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Myron Rolle thinks Roethlisberger suspension is "awesome"

Most football players hoping to get drafted this week will be careful not to express any opinions that could be construed as the least bit controversial, lest they be viewed as the type who rocks the boat.

Myron Rolle is not like most football players.

Rolle, the Florida State defensive back turned Rhodes Scholar, was asked today what he thinks of NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspending Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

I think it’s awesome,” Rolle answered. “He’s showing his stance on character issues by the suspension and by his positioning with a lot of players.”

Rolle said he thinks character counts in football and he’s glad the commissioner of the NFL agrees.

“I’m happy to see a league that values good men,” Rolle said. “I believe I am that. And I believe there are a lot more that need to be celebrated.”

Rolle also made an interesting comment about two of Roethlisberger’s teammates, Steelers defensive backs Ike Taylor and William Gay, who work out with Rolle and have told him what Roethlisberger is like.

“They say he’s a lot of fun to be around,” Rolle said, “but some of the decisions he’s made haven’t been the best.”

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  1. pats suck, blow and cheat* says: Apr 21, 2010 2:41 PM

    I freakin’ love Myron Rolle…

  2. Other Bears says: Apr 21, 2010 2:41 PM

    Rolle just jumped up a few picks and thus, increased his pay. Nicely played.

  3. 305phinphan says: Apr 21, 2010 2:43 PM

    He is now one of my FAVORITE rookies from this class. Get the rapist out of the NFL, this should be a no perv league!

  4. Raydahz says: Apr 21, 2010 2:44 PM

    Be wary of he who calls himself a good man with values.

  5. FaceMask44 says: Apr 21, 2010 2:45 PM

    COOL DUDE!!!

  6. Jack Acid says: Apr 21, 2010 2:45 PM

    Solid head on his shoulders, I welcome his honesty into this league.
    Roethlisberger is a punk and his rings don’t mean shit to me.

  7. GirthyOne says: Apr 21, 2010 2:45 PM

    Myron Rolle should learn to keep his mouth closed. He is already being projected as a lower round guy. Shhh! Use that big brain of yours.

  8. Jeremy F says: Apr 21, 2010 2:45 PM

    Why would anyone ask Myron Rolle what he thinks about Ben Roethlisberger?… I fail to see the connection between a Florida State Defensive back and Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback who went to college in Ohio….
    Do they know eachother or have anything connection whatsoever with each other…?
    Am i missing something here?

  9. Nambla Limbaugh says: Apr 21, 2010 2:46 PM

    Justice is always awesome.

  10. SteelScorpio says: Apr 21, 2010 2:47 PM

    Michael Vick was accused of a crime, charged with a crime, convicted of a crime, spent time in a federal penetentary for his crime, and when released received a 2 game suspension from the NFL.
    it is obvious that race was an issue with the Roethlisberger suspension. If he had been black he wouldn’t have recieved even a 1 game suspension.

  11. maverickjcw says: Apr 21, 2010 2:48 PM

    He’s just sucking up to Goodell

  12. Dayton Dolfan says: Apr 21, 2010 2:48 PM

    uh-oh. this guy sounds to smart for his own good. he’s right though. if you want less problem players in the NFL, we need to celebrate them more.

  13. robert ethan says: Apr 21, 2010 2:48 PM

    “O.K., Mike, take the Rolle kid to the house”.
    “Again, Ben?”.
    “Again, and don’t worry about the taunting penalty.”.

  14. rydendonkeys says: Apr 21, 2010 2:48 PM

    Props to Rolle.
    He dresses like a true nerd.
    Buttoning up a polo golf shirt all the way? Whatever Carlton!
    Dork.
    I’d rather have him calling the plays than playing the plays.

  15. gallogj says: Apr 21, 2010 2:48 PM

    My grandma doesn’t like Roethlisberger either…just putting that out there Florio…in case you feel the need to report it.

  16. rich in cincy says: Apr 21, 2010 2:52 PM

    Love it! Hope Bengals draft him! Who-dey!
    Trade that rapist to Oakland…..they deserve each other.

  17. parasonic says: Apr 21, 2010 2:52 PM

    whoever drafts this kid is striking gold. Super smart and a really good athlete.

  18. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Apr 21, 2010 2:53 PM

    Also, Americans Against Rape think today’s ruling is awesome.

  19. richkotitte says: Apr 21, 2010 2:53 PM

    C’mon Myron, admit you let Gertrude Baizerwinski peak at your SAT’s when you got a 1590 in the 7th grade, so you could slip her the salami in return. No man is without sin!
    Myron ryhmes with Byron, eerie coincidence? I think not!

