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Roethlisberger bodyguard will twist in the wind for months

A month after reports first surfaced that Ben Roethlisberger bodyguard Anthony Barravecchio could soon be losing his job as a police officer in Coraopolis, Pennsylvania, a new report says it will be a few more months before Barravecchio knows his fate.

Coraopolis solicitor Richard Start says he has finished reviewing the Georgia Bureau of Investigation’s 500-page file on the night Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Milledgeville, but that he needs to continue investigating what Barravecchio did that night.

I spoke without having read the file,” Start said, apparently referring to the earlier indications that Barravecchio could be fired soon. “Once I read the file, the time parameters I spoke of were not realistic.”

Now Barravecchio won’t know for “months as opposed to weeks” if he’s going to be fired as a police officer, Start says.

Although witnesses said Barravecchio escorted the woman who later accused Roethlisberger of rape into a restroom, Barravecchio’s attorney denies that.

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  1. AllThat says: May 26, 2010 8:41 AM

    keep the info coming.
    Was this guy in “The Karate Kid”.

  2. Richm2256 says: May 26, 2010 8:46 AM

    If nothing else – I repeat, NOTHING else – this guy ought to be fired as an Officer of the Law for the simple fact that he allowed this obviously underaged woman (hello, it’s a college town, red alert McFly!) to be served alcohol in front of him. And she wasn’t the only one that night.
    Obviously if he was not in the employ of Ben “Flop your cock and see what happens” Roethlisberger, Barravecchio would have arrested both the woman and the bartender who served her.
    The people of Coraopolis,PA deserve better Law Enforcement than this assclown.

  3. It puts the lotion on the skin says: May 26, 2010 8:50 AM

    After all you did for Big Ben, lol, regardless of whether it was legal, atleast you know Big Ben has your back, right? I mean, for all your help and support, certainly he will give a cool $million or 2, right, since you wont be able to find another job…..
    Hahahahahaha, like that will happen, good luck loser….

  4. richkotitte says: May 26, 2010 8:51 AM

    With the job he did that night, he’s getting off easy…

  5. mmdd1111 says: May 26, 2010 8:51 AM

    Of course his attorney denies it….geez

  6. promichael says: May 26, 2010 8:59 AM

    Barravecchio should only be fired if he was aware of or saw a crime being committed.
    The police Department has to present proof. The department has lower stadards of proof, such as conduct detrimental to the police department. I would think that big Ben could be somewhat libel if this police officer is fired. If I were that officer, did not witness a crime and got fired. I would hold Ben responsible and sue him for what my job was worth over the next twenty years with retirement monies. In additon to punitive damages.

  7. DG0122 says: May 26, 2010 9:00 AM

    “Barravecchio’s attorney denies that”
    well, that’s good enough for me…why would his attorney lie?

  8. I♥Patriots says: May 26, 2010 9:02 AM

    # Richm2256 says: May 26, 2010 8:46 AM
    If nothing else – I repeat, NOTHING else – this guy ought to be fired as an Officer of the Law for the simple fact that he allowed this obviously underaged woman (hello, it’s a college town, red alert McFly!) to be served alcohol in front of him. And she wasn’t the only one that night.
    Obviously if he was not in the employ of Ben “Flop your cock and see what happens” Roethlisberger, Barravecchio would have arrested both the woman and the bartender who served her.
    The people of Coraopolis,PA deserve better Law Enforcement than this assclown.
    ===================================
    I couldn’t have said it better.

  9. Pittsburgh Smells says: May 26, 2010 9:05 AM

    Whats wrong with this picture…
    Ben rapes a girl and still has his day job.
    This dumb a$$ endorses (indirectly) Ben’s behavior and will most likely get fired- and rightly so I may add.
    So why does the worse criminal get to walk…. Money baby. Its all about the money…
    The people of Pitt can go shove their ‘high standards’ rhetoric. ALL TALK and when push came to shove they folded like a busted coal mine.

  10. penguininbondage says: May 26, 2010 9:07 AM

    Speaking as a 20 plus year law enforcement officer this guy should be fired for pure stupidity.
    Unfortunately for the country this is the type that get hired anymore. Cocky, arrogant, and yes, jucied up thrill seekers looking to be the man.

  11. downwithdansnyder says: May 26, 2010 9:10 AM

    Did you really expect the lawyer to say “yes my client, also a cop, watched and help serve under age girls then escorted one of those under age girls into a small dingy bathroom so his private employer could molest her”?
    LOL

  12. zero says: May 26, 2010 9:26 AM

    Translation: “The police union is throwing a shit fit for trying to fire this clown for a perfectly legit reason. They are now going to drag this out for months until it stops being worth pursuing.”

