against the city and it seems here,the fans..get it all out!and while you are at it.. Peace out..:)

  127. Steeler-lady says: Mar 15, 2010 7:28 PM

    Jason have you even read up on the first case??? Lol theres a ton of evidence to support that the ho is lying. LOL You seriously need to look it up.

  128. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 7:33 PM

    BDrunk…
    I didn’t write the article. I believe it conveys that Arnie kicked Ben off the island!!

  129. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 15, 2010 8:00 PM

    Wow robhug71, never seen a, so-called, fan of a team berrate a player on a team with so much hatred and contempt?
    While he has occasionally underthrown his WR’s downfield, I don’t think he does it “repeatedly” as you proclaim.
    I’m going to research the AP story. Wondering why this is the first time I’ve heard anything about Ben being thrown off his golfcourse?

  130. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 15, 2010 8:35 PM

    Reba…
    I googled your AP story and first thing I see is an article posted an hour ago that says those rumors are untrue.
    Needless to say, your credibility is shot with me.

  131. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 9:12 PM

    Pensacola Steelers.. Go to outofbounds.com and look it up. DUH

  132. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 9:14 PM

    Sorry… here is the link to the story. Credibility restored!!!!
    http://outofbounds.nbcsports.com/2010/03/in-which-arnold-palmer-puts-ben-roethlieberger-in-his-place.html.php

  133. Reba says: Mar 15, 2010 9:40 PM

    Why do we “berrate” him… because he is on our favorite team. He needs to model his life after Troy P or Hinds Ward. Classy guys that are more than willing to be polite, sign autographs and actually pay for a meal when the check arrives. Pit Ben needs to be arrested for theft of services because that is exactly what it is… I looked it up. I am SURE his bill isn’t that small either. He’s a fat ass right now and ugly. He’s sort of like Mick Jagger. No one would be interested if it wasn’t for his money!

  134. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 15, 2010 10:21 PM

    Reba,
    I’m not gonna argue this with you. You’ve obviously already convicted the man in your mind. I choose to wait until all the facts come to lite before I condemn him.
    outofbounds.nbcsports.com
    outofbounds sites a “very credible source” lmao
    PFT
    profootballtalk.nbcsports.com
    at least sites a “source close to Roethlisberger” who states “it couldn’t be further from the truth”
    I did think it odd that nbcsports was apparently straddeling the fence on this issue… note the links both are from nbcsports.com

  135. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 15, 2010 10:22 PM

    no your credibility is NOT restored.
    I think you’re a complete idiot. DUH

  136. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 15, 2010 11:46 PM

    Reba,
    Now he not only refused to sign autographs but he’s left without paying his checks too? Your hatred runs deep… you might need to seek some psychiatric help?
    I do agree that Troy P. and Hines Ward are class acts and Ben would be well-advised to model his behavior after one or both of them. At least we can agree on that.

  137. Reba says: Mar 16, 2010 1:10 AM

    pensacolasteelers – It took him a LONG time to submit to a DNA test, hired the most powerful atty he could find (BIG mistake) and the girl, I would bet my life savings on, is telling the truth. You are right, for you, when the facts are in and he stops FIGHTING the GA case unlike the NV case… you are the idiot. I am SOOOO looking forward to it. Ok, let’s say Ben didn’t do it… he’s F’ed anyways, forever. He will go down in history with # of SB rings but will be remembered as a rapist! Mark my words. I threw my #7 jersey away today… actually burned it first – gladly. He’s a PIG with a GOD complex and I hope to H that he reads this!
    In addition I am credible because your lack of computer skills couldn’t find the article… DUH back at ya. You are a loser just like Deb. I’m done with you too. Say what you will but I have said my peace.

