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Roethlisberger called Tomlin within hours of allegations

Mike Tomlin has spoken to Ben Roethlisberger on a daily basis since the quarterback was accused of sexual assault, including just hours after the incident.

Roethlisberger called Tomlin before the sun rose the morning after the allegations surfaced and has met with his coach since.  Tomlin spoke to the media at the AFC coaches breakfast this morning, and stood by his comments to the NFL Network Saturday.

Tomlin said he was concerned for the franchise because “our standards of conduct I think are above and beyond that of our peers.
We embrace that.”

The Steelers won’t go after another quarterback — yet.

“You know, I think we’re in a position right now that we can kind of
wait and see,” Tomlin said, as transcribed by the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. “Of course if we have to we will, but I don’t think it’s
gotten to that point yet where we need to kind of make those hard and
fast decisions.”

ESPN’s Chris Mortensen wrote Tuesday the team is prepared to go with Dennis Dixon if necessary, and Byron Leftwich could be an option in the future.

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  1. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Mar 23, 2010 10:28 AM

    Lock Ben up and throw away the key. “We are living in a SOCIETY!”.

  2. Atlanta Love says: Mar 23, 2010 10:29 AM

    What I don’t understand is how someone could be accused of a felony and not be arrested.
    Oh he’s white. I almost forgot.

  3. frox says: Mar 23, 2010 10:29 AM

    “our standards of conduct I think are above and beyond that of our peers. We embrace that.”
    What a load of BS. All this does is fuel the perception which is held by Steeler fans that their franchise is somehow holier than thou. Go back to last year when James Harrison smacked his baby’s mama and see what Dan Rooney said. I have no problem with the Steelers treating their best players differently than the Cedric Wilson’s of the world, that is just the way the world works. But don’t try and make yourself out to be something you are not. You’re only kdding yourselves.

  4. Hung Like Greg Oden says: Mar 23, 2010 10:31 AM

    Maybe he was calling his coach to brag about this college ass he tapped.
    Or maybe he was calling his coach to let him know he got drunk and raped (another) chick.
    I know which version I believe.

  5. superbowl says: Mar 23, 2010 10:33 AM

    was Big Ben Drunk Dialing?

  6. Atlanta Love says: Mar 23, 2010 10:35 AM

    Why wasn’t this guy arrested? Sexual assault is a felony. If he was Black he would be in the clink with no bond.

  7. trimitdan says: Mar 23, 2010 10:35 AM

    Uh, ok. So, if I’m totally innocent of something, why would I worry? Seriously, if I’m out partying and I’ve done nothing wrong and this chick blows up and says I’ve raped her and I haven’t, why would I get on the phone with my boss ASAP and tell him what happened? I know, I know, “Hey coach, some broad is going to report something to the cops”. Blah, blah, blah, sorry Ben! Something stinks here now, I can smell it!

  8. KaiserSoze says: Mar 23, 2010 10:36 AM

    Hey Reba.
    BR hasn’t even been charged with a crime.
    That really pisses you off doesn’t it?

  9. jzimmpa says: Mar 23, 2010 10:37 AM

    25 year Steeler fan here:
    I have read that the Steelers will NOT take an “elite” QB in the draft
    Does anyone else see the tricky wording there…. “Elite” QB
    I think that is a very important word in that phrase
    There are only 2 “Elite” QB’s in the draft:
    Sam Bradford
    Jimmy Clausen
    It is very obvious that the Steelers will not trade up to get either of them. One option could be
    QB Tim Tebow
    What type of message would it send to Ben if the Steelers picked up Tim Tebow in the second or 3rd round. Tebow is obviously a better person then ben but yet still a project and not considered a “Elite” QB in this years draft.
    It would be smart to find someone to show Ben that the Steelers do not NEED him to succeed. Ben will probably be on the up and up for a little bit but for how long?
    That amount of time could also give Tebow the needed 2 to 3 years to mature into a good passer.
    I do not like Tebow, but I dislike Ben even more, I would rather have a overly religious person be the leader of the steel city then some over grown sex addict that doesnt know how to use his fame to get girls. (not saying its right but lets face it, it happens and he is doing it the WRONG way.)