  20. js136202 says: Apr 21, 2010 2:55 PM

    I think Myron Rolle is awesome

  21. PittsburghSteelerz says: Apr 21, 2010 2:55 PM

    Rolle, why is it awesome to suspend someone that was not charged with a crime.
    Maybe you should be suspended for abandoning your FSU teammates.
    I was rooting for you, but now hope you wopn’t be drafted and end up in the UFL

  22. Sheriff04 says: Apr 21, 2010 2:58 PM

    I see no problem with that. He just built 31 bridges, and burnt just one, the Steelers. I think that’s decent odds.
    A lot of people are going to say they agree the league values good people. And that’s what this suspension shows. I wouldn’t say there’s much to worry about with this statement.
    And the big thing is, many would agree Ben needed a suspension by now. I highly doubt he’s innocent, because he knows what he’s doing, is something that is hard to prove. He won’t get charged because there can never really be any evidence. But because this is not a new thing no more, if he doesn’t watch himself expect someone to be prepared and catch video of it. Whether that’s of Ben, or the body guards keeping ben and his mistress isolated. Cell phones almost all can record videos now. And who doesn’t have a cell phone. I think if this happened again and someone got footage of the body guards preventing anyone into the area where Ben and a girl are, that would surely be enough to charge him.
    So like I said, many in the NFL would agree Ben should be suspended. Sexual Assault is a terrible thing, and quite honestly very pathetic. And for those who participate in that leave me with zero respect for them especially of a person who had a ton of fame.
    Does he really need to sexually assault girls to get girls? Like really. Girls would love to be with you because you have money, and your famous. They don’t care how you look and what your like. And trust me, plenty of very good looking girls do that. The need for sexual assault blows my mind. They’d come to you Ben, you don’t have to force them.

  23. Phil Wright says: Apr 21, 2010 2:58 PM

    “……some of the decisions he’s made haven’t been the best.” It takes a Rhodes Scholar to figure that one out?

  24. The Wishbone says: Apr 21, 2010 2:59 PM

    What else would Rolle say? He was WITH Goodell at a charity event today! You don’t think that should be noted in your post?

  25. rolltide says: Apr 21, 2010 2:59 PM

    I’ll bet Ben is tons of fun to be around, right up until you notice his junk is hanging out the front of his pants.

  26. Dustin Chandler says: Apr 21, 2010 3:00 PM

    a pompous future NFL bust says something about an NFL douche…
    nothing to see here.

  27. falcon3 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:00 PM

    At least someone’s being somewhat honest about the whole matter, rather than avoiding the topic. I hope he plays for 3 years, enjoys the experience, doesn’t break his brain, and goes on to medical school. Oh, and after this, he’d probably better be careful about HIS actions, because a few players will surely love to throw a comment like this in his face.

  28. SantonioH10 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:00 PM

    “I’m happy to see a league that values good men,” Rolle said. “I believe I am that.”
    Gee, I hope this dude doesn’t hurt his draft status by falling off his pedestal.

  29. Kevin DuBrow says: Apr 21, 2010 3:01 PM

    they are right. raping 2 women and having at least 2 others accuse you of sexual assault is not a very good decision.

  30. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 21, 2010 3:01 PM

    omg he has an opinion!!!!
    notify all NFL GM’s quick, DO NOT DRAFT HIM

  31. crunched says: Apr 21, 2010 3:01 PM

    This dude is going to President one day. Mark it down.

  32. flippybird says: Apr 21, 2010 3:03 PM

    I love this guy and EVERY sport needs more like him.

  33. Jeremy F says: Apr 21, 2010 3:06 PM

    Whats next? Michael David Smith reports that his mother says that Ben Roethlisberger is a bad guy?
    Because you know… she knows someone who knows someone who once seen Ben Rothlisberger at a Steelers game and she didn’t like the way he played that day…..?

  34. yem123 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:08 PM

    He says what is awesome is what Goodell is doing with playerS…. not solely Big Ben. Dont put words in his mouth.

  35. Omega says: Apr 21, 2010 3:08 PM

    Well I guess the Squeeler’s will now pass on Rolle. It will be interesting to see if the Ravens, Bengals, or Browns select him in the draft.
    Drama!!!

  36. JAG880 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:08 PM

    He wants players to be good citizens. Let’s bash the guy.

