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Cornwell says Roethlisberger admits to "poor judgment," wants to stay in Pittsburgh

In a compelling and comprehensive interview on ESPN Radio’s Mike & Mike in the Morning, lawyer David Cornwell was asked to identify the specific wrongdoing in which his client, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, engaged. 

In a word (actually, two), Cornwell described it as “poor judgment.”  Though he seemed to take issue with Commissioner Roger Goodell’s assessment that Roethlisberger “contributed to the irresponsible consumption of alcohol by purchasing (or facilitating the purchase of) alcoholic beverages for underage college students,” Cornwell acknowledged that Roethlisberger’s error was placing himself in a situation where excessive alcohol was being consumed, regardless of whether he was buying it or furnishing it to persons who were legally too young to be drinking.

Regarding the rampant trade rumors and reports, Cornwell said that Roethlisberger wants to stay in Pittsburgh.  Cornwell also believes that Roethlisberger will not be traded.

Cornwell said that both he and Roethlisberger were “disappointed” by the length of the suspension, and Cornwell said that Roethlisberger views the six-game conditional suspension as a four-game suspension, since he fully intends to overcomply with the requirements for a reduction.  Cornwell added that it could have been worse; over the weekend, Goodell told Cornwell that an “indefinite” suspension was possible.

Cornwell also shared an intriguing nugget.  He said that, when he and Goodell were 28, they worked together at the league office.  And Cornwell explained that they had the benefit of maturing into men without the glare that comes with being an NFL quarterback.

We’ve got two points to make in response.  First, most NFL players are in their 20s and maturing under the glare of a very bright spotlight.  And most of them are not accused of doing anything wrong, ever.  Second, we have a hard time believing that Cornwell or Goodell ever did anything closely resembling the allegations made against Roethlisberger, including walking around like Justin Timberlake and Andy Samberg, sans boxes.

Finally, we were a bit troubled by Cornwell’s suggestion that the media’s portrayal of the allegations in Georgia has been “somewhat one-sided.”  It has been “somewhat one-sided” because Ben has chosen to hide behind the Fifth Amendment, in order to secure his liberty.  While he’s got every right to do that, Cornwell has no right to complain about media portrayal’s being one-sided when Roethlisberger refuses to share his side of the story.

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  1. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Apr 22, 2010 9:08 AM

    “Cornwell … said that, when he and Goodell were 28, they worked together at the league office. And Cornwell explained that they had the benefit of maturing into men without the glare that comes with being an NFL quarterback.”
    Hmmm. I didn’t know better, I’d say that sounds like a bit of a threat. Corny have something juicy on God-dell?

  2. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 22, 2010 9:09 AM

    Cornwell says Roethlisberger admits to “poor judgment,” wants to stay in Pittsburgh
    ——————————————————
    Wait, he doesn’t want to go to Oakland? I don’t see why he wouldn’t.

  3. SacofSteel says: Apr 22, 2010 9:09 AM

    Florio, you are truly a hack! You belong on MSNBC with Olberman.

  4. Benjamin C Klein says: Apr 22, 2010 9:10 AM

    in what world is learning too not sexually assault and rape drunk underage women part of maturing into a man?

  5. CincyAllDaWay says: Apr 22, 2010 9:12 AM

    Shitzenburger will never tell his side of the story because he’s as guilty as sin and he’s not smart enough to make up a lie that would portray him as a victim! He’s quite possibly the dumbest ass in captivity!

  6. Big Stretch says: Apr 22, 2010 9:12 AM

    When you write something like this….full of speculation and assumption, you do a great job of reminding people that you are a BLOGGER and not where near being a JOURNALIST

  7. wmt says: Apr 22, 2010 9:13 AM

    Cornwell acknowledged that Roethlisberger’s error was placing himself in a situation where excessive alcohol was being consumed, regardless of whether he was buying it or furnishing it to persons who were legally too young to be drinking.
    Why do they cloud the truth by using this language? He raped a girl. And you think he used poor judgement by putting homself in a situation…blah blah blah. He raped someone.

  8. strongpimphand7 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:14 AM

    Florio – Why does Ben have to come out and explain himself? He apologized for his actions in general and acknowledged that he put himself in a bad spot. A legal investigation found that there was no evidence to support pressing charges for an alleged crime. Media types like you that are on a witch hunt will just take whatever he says and negatively twist it anyways. Remember Florio, never pick a fight with someone that buys ink in bulk!
    Enough already.