  10. AlanSaysYo says: Mar 23, 2010 10:37 AM

    Does the article specify whether the first conversation between the two started with “Dude, you won’t belive the nerve of this broad I just plowed…”?

  11. 8man says: Mar 23, 2010 10:40 AM

    No charges yet. This is becoming a non-story in regards to criminal behavior.
    He may be a mysoginist and a rat, but you don’t go to jail for that. You lose endorsement deals.

  12. BBB82 says: Mar 23, 2010 10:41 AM

    Interesting that no one in the organization has really stood up to defend Ben… They probably think he’s guilty just the same as everyone else.

  13. emmac13 says: Mar 23, 2010 10:41 AM

    Took decade of hard work from ownership, players, and management to build that Steeler image. Takes one night for a knucklehead QB, a few friends, beers, and some hair to ruin it.

  14. AllThat says: Mar 23, 2010 10:48 AM

    What should I do coach?
    Get the hell out of Dodge Benny!!!!

  15. Holeinone09 says: Mar 23, 2010 10:49 AM

    Enough is enough. The lynch mobs and haters won’t quit. Hey Georgia DA, either charge Ben or admit you don’t have enough evidence, for crying out loud. This is completely ridiculous and does not justice to either Ben or the girl involved. Like I said earlier, they have had enough time to interview every resident of that city and review every piece of video and picture taken multiple times! Investigating a murder probably takes less time than this.
    At this point, there is either enough evidence to charge Ben or there isn’t. What in the blue hell are they waiting for? Is there some major political motivation to find something to bring attention to that little community? What is up?
    Yes or no, time to make a decision.
    Then, let Ben publicly apologize to the Steelers, their fans and the NFL for making an ass out of himself, suspend him for a few games, fine him, send him to behavior classes, make him do community work with sexually assaulted victims, and move on already.

  16. KaiserSoze says: Mar 23, 2010 10:51 AM

    ” Atlanta Love says:
    What I don’t understand is how someone could be accused of a felony and not be arrested.”
    No evidence.
    Understand now?

  17. JasonGiambi says: Mar 23, 2010 10:51 AM

    Listen, none of us know what went down that night, let’s allow the legal process to do its job and then formulate our opinions.
    Maybe most of you guys don’t hang out at bars or try to take down random chicks, but this type of thing could happen to any of us. Being falsely accused of rape and/or any other form of sexual misconduct is something that every dick slinging young man needs to be aware of. I had buddies in college falsely accused of sexual misconduct and it resulted in him being kicked out of school. None of us are above this, stop pointing your finger.

  18. silverreign says: Mar 23, 2010 10:51 AM

    atlanta love. you aren’t arrested when you are accused of something. you could go accusing people all the time of whatever. you are only arrested with probable cause or exigent circumstances.

  19. realitypolice says: Mar 23, 2010 10:52 AM

    Atlanta Love says:
    March 23, 2010 10:29 AM
    What I don’t understand is how someone could be accused of a felony and not be arrested.
    Oh he’s white. I almost forgot.
    =========================
    Or maybe the police are waiting for more evidence than the word of a drunken 20 year old college student.

  20. Bdrunk says: Mar 23, 2010 10:53 AM

    Outlaw Jersey Whales says:
    March 23, 2010 10:33 AM
    “Roethlisberger called Tomlin within hours of allegations…”
    …offering sloppy seconds.
    ——————————-
    Awesome

  21. darrius_heyward-bey-butterfingers says: Mar 23, 2010 10:58 AM

    The steelers have the same standards as everyone else. When it comes to sexual assault/rape, it’s three strikes, you’re out. I believe they gave him a free pass on his first one, so this assault is only his first srike.