  13. bills34 says: May 26, 2010 9:31 AM

    “Speaking as a 20 plus year law enforcement officer this guy should be fired for pure stupidity.”
    – Thats funny coming from a guy with the name “penguininbondage” – loser

  14. ampats says: May 26, 2010 9:37 AM

    penguininbondage,
    Totally agree with your post. Based on your screen name you may also be a Pittsburgh native, maybe not?
    There are alot of great law enforcement professionals but unfortunately as in life there are plenty that have no business with a badge.
    Total power trip as we all have experienced.

  15. Just JTO says: May 26, 2010 9:41 AM

    @Pittsburgh Smells … What really smells is the odor of your foul logic and even fouler ‘loose’ reference to the facts. Not to sound like a broken record, but if Roethlisberger the arrogant jerk truly raped this girl, there would have been evidence SOMEWHERE to back that up and he would have been charged.
    And nobody has folded, you ass hole. Haven’t you followed this story dick head? The Steelers obviously were both pissed and embarrassed about what their $100 million QB allowed himself to get into that night. He has been – pardon the pun – raped and pillaged – not only by the front office, but the media in town as well. To some degree too far in my estimation for a guy who’s biggest problem is being an ass (NOT A RAPIST). I’ve seen true criminals (charged) be less villified than he has been.
    But of course, a tool like you loves anything that makes the ‘Burgh look bad (hence your moniker). Like I said, I and many other Steelers fans HAVE NOT endorsed Ben’s actions, but he is far from a rapist. Rapists get charged. Maybe not all of them are found guilty. But once the DA gets involved, they at least get charged.

  16. stillworker says: May 26, 2010 9:43 AM

    ………….OFF with his head!!!
    WTF………nothing had to be proven about Ben to suspend him – why is anything different for this guy?

  17. Jon Evans says: May 26, 2010 9:44 AM

    um people, an officer can’t just “arrest people” he believes is underaged, spes 1000 miles out of his juridictions. Regardless, he participated in a crime, in the least… a severe moral judgement that goes against everything were sworn in for.

  18. Cubano says: May 26, 2010 9:47 AM

    I say you make him do to Big Ben, what Big Ben had that girl do to him! ONLY then will I say he gets to keep his job. If not, get to steppin slap nuts!

  19. stnmmc says: May 26, 2010 9:51 AM

    # Richm2256 says: May 26, 2010 8:46 AM
    If nothing else – I repeat, NOTHING else – this guy ought to be fired as an Officer of the Law for the simple fact that he allowed this obviously underaged woman (hello, it’s a college town, red alert McFly!) to be served alcohol in front of him. And she wasn’t the only one that night.
    Obviously if he was not in the employ of Ben “Flop your cock and see what happens” Roethlisberger, Barravecchio would have arrested both the woman and the bartender who served her.
    The people of Coraopolis,PA deserve better Law Enforcement than this assclown.
    ————————————————
    You are absolutely right that he should have arrested her, because as an off duty PA officer he has jurisdiction in a small Georgia town.
    Besides, why would we expect the owner and employees of a bar in a small college town to monitor their patrons. They should not be forced to fork over a few quid to buy one of those relatively inexpensive ID scanners. Nor should they be expected to flag a girl who was busted using a fake ID at said establishment only weeks earlier, after all that is the responsibility of the off duty cop from out of state.
    All Hail the Police State!!!

  20. HC says: May 26, 2010 10:12 AM

    Typically law enforcement officers are held to a higher standard as terms of employment than the rest of us. It’s not totally dissimilar to how Goodell and the NFL can fine or suspend a player that has not been convicted in a court of law. I don’t know what the specific agreement between the police department and the union in a case like this, but I know elsewhere officers could be fired for this type of incident. Considering the amount of notoriety he has brought to his department, I would be very surprised if he kept his job.

  21. The Real Shuxion says: May 26, 2010 10:21 AM

    Is this bar still open? I don’t know these laws very well (Not a real bar patron myself) but does the bar get a pass if the woman shows a fake ID.
    According to the SI story Ben knew the girls were underage, did the bar know and if so is that not grounds to get the dive shut down?