  37. darlingknight27 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:09 PM

    Man, half of me wants to say Rolle would have been smarter to not say anything, the other half wants to see him become part of the brains behind the NFL.
    He could be a player the NFL can really put out there as a role model . . . provided he ever becomes a starter.

  38. karmathaitch says: Apr 21, 2010 3:13 PM

    Good kid!!

  39. My Coke Can says: Apr 21, 2010 3:15 PM

    Myron, I am now a fan of yours. Good luck.

  40. hnirobert says: Apr 21, 2010 3:24 PM

    @ Dustin Chandler
    He can’t be a bust if he’s drafted in the 5th or 6th round…

  41. Gautam says: Apr 21, 2010 3:24 PM

    great
    but you never know about hypocrites … there was this guy who got a Bart Starr award & was caught asking an undercover female cop for oral sex the same night
    not saying that Rolle’s of that kind but just saying that these things need to be taken with a grain of salt

  42. johnnydom says: Apr 21, 2010 3:25 PM

    Big Myron fan now, should have jailed the sexual predator.
    Maybe he will learn for this….probably not. Guarantee he does something again, or at least he will have time to party with some underage girls now.

  43. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Apr 21, 2010 3:26 PM

    “PittsburghSteelerz says: April 21, 2010 2:55 PM
    I was rooting for you, but now hope you wopn’t be drafted and end up in the UFL”
    Lulz. I’m sure that the Rhodes Scholar will suffer without your support. You’re even more pathetic than most Steelers fans,

  44. vikingsuperbowls=0 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:27 PM

    i like myron, a lot. on the field and moreso off.
    however….coming from a guy who has never even competed in a significant bowl (compared to 2 SuperBowls) and will inevitably go the Tiki route, i could care less.
    also, where was this attitude when he was on the ‘Noles? considering the amount of sleeze he was surrounded by i think he is a huge hypocrite for opening his pie-hole
    with that being said, he’s gonna be a great adult and member of society and i wish him the best in the NFL.

  45. RebaT. says: Apr 21, 2010 3:31 PM

    Rolle, you rock!

  46. Sheriff04 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:31 PM

    SteelScorpio says:
    April 21, 2010 2:47 PM
    Michael Vick was accused of a crime, charged with a crime, convicted of a crime, spent time in a federal penetentary for his crime, and when released received a 2 game suspension from the NFL.
    it is obvious that race was an issue with the Roethlisberger suspension. If he had been black he wouldn’t have recieved even a 1 game suspension.
    Hahaha your funny, I’ll explain it so you stop looking like a fool. What Mike Vick did was crime. He got charged and spend 23 months or something in jail.
    What Ben did was a crime. But he was not charged because there was no way to really prove he did it. Ben has done this multiple times, because HE KNOWS it is very hard for him to get convicted. Hard to get “proof” that he did it. Ben did it the first time, nothing happened. He was told he needs to make smarter decisions and put himself in better situations.
    Did he? No cause he did it again. And another 2 more times apparently as well. He has continued to sexually assault people. And these are the only one’s that have been made public. We don’t know all the details of what else may of happened all this time. The NFL knows he’s not going to get charged, and go to jail. He got off free again. Well what they can do is punish him in his professional career. Like Goodell said, hopefully by this, it will allow him to turn his personal life around as well as his career. He has made many fans happy with the great things he’s done this far in his career, but he has also truly disappointed many fans and the NFL for the actions he has displayed this far as well.
    Vick had to go through jail. You think he enjoyed that. Vick would of rather had 6 game suspension than have to sit in jail. Don’t even bring race into the picture.
    Vick had almost 2 years to figure out his life and get it back on track while sitting in jail.
    Ben has 6 games to work with his life. But is a free man in the outside world. Vick wasn’t.
    Getting a 2 game on top of that shows that the NFL is serious about the actions it’s players conduct. The reputation they bring to the league and the fans are important. And it will deal with these issues accordingly. He was given 2 years in jail, and on top of that 2 more games. The NFL is counting on Vick hoping that it was enough for him to realize what he needs to do. If not, you won’t see him playing ever again.
    Ben’s climbing that rope too. He’s got 6 games now, who knows what the league would do should he continue to make stupid decisions.

  47. BostonISaChraphole says: Apr 21, 2010 3:31 PM

    Anyone that calls them self classy or self proclaimed “good values” is obviously a douchebag.

  48. DeBoe says: Apr 21, 2010 3:32 PM

    A man accused of rape gets 6 games.
    The convicted “Dog Fighter” got 2 games.
    I have no problem with either decision.