  138. Reba says: Mar 16, 2010 1:16 AM

    pensacolasteelers – It took him a LONG time to submit to a DNA test, hired the most powerful atty he could find (BIG mistake) and the girl, I would bet my life savings on, is telling the truth. You are right, for you, when the facts are in and he stops FIGHTING the GA case unlike the NV case… you are the idiot. I am SOOOO looking forward to it. Ok, let’s say Ben didn’t do it… he’s F’ed anyways, forever. He will go down in history with # of SB rings but will be remembered as a rapist! Mark my words. I threw my #7 jersey away today… actually burned it first – gladly. He’s a PIG with a GOD complex and I hope to H that he reads this!
    In addition I am credible because your lack of computer skills couldn’t find the article… DUH back at ya. You are a loser just like Deb. I’m done with you too. Say what you will but I have said my peace.

  139. Reba says: Mar 16, 2010 1:18 AM

    “source close to Rothlisberger” You idiot… Of course they will support him. What is the matter with you! Biatch… has to be

  140. Steeler-lady says: Mar 16, 2010 7:47 AM

    lol I love how Reba only gives one side to the story.. typical liberal.
    I know many of people who have associated themselves with Ben and i have never heard of these stories you fools bring about. Why would he have to stiff a bill..lol fkn duh hes a MILLIONAIRE!
    Im betting you didnt call him a fatass when he was sporting that LOMBARDI… lol Damn I cant stand bandwagon fans.. We seen enough of you asses when Kordell was here. When he got us to the AFC Championship he was GREAT.. when we lost (not due to his play)yall called him a Fag. Why dont you jump on over to the Bengals or Browns wagon.
    lmao you can GOOGLE anything you want and find a blog or 2… For instance I googled REBA and it brought up a brothel!!!!
    hahah i know i know my SOURCE isnt anymore reliable than hers. LOL

  141. Bdrunk says: Mar 16, 2010 10:18 AM

    robhug71 says:
    March 15, 2010 5:25 PM
    “Bdrunk: I stand corrected. Roethlisberger is the best!!! And he won those two Super Bowls all by himself, which was quite an accomplishment considering that in Super Bowl XL he was 9-for-21, for 123 yards, with zero touchdowns and two picks.
    You people who insist on giving the QB all the credit when it comes to the ultimate team game are really on top of things.”
    What does this have to do with the original post I replied to, or even your previous wall of blather? Original discussion was concerning Ben’s drama and missing the playoffs. I think I supported my statement that 2009 was a good year for Ben, statisticly. Preeeeety sure SB XL wasn’t even in the discussion. Nobody’s giving a QB all of the credit, but you sure want to give one all of the blame.
    Yes, you’ve been corrected. Go lay down.

  142. robhug71 says: Mar 16, 2010 11:51 AM

    Bdrunk … I agree with you that Roethlisberger’s drama of a year ago had nothing to do with his overrated play of 2009. I never said it did!!!
    What I was commenting on was that YOU said Your Boy Ben “had one of his better seasons” in 2009. I suppose by Roethlisberger’s standards, he did have one of his better seasons. Like that would take much.
    My point always has been and will be: When is Your Boy Ben going to live up to all the hype and actually perform like a $102 million quarterback?
    Aside from a sensational rookie season in 2004 and a brilliant three-game postseason leading up to Super Bowl XL, Roethlisberger has mostly been a good quarterback who has had sporadic great moments.
    Even you pointed out that only six quarterbacks threw for more yards in ’09 than Roethlisberger, yet 10 others threw for more touchdowns. I don’t believe yards trump points.
    Now … Go sober up.

  143. jimicos says: Mar 16, 2010 11:53 AM

    Just send a busty nurse into an exam room with him. She can scrape the DNA from her chest into a test tube. Or from her hair.. Or wherever.

  144. Bdrunk says: Mar 16, 2010 1:00 PM

    Robhug71,
    Sober as a judge.
    Did Ben NOT have one of his better seasons? Every stat you cited shows that he did in fact improve.
    I personally don’t give a flying f*ck how much he makes or how much he weighs. I don’t pay to watch them except for beer and wings on game day. It’s not like they raised my taxes because of it. You sound like you had to pay the bulk of that 102 mill. Talk about a false sense of entitlement.

  145. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 16, 2010 3:08 PM

    yeah steeler-lady reba is an idiot… a “typical” idiot at that. Rather than give the jersey to goodwill she’d rather burn it? lol I wrote her off a long time ago.