  22. ItalianArmyGuy says: May 26, 2010 10:29 AM

    Just more evidence that this thing is not going to go away quietly, and that the Steelers are even more likely to sit Ben for the year on the IR and go as far as Leftwich can take them
    If Leftwich has a good year, Ben will be cut, and the Steelers will claim that he violated his contract – letting them off the hook for much of the remainder of his money. If Leftwich has a poor year, the Steelers will hang onto Ben longer and try to get some value in trade – but it’s hard to imagine them ever getting much more than a 4th or 5th rounder

  23. righthereisay says: May 26, 2010 10:35 AM

    This is Pittsburgh. In other words, he will either:
    1. Be on Paid Leave for a long time until everyone forgets and go back to his job. All paid time on leave will count towards his Pension when he retires in his mid 40’s.
    2. Get removed from his job and then be given a cushy office job after the union fights it.
    3. Get fired and win a lawsuit against the city and make millions.
    This is all this in addition to what Ben is giving him to keep his mouth shut.

  24. 27Rice says: May 26, 2010 10:40 AM

    Just JTO says:
    May 26, 2010 9:41 AM
    @Pittsburgh Smells … What really smells is the odor of your foul logic and even fouler ‘loose’ reference to the facts. Not to sound like a broken record, but if Roethlisberger the arrogant jerk truly raped this girl, there would have been evidence SOMEWHERE to back that up and he would have been charged.
    And nobody has folded, you ass hole. Haven’t you followed this story dick head? The Steelers obviously were both pissed and embarrassed about what their $100 million QB allowed himself to get into that night. He has been – pardon the pun – raped and pillaged – not only by the front office, but the media in town as well. To some degree too far in my estimation for a guy who’s biggest problem is being an ass (NOT A RAPIST). I’ve seen true criminals (charged) be less villified than he has been.
    But of course, a tool like you loves anything that makes the ‘Burgh look bad (hence your moniker). Like I said, I and many other Steelers fans HAVE NOT endorsed Ben’s actions, but he is far from a rapist. Rapists get charged. Maybe not all of them are found guilty. But once the DA gets involved, they at least get charged.
    ——————-
    Yet I gaurantee you that you are one butt nut Squeeler fans that calls Ray Lewis a murder, YET in your own words “there would have been evidence SOMEWHERE” that Ray actually committed murder. Hhhmmm….how does it feel?

  25. FAS says: May 26, 2010 10:42 AM

    Wow…and this dude didn’t even rape anyone.
    I guess it pays to work for the most classless outfit in the NFL (and keep your job), instead of working for a department that actually expects its employees to follow the law.

  26. Diesteelersdie says: May 26, 2010 10:44 AM

    “But of course, a tool like you loves anything that makes the ‘Burgh look bad”
    ————————————-
    Dude, thats not very hard to do!

  27. tryagain says: May 26, 2010 10:55 AM

    Just JTO says: And nobody has folded, you ass hole. Haven’t you followed this story dick head?
    When did people start seper ating compound insult words, butt face? I disagree that Ben’s received too much grief- I think he deserves to carry this baggage for the rest of his life. He made the decision (well if his brain actually functions enough to make decisions) to live his life the way he has (i.e. a jerky stupid drunken hazy beer/urine scented fog where disrespect and excess thrived) – therefore he deserves any and all disrespect he gets in return.

  28. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 11:01 AM

    In other news, PFT poster “ampats” said, “hey, it sucks when Ben supposedly does something, but it’s A-OK when my hero Lawrence Taylor gets busted ACTUALLY doing something. ‘Cuz you know, he has been trying so hard to turn his life around ‘n stuff.”
    Ampats then went on to win the PFT Poster Hypocrisy Award for 2010. Congrats!

  29. 987654321 says: May 26, 2010 11:01 AM

    I used to live in Pittsburgh. It’s a garbage hole.
    Since, I’ve denounced the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Rooney Family(scum)for keeping this pig @$$ rapist on the team.
    By the way, the Pittsburgh Penguins have no heart. That is why they choke. A friend of mine had the door slammed in his face by Mario Lemieux, years ago when he delivered flowers to his apartment.

  30. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: May 26, 2010 11:02 AM

    @Just JTO
    I’m sure you are the same kind of person that pulls the Ray-Lewis-Murdered-Someone logic anytime his name pops up.
    With Ben, one accusation of rape should have been enough for that stupid ass to get the hint; same with the Steelers. The second same accusation, both are made to look like fools.
    This GA investigation SHOULD have nailed him if they weren’t so back woods down in that po-dunk town. It was a botched investigation from the beginning.
    In the future, try to make Arm-Pittsburgh’s education system sound better by using better nouns (and more tasteful) then ‘dick head’ when referring to someone.

