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Roethlisberger's security force draw closer scrutiny

When word first emerged that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had two off-duty police officers with him in Milledgeville, Georgia on the evening of March 4, some of you believed that it meant nothing out of the ordinary might have occurred, since police were there.

In that specific context, the men weren’t police officers.  They were security guards, working for Roethlisberger and protecting only one person — Roethlisberger.

We’ve heard that he often has two security guards with him when he travels, and they do more than merely protect.  They serve him, too. 

Per a league source, their duties included providing Ben with a stick of gum while he was on the course at last year’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship.  Specifically, Ben made a gesture with his hand, and one of the guys brought him the gum.

According to WPXI-TV, the NBC affiliate in Pittsburgh, one of the men helped Roethlisberger construct an eight-foot security fence at his home, possibly misrepresenting in the process an incident involving alleged “intruders” on the property.  Roethlisberger at one point submitted a form requesting permission to exceed the Hampton Township code by two feet.  Said the form:  “Because of recent media and public knowledge of my new contract and
monetary value of the contract, it is for my safety.”

We’re not quire sure who would want to storm Roethlisberger’s house.  But now that the Arnold Palmer rumors have been debunked, there’s one less.

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57 Responses to “Roethlisberger's security force draw closer scrutiny”
  1. JaMarcus Russell #2 says: Mar 15, 2010 10:59 PM

    As if that guy asked his buddy for a stick of gum- son of a b*tch
    Then he built his fence 2 feet too tall- burn in hell Roethlisberger
    Who does this guy think he is? Next thing you know, he will get a parking ticket or maybe even wash his car- Jerk!

  2. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 15, 2010 11:00 PM

    “We’re not quire sure who would have to storm Roethlisberger’s house.”
    An irate father, perhaps?

  3. eagle_fan34 says: Mar 15, 2010 11:02 PM

    Were they the 2 guarding the door?

  4. Occam says: Mar 15, 2010 11:07 PM

    I hear that Roethlisberger shot Chi Chi Rodriguez’s dog.

  5. 90ragtop says: Mar 15, 2010 11:07 PM

    Big Ben Ruthlessbanger strikes again…

  6. Laxer37 says: Mar 15, 2010 11:07 PM

    Feel free and let us know when there is real news on the Roethlisberger allegation.
    There’s no rule that you have to post something every two hours even though there’s nothing new to report.

  7. Ravenmaniac says: Mar 15, 2010 11:09 PM

    Florio…I love to read crap about this douche-bag more than anyone….but is this really that big of a deal?? If he pays these guys cant he tell them to mow his yard if he wants????

  8. TexansMike says: Mar 15, 2010 11:12 PM

    Who gives a crap. Just tell us when the piece of **** is charged.

  9. .VoxVeritas says: Mar 15, 2010 11:17 PM

    “But now that the Arnold Palmer rumors have been debunked”
    So quick to give up on that angle, Florio. Rooney’s Goons got to you, didn’t they?

  10. NagaSwan says: Mar 15, 2010 11:17 PM

    Sean Taylor’s relative’s friends would probably like to see him.

  11. casey says: Mar 15, 2010 11:21 PM

    JaMarcus Russell #2 says:
    March 15, 2010 10:59 PM
    As if that guy asked his buddy for a stick of gum- son of a b*tch
    Then he built his fence 2 feet too tall- burn in hell Roethlisberger
    Who does this guy think he is? Next thing you know, he will get a parking ticket or maybe even wash his car- Jerk!
    —————————————-
    No. Next thing you know he will raped two women.

  12. zllabnkcoc says: Mar 15, 2010 11:21 PM

    “Ruthlessbanger”… nice.

  13. kosarsmyidol says: Mar 15, 2010 11:21 PM

    It makes sense that Ben would feel he needed to go over the ordinance’s limit by 2 ft and build an 8 ft fence. After all, the 6 ft fence the Steelers built to protect him doesn’t work…

  14. spyboots says: Mar 15, 2010 11:22 PM

    Home security for rich targets. Remember Sean Taylor?

  15. poiuyt says: Mar 15, 2010 11:33 PM

    According to witnesses, the bodyguards were blocking the door to the bathroom.

  16. CanadianVikingFan says: Mar 15, 2010 11:43 PM

    Ben seems more in touch with his men counterparts and not with his women counterparts..