  9. penguininbondage says: Apr 22, 2010 9:14 AM

    How does one “overcomply” ? He just doesn’t want to be shipped to Oakland.

  10. silverback says: Apr 22, 2010 9:14 AM

    No FOOLIO, Ben’ s side was there in the documents as well. You and your ilk refused to report the statments made to police by Ben’s body guards, the police, the bartender etc… Every salacious accusation that was made by the girl and her two drunk friends was reported repeatedly as FACTS!

  11. chris says: Apr 22, 2010 9:16 AM

    I’m not a Steeler/Ben hater or lover…
    BUT ENOUGH ALREADY, DANG EVER FRIGGON TIME I F5, another BEN story.
    At this point, it is time for ever one to move on.
    Can we have some draft nuggets,rumors,please?
    Mike,please enough already on Ben.

  12. madmike77 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:18 AM

    Actually it’s been one-sided because every single media outlet quoted the alleged victim and her friends statements as “fact”.
    Why didn’t they repeat the statements from third parties (ie. those not with Ben or the alleged victim) who said the alleged victim appeared drunk and all over Roethlsiberger?
    Likely because it didn’t fit their agenda and didn’t help make the story any sexier.
    Ben screwed up and got what he deserved. But the media dropped the ball big time. The reporting on this story has been anything but objective and fair.

  13. bucknbroncos says: Apr 22, 2010 9:19 AM

    Roethlisberger admits “poor judgement”. “For what it ended up costing me…. they should have been hotter.”

  14. Bdrunk says: Apr 22, 2010 9:21 AM

    “Cornwell has no right to complain about media portrayal’s being one-sided when Roethlisberger refuses to share his side of the story.”
    One-sided? Like quoting only the parts of articles that serve a witchhunt agenda and not the parts that explain the other side of the story?
    NEVAH!

  15. steeelfann says: Apr 22, 2010 9:21 AM

    First of all, of course Ben wants to stay in Pittsburgh. What, go some place like……………..Cleveland. I don’t think so.
    Secondly, it HAS been one-sided. The girl who brought the complaint has withdrawn her charge, withdrawn from school, and not spoken to anyone EITHER . She is the one breaking the law with drinking under 21, she is the one who wore the shirt titled “down to F*&k”, she is the one who “was not sure” if she was sexually assaulted. She can start the ball rolling and take ZERO responsibility. Then we sit here and attack the male. Ben is problematic, but this girl is an accomplice in this. Why does she get off scott free? She is an Adult at 20 (just because she can’t drink does not make her less than an adult).
    This is the problem with the US legal system and why the rest of the world laughs at us. There is no accountability of the accuser. Loser should always pay in court cases, but the trial lawyers block this legislation. If someone has money, go after them and you wind up in a settlement 99% of the time, unless it is an aggressive insurance company.

  16. MSWRavens says: Apr 22, 2010 9:23 AM

    Florio – THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! THANK YOU!!! You finally make some points that everybody else is missing:
    1) The celebrity “target” defense. It’s pure mythical BS which you dispel by accurately noting that most professional athletes are not accused of wrongdoing, EVER! The notion that people (women in particular) are lurking around every corner waiting to cash in on these guys is an absolute joke, and a creation of all the enablers who turn a few of these characters into animals like Ben.
    and
    2) Poor Ben is the victim of one-side of the story. Then tell your F-ing story Ben, or stop whining. The fact that your “boys” who you were out with have either said they saw no evil, heard no evil, etc…or have made absolutely incredible claims doesn’t help. Neither does the fact that the bar in which you were so engaged has clearly helped cover-up (erasing tape, bleaching alleged crime scene…).

  17. Krow says: Apr 22, 2010 9:24 AM

    His exact words were, “Yeah… raping those girls… what incredibly poor judgement. My bad. But it’s OK right? I mean I can still throw the football. That’s all that matters, right?”

  18. joetoronto says: Apr 22, 2010 9:24 AM

    Here we go, just say it…”He’s the victim.”
    What a pile of shit.

  19. moreBScrap says: Apr 22, 2010 9:30 AM

    The entire doings has been a one sided witch hunt. The sority girls history has never been talked about or publicly scrutinized. I agree Ben was an ass for puting himself in a bar with college kids, but other side has issues that need to be corrected. The girl(s) walk away squeeky clean without even an underage drinking charge.