  31. K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 11:09 AM

    # promichael says: May 26, 2010 8:59 AM
    Barravecchio should only be fired if he was aware of or saw a crime being committed.
    The police Department has to present proof. The department has lower stadards of proof, such as conduct detrimental to the police department. I would think that big Ben could be somewhat libel if this police officer is fired. If I were that officer, did not witness a crime and got fired. I would hold Ben responsible and sue him for what my job was worth over the next twenty years with retirement monies. In additon to punitive damages.
    ———————————————————————–
    Wrong. Barravecchio is a big boy. It’s not Ben’s fault, if Barravecchio is found to have done something wrong. He was the sober adult there, and if he did something questionable, it’s HIS fault. But, the fact that Richard Start read the 500 page report, and didn’t find any evidence that he did anything wrong, says a lot about the whole situation. Any clear thinking individual who has taken the time to read the report, knows that this whole claim was BS. Just a drunken DTF Sorority girl and her sisters who thought it was a good idea, at the time, to accuse a star athlete of sexually assaulting her. They knew about the Nevada case, and figured he was an easy target. The sister that was pushing the girl to say that he raped her, was the same girl that they booted out of the VIP room earlier that night, because she called Ben a rapist. So clearly, she had other things on her mind that night.

  32. HC says: May 26, 2010 11:17 AM

    ItalianArmyGuy says:
    Just more evidence that this thing is not going to go away quietly, and that the Steelers are even more likely to sit Ben for the year on the IR and go as far as Leftwich can take them
    If Leftwich has a good year, Ben will be cut, and the Steelers will claim that he violated his contract – letting them off the hook for much of the remainder of his money. If Leftwich has a poor year, the Steelers will hang onto Ben longer and try to get some value in trade – but it’s hard to imagine them ever getting much more than a 4th or 5th rounder
    = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = = =
    NFL contracts are not guaranteed. Any NFL team can cut a player at any time and owe no more money remaining on that contract.
    In this case the Steelers could cut Ben today, and they no longer owe him the $8 mil he is due in 2010, the $11.6 mil he is due each year from 2011 to 2014, and the $12.1 mil he is due in 2015.
    Perhaps you are thinking the Steelers could recoup part of the $25 mil signing bonus, the way the Falcons went after Vick’s signing bonus? Big difference: Vick was convicted and went to jail, while Roethlisberger has not been arrested, much less convicted. I doubt the Steelers stand a chance of getting any of that signing bonus back.

  33. HandsofSweed says: May 26, 2010 11:18 AM

    27Rice:
    I’m a Steeler fan and I accept the results of the investigation the state of Georgia did in both the Ray Lewis and the Big Ben “cases.” Neither was charged, for DAMN good reasons. Once again, the authority of the State trumps private opinion in regards to legal matters.

  34. Just JTO says: May 26, 2010 11:25 AM

    @27Ricearoni … Dude, didn’t Ray Ray PLEAD to something in that case????
    Posted: Monday June 05, 2000 09:31 PM
    The prosecution’s case against Lewis suffered setbacks when key witnesses provided conflicting testimony. AP
    ATLANTA (CNNSI.com) — A judge Monday approved a deal allowing Baltimore Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis to avoid murder charges and jail time by pleading guilty to a misdemeanor and testifying against two co-defendants.
    Lewis pleaded guilty to obstruction of justice and Superior Court Judge Alice D. Bonner sentenced Lewis to 12 months’ probation, the maximum sentence for a first-time offender. Under the terms of the sentence, Lewis can not use drugs or alcohol during the duration of the probation.
    So, there you have it, Ricey ….
    Ben didn’t plead to shit and wasn’t charged because he didn’t rape. I’ve said time and again he has the personally of some entitled boor. I am in no way a ‘ben-abler’ but I don’t think the guy is a rapist. I don’t think Lewis is a murderer, but he copped some plea agreement so he did do something.

  35. AllThat says: May 26, 2010 11:33 AM

    @Frank Burns says:
    May 26, 2010 11:01 AM
    In other news, PFT poster “ampats” said, “hey, it sucks when Ben supposedly does something, but it’s A-OK when my hero Lawrence Taylor gets busted ACTUALLY doing something. ‘Cuz you know, he has been trying so hard to turn his life around ‘n stuff.”
    Ampats then went on to win the PFT Poster Hypocrisy Award for 2010. Congrats!
    Frank, Frank, do you walk around with your cock hanging out also? I didn’t see where ampats said LT was his hero, but again LT was paying for it, not dick whipping a 20 year old drunk college chick…….