  22. Moe Lester says: Mar 23, 2010 11:00 AM

    Atlanta Love..
    because there is a difference between being accused and being charged. I would question your knowledge of the law.. but you live in Atlanta, so i guess i am just questioning your knowledge all together.

  23. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 23, 2010 11:02 AM

    They speak daily? Tomlin might be instructing him to spank the monkey before he parties at college bars again. A loaded gun is a terrible thing for Ben, he thinks he is Wyatt Earp of the club scene.

  24. Tomthebombtracy says: Mar 23, 2010 11:07 AM

    KaiserSoze:
    Since your name evokes a movie, it’s time for me to remark that this whole thing reminds me of a scene from “In The Heat Of The Night,” my favorite movie.
    The hick town mayor (the Smucker’s commercial guy) is talking to the police chief (Rod Steiger) about the struggling murder investigation involving the man who was building a much needed plant in the community.
    He said something like this: “I support you, Bill, but I want to see you ge through this.”
    In other words I am with you win or maybe tie.
    Also, the remark about Ben’s race is unfounded here. What may be really affecting this is the Duke lacrosse team indictments that turned out to be bogus and got the D.A. disbarred. The palyers were white.

  25. packfan4ever says: Mar 23, 2010 11:09 AM

    What I don’t understand is how someone could be accused of a felony and not be arrested.
    Oh he’s white. I almost forgot.
    ————————————————-
    by the way big ben dresses and by the amount of jewelry he wears when he’s out, you should check again because i think he might be black.

  26. damnitall says: Mar 23, 2010 11:09 AM

    @GoBrowns19 says:
    March 23, 2010 10:57 AM
    hELlO cRoacH TrOMlin?
    ThiS iS Blig BreN RuffiSBeegy…i diD a verY bAd thInk…
    Some hO was AlL oBer me aNd ShE hit heaD on ToiLet.
    hEy, WannA grow to taCo BreLl? Hee hee hee, I steD taCo BreLl. I meaneD bRaco teLl. OoPs! bye ByE CroAcH.
    OK, that’s the funniest post I read this month.

  27. DoctorK says: Mar 23, 2010 11:09 AM

    Random comments:
    -Some here may not call Tebow “elite” but as an athlete, he looks to have a great deal more shelf life than the two “elite” QBs listed. The kid from Notre Dame looks like a momma’s boy and Bradford is just damaged goods.
    If you watch any college football at all, the real call is for Tebow, any time, any day.
    -Gotta laugh at people like the reality police. What an ass. “Real men” of intellect don’t go screaming “racial prejudice” when they can’t win an argument. The league is made of largely of African American men and most are good men, black, white or whatever. Those who can’t live by the rules should be disciplined, but why not man up and wait until the facts are in before embarrassing yourself?
    –Goodell may end up suspending Ben and the Steelers may truly end up sending the guy packing, but the law itself is a slippery slope where this charge is concerned. It’s funny to watch hypocritical Baltimore and Boston cave-people come out to make statements. Don’t they have any schooling above 8th grade where you come from?

  28. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Mar 23, 2010 11:10 AM

    @ Atlanta Love
    A man accused Marvin Harrison of shooting at him, and was later murdered by Harrison (allegedly). No “clink” for Marv. And another racist rant thwarted.

  29. jamaltimore says: Mar 23, 2010 11:12 AM

    Tomlin,
    “Ben, I know I told you to Unleash Hell but that was back in November right before we went on to lose 5 straight and play ourselves out the playoffs! Wearing a Devil Shirt and Raping Underage Girls is not what I meant!

  30. 1981dolfan says: Mar 23, 2010 11:13 AM

    heard it was a midget… the plot thickens.

  31. Jack Acid says: Mar 23, 2010 11:13 AM

    Ship the rapist for a bounty of picks and start Dixon. He has a solid future in this league and to my knowledge, doesn’t bang whores in public bathrooms.