  20. JDow says: Apr 22, 2010 9:32 AM

    @strongpimphand7; he doesn’t say that Ben has to give his side of the story, he is just stating that with no comments on what happened by Ben then the media only has one side to go with.

  21. drucifer says: Apr 22, 2010 9:35 AM

    Florio, in my very short time visiting this site, you’ve managed to both gain my respect and – as of recently – lose it completely. I will not yet stop visiting the site, because it still offers some degree of entertainment. But please stop, I’m begging for your mercy.

  22. MarinoRules says: Apr 22, 2010 9:35 AM

    not sure why all you Rothie groupies are whining about Florio’s posts…they
    re factual and well-written…unlike your responses
    and btw if you dont like him blogging on RapitsBurger than dont post in response!

  23. Mooch says: Apr 22, 2010 9:36 AM

    “A legal investigation found that there was no evidence to support pressing charges for an alleged crime.”
    Crime scene not secured, scrubbed with clorox within 8 hours. All video tape destroyed. Cop taking the complaint urges victim not to do so because she can’t win against a rich and famous perp.
    Yep, they had no evidence!
    Now go write a love letter to OJ, another “victim” unfairly accused (of murder no less!).

  24. SacofSteel says: Apr 22, 2010 9:38 AM

    I couldn’t agree more with Silberback and Big Stretch , but I would like to add that you are a hack!

  25. Big Stretch says: Apr 22, 2010 9:39 AM

    @# wmt says: April 22, 2010 9:13 AM
    Cornwell acknowledged that Roethlisberger’s error was placing himself in a situation where excessive alcohol was being consumed, regardless of whether he was buying it or furnishing it to persons who were legally too young to be drinking.
    Why do they cloud the truth by using this language? He raped a girl. And you think he used poor judgement by putting homself in a situation…blah blah blah. He raped someone.
    ————————————————————-
    Explain to me how you know exactly what happened? You must have been there right? This girl got herself into that bar with a fake ID, proceeded to represent herself as someone who is legal to drink, and then got wasted. Flirted with Ben all night and engaged in some sort of sexual activity, which she herself said was not rape, and yet you seems to KNOW Ben raped someone. You don’t think there is a possibility that this drunk girl engaged in some sexual activity with a drunk guy and then regretted after the fact? How can this situation be so black and white for you without having been there and witnessed first hand what happened?
    All you people who are ready to castrate Ben make it seem like he went to the local middle school, picked up a 13 year old, supplied her with alcohol, and raped her. She was a 20 year old college girl who was ” Down to F–K” armed with a fake ID. This was not some naive innocent girl.
    and for the record I’m not a Steeler fan in fact I hate the Steelers.

  26. Meldog says: Apr 22, 2010 9:41 AM

    There wasn’t enough evidence because he paid her off……everyone who doesn’t consider themselves to be in “the nation” sees this. To say that he is a victim and he merely put himself in a bad situation is a joke. He got 6 games, he deserves to play for Oakland.
    I say keep posting on him to remind him just what he did and the consequences those actions deserve. He picked the most young and drunk looking girls at the club and had sex with one of them in a bathroom while his bodyguards blocked the door. Pretty much a scumbag.

  27. MSWRavens says: Apr 22, 2010 9:43 AM

    strongpimphand – nice name by the way, lol – come on now, how many times do you people need to be told. a legal investigation did not find that there was no evidence for pressing charges. The District Attorney reviewed the evidence and eprsonally believed that there was insufficient evidence to obtain a conviction, and so he chose not to proceed. Much different standard there, my friend. See, Simpson, O.J. – criminal v. civil liability.

  28. thepittsburghkid says: Apr 22, 2010 9:43 AM

    WRONG. The media would twist what he says no matter what it was into something else at this point. I don’t blame him for taking the Tiger approach. The media and especially Pittsburgh media hope for his failure and will spin it as needed to be so. I agree with everything that is said above and not because I’m a Pittsburgher and Steeler fan but to me its a normal persons cohesive thought on a ugly situation.
    “most NFL players are in their 20s and maturing under the glare of a very bright spotlight. And most of them are not accused of doing anything wrong, ever.” REALLY? last time I looked up to the right of the screen on this site I see a “days without arrest” link. I don’t see the difference in position which points to a player being more or less likely to get in trouble. Thinking a QB is any different than any other player is a sucker bet. There are have always been good QBs throughout the years of the NFL that have been in trouble and this is no different. Just because Brady, the Mannings and whomever else you want to place in the top 5 or whatever QBs haven’t had problems doesn’t mean they wont ever and it doesn’t mean Ben is the exact same as them because he plays the same position.