  146. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 16, 2010 3:10 PM

    No Reba, you’re the freakin idiot as your rant proves! I am actually embarrassed to think you’re a Steelers fan at all? God, I hope you’re not.

  147. robhug71 says: Mar 16, 2010 4:44 PM

    Bdrunk: Obviously after six years of hearing from the local media nothing but what a great gift to Steelers Football Roethlisberger has been, there are now two kinds of Steelers fans: Those, like you, who have bought into the hype and can’t get enough of him … or those, like me, who have had their fill.
    Ever think that perhaps that $102 million could be better spent, maybe used to sign more quality players? And don’t think for a second that someone isn’t paying for Roethlisberger’s steep salary. Try going to game for less than $200, tickets not included.
    And of course you don’t care how much he weighs. The next time Your Boy Ben can’t get out of his own way because he’s carrying around an extra 60 pounds, you’ll do the easy thing and blame the O-line.
    You better hope the defense returns to its superior form of 2008, or else you’re going to have another short, playoff-less season of beer and wings in 2010.

  148. Reba says: Mar 16, 2010 5:24 PM

    I have been a Steeler fan since 1970. I hve disliked #7 since the beginning. He has proven himself to be irresponsible with the motorcycle incident. Now 2, count them, 2 women are after him for sexual assault.
    I have been a victim of such a crime… I was slipped a drug called the date rape drug. The guy was exactly like Pig Ben. Jock – college QB that won enough for the team to be in the top 10 in the nation. Everybody believed him because – how can someone so famous actually do something like that. I must be either a liar or worse. Luckily someone got ahold of the glass I was drinking from and the evidence was there with the drug and his fingerprints. I went through hell and back before someone actually beliieved it. Name calling, shutting me out, etc. I did drop out of school and once they “got” him, I went back. Not one apology but was left alone and slowly started my social life again.
    Write me off if you want but I believe those women. Ben will just pay them off and move on. That’s just how the system works. The love of money is the root of all evil.
    And, the name Reba comes from the Old Testament as a king of Midian.

  149. Bdrunk says: Mar 16, 2010 5:43 PM

    Robhug71
    SOMEONE is paying for it. Not me though.
    I defended his overall performance LAST SEASON. The numbers don’t lie, there is no hype to buy into, just stats. He had a good season that unfortunately didn’t turn into a playoff run.

  150. Reba says: Mar 16, 2010 6:02 PM

    Watch the movie The Accused one more time. That should open your eyes just a bit. Those women coming forward – they are brave to endure such a situation as this.

  151. Reba says: Mar 16, 2010 6:15 PM

    Watch the movie The Accused one more time. That should open your eyes just a bit. Those women coming forward – they are brave to endure such a situation as this.

  152. robhug71 says: Mar 16, 2010 6:20 PM

    Bdrunk … OMG!!! The only positive stats you’ve produced are in the form of YARDS. If a QB is playing in a Bruce Ariens offense that passes the ball 70 percent of the time, naturally that QB is going to have a lot of passing yards. BIG DEAL!!!
    The name of the game in today’s NFL is to score TOUCHDOWNS. Roethlisberger in ’09 had just one spectacular game: Against Green Bay. One of out 15 ain’t bad, right?
    You seem like an otherwise football-smart guy. It’s disheartening that your blind loyality to God’s Gift to Steelers Football prevents you from seeing my point of view. So be it. I’ve enjoyed bantering with you.