  17. PatsRPerfection says: Mar 15, 2010 11:48 PM

    I would like to point out that while Ben Rapistburger is out alledgely sexually assaulting women, Tom Brady is at home with his wife and kids, making commercials to bring awareness to global warming and trying to save the world.
    Why can’t Ben be more like Tommy Brady, a good American.
    Also, I think Vox is right angry fathers and angry boyfriends/husbands probably want to storm his house.

  18. Frank Burns says: Mar 15, 2010 11:51 PM

    My GOD he asked his security guys for some gum? C’mon haters time to nail this scumbag!
    First ya better apologize for that Palmer stuff though.

  19. Beauregard says: Mar 16, 2010 12:07 AM

    Coming soon!
    Celebrity Golf four-some charity event:
    Ben Rothlisberger
    Kobe Bryant
    Mike Tyson
    John Daly
    Booze, bucks and broads!
    Lock up your sisters and daughters!

  20. Karl says: Mar 16, 2010 12:08 AM

    Florio, are you trying to say the Officers may have been complicit to sexual assault? That maybe the helped cover it up?

  21. PurpleJeebus says: Mar 16, 2010 12:24 AM

    Please more Roethlisberger muckraking! We Americans love to tear apart our celebrities.

  22. cunn9305 says: Mar 16, 2010 12:26 AM

    you’re reachin’ Florio … does he use Charmin too ??? … report actual pertinent facts please or go back to trashing Vick …

  23. pinkworm says: Mar 16, 2010 12:33 AM

    if you responded negatively to this story…. you are indeed a douchebag

  24. DanRooney says: Mar 16, 2010 12:40 AM

    Yeah just tell us when he’s convicted of rape, Florio.
    Oh wait, that’s right. He hasn’t even been charged with anything! I wonder why…
    $$$

  25. medic406 says: Mar 16, 2010 12:40 AM

    Help Wanted
    Looking for versatile individuals with fence building experience, manual dexterity, extra pockets full of gum, full range of neck motion with an ability to look the other way, selective hearing, and a short memory.
    Double standards and law enforcement experience preferred.
    Interested parties should send resume, Attention: Ben

  26. NFLMMAfan says: Mar 16, 2010 1:16 AM

    The security fence keeps the young girls locked in…..

  27. FumbleNuts says: Mar 16, 2010 1:42 AM

    VoxVeritas says:
    March 15, 2010 11:00 PM
    “We’re not quire sure who would have to storm Roethlisberger’s house.”
    An irate father, perhaps?
    That is the MOST intelligent answer and makes the most sense at this point.
    An eight-foot security fence at his home?
    No one could see him and the dirty deeds in the backyard.

  28. azwildcats96 says: Mar 16, 2010 2:12 AM

    I eagerly await the “Big Ben was abducted by aliens” and “Big Ben turns into a werewolf under a full moon” stories that are sure to follow…….

  29. house068 says: Mar 16, 2010 3:23 AM

    Wow, and i thought Tony B was just his body guard. How the heck does he work “undercover” on the dea task force? This guy is huge. And yes, he was one of the guys at the club.

  30. pokerpro7s says: Mar 16, 2010 3:37 AM

    Global warming is all Ben’s fault! And Katrina too! And I heard he waterboards people!
    This is getting ridiculous. Enough with the witch hunt, Florio. I thought you were going to exhibit some journalistic integrity from now on.

  31. Wordsworth says: Mar 16, 2010 3:43 AM

    This is a totally unimportant piece of the story. Let us know when something substantial happens in the avenue of charges against Big Ben or evidence of his guilt/innocence. This kind of fluff doesn’t need to be discussed.

  32. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Mar 16, 2010 5:00 AM

    “If he pays these guys cant he tell them to mow his yard if he wants????”
    Well, maybe they’re black! Ben’s a racist! Ben’s a racist! Ben’s a racist!