  36. CleanSlaton says: May 26, 2010 11:58 AM

    Make him a bike cop or meter maid.

  37. Just JTO says: May 26, 2010 12:00 PM

    @JoeFlacco unibomber …. No, I don’t. If you’ve read my posts – and I post often – that’s not my shtik. In fact, I have tried on numerous occassions to post meaningul, thought-provoking FOOTBALL comments on here. But for some reason there are way too many of YOU out there who want to needle. So, sometimes I join the fray.
    BTW, maybe my terminology upset a few of the pristine folks, but you offended the entire state of Georgia. The Ben incident may have happened in a small college town, but it certainly wasn’t investigated by a back woods po-dunk town. Good job, dude. Hope you speed through Ga. one day … when you are old enough to drive.

  38. K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 12:02 PM

    AllThat says:
    Frank, Frank, do you walk around with your cock hanging out also? I didn’t see where ampats said LT was his hero, but again LT was paying for it, not dick whipping a 20 year old drunk college chick…….
    ——————————————————————–
    So paying a 16 year old hooker $300 to watch him jack off is better than “dick whipping a 20 year old drunk college chick???

  39. ampats says: May 26, 2010 12:09 PM

    Not a problem AllThat,
    Its pretty obvious to everyone on PFT that Frank is obsessed with me and I seem to control all his thoughts because every one of his posts are about me and what I say lately.
    Frank send me your email ( Mike will forward it)and I will send you an autographed picture that you can hang on your wall.
    Hero worship, I’m flattered !

  40. RebaT. says: May 26, 2010 12:11 PM

    Are you kidding? A police office is the one who took the girl to the bathroom and Ben followed. The cop blocked he way, obstruction of justice and and overall complete idiot blinded by money.
    The word is that Ben had a gun put to his head for him to have bodyguards. Who’s daddy stood up for his little girl for that to happen.
    Ben GO HOME AND LEAVE THE STEELERS ALONE – YOU UNEDUCATED MORON. I hope your Dad beats the crap out of you.

  41. AllThat says: May 26, 2010 12:21 PM

    @K-DIZZLE says:
    May 26, 2010 12:02 PM
    ——————————————————————–
    So paying a 16 year old hooker $300 to watch him jack off is better than “dick whipping a 20 year old drunk college chick???
    _________________________________
    Neither one is very good. I’m sure LT wasn’t expecting a 16 year old, and frankly has been an ass his whole like.
    Ben is out there trying to take advantage of drunk chicks period and if he would have called an escort like LT did, we may not be having this conversation.
    So yes, I think what Ben did was worse.

  42. K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 12:44 PM

    RebaT. says:
    The word is that Ben had a gun put to his head for him to have bodyguards. Who’s daddy stood up for his little girl for that to happen.
    ————————————————————–
    It was her boyfriend who pulled the gun. But in your case, yea, sure, Boyfriend/Daddy, it’s all the same right?

  43. stnmmc says: May 26, 2010 12:46 PM

    # 987654321 says: May 26, 2010 11:01 AM
    I used to live in Pittsburgh. It’s a garbage hole.
    Since, I’ve denounced the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Rooney Family(scum)for keeping this pig @$$ rapist on the team.
    By the way, the Pittsburgh Penguins have no heart. That is why they choke. A friend of mine had the door slammed in his face by Mario Lemieux, years ago when he delivered flowers to his apartment.
    ———————————————–
    Or, it could be that the Pens played in the last two Stanley Cups and had very little rest over the last 2-3 years. I was at two of the home games for the series and they just looked tired.
    But as this is a football blog, not hockey, I digress.
    On a PFT related note, Italian Army Guy has once again proven his idiocy and RebaT is back being a man hating football moron.

  44. TulsaTom says: May 26, 2010 12:58 PM

    Hey Richm…you made my long day. Still laughing.

  45. K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 1:18 PM

    # I♥Patriots says:
    YES. I certainly would not want to watch LT jerk off, but If I had to choose, I would take the $300 instead of being dick-whipped unwillingly. I know the 16 year old girl was being forced by her pimp, but I think LT’s crime is the lesser of two evils.
    ——————————————————-
    And what crime is Ben being charged with? Oh, that’s right… he wasn’t charged with a crime, because there wasn’t any evidence that a crime took place. The girl claimed that he raped her. The rape kit came back negative. The same rape kit that is used every day to help real rape victims. Get a clue, read the facts, and use some sense before you post.