  153. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 16, 2010 6:23 PM

    Well Reba I am sorry you had to experience something like that BUT just because it happened to you DOES NOT mean that every accusation is legit and that Ben did what he’s being accused of. Just like Bettis a few years back this will be proven in the end to be nothing more then an extortion attempt. But I bet that even if his accusers, without being prompted or paid off, retract their accusations I bet you won’t offer a public apology for you hateful rhetoric? Whereas, if it turns out that he did something I WILL publically admit that I was wrong and criticize him for what he’s done. So, I ask, will you offer a public apology if it turns out that he’s done nothing wrong? (I bet not)

  154. Deb says: Mar 16, 2010 7:11 PM

    @Reba …
    What happened to you was horrible, and it’s happened to a lot of women. But that doesn’t mean every jackass jock who gets accused is guilty. Wish you could see I’m not defending Ben. I’m defending waiting to find out because things aren’t always what they seem.
    I’ve been victimized in several different situations in part because my work took me to some dangerous places overseas. I’ve seen the worst men can be, but I’ve also had women lie and try to put me in harm’s way. And I’ve had men I hardly knew step up to protect me. So I know some men are dogs but some are heroes. And some women are victims but some will tell any kind of lie to get what they want. I would never have believed women could lie about stuff like this if I hadn’t seen it for myself through my own experiences as well as my brother’s law practice.
    Ben may be a JERK. But you should read the details in Nevada. The evidence presented shows that woman is lying, Reba. And when a woman lies about rape, she hurts other women. That’s why I get so pissed. And that’s why I’m skeptical about this new accusation. But the Georgia woman may be telling the truth. We just don’t know. We may never know. But even if he’s innocent, Ben obviously needs to do a lot of soul-searching and growing up.
    Yes, the real victims who come forward have tremendous courage. And I am sorry for what you went through.

  155. Steeler-lady says: Mar 16, 2010 7:54 PM

    Hey REBA Look at court records at all the INNOCENT men in JAIL for this exact same ACCUSATION…They didnt have the money to fight it so they sit in prison until MAYBE dna or something will prove their innocence.. Stop the FEMINIST BS,, Theres just as many LYING CORRUPT women out there as MEN…
    Sorry if you buy into the MCNUTTY story then you are definatly one dumb bitch.. READ the facts of the case.. SHit read the emails.. the text messeges.. OMG I cant believe there is someone that fkn dumb.
    Lol@Ben being irresponsible for the motorcycle accident.. lol had NOTHING to do with the lady who crossed into his path and hit him.. AS HE WAS ON HIS WAY TO DO A RADIO SHOW FOR THE STEELERS..HUH?lol SO LET ME GUESS YOU HAVE NEVER WENT OVER THE SPEED LIMIT OR RODE WITHOUT A SEATBELT..CUS THAT WOULD BE IRRESPONSIBLE OF YOU.BY THE WAY .. HELMETS ARENT REQUIRED IN PA.ALOT OF PEOPLE RIDE WITHOUT THEM..
    I DONT BUY INTO YOUR STORY ABOUT THE DATE RAPE DRUG CUS ANYONE IN THAT BAR COULD OF TAINTED THAT GLASS.. THEY COULD OF SWITCHED IT UP OR HANDED IT TO HIM .. ETC LOL WAY TO MANY “WHAT IF’S” IN YOUR STORY.. YOU ARE ABOUT AS NUTS AS MCNUTTY.
    AS FAR AS THIS RECENT CASE WITH BEN,, I CHOOSE TO SEE THE FACTS FIRST.
    LOL HEY REBA.. DID YOU CALL AND APOLIGIZE TO THE DUKE LACROSSE BOYS…IM SURE YOU DEEMED THEM TO HELL HUH? O MY DUMB BIOTCH.. PLEASE GET OFF THE STEELER BANDWAGON.. I KNOW DAMN WELL YOU CHEERED WHEN BEN DROVE DOWN THE FIELD TO THROW THE GAME WINNING TD………………….

  156. robhug71 says: Mar 17, 2010 3:20 AM

    Steeler-lady: We all cheered when Roethlisberger threw 10-yard passes to Santonio Holmes, who turned up field for 35- and 40-yard gains. Santonio Holmes? remember him? He was named THAT games MVP.