  29. manonthemoon19 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:44 AM

    So we’ve chosen to vilify ben for his behavior, yet bill clinton does some of the same stuff and he ends up as president? something doesn’t seem right there.

  30. jsbmore says: Apr 22, 2010 9:50 AM

    Great article Florio. Forget the bashers and the haters, this is why we all come to your site everyday (and multiple times in my case). Keep on blogging/writing/sharing your opinions!

  31. biggestFAN says: Apr 22, 2010 9:50 AM

    FLORIO!! I am tired of the Ben blogs! Half of them in which are one sided!! Please…its draft day…tell us some drafts rumors…where the heck is your mock draft?! Put this Ben stuff to rest already!!

  32. bobinpuertorico says: Apr 22, 2010 9:51 AM

    If Roethlisberger wants to have any chance at having a positive public image again, then he needs to not only avoid trouble in the future, but he needs to atone for his past actions. First, if it is possible, he should try to settle the civil suit that is pending against him. Next, his lawyer needs to negotiate some sort of generous payment to his recent victim, in return for her not filing a civil suit against him. This does not need to be done in secret, but if it is made public, then it should be portrayed as Roethlisberger’s desire to pay for any ongoing counseling costs that might help to lessen the pain that he has caused the woman. After this is done, he should meet with women who have been raped or abused in other ways. This will at least give him some idea of the ongoing pain that he inflicted on his victim.
    Then he will be ready to make a public apology and not just read something that someone else writes. He needs to say that he is sorry for his behavior, not for putting himself in a bad spot, not for letting down his fans, not for embarrasing the Steelers and the NFL, but for his actual behavior. Most importantly, he must publicly apologize to the woman that he abused. He needs to say that by talking to women who were victims of rape and other abuse, he has learned just how much pain his actions must have caused. Then he can say that he now realizes that his actions were totally unacceptable and he promises that he will never do anything like that again. As a final gesture, he should make a donation of a million or two to an organization that helps women who have been raped or otherwise victimized. If he takes steps similar to these, then in time he has a chance of being viewed positively once again.

  33. BillsFan27 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:52 AM

    On a side note – if the Steelers really have no intentions of trading this d*ckhead, but are only shopping him to scare him straight, then this franchise and their front office really are laughing-stocks and deserve whatever garbage their image takes on.

  34. cowboyssuck says: Apr 22, 2010 9:53 AM

    Disappointed in the Commissioner’s punishment? Big Ben is lucky not to be Big Bendover. He should be in the slammer. That lawyer’s a douche!

  35. amused10 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:53 AM

    Florio, really!!!! Do you ever “report” anything correct? I don’t understand you. Did you ever stop and think that maybe it did not happen they way She said it did? I agree with Herm Edwards.
    But I bet you won’t post that interview will you?
    I used to like this site, but you are nothing more than a tabloid site? You are like an ambulance chaser, oh yeah you tried to be a lawyer.

  36. cunn9305 says: Apr 22, 2010 9:57 AM

    Lesson no.1 … stay away from the skanks. Find a nice girl take her to Vegas and ball the living sh*t outta her …

  37. Huckle says: Apr 22, 2010 10:01 AM

    So wait wait wait….
    The guy Rapistberger paid to defend him, is defending him?
    This is truly shocking news, indeed.

  38. if yer not first... says: Apr 22, 2010 10:02 AM

    Cornwell said that Roethlisberger views the six-game conditional suspension as a four-game suspension, since he fully intends to overcomply with the requirements for a reduction.
    just as he viewed the 20 year old drunk college girl ready and willing since he fully intended to f#@& her.
    Lawyers is soooo stupid.