  46. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 1:19 PM

    # AllThat says: May 26, 2010 11:33 AM
    @Frank Burns says:
    May 26, 2010 11:01 AM
    In other news, PFT poster “ampats” said, “hey, it sucks when Ben supposedly does something, but it’s A-OK when my hero Lawrence Taylor gets busted ACTUALLY doing something. ‘Cuz you know, he has been trying so hard to turn his life around ‘n stuff.”
    Ampats then went on to win the PFT Poster Hypocrisy Award for 2010. Congrats!
    Frank, Frank, do you walk around with your cock hanging out also? I didn’t see where ampats said LT was his hero, but again LT was paying for it, not dick whipping a 20 year old drunk college chick…….
    ——————————————
    Yeah paying to bang a SIXTEEN YEAR OLD. Seriously, that’s all peachy ‘n cool with you?
    You’re even sicker than ampats. Seek help dude.

  47. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 1:22 PM

    # K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 12:02 PM
    AllThat says:
    Frank, Frank, do you walk around with your cock hanging out also? I didn’t see where ampats said LT was his hero, but again LT was paying for it, not dick whipping a 20 year old drunk college chick…….
    ——————————————————————–
    So paying a 16 year old hooker $300 to watch him jack off is better than “dick whipping a 20 year old drunk college chick???
    ——————————————–
    See what I mean? The Ben/Steeler hating crowd will stoop to historic new lows to try and keep the heat on, by deflecting and tolerating even the sickest acts of others. Disturbing, isn’t it?

  48. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 1:27 PM

    # AllThat says: May 26, 2010 12:21 PM
    @K-DIZZLE says:
    May 26, 2010 12:02 PM
    ——————————————————————–
    So paying a 16 year old hooker $300 to watch him jack off is better than “dick whipping a 20 year old drunk college chick???
    _________________________________
    Neither one is very good. I’m sure LT wasn’t expecting a 16 year old, and frankly has been an ass his whole like.
    Ben is out there trying to take advantage of drunk chicks period and if he would have called an escort like LT did, we may not be having this conversation.
    So yes, I think what Ben did was worse.
    ——————————————–
    Really, now? You think Ben SUPPOSEDLY nailing a TWENTY YEAR OLD is worse than the other guy paying for a SIXTEEN YEAR OLD. That in itself gets you laughed at for being such a disgusting pervert, and a hypocrite.
    But wait, there’s more! The girl in LT’s case (as opposed to the WOMAN) in Ben’s case had some nice pound marks on her face when she came in, evidence that what she was doing was, you know, oh so voluntary. As opposed to Ben’s accuser, who actually FOLLOWED HIM to 3 different bars. Again, you haters show no shame in your hypocritical pursuits. Sick man, just sick.
    Sick.

  49. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 1:33 PM

    ampats says: May 26, 2010 12:09 PM
    Not a problem AllThat,
    Its pretty obvious to everyone on PFT that Frank is obsessed with me and I seem to control all his thoughts because every one of his posts are about me and what I say lately.
    Frank send me your email ( Mike will forward it)and I will send you an autographed picture that you can hang on your wall.
    Hero worship, I’m flattered !
    —————————————————
    You shouldn’t be. No flattery intended.
    No, what’s going on here is simply this: after the stunt you pulled defending Taylor for what you screamed about with Ben, you’ve lost all rights to rag on Ben ever again. No jokes, no rips, no moral high-horsing. Ever. Again.
    Got that?
    Because every thread that involves Ben now means a reminder from me of your hypocrisy.
    Oh btw make sure you tell those relatives of yours that you defended Lawrence Taylor, next time you bring up the subject of Roethlisberger with them. Mmkay?

  50. JoeFlaccosUniBrow says: May 26, 2010 1:41 PM

    @JustJTO:
    Maybe you’ve tried to post numerous ‘thought-provoking’ football comments. After reading your second post on this page, it’s obvious your posts have the same effect as a condom on Ben’s Willy.

  51. Just JTO says: May 26, 2010 2:24 PM

    Ah, JoeFlaccoUniblow …. So you aren’t afraid to be crude either, I see.
    I knew you would change the subject after I POSTED A FACT ABOUT YOUR HERO RAY. All you Ravens fans change the tape once facts are presented. He pleaded to save his butt. Not a murderer … but an accomplice all the same. If he was squeaky clean, he woulda NEVER took any plea in that case. Talk about walking away real easy, huh? Love him all you want, but outside of Ballstimore, his reputation is what it is.
    Peace … tool.