  157. botchedextrapoint says: Mar 17, 2010 7:18 AM

    So will he get sentenced to jail if he is guilty or traded to the browns. Even Ben doesn’t deserve to play for the browns

  158. Bdrunk says: Mar 17, 2010 7:42 AM

    WAIT~ Don’t leave Robhug71!
    “…that passes the ball 70 percent of the time, naturally that QB is going to have a lot of passing yards. BIG DEAL!!!”
    Ben actually only passed on 54% of the snaps.
    TD% comes out to 5.1. I don’t know where that number stands among the entire league, but it’s behind Brees, Favre, Rivers, and Manning but ahead of Brady. I have to concede that point pending further review meaning I need somewhere that lists that for me without me having to do any more long division.
    ” Roethlisberger in ’09 had just one spectacular game: Against Green Bay. One of out 15 ain’t bad, right?”
    Odd, that you bring up his best passing game last season, yardage wise, as an example.

  159. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 17, 2010 9:08 AM

    Hey Rohbug, Ben could’ve just as easily been named the MVP for SBXLIII. Still pisses my wife off that he wasn’t. Oh and BTW, she doesn’t believe this crap either OR AT LEAST SHE’S WILLING TO RESERVE JUDGEMENT UNTIL ALL THE FACTS ARE LAID OUT.

  160. 1nationraidernation says: Mar 17, 2010 12:35 PM

    instead of a dna sample, get oiut the check book. It will prove what she really is.

  161. AllThat says: Mar 17, 2010 3:15 PM

    pensacolasteelers says:
    March 17, 2010 9:08 AM
    Hey Rohbug, Ben could’ve just as easily been named the MVP for SBXLIII. Still pisses my wife off that he wasn’t. Oh and BTW, she doesn’t believe this crap either OR AT LEAST SHE’S WILLING TO RESERVE JUDGEMENT UNTIL ALL THE FACTS ARE LAID OUT
    The Pensacola Steelers and the starter at QB: Dennis Dixon.
    Can your wife provide some of Ben’s DNA?
    Easy on the capslock button dude.

  162. AllThat says: Mar 17, 2010 3:21 PM

    Bengals beat you twice Steeler Fans…………..
    LOL

  163. robhug71 says: Mar 17, 2010 4:22 PM

    pensacolasteelers: I also don’t believe Roethlisberger sexually assualted anyone. I have never suggested that I thought otherwise.
    My point all along has been that I’m sick of his arrogance, an overbearing attitude brought about by a local media that would like you to believe that the team should be named not the Pittsburgh Steelers but rather the Pittsburgh Roethlisbergers.
    It takes an entire team effort to win Super Bowl titles. If you want to continue to believe that Roethlisberger won those Super Bowls all by himself, be my guest. But I gotta tell ya: If you choose to do so, that would be a great disservice to a tremendous 2008 defense that carried the team to Super Bowl XLIII.
    Bdrunk: I don’t know what the ratio was between passes and rushes in 2009, but alllllll season long all I heard from Your Boy Ben was his bragging that these aren’t the Steelers of old, and that he was going to throw the ball early and often. Mission accomplished. He succeeded one time. Congratulations.
    BTW: What set Roethisberger apart in that Green Bay game was that not only did he pass for 500 yards, but he also led his offense to some points.
    How many times did the Bruce Ariens/Ben Roethlisberger offense score 30 or more points in either the 2008 or 2009 seasons? Check it out.

  164. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 17, 2010 5:36 PM

    @allthat
    next time spit (in a cup) instead of swallowing and you can provide the DNA sample.
    @rohbug
    I NEVER SAID he won it by himself! I did suggest that he easily could’ve been named the MVP of SBXLIII and I still hold true to that. I haven’t personally seen him be arogant so I can comment on that but I can’t hold it against him either just because a number of others claim he is.