  32. realitypolice says: Mar 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    Atlanta Love says:
    March 23, 2010 10:35 AM
    Why wasn’t this guy arrested? Sexual assault is a felony. If he was Black he would be in the clink with no bond.
    =================
    Um…….we get it. You don’t have to keep posting the same thing over and over again. We get it- everyone in the world is a racist, only black people get arrested, blah, blah, blah.
    We all know sexual assault is a felony. Most of us also know that you need evidence to arrest people.

  33. Jack Acid says: Mar 23, 2010 11:18 AM

    @MoeLester
    You’re quote: “because there is a difference between being accused and being charged.”
    Tell that to Pacman, who got 1-year’ed for being accused and not charged.

  34. realitypolice says: Mar 23, 2010 11:21 AM

    trimitdan says:
    March 23, 2010 10:35 AM
    Uh, ok. So, if I’m totally innocent of something, why would I worry? Seriously, if I’m out partying and I’ve done nothing wrong and this chick blows up and says I’ve raped her and I haven’t, why would I get on the phone with my boss ASAP and tell him what happened? I know, I know, “Hey coach, some broad is going to report something to the cops”. Blah, blah, blah, sorry Ben! Something stinks here now, I can smell it!
    =============================
    Um…….maybe because he knew the press was going to run with it, and he wanted his coach to hear it from him.
    Every time a new detail of this story emerges, even though it says nothing about his guilt or innocence, someone jumps on here, and says “AHA! Now something smells!” I call BS on you- you’ve believed he was guilty all along, and didn’t need this post or any of the others to convince you.

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  36. steeelfann says: Mar 23, 2010 11:24 AM

    Ahhh, Ben if only you were black, you could get out of this.
    Just call Al Sharpton and cry Twana Brawley, or say you just pulled me over because I have an escalade and I am black. Never mind I was drunk and had 3 grams on me.
    Never ends. Never.
    Ben, state in court you are black. They will let you go like OJ. You are the wrong color right now man.

  37. realitypolice says: Mar 23, 2010 11:27 AM

    Jack Acid says:
    March 23, 2010 11:18 AM
    @MoeLester
    You’re quote: “because there is a difference between being accused and being charged.”
    Tell that to Pacman, who got 1-year’ed for being accused and not charged.
    ===================
    What the hell are talking about? Jones was suspended for the year after being charged with 2 felonies in the Vegas shooting case and later pleading guilty to a lesser charge in a plea deal. At least have your facts straight.
    And if Pacman Jones is your best argument, you lose.

  38. bunbun says: Mar 23, 2010 11:28 AM

    Ben’s behavior is dramatic evidence of consciousness of guilt. Mr Goddell please flush this excrement that is Ben Rottlesbuger.

  39. F-Dallas says: Mar 23, 2010 11:29 AM

    Tomlin said he was concerned for the franchise because “our standards of conduct I think are above and beyond that of our peers. We embrace that.”
    Reeeeeeeeeaaaaaaaaaaaly?
    Then why do the Steelers have 2 of the 10 dirtiest players on their team (Hines Ward the dirtiest player in the game, and Polamolu then 8th diritest player in the game… according to an NFL poll of PLAYERS)
    Why didn’t the Steelers take “standards of conduct” action against Ben when he had his motorcycle fun a few years ago?
    Why didn’t the Steelers take “standards of conduct” action against Ben when he had his 1st sex scandal?
    Why do Steelers fans think it’s a classy standard of conduct to swarm the stadium at AWAY games with their yellow towels?
    I could go on about former classless Steelers like Joey Porter, Bam Morris, Chuch Noll, etc.
    My point is this: EVERY team in the NFL has thuggish/no-class people. The problem is the Steelers and their fans think they are somehow above the rest. Well, the FACT is your poop stinks just like everyone elses… just because you use yours as potpourri around the house does not mean it doesn’t stink!!