  52. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 2:25 PM

    987654321 says: May 26, 2010 11:01 AM
    I used to live in Pittsburgh. It’s a garbage hole.
    —————————————————-
    Translation: “I never was very popular, and gotten beat up a lot. So I had to move.”

  53. ampats says: May 26, 2010 2:26 PM

    It is very apparent that Frank has some very serious mental issues as evidenced by his multiple posts above that make no sense at all.
    Does anyone have any idea what he is trying to say?
    Poor Frank, I guess “the wheels have come off the bus”

  54. K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 2:29 PM

    AllThat says:
    Neither one is very good. I’m sure LT wasn’t expecting a 16 year old, and frankly has been an ass his whole like.
    Ben is out there trying to take advantage of drunk chicks period and if he would have called an escort like LT did, we may not be having this conversation.
    So yes, I think what Ben did was worse.
    ——————————————————————–
    So LT is being CHARGED with sexual assault, and has admitted to paying the girl $300 to watch him go to town on himself.
    Ben was ACCUSED of raping a girl. That girl went to the hospital and had a rape test performed on her. The same test that is used every day, to help real rape victims. The test came back negative. The police do not charge him because they cannot find one piece of evidence to support her claim. All lack of evidence points to her claim as being false…
    So being falsely accused of a crime is worse than admitting to a crime?….. That sounds Bass Ackward to me…

  55. Rafterman says: May 26, 2010 3:02 PM

    Who cares?
    The last I looked, this cop has ZERO to do with football.
    BTW, Italian Army Guy and Reba T are still morons. LOL!

  56. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 3:07 PM

    # ampats says: May 26, 2010 2:26 PM
    It is very apparent that Frank has some very serious mental issues as evidenced by his multiple posts above that make no sense at all.
    Does anyone have any idea what he is trying to say?
    Poor Frank, I guess “the wheels have come off the bus”
    ——————————————-
    Translation: “I’ve been busted for my hypocrisy, and I have no comeback. No defense. So I’ll just attack Frank and hope nobody notices.”

  57. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 3:11 PM

    # K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 1:18 PM
    # I♥Patriots says:
    YES. I certainly would not want to watch LT jerk off, but If I had to choose, I would take the $300 instead of being dick-whipped unwillingly. I know the 16 year old girl was being forced by her pimp, but I think LT’s crime is the lesser of two evils.
    ——————————————————-
    And what crime is Ben being charged with? Oh, that’s right… he wasn’t charged with a crime, because there wasn’t any evidence that a crime took place. The girl claimed that he raped her. The rape kit came back negative. The same rape kit that is used every day to help real rape victims. Get a clue, read the facts, and use some sense before you post.
    ———————————————
    You expect “sense” from this place? Good luck.

  58. Frank Burns says: May 26, 2010 3:21 PM

    # ampats says: May 26, 2010 2:26 PM
    It is very apparent that Frank has some very serious mental issues as evidenced by his multiple posts above that make no sense at all.
    Does anyone have any idea what he is trying to say?
    Poor Frank, I guess “the wheels have come off the bus”
    ———————————————
    Anyway ampats, since you’ve given me yet another opportunity to explain, I’ll be glad to make some “sense” here.
    It’s very simple:
    1. When Ben was accused of sexual assault, you, ampats, got all outraged over how much this ticked you off, given that you were the “father of teenage daughters.” Then you claimed the fact that Ben played for the Steelers had nothing to do with your feelings.
    2. But when Lawrence Taylor was busted for ACTUALLY doing something nasty with someone’s actual TEENAGE DAUGHTER, you in fact DEFENDED Taylor, telling people even to hold the jokes! Suddenly you forgot all about your daughters, and wanted sympathy for poor poor LT, who after all, was, in your words, “trying to turn his life around.”
    Here you were busted for all to see. How full of crap you are, that is.
    Now, simple enough for even you to understand? Of course it is. It always has been, in fact. You’re just too full of denial to admit it.
    Thanks for giving me another shot to expose you, bud!

  59. AllThat says: May 26, 2010 3:40 PM

    @K_DIZZLE:So being falsely accused of a crime is worse than admitting to a crime?….. That sounds Bass Ackward to me…
    ———————————————–
    He did assault her. They just didn’t have enough evidence to charge him. Something went on and everyone already knows that. I did not call him a rapist, I called him a sexual predator. And that is worse than what LT did.