  165. Steeler-lady says: Mar 17, 2010 6:20 PM

    Rob.. I have NEVER heard Ben boast about anything involving his play,,… hes constantly credited his teammates for their success.. or savin his butt.. and hes also dogged himself out and taken the blame for losses several times.. thats one thing i can defend him for.
    It is a team effort so its about time people stop giving the D all the credit too..lol even tho they are the best.. it works both ways. All facets of the game need to be on point to win championship games. This year i have to say our special teams blew WIND!
    Last but not least……Ben brought winning back in the Burgh…hes made plays i couldnt see Maddox doing thats for damn sure. Lol and if you think Ben isnt as important to this team as any other starter.. one name rings a bell. BUBBY BRISTER!!!!!!
    Ben did have a big season by numbers.. compared to the past but this is the first year we have really committed more to the passing than the running attack too. (even tho ..Mendy had over a 1,000yrds.. Holmes n Ward both over a 1.000 and ben over 4,000) Where did it get us? Not playoffs.. why??/…. look at several games given up late in the 4th………or the 5tds given up by special teams.. or a few rare Fg’s missed..so see everythign needs to work together.LOL

  166. robhug71 says: Mar 17, 2010 8:14 PM

    Steeler-lady: Your Boy Ben threw three picks last season that were returned for TDs. See how easily you forgot about those? That’s exactly what I’m talking about.
    If you live within the Pittsburgh area, you’ll know how the media cover Steelers game, especially last season: When they won, it was alllll Your Boy Ben. When they lost, the defense didn’t play well enough.
    My favorite coverage of a game happened in 2008, when DeShea Townsend returned an interception for a TD that rallied the Steelers late and beat the Cowboys. The next day, the media hailed Roethlisberger for yet another one of his patented fourth-quarter comeback victories.
    It’s no wonder he’s the way he is. He, like most of Steelers fans, believes his own hype.
    I realize my position on this matter is politically incorrect within Steelers Nation, but no one should be above criticism, especially the highest paid player on the team.
    What about Walter Andrew Brister III aka the Bubster?
    My position isn’t just about Roethlisberger. ALL starting QBs are overhyped, overrated and overpaid. Focusing all the attention on one player, especially after wins, is ruining the game and dividing teams and teammates.
    In 2007, the cheating Patriots were without their beloved Tom Brady. They finished the season at 11-5. In 2008, they had their beloved Brady, and wound up 10-6. Go figure.
    As for Tommy Maddox: He was a class act who saved us from Kordell, which makes him a hero in my book.
    PensacolaSteelers: I do beleive James Harrison would’ve been an even better MVP choice. His spectacular interception return for a TD was a 10, maybe 14-point swing. Without that play, perhaps the greatest in Super Bowl history, the Steelers last-second TD wouldn’t have mattered.
    BTW: My name is Robhug71.

  167. Reba says: Mar 17, 2010 8:17 PM

    Steeler-Lady,
    I cheered for the “Pittsburgh Steelers” when they drove themselves down for that SB win. It was not all Roethlisberger.
    He did not deserve MVP. Holmes was a football machine in that game. The right man got the name. Ben hung around up there so much it was sad. The coach didn’t even get to hold it because of Ben. Check the clips. They are on NFL Network.
    As for as the Duke case, I believed the players -thank you.
    Also, Steeler-Lady – you are going to be berrated when it is proved what Ben did. Why would the Rooneys be so upset if there wasn’t some merit in the accusation? The ROONEYS are the only ones Ben needs to worry about now – and the Commish. But Dan and Art II are “God” to Ben Roethlisberger right now and he better be in confession!!

  168. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 17, 2010 8:48 PM

    Well obviously you just hate Ben? I would’ve been happy with Harrison, Holmes, or Ben as the MVP. And it sounds like you wouldn’t have been happy if Ben had been named MVP.

  169. robhug71 says: Mar 17, 2010 9:55 PM

    pensacolasteelers: The reason I think Harrison would have been a better MVP candidate than Roethlisberger is simple: Roethlisberger is a quarterback. He’s suppose to throw touchdown passes. That’s what quarterbacks are paid to do.
    Harrison, on the other hand, is a big, lumbering linebacker. And big, lumbering linebackers just aren’t suppose to do what he did: Intercept a pass at his team’s own goal line, dodge numerous would-be tacklers, and race 100 yards, basically untouched, and into the other team’s end zone.
    That play, that performance, besides being breathtakingly spectacular, was also an unexpected bonus.
    That play, like it or not, won the game.
    Your excitement for Roethlisbeger, however, is perfectly understandable. It only took Your Boy Ben 119 total minutes over two Super Bowls to finally throw a touchdown pass. Congrats!!!