  40. steelerfanjj says: Mar 23, 2010 11:33 AM

    When you stand accused numerous times..ala Pacman..its is indeed time for disciplinary action. Where there’s smoke theres fire. Is there a reason (Atlanta Love) why this website allows for race baiting?

  41. tryagain says: Mar 23, 2010 11:44 AM

    ‘Then, let Ben publicly apologize to the Steelers, their fans and the NFL…’
    I’m not arguing against your overall point, Hole, but OMG have we not endured enough public apologies by now? Seriously, how’s about the public joins together says a big ‘eff off’ to the next p.a. we receive? If you’re a scum/slut/douche/ass/criminal and in the public eye, we don’t want to hear your well crafted public relations ap0logy, in fact, we spit on you.

  42. Steeler-lady says: Mar 23, 2010 11:48 AM

    umm ATL LOVE ..Its a felony when theres evidence to charge.. You cant possibly be that stupid are you?
    The race card isnt gonna work either…….
    donte stallworth… proven and charged……drinking n driving n killed a man .. FREE MAN.
    Marvin Harrison proved his gun was used to shoot someone ……..FREE MAN
    Nothing has been proven,this is purely an accusation.
    im gonna accuse you of being a crackhead.. i have no proof.. other than your al sharpton posts…so therefore you will not be arrested.Do u understand yet?

  43. BlueEyeDevils says: Mar 23, 2010 11:49 AM

    This Trailer Trash Ghetto Thug needs to be locked up YESTERDAY!
    He is Toast, Done, History, Finished, but it is repulsive how White Athletes get a second set of rules and that is why White vs Black will continue in society.
    It’s a sad world when White Women can be taken advantage of and abused and Ben’s fellow Trailer Trash say they are gold diggers or whatever else they spew, but if a braid wearing Black player is linked or suspected of abusing a disgusting butt sniffing dog, they want to execute him.
    That is why there will always be White vs Black.
    For those of you that like to bring up “the race card” as an argument for justice, well your Ancestors of 200 some years created this race card when they placed Black people in bondage, slavery and abused, raped and lynched them because it made them feel superior, they laid the foundation for their legacy.
    So the next time “YOU” people mention the “race card”, you can look in the mirror and see where the “race card” originated.

  44. BuckFigBen says: Mar 23, 2010 11:51 AM

    James harrison beat the crap out of his girl and smashed her phone during a 911 call. And he was welcomed back.
    Give me a break Steeler Nation. “our standards of conduct I think are above and beyond that of our peers.” please. If it’s a star player you turn the other way…just like everyone else, quite pretending to be something you are not. That Steeler mystique disappeared years ago, now you have thugs on your team.

  45. Just JTO says: Mar 23, 2010 11:52 AM

    Atlanta Love … I accuse YOU of being a jackass. Now, of course, I will expect YOU to be arrested before the day is over.
    LMAO!!!! What a tool!!!

  46. cbatchel says: Mar 23, 2010 11:53 AM

    Ben wanted to UNLEASH HELL on Tomlin’s wife’s booty, wanted to know when they could meet up.

  47. FumbleNuts says: Mar 23, 2010 11:54 AM

    “The team is prepared to go with Dennis Dixon if necessary.”
    Not a bad choice.

  48. Deb says: Mar 23, 2010 12:08 PM

    @BuckFigBen …
    During an argument, James Harrison broke his girlfriend’s phone and slapped her once across the face open-handed. I’m not condoning it by ANY stretch of the imagination. But if you’re going to talk about it, get it right. He did not “beat the crap” out of her. He was not simply welcomed back to the team. He was required to go into anger-management counseling.

  49. Rafterman says: Mar 23, 2010 12:10 PM

    Well, well, it’s long after the 48 hour window and still no charges. That means there won’t be any. Sorry morons, time to move on, Ben will not miss a game on his way to a third ring.
    BTW, Ben is guilty of stupidity but that’s not a crime,
    especially in the NFL.