  39. CT Stiller says: Apr 22, 2010 10:08 AM

    Florio said:
    “Finally, we were a bit troubled by Cornwell’s suggestion that the media’s portrayal of the allegations in Georgia has been “somewhat one-sided.” It has been “somewhat one-sided” because Ben has chosen to hide behind the Fifth Amendment, in order to secure his liberty. While he’s got every right to do that, Cornwell has no right to complain about media portrayal’s being one-sided when Roethlisberger refuses to share his side of the story.”
    LOL! It’s been one-sided because it’s the media. If Ben had said anything he’d be in more trouble now because idiots like you, Deadspin, TMZ and thesmokinggun would twist his words any way they want. You also have a tendency to put up headlines that are misleading. For you it’s a way to get people to read the article, for most other people it’s all they read and all they need to assume and speculate.
    Please, don’t pretend that you and every other internet rag doesn’t do your best to create controversy and pile on these cases. This quote is just insulting to the average human’s intelligence. You have zero shame, Florio. ZERO.

  40. UckTheFeagles says: Apr 22, 2010 10:12 AM

    Only in America can a scumbag like this buy his way out of trouble and then complain on top of it all. Oh, and you’re damn right he’s not opening his mouth, for how stupid he is he’d incriminate himself immediately.

  41. el_dude00 says: Apr 22, 2010 10:16 AM

    “There are have always been good QBs throughout the years of the NFL that have been in trouble and this is no different.” -thepittsburghkid
    You make a very interesting point, albeit completely unclear.
    What Florio was getting at is that the typical NFL player may have some knowledge of right vs wrong, but because of their elevated status in HS, College, Pros, they can and often do adopt a “what could possibly happen to me?” attitude.
    Ben is learning the answer to that question while we all watch him stumble on his way to maturity.
    And believe it or not Yinzer, I agree with you about shutting the F’ up. Ben doesn’t have to say squat because his actions spoke loud enough the first time.
    He now has to atone for his actions. Fortunately for him, American’s are suckers for a comeback story.
    -el_dude00
    PS: I’m still atheist.

  42. MarinoRules says: Apr 22, 2010 10:22 AM

    reading all the Rothie groupies posts defending Rothie reminds me of why so many women think all men are jerks…

  43. Matt says: Apr 22, 2010 10:28 AM

    Up front, I’m a Steelers fan of 20 years. With that in mind …
    Get rid of Ben. I don’t trust people not to screw things up to begin with, and it only takes someone seriously f’ing up once or twice for me to be done giving them chances. Specifically, I don’t trust the guy not to be a liability in the future. Even if he didn’t rape the girl (which I will be … open-minded enough to entertain the possibility of for a moment), he’s a liability. He’s put his own health at risk (motorcycle), making him a poor financial investment. Further, he’s potentially screwed with other people’s lives. As an NFL player, his off-the-field behavior is held to a higher standard – and therefore, he needs to be stepping it up with regard to the off-field behavior. Instead, he brings negative publicity, he’s a distraction within the team, and in the long run, he can be replaced.
    You don’t see guys like Polamalu out ruining their lives and the lives of others or dragging the organization’s name through the dirt. You don’t see Mendenhall (remember when you were calling him a bust a year ago? Wrong!) out doing it. Same goes for Hines Ward. Jeff Reed only ruins the lives of Sheetz toilet paper dispensers. I can live with that, only because I can imagine Reed having some dumbass looking haircut going into a Sheetz in New Alexandria and doing this, and it makes me laugh. If allegations start coming out about rape or murder with regard to Reed, then I would say boot him, as well. In fact, Reed is the one who exhibited what I would call “poor judgment” by beating toilet paper dispenser’s ass at Sheetz. Roethlisberger went beyond poor judgment to being a skeezy rat prick. Even if he didn’t rape the girl, I imagine him being the guy at the bar who preys on chicks and has the ego of a total piece of shit. This goes beyond the crap in GA and NV – it goes back to Findlay and Oxford, OH. Get rid of him.

  44. RonnieRon says: Apr 22, 2010 10:33 AM

    i wish i could have read this if RothlisRAPER was black he would be an animal, stupid, lazy hid your kids all kinds of nasty shit, when you whites have a problem you are very civil with your criticizm your hypocrites the whole lot of you, you think when your people have horrible issues you can sugar coat it. he raped that girl and he raped that other girl he is a rapist tell it like it its. he has the money to get out of it, but he is a no good rapist i hope his ass gets traded and i hope he ends up out of the league. Its amazing how nasty you idiots can be when your talking about someone black you have no shame when you drag blacks over the coals but when its a white boy your so civil and understanding. jerks.