  49. bengals4real says: Apr 21, 2010 3:37 PM

    Steel scorpio you said it in your statement vick went to prison benny did not that counted for quite a few games off while cooling in the pen.

  50. Bully Throws Heaters says: Apr 21, 2010 3:38 PM

    Myron is a geek.
    Words will come back to bite him.
    Crack back block from Hines!

  51. VoxVagina says: Apr 21, 2010 3:38 PM

    SteelScorpio, you’re a moron. Big difference between dogfighting and alleged rape 2 years in a row

  52. AllThat says: Apr 21, 2010 3:38 PM

    @Jeremy F says:
    April 21, 2010 2:45 PM
    Why would anyone ask Myron Rolle what he thinks about Ben Roethlisberger?… I fail to see the connection between a Florida State Defensive back and Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback who went to college in Ohio….
    Do they know eachother or have anything connection whatsoever with each other…?
    Am i missing something here?
    An obvious Steeler fan….So yes you are missing something….namely your tool of a QB.
    frigging idiot

  53. Deb says: Apr 21, 2010 3:53 PM

    Raydahz says:
    Be wary of he who calls himself a good man with values.
    ——————————————–
    Wisdom, Raider style. I’m impressed. Once upon a time, Mark Chmura refused to go to the White House with his team to meet the President because he said Clinton was an immoral man who’d had an extramarital romp with Monica Lewinsky. Chmura called himself a “good man with values.”
    Of course, that was before the married father started sharing hot tubs and making out in bathrooms with minors.

  54. drew10 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:54 PM

    I hate how people have to make everything about race. Vick has nothing to do with this and Vick supporters need to stfu and realize his time in the controversial sun has ended.
    I love Myron Rolle though.

  55. SteelScorpio says: Apr 21, 2010 3:55 PM

    @VoxVagina: yeah you are right, there is a big difference between “Allegations” and “Charged and Convicted” …moron.
    Going forward I would hope that Goodell remains consistent and anytime that any accusations are made toward any NFL player no matter if those accusations are baseless in nature or not, the player being accused must receive the same suspension.

  56. Polorl69 says: Apr 21, 2010 3:57 PM

    Bully Throws Heaters—-
    Posting in Style
    Educated men can do
    Who cares about Rolle?

  57. last starfighter says: Apr 21, 2010 3:58 PM

    I got your back Myron

  58. overkil2 says: Apr 21, 2010 4:00 PM

    “SteelScorpio says:
    April 21, 2010 2:47 PM
    Michael Vick was accused of a crime, charged with a crime, convicted of a crime, spent time in a federal penetentary for his crime, and when released received a 2 game suspension from the NFL.
    it is obvious that race was an issue with the Roethlisberger suspension. If he had been black he wouldn’t have recieved even a 1 game suspension.

    He spent a long time in Jail thus not earning a paycheck. He lost a good part of his signing bonus. He lost a lot more than Ben has. What do you think will make you be a bit more remorseful, a year and half in jail or a 6 game suspension(where you are still free to enjoy your life).
    That is a lot more than Ben is dealing with.

  59. Steeler4life says: Apr 21, 2010 4:04 PM

    Screw you Rolle

  60. SATAN567 says: Apr 21, 2010 4:14 PM

    Spoken like a true Seminole. Guys like Javon Walker are a disgrace to the university, but Myron represents what it really stands for. The NFL needs many players like him.

  61. MagicMan407 says: Apr 21, 2010 4:19 PM

    Isnt this the average DB with like 4.7 40 speed? Hes a smart guy. Not going to be president and I am not seeing a connection either. So I guess I am an idiot too.

  62. tryagain says: Apr 21, 2010 4:28 PM

    That was awesome, Myron.

  63. Defx says: Apr 21, 2010 4:32 PM

    SteelScorpio says: “Michael Vick was accused of a crime, charged with a crime, convicted of a crime, spent time in a federal penetentary for his crime, and when released received a 2 game suspension from the NFL.
    it is obvious that race was an issue with the Roethlisberger suspension. If he had been black he wouldn’t have recieved even a 1 game suspension.”
    —————————————————
    Nice troll attempt, toolbag.
    Vick’s suspension began as a 6-game suspension as well, but was reduced to 2 for good behavior. Roethlisberger’s suspension also comes with the same reduction clause. So, as long as he doesn’t rape anyone else between now and week 2, then his suspension will likely only end up being two games as well.