  50. KevinKolb4SB says: Mar 23, 2010 12:13 PM

    Time to trade for Mcnabb and then draft a QB?

  51. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Mar 23, 2010 12:22 PM

    @blueeyeddevils
    There are two sets of standards sometimes, and sometimes it benefits white people, and other times it benefits black people.
    In college, black players would miss meetings, be late for practice, skip classes, and wouldn’t miss a snap. Investigators interrupted a practice because of players involvement in a shooting at a club. No disciplinary action was taken.
    If you can play, you can get away with a lot, black or white.
    Vick was convicted of a felony. The felony was unrelated to killing dogs.

  52. Montsta says: Mar 23, 2010 12:22 PM

    Atlanta Love says:
    March 23, 2010 10:35 AM
    Why wasn’t this guy arrested? Sexual assault is a felony. If he was Black he would be in the clink with no bond.
    ——
    Show me a legal precedent where a man accused of a felony that has no prior convictions, who is not a flight risk, was denied bail?
    I’ll wait.
    Your ignorance actually makes me sad for our societies’ future as a whole. You pulled the race card, and you failed to make a valid argument with it. Surprise, surprise.

  53. jzimmpa says: Mar 23, 2010 12:23 PM

    To the doctorK,
    Tebow has more shelf life than Clausen or Bradford?
    Lets look at the facts:
    Tebow:
    692 rushing attempts in college (That is alot of wear on a 240 pound body)
    ADD the 3186 rushing yards (62 TD’s) Tebow had at Nease HS. (TONS of carries in HS)
    985 pass attempts in college (not alot of attempts considering he played in a form of the spread offense and ran quite a bit)
    ADD the 9810 passing yards (95 TD’s) at NHS. (same offense in HS and college, same amount of wear and tear)
    Sacked and hit: Numberous times
    Tebow has had at least 1 concussion and his style of play will lead to more concussions. That is not a question
    Bradford:
    Weight 236 and getting bigger (heard he wants to be around 240 by draft.)
    887 Passing attmepts in college
    Hurt one year with a shoulder injury (Remember Drew Bress and his injury? Same doctor helping Bradford)
    16 ints in college
    I will give you that Bradford is hurt and Clausen is a cry-baby, but to say that Tebow will have a longer shelf life than Bradford, that is just not true
    Any QB looks good in the spread, (I would list some but it would be a long list) add Tebows atheltic ability and he was a TD machine in HS and College. In the NFL, EVERYONE (DT’s, DE’s, LB’s) are just as big and as fast as Tebow. I like his determination and his ethics, but he will not be as good a pro as he was in HS or college. He might be good, just not THAT good.
    In my opinion of course

  54. copes cabana says: Mar 23, 2010 12:30 PM

    BlueEyeDevils said:
    “For those of you that like to bring up “the race card” as an argument for justice, well your Ancestors of 200 some years created this race card when they placed Black people in bondage, slavery and abused, raped and lynched them because it made them feel superior, they laid the foundation for their legacy.”
    For the record, your ancestors put your own people in bondage and slavery, and then sold them to “my” people.