  45. CT Stiller says: Apr 22, 2010 10:33 AM

    BillsFan27 says:
    “On a side note – if the Steelers really have no intentions of trading this d*ckhead, but are only shopping him to scare him straight, then this franchise and their front office really are laughing-stocks and deserve whatever garbage their image takes on.”
    …says the Bills fan (!) who is really, really hoping his team gets him.

  46. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 22, 2010 10:34 AM

    Benjamin C Klein says:
    April 22, 2010 9:10 AM
    in what world is learning too not sexually assault and rape drunk underage women part of maturing into a man?
    ————————————————-
    Good post. This is not stuff you learn, this is the difference between being a real bad person and a good person. That’s not learned, you’re born with it.

  47. wvugrad00 says: Apr 22, 2010 10:38 AM

    @strongpimphand7 says: April 22, 2010 9:14 AM
    Florio – Why does Ben have to come out and explain himself? He apologized for his actions in general and acknowledged that he put himself in a bad spot. A legal investigation found that there was no evidence to support pressing charges for an alleged crime.
    —————————–
    Not true, the investigion did find evidence, lots of evidence, but they had one huge fundamental problem, the victim was not talking. Withou the victim there was no way the prosecution would have won that case. They have to pick and choose which battles to fight, and this wasnt a battle they felt they could win, but it didnt have anything to do with a lack of evidence.

  48. CT Stiller says: Apr 22, 2010 10:43 AM

    MarinoRules says:
    “reading all the Rothie groupies posts defending Rothie reminds me of why so many women think all men are jerks…”
    Reading all the hate and ignorance spewed at a guy because he plays for a team that people either hate or have envy for reminds me that I get dumber every time I visit this site.

  49. Capt. James T. Kirk says: Apr 22, 2010 10:44 AM

    Perhaps Florio could write an article explaining the legal ramifications of some of you twats continuing to call him a rapist and whether or not he could come after you for slander/libel. There seems to be some people that insist on calling him a rapist and saying he raped yet he has never been charged or arrested. Could he track you down and sue you? I know he is a celeb and the courts have given leeway to average joes in calling them names, but being called a dick or douche is different than a rapist. I don’t think you running under the “it’s a spoof” claim will protect your whiny asses.

  50. Reggie'sBush says: Apr 22, 2010 11:01 AM

    Most of you guys are 1st rate morons. I stopped reading comments half way through and just had to add my 2 cents.
    Any idiot saying the “she had a DTF tag on” excuse one more time and my head will explode… Who cares? Even if she is the biggest slut in the world, she still has to consent.
    2ndly no one ever used a fake ID before they were 21? That doesn’t make her evil, honestly a lot of clubs/bars don’t even card girls because more women = more clientele
    Lastly, maybe the victim was drunk and traumatized, and either a forceful blowjob, or fingerpopping. That could be an explanation as to why she said “I’m not sure if I was raped” because she did not know if that constituted as rape as she wasn’t given an option to say assault.
    Piss off blowhards

  51. m1k3- says: Apr 22, 2010 11:05 AM

    He has every right to complain about the reporting being one-sided.
    There are plenty of holes and inconsistencies in the accuser’s story. None of these are bring reported…
    Yet, even in this story you refer to the ‘he whipped his dick out’ allegation as if it were an undisputed fact.

  52. el_dude00 says: Apr 22, 2010 11:10 AM

    in what world is learning too not sexually assault and rape drunk underage women part of maturing into a man? -Benjamin C Klein
    Great post.

  53. joe6606 says: Apr 22, 2010 11:19 AM

    the media attention has been COMPLETELY one-sided and it has NOTHING to do with Ben not talking.
    Why arent all the media BLASTING the false accuser for using a FAKE ID to get an over 21 bracelet?
    Why arent the media BLASTING the false accuser for having a blood alcohol level 10 times the legal amount for a 20 yo?
    Why arent the media balancing the obviously BIASED accounts from her friends, with the counter arguments from the people in Ben’s posse, the bar owner, the reporting police?
    Why arent the media emphasizing that there have been NO independent witnesses to corroborate the false accusers story, other than her friends?