  64. Ocho says: Apr 21, 2010 4:39 PM

    @PittsburghSteelerz I seriously hope you are 11-16 yrs old, b/c otherwise I would be forced to call you a not so bright individual… 1) “Maybe you should be suspended for abandoning your FSU teammates.”

  65. BKILBY13 says: Apr 21, 2010 4:43 PM

    @SteelScorpio—
    Vick was suspended indefinitely by the NFL on August 24, 2007. He stayed on suspension while he was serving his prison sentence. So he wasn’t suspended for 2 games. He wasn’t re-instated until the 3rd game of the season after being signed by the Eagles. He missed all of 2008 and 2 games of 2009. That is 18 games.
    Big Ben’s behavior was and is disgusting, but there wasn’t enough evidence in either case to prosecute. He is being suspended purely on the “conduct detrimental to the league” rule. I would have given him 8 games, but not because he is white or Vick is black. Race had nothing to do with the level of suspension.

  66. DanRooney says: Apr 21, 2010 4:50 PM

    Funny many people also argue that William Gay’s decision are also garbage. On the field, of course.

  67. cpalmer9 says: Apr 21, 2010 4:51 PM

    @ BostonISaChraphole
    Anyone who thinks people who call themselves classy or proclaim they have “good values” are douchebags is obviously a douchebag himself.

  68. CTifer says: Apr 21, 2010 4:59 PM

    “I was rooting for you, but now hope you wopn’t be drafted and end up in the UFL”
    Why would he do that when he’s smart enough to get paid much more for the work he’ll be doing learned while ‘abandoning’ teammates?
    Kid probably has the hands to be a brain surgeon and you’re fat-fingering the “o” and “p” keys.
    Think he even realizes you’re no longer rooting for him? If he did, think he’d care?

  69. stabkoff says: Apr 21, 2010 5:03 PM

    If it was a star black qb, this guy would be crying racism!

  70. trademcscab says: Apr 21, 2010 5:08 PM

    galloway new jersey in the houseeeeee myron rolle reppin south jersey right!!!

  71. robert ethan says: Apr 21, 2010 5:20 PM

    Myron thinks it’s “awesome”. Classic Kappa Alpha Psi, Oxford Rhodes Scholar reaction. A lesser intellect would have described it as “freakin’ awesome, man!”.

  72. DonTerrelli says: Apr 21, 2010 5:33 PM

    Well, most of the decisions Ike Taylor and William Gay make on the field are bad ones. They both need to be cut or traded.

  73. wyoff says: Apr 21, 2010 5:35 PM

    —Jack Acid says:
    April 21, 2010 2:45 PM
    … Roethlisberger is a punk and his rings don’t mean shit to me.—
    Jealousy, the true reason why so many people here are so eager to dump on Roethlisberger

  74. BigBear123 says: Apr 21, 2010 5:37 PM

    Like Rolle. Well said.

  75. stabkoff says: Apr 21, 2010 5:41 PM

    Shut your pie hole! Rolle.

  76. Deb says: Apr 21, 2010 6:08 PM

    PFT, your site is broken.

  77. Mumakata says: Apr 21, 2010 11:59 PM

    Draft this man, Parcells, you will him to balance out the horrible personalities infecting the dolphins.

  78. boondocksaint says: Apr 22, 2010 2:49 AM

    As a huge Steelers fan, Ben won’t be with us after tomorrow anyway, IMO. Either way, dude got a raw deal… isn’t it law in the US that you’re innocent until proven guilty?
    The guy is definitely guilty of being a douche, and perhaps more, but at this point it’s only in the “court of public opinion”.
    I’m not intending to be insensitive to the alleged victims, ’cause if he did what he’s been accused of, he deserves everything that’s coming and more. However, is it not the least bit odd that no actual charges have been brought against him?
    I find it hard to believe that two (or more) females have accused him, yet no one else heard or saw anything of consequence apparently. If, in fact, it is all an elaborate cover up for another *star*, well then eff him and his crew… it’s a despicable crime. That said, how many times have we seen females attempt to take advantage of some public figure to a fault?
    No charges/no conviction= no fault in the eyes of the law. The guy is guilty of being an a-hole at this point, no more, no less.
    I say Al Davis has a new “toy” by this time tomorrow…

  79. CTifer says: Apr 22, 2010 10:22 AM

    “As a huge Steelers fan, Ben won’t be with us after tomorrow anyway, IMO. Either way, dude got a raw deal… isn’t it law in the US that you’re innocent until proven guilty?”
    But he wasn’t suspended for being found guilty. He was suspended for bad conduct – which Ben has already admitted to.

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