  55. Holeinone09 says: Mar 23, 2010 12:39 PM

    @tryagain says:
    March 23, 2010 11:44 AM
    ‘Then, let Ben publicly apologize to the Steelers, their fans and the NFL…’
    I’m not arguing against your overall point, Hole, but OMG have we not endured enough public apologies by now? Seriously, how’s about the public joins together says a big ‘eff off’ to the next p.a. we receive? If you’re a scum/slut/douche/ass/criminal and in the public eye, we don’t want to hear your well crafted public relations ap0logy, in fact, we spit on you.
    * * * * *
    To tryagain: Thanks for comment. Yeah, I am tired of public apologies for things these guys shouldn’t do in the first place, but I added the other things he should be subject to such as suspension, fine, community service, etc. I would accept the apology if the person apologizing who was truly remorsefull and then changed behavior and didn’t make the same mistake again. I can forgive in that sense.
    Further, many people are saying this is the second time he did something major (considering Nevada, and in fact some say the third by bringing in the completely unrelated motorcyle incident). In my view, from what I read about Nevada, it seems he likely had consensual sex in the privacy of his hotel room with a woman of age who turned out to be a wacko gold digger that wanted his baby. If that is all that happened in Nevada, there is nothing wrong with that.
    This Georgia situation would be much different, and at least Ben has shown extremely poor judgement admitting to sexual contact in a restroom. So to me, this is the first big mistake I know about, regardless of all the innuendo about his attitude towards others which is heresay to me and has been rebutted by stories of his good deeds. I don’t much care if he is an egotistical maniac that is at times rude to people, as long as he doesn’t break the law and plays like an elite QB. Nobody is perfect.
    I am waiting to see how this plays out, but for goodness sakes it is taking way too long now, which tells me the DA is having a hard time with actual evidence to support the accuser’s claim.

  56. Just JTO says: Mar 23, 2010 12:41 PM

    Listen, as a Steelers fan, I hope this thing gets cleared up soon. If Roethlisberger committed a crime, he should do the time. If he did not, then life will go on for the Steelers even though his name will pretty much be mud. Regardless, pretty poor decision-making on his part.
    BUT, one thing I am sure of is that WE DON’T WANT OR NEED TIM TEBOW!!!!! Whew, glad I got that off my chest so some of you people will stop suggesting it.

  57. HamBurghlar says: Mar 23, 2010 12:53 PM

    The Steelers AND their fan base are still the best in the history of the sport, with the tradition, pride and skills to back it up. Goes to show how “awesome” the rest of you haters are *cough @jamaltimoron/F-Dallas cough*, coming to every Roethlisberger thread and crapping all over it, trying to send a man who hasn’t even been charged with a crime to the electric chair. FOR SHAME, you’re the ones that have to live with yourselves, so you just keep on stayin’ classy and we’ll keep on taking over your stadiums and listening to you whine about not being a perennial contender… makes us feel great though that you’re thinking of us so much!

  58. Cincinnati_Ohio says: Mar 23, 2010 1:01 PM

    @ BlueEyeDevils
    WOW… Black people are the reason racism still exsist. I, in no way, shape, or form had anything to do with slavery nor segregation. And I seriously doubt, unless ur in ur 60’s, that you directly had to deal with either of the two. Your so quick to pull the race card with no substantial evidence. I can’t help what happened in years past and neither can you. You can either move forward or hold on to it. But in no way is it acceptable to use that as an excuse to hold myself or any other respectable white person accountable.. Your choosing to let what happened to your ancestors hold you down. And thats why racism still exist.
    now about this story.. Living in cincinnati and going to Miami U. the same time Ben did, I’m not surprised. He always thought he was above everyone, and in this case the law. I know he hasn’t been charged, yet. The odds are against him thus far though.

  59. Stihler fan says: Mar 23, 2010 1:09 PM

    F-Dallas:
    Speaking of no class. using F-Dallas as your name is classless.
    I don’t know why swarming other teams stadiums makes Steeler fans classless. Clearly sometimes need Steeler fans to show up in order to fill their stadiums. Other teams have ticket/tailgate packages that they raise the price on for Steeler games. Therefore the ownership of your favorite team loves Steeler fans. I have also had concession (hats, shirts, etc.) sales people tell me they love Steeler fans because they buy stuff. The people who run your local hotels, restaurants, etc love Steeler Nation too. Your local sporting goods store stock up Steeler items when the Steelers come to town so they love Steeler Nation. I have had fans of the opposing team come up to me, when I was at their teams home stadium, saying the wish the fans of their team was as loyal as Steeler Nation. We apologize if we caught you off guard when we showed up but…..GET USED TO IT. WE’LL BE BACK. HAHAHA