  60. K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 4:30 PM

    # AllThat says: May 26, 2010 3:40 PM
    @K_DIZZLE:So being falsely accused of a crime is worse than admitting to a crime?….. That sounds Bass Ackward to me…
    ———————————————–
    He did assault her. They just didn’t have enough evidence to charge him. Something went on and everyone already knows that. I did not call him a rapist, I called him a sexual predator. And that is worse than what LT did.
    ——————————————————————
    He assaulted her? You sound so sure of that. So tell me,… what evidence did you see that supports that claim??? You mean to tell me that there is enough evidence for you to KNOW that he assaulted her, but not enough evidence for the GBI to try and prosecute? Are you an Investigator that was working on the case? If so, and you withheld this evidence, you should be fired. Otherwise, just admit that the only reason why you say these things, is because you want to pile on like the rest of the uneducated hecklers on this site.

  61. ampats says: May 26, 2010 4:32 PM

    Frank,
    you must be in politics because you are lying and making things up.
    Sad, but continue your war with everyone on this site who posts something you don’t like.
    Do you just post and throw statements against the wall and LIE about what you think you really wanted to read.
    Such a sad little man .

  62. ampats says: May 26, 2010 4:39 PM

    PS
    Frank Burnes lie #1
    Where did you derive that I said I have teenager daughters ???
    #2
    I told people to hold the jokes??
    Yes,as everyone can tell by my screen name I would get very upset about jokes concerning the Giants and former players.
    Now crawl back under your rock.

  63. AllThat says: May 26, 2010 4:59 PM

    DIZZLE DICK:
    Give it up man.
    the fact that she went to the hospital shows that something happened. They did not find ENOUGH evidence….Ben wrote a check and it is all over now….
    Uneducated hecklers??…….We are sounding off mostly because you continue to stand behind (Obviously you won’t stand in front) of your sexual predator QB.
    dude, we are piling on you…..Get it now?

  64. Deb says: May 26, 2010 5:09 PM

    @Richm2256 …
    Barravecchio should lose his livelihood because he allowed an “obviously” underage woman to be served alcohol? Not to be rude, but did you or “I Heart Pats” go to college?
    When I was an undergrad in a total college town, my friends ranged in age from 20 to 40. Don’t drink now, but partied some then. (No, I didn’t sleep around, wear DTF pins, or have sex in nightclubs.) My closest confidant was an asst. prof. in his mid-thirties and we went out for a beer a couple of afternoons a week and for drinks with a group of students nearly every weeknight. My boyfriend was a 30-year-old undergrad. Many of my friends were grad students Ben’s age or older. Parties included people of all ages, including a lot of instructors.
    The DA said she was 20 and a half. The legal drinking age was 21. She was using a fake ID. And you think she was OBVIOUSLY underage just because it was a college town? Are you kidding?
    @The terminally clueless …
    The town attorney made a BIG show of saying Barravecchio would soon be fired. It was a knee-jerk reaction to public outrage over publication of salacious statements from two sorority girls who said Barravecchio barred them from the bathroom while Ben assaulted their helpless friend. Those were dramatic and damning stories … and total fabrications disputed by several other witnesses. Unfortunately the contradicting statements didn’t make the front page or the evening news. The press only ran the salacious stuff that fed the lynch mob.
    Now that Start has read the case file he realizes he went off half-cocked and the town has no grounds to fire Barravecchio so … um … the … um … timeline … has … um … changed.

  65. Just JTO says: May 26, 2010 5:42 PM

    All that … It wasn’t the drunken pig who opted not to file charges. It was the Georgia DA. And, my friend, the DA doesn’t accept checks. For that metter, neither does the hospital were NO EVIDENCE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT was discovered. geez, you people are dense. Ben may be an ass hole. Many of us agree with that. he may think he is God’s gift to women. Many of us agree he thinks that. But a sexual predator QB? Wow. I mean, come on, seriously. Where is the evidence? Oh that’s right … Ben paid off the world. I forgot.
    Tell me where you got your facts. Just curious. Was it from your own mind or some other escaped mental patient on here who borrows a computer at the local library to make insane posts before again fleeing the guys in the white coats. LOL.

  66. Hanover Fist says: May 26, 2010 6:20 PM

    Just JTO says:
    May 26, 2010 5:42 PM
    Ben may be an ass hole. (Yup, you got that right.)
    He may think he is God’s gift to women. (He’s a legend in his own mind.)
    But a sexual predator QB? (Without a doubt)
    Wow. I mean, come on, seriously. Where is the evidence? Tell me where you got your facts?
    Evidence??? Facts??? We don’t need no stinkin facts! He’s Ben Rapistbooger and plays