  33. OscarMooseFarmer says: Mar 16, 2010 5:19 AM

    Haha…not that it really matters or upsets me…
    But it’s pretty funny that the guy very plainly writes that he should be exempt from the rules because of how much money he has….classic.
    Sense of entitlement? =)

  34. WVUColumbus says: Mar 16, 2010 7:38 AM

    I love how many of the posters’ (mostly Ravens and Browns fans) jealousy and disdain for all things Steelers trumps the legitimate legal process this great country was founded on. All of you left-wing fascist types need to re-evaluate your thought processes or else you may desire to move to a more appropriate country such as Cuba, Iran, etc. where guilty until proven innocent is the norm. We also thought Elizabeth Smart’s family was definitely involved in her disappearance. Sources can be wrong leading to widespread rumor and innuendo that is not only harmful to the individual’s public image but also to the concept devised of our founding fathers. In short, your jealousy and disdain for an organization that is vastly superior to yours clouds your emotional/child-level sub-cortical thoughts.

  35. Katmanduu says: Mar 16, 2010 7:41 AM

    Ben will STILL wipe the field with Ravens when the season starts. Can’t wait to see the confused look on Murderer Ray’s face and the tears running down the coach’s face when it happens.

  36. Al_Davis_needs_a_dirtnap says: Mar 16, 2010 7:47 AM

    Ben reminds me off that part in Bad lieutentant with harvy keitel ,the unrated version, when he pulls over the two girls. Thats ben in a nut shell

  37. Steeler-lady says: Mar 16, 2010 7:58 AM

    This story is a JOKE…..
    I heard Tom Brady pays someone to clean his house.. and Mannning has someone wash his clothing… SUSPEND THEM.. thats about as stupid as this report!

  38. dabarber says: Mar 16, 2010 8:10 AM

    So, when are the Steelers going to sign another QB or are they going into 2010 with C Batch as the starter?

  39. Bucknut says: Mar 16, 2010 8:14 AM

    PurpleJeebus said:
    Please more Roethlisberger muckraking! We Americans love to tear apart our celebrities.
    No, just the ones that turn out to be A-holes.

  40. Bucknut says: Mar 16, 2010 8:15 AM

    PurpleJeebus said:
    Please more Roethlisberger muckraking! We Americans love to tear apart our celebrities.
    No, just the ones that turn out to be A-holes.

  41. Big Stretch says: Mar 16, 2010 8:22 AM

    “We’re not quire sure who would want to storm Roethlisberger’s house. But now that the Arnold Palmer rumors have been debunked, there’s one less.”
    I SURE THAT SEAN TAYLOR DIDN’T THINK ANYONE WOULD STORM HIS HOUSE EITHER. OR NOAH HERRON.
    YOU ARE AS ASS FLORIO. FOOTBALL PLAYERS HOMES ARE EASY TARGET CONSIDERING EVERYONE KNOW WHEN THEY ARE ON THE ROAD.
    ENOUGH WITH THIS BULLSHIT. WAIT UNTIL HIS IN GUILTY THEN CRUCIFY HIM.

  42. Pop T says: Mar 16, 2010 8:26 AM

    Katmandu = troll. Please do not feed him and he will crawl back under the bridge.

  43. winslow says: Mar 16, 2010 8:31 AM

    Sinatra used to have Jilly Rizzo pick his used underwear off the floor, so it is all relative. If I have to be a lackey, I’d rather hand out the gum…even if it is to a sexual predator.
    Make that “alleged sexual predator”.
    “Serial alleged sexual predator”.

  44. drumbug71 says: Mar 16, 2010 8:43 AM

    PatsRPerfection says:
    March 15, 2010 11:48 PM
    I would like to point out that while Ben Rapistburger is out alledgely sexually assaulting women, Tom Brady is at home with his wife and kids, making commercials to bring awareness to global warming and trying to save the world.
    Why can’t Ben be more like Tommy Brady, a good American.
    _______________________________
    Let me point out that its true, Tom Brady didnt assault anyone, he did get his girlfriend pregnant and then dumped her for Giselle, who he had at one of his games just a week or so after the break up.
    So, while he’s not in as much trouble as Ben right now, it’s clear that neither have very sound judgment

  45. pittbuck2308 says: Mar 16, 2010 8:47 AM

    Did I accidentally go to TMZ’s website?
    Florio what happened to you? Did you actually write this post?

  46. frox says: Mar 16, 2010 8:47 AM

    Florio’s obsession with Big Ben is now bordering on the absurd. And I hate the Steelers.