  54. crispy says: Apr 22, 2010 11:21 AM

    Dammit Florio,
    Now I’ll have the “Dick in a box” song running through my head all day…

  55. CT Stiller says: Apr 22, 2010 11:36 AM

    Reggie’sBush says:
    “2ndly no one ever used a fake ID before they were 21? That doesn’t make her evil, honestly a lot of clubs/bars don’t even card girls because more women = more clientele”
    So you’re saying the club should have taken the heat for this, rather than Roethlisberger.
    I agree.

  56. FredB says: Apr 22, 2010 11:40 AM

    I’m waiting to see how much press the player from Indy gets over his “sexual assault” allegations. I’m willing to bet little to none because no one has ever heard of him out side Indy.

  57. CT Stiller says: Apr 22, 2010 11:43 AM

    Reggie’sBush says:
    “2ndly no one ever used a fake ID before they were 21? That doesn’t make her evil, honestly a lot of clubs/bars don’t even card girls because more women = more clientele”
    So you’re saying the club should have taken the heat for this, rather than Roethlisberger.
    I agree.

  58. Josh Krauss says: Apr 22, 2010 11:46 AM

    So if Big Ben didn’t contribute Alcohol to that girl and her friends then who was the 6’6 260 pound guy with brown hair that was feeding these girls drinks, that kept telling them here take this shot. guess it was some other random guy in the bar, you know considering there are so many guys that are 6’6 and 260 pounds with brown hair in the same bar on the same night, or maybe it was Big Ben’s mystery twin that no one knows anything about. I mean is this guy really that stupid too believe Ben wasn’t supplying her and her friends with alcohol. They didn’t have a wrist band so they weren’t getting it from the bar and considering the reports are these girls were with Big Ben’s group from the time they got to the bar until they reported the rape, hm mm. Like i said i guess it was the other 6′ 6 260 pound guy with brown hair. I mean everyone is making an issue on how drunk this girl was and taking Ben’s word, well Ben was drunk too so if they are both drunk then how could one person’s word be taken over the other, oh that is right he is an NFL QB so he must be telling the truth – Note the Sarcasm – All i got to say is i have been plenty drunk before in fact i have been just as drunk if not drunker than they say this girl was and i didn’t have a problem remembering anything, in fact i remembered everything i did that night, but since he is an NFL QB and She is a girl accusing him of rape, they say she can’t remember and that Ben must be telling the truth.

  59. A.B. Heemoth says: Apr 22, 2010 12:01 PM

    Awesome. I’m going to pursue my Juris Doctorate in the obvious.

  60. FredB says: Apr 22, 2010 12:14 PM

    Josh Krauss says:
    April 22, 2010 11:46 AM
    All i got to say is i have been plenty drunk before in fact i have been just as drunk if not drunker than they say this girl was and i didn’t have a problem remembering anything, in fact i remembered everything i did that night
    So you remember everything you did that night? Then I guess you remember going in the restroom with that 6’6″, 240 lb guy with brown hair and coming out with a little of his DNA on your chin?

  61. DTF! says: Apr 22, 2010 1:38 PM

    @Joe6606
    “Why arent the media BLASTING the false accuser for having a blood alcohol level 10 times the legal amount for a 20 yo?”
    Legal BAC for a 20 year old=%0.00
    Therefore:
    %0.00 X 10 = %0.00
    You just proved her sober, you should be her lawyer in the civil case!!

  62. joe6606 says: Apr 22, 2010 2:48 PM

    @DTF!
    the Legal Blood alcohol level for a 20 y/o in Georgia is 0.02.
    Learn to read statutes retard

  63. RebaT. says: Apr 22, 2010 3:15 PM

    Cry, moan, scream, cuss, bitch… IT IS WHAT IT IS! Goodell has spoken and so did Art Rooney II in a news conference. Check out Steelers.com. Art did NOT support Ben.

  64. Reggie'sBush says: Apr 22, 2010 4:43 PM

    CT Stiller says:
    April 22, 2010 11:43 AM
    Reggie’sBush says:
    “2ndly no one ever used a fake ID before they were 21? That doesn’t make her evil, honestly a lot of clubs/bars don’t even card girls because more women = more clientele”
    So you’re saying the club should have taken the heat for this, rather than Roethlisberger.
    I agree.
    Ummm, well only if the club sexually assaulted her. My point was that her having a fake ID is normal college behavior and does not mean she’s a scumbag necessarily

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