  170. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 17, 2010 10:20 PM

    yes but did you believe in their innocence before they were cleared of any wrongdoing? I bet not. You seem so full of hate and contempt, probably because of what you went through although I don’t see how that makes it right, that I bet you were ready to crucify them too.

  171. Steeler-lady says: Mar 17, 2010 10:21 PM

    LOL ROB ..Im beginning to believe you and Reba are the same person…..LOL For one thing your right.. it takes a WHOLE team to win games..But if you have a qb such as a bubby brister we wont be winning shit. LOL@ calling out Bens 3picks.. LOL yea cus ive never seen a Manning ,Brady ,Montana or Farve throw a pick huh? LOL cmon now….. You need to go back and watch a few games…you can only do so much.. Maybe its a bit confusing cus im accustomed to the Steelers being a 2nd half team and not squandering away leads..etc But there isnt a qb out in the league id want to have right now leading my team. Sorry. Some have better arms maybe i dont see someone like Manning getting out of the would be sacks that Ben eludes.. I hope you and Reba do realize you have to take the good n bad with Ben when it comes to that… Sometimes he takes a sack but alot of the time he creates time for the WR!.
    And Reba someone on the internet cant berate shit…lol The Rooneys would be upset if this was someone pulling a towel rack off the wall.. THATS THE ROONEYS.. lol not becus of MERIT,,stupid heffa.
    So if it comes out n no charges are pressed .. are you gonna get on here n let me berate you .. or will you just say .. HES GUILTY ANYWAY?
    I havent seen myself say if hes guilty or innocent.. you just live in Mr Rogers neighborhood and imagine shit.. Im guessin you imagined a hot jock qb spiked your drink cus he wanted you too.LOL
    by the way.. when did i say Holmes didnt deserve MVP? lol u do know Ben threw him the ball right? LOL just checkin.
    ooo and i have the entire game and celebration on DVD .. lol i saw Tomlin hoist the trophy.. u ,may have too busy in a bathroom at some club at the time. LOL

  172. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 17, 2010 10:47 PM

    @steelers-lady
    you know she’s gonna say ‘he’s guilty anyway!”
    hey, you know what?
    I heard the college girl had on Ravens panties?

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  174. Reba says: Mar 18, 2010 5:19 PM

    Wow…. how about this article I just found. This action sounds like an innocent guy, right? LMAO
    Ben Roethlisberger has pulled out of the Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity Pro-Am scheduled for March 29-April 4 in Rancho Mirage, CA.
    Your statments, you are going down Biotch, and so is Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger.

  175. Reba says: Mar 18, 2010 5:23 PM

    Steeler-lady
    You can not sit there and tell me what happened to me didn’t happen. You were not there and you did not see. DON’T YOU EVER say something like like you did regarding something that personal which I was willing to share.
    You went too far. I am complaining to PFT about your posting and see what they will do about it. Concerning what I said, you are just not even human. If that’s what you hoped you would accomplished, congratulations, feel better now. You should be ashamed.

  176. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 18, 2010 8:00 PM

    Nah Reba you had me feelin sorry for ya but now I believe you made it up.
    You definately sound as though you have a screw loose! That or you’re the dumbest biotch I have ever heard. Why can’t he just have pulled out because he know what a circus his presence would cause? Why can’t it be for any of a number of other reasons? Why, to you, does it have to be an admittance of guilt? LMAO You are ONE DUMB BIOTCH!
    Admit it, no one touched you. You’re making it up right?
    I bet you’re actually a Patriots fan masguerading as a long-time Steelers fan right?

  177. Reba says: Mar 18, 2010 9:07 PM

    steeler lady….
    I hope you drop! Figure out what that means. You two, including pensacolasteelers, are not going to gang up on me with your fairy-tale belief that Ben is innocent. We can banter all day long but in the end he will PAY a ton of money or lose in court. When this happens I will get my satisfaction.
    You try to attack me instead of defending Ben. Having fun yet? Focus on your fantasy man.

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