  47. redsysu says: Mar 16, 2010 8:51 AM

    Another worthless story about Big Ben. You jump on his bandwagon when he’s winning games and now you have pointless story after pointless story about him. Let’s face it people, he has never been found guilty and the last time I checked your are innocent until you go to court and a jury of your peers convicts you. Until that day, stop putting useless shit on here. Try for once to post fact. How did that Arnold Palmer story work out for ya? Another lie based story that blew up in your face. Wait until there are actual facts before putting this bullshit online. Mike Vick killed dogs and he didn’t have as many stories as Big Ben has…

  48. muffinman says: Mar 16, 2010 9:18 AM

    Poor Ben, I heard he hates Santa and eats puppies too.

  49. HamBurghlar says: Mar 16, 2010 9:30 AM

    @Laxer37: Seconded. Im a Steeler fan and I’m sick of reading about Ben.. Just leave it alone for a minute and lets talk more about the felons in Baltimore or the wifebeaters in Dallas.

  50. realitypolice says: Mar 16, 2010 9:56 AM

    Per a league source, their duties included providing Ben with a stick of gum while he was on the course at last year’s American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. Specifically, Ben made a gesture with his hand, and one of the guys brought him the gum.
    ==========================
    For once, I am (almost) speechless. It is getting the point where you are absolutely willing to print any piece of trite, irrelevant, pointless, nonsense as long as it mentions one of the hot-button topics of the day that will generate responses.
    Why don’t we just shred the pretense of caring whether something is actually news or not. Just print the following every morning around 9am:
    “Ben Roethlisberger has, or will at some point, get out of bed today.”
    How embarrassing. It’s getting to the point where reading PFT has become like riding a Moped. Lots of fun until someone sees you.

  51. Holeinone09 says: Mar 16, 2010 9:58 AM

    I agree with HamB and Laxer about the Ben reports. This “story” by Florio is a complete reach and has absolutely zero value. First he has to recant his “story” about Palmer and Ben. Now he posts something else that appears to be an attempt at a distraction and filler. Blantant attempts to incite the Steeler haters, Ben lynchmob and morons.
    This place is turning into the National Inquirer for pro football. Let us know when FACTS are available.

  52. AllThat says: Mar 16, 2010 11:15 AM

    WVUColumbus says:
    March 16, 2010 7:38 AM
    I love how many of the posters’ (mostly Ravens and Browns fans) jealousy and disdain for all things Steelers trumps the legitimate legal process this great country was founded on. All of you left-wing fascist types need to re-evaluate your thought processes or else you may desire to move to a more appropriate country such as Cuba, Iran, etc. where guilty until proven innocent is the norm. We also thought Elizabeth Smart’s family was definitely involved in her disappearance. Sources can be wrong leading to widespread rumor and innuendo that is not only harmful to the individual’s public image but also to the concept devised of our founding fathers. In short, your jealousy and disdain for an organization that is vastly superior to yours clouds your emotional/child-level sub-cortical thoughts.

  53. AllThat says: Mar 16, 2010 11:15 AM

    WVUColumbus says:
    March 16, 2010 7:38 AM
    STFU moron.

  54. UckTheFeagles says: Mar 16, 2010 12:31 PM

    An eight foot fence…to keep the intruders out, AND THE WOMEN IN.

  55. Stihler fan says: Mar 16, 2010 12:49 PM

    Why does Florio write about the Steelers? Because half of America are Steeler fans and the other half of America wish they were Steeler fans

  56. -z- says: Mar 16, 2010 12:50 PM

    The off-season is a bitch. Sad truth is, we’ll pay attention to this rather than the NHL or the NBA

  57. WhatIsWrongWithYouPeople says: Mar 16, 2010 3:40 PM

    What is the point of this post? Now i just think your posting just to announce clearly your displeasure of Big Ben. Which is obvious and has gone too far. How are you going to feel when he gets proved innocent again? You know, hypothetically, if a woman has contact with a praised athlete, she can make up stuff and get it on the news. Even if the guy is like Tim Tebow. The first time they don’t think anything of it. Then, a year later, another woman sees that athlete and has contact with him and she figures she could get a lot of money if she can just prove she did it unwillingly. Then you have a second report and now it seems fishy. It’s that simple. Don’t be quick to jump to conclusions. You of all people should know the media blows things out of proportion. They see someone dealing with a headache and call it concusion. Come on now. I know your better than this. Get rid of the biased opinion.

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