  60. Stillerz says: Mar 23, 2010 1:09 PM

    “Why do Steelers fans think it’s a classy standard of conduct to swarm the stadium at AWAY games with their yellow towels?”
    HA! and the truth comes out. We are sorry that we have the strongest fan base in the NFL and “swarm” to away games. Take some pride and buy some tickets to support your team. Its easier for you to get them than us.
    But instead, just blame Roethlisberger and call him a rapist again…. I LOVE THE HATERS

  61. Stihler fan says: Mar 23, 2010 1:17 PM

    I have no white guilt. I am a blue eyed devil. If I started my own pro sports team. That’s what I’d want to name them, The Blue Eyed Devils. I’m serious. That would be coll. HAHA. Don’t fall prey to the race baiting. Ignore them and I promise, they will go away and find a different pathetic way to get attention

  62. SteelTown_6 says: Mar 23, 2010 1:19 PM

    ” F-Dallas says: March 23, 2010 11:29 AM
    Why do Steelers fans think it’s a classy standard of conduct to swarm the stadium at AWAY games with their yellow towels?”
    Are you serious?
    What does the fact that the Steelers have a fan base that’s willing to travel have to do with anything?
    If the home team’s fans were buying and/or holding onto their tickets, there would be a lot less Steelers fans there doncha think?
    Unreal that you’re actually trying to put a negative spin on the Steelers having the most loyal fans in football.
    Most other teams fans are just bandwagoners anyway.
    Besides, just because folks in Dallas never travel farther than 10 miles from where they were born in their entire lives, doesn’t mean everyone lives that way.

  63. dietrich43 says: Mar 23, 2010 1:20 PM

    “BBB82 says:
    Interesting that no one in the organization has really stood up to defend Ben… They probably think he’s guilty just the same as everyone else.”
    This wins the thread.

  64. Katmanduu says: Mar 23, 2010 1:21 PM

    Florio, how about posting something with some substance, instead of the same recycled garbage? Each time you do this, your moron fan base feels the need to load these threads with nonsense.
    Get back to us when you have something.

  65. Laxer37 says: Mar 23, 2010 1:22 PM

    BlueEyeDevils says:
    “it is repulsive how White Athletes get a second set of rules”
    _____________________________
    Exactly!
    That’s why a “white athlete” like Ray Lewis get’s away with accessory to murder.
    And don’t even get me started on your boy OJ.
    Damn double standard!

  66. DoctorK says: Mar 23, 2010 1:30 PM

    jzimp, do you watch college ball or just shove your nose into a stat book? Do you understand athleticism? Would you have rated Roethlisberger as highly as he was drafted back in 05? Stats don’t begin to tell the tale. Bigger, stronger, faster, smarter and in comparison to Ben, more morally forthright.

  67. UckTheFeagles says: Mar 23, 2010 2:37 PM

    “Why do Steelers fans think it’s a classy standard of conduct to swarm the stadium at AWAY games with their yellow towels?”
    They are just trolling for other fruits, the towels are a way of signaling each other.

  68. jzimmpa says: Mar 23, 2010 2:51 PM

    Doc K,
    You missed my point completely
    My stats to you were to show, YES Tim Tebow is athletic and the STATS prove he was, in HS and college.
    My point is his athleticism WILL NOT translate to the NFL the same way. Watch some NFL game tape to see my point. TODAY’s NFL athlete is bigger and faster than you or Tebow seem to think. If your more of a college guy, watch the Senior Bowl game tape, where Tebow was surrounded by the SAME level of talent and was caught by LB’s and DL’s, missed wide open recievers, made the wrong read’s and didnt seem as athletic.
    Regarding your other point:
    Ben was rated high in the draft in ’05 and has only gotten better, so Im missing your point about Ben.
    I have facts and stats to back my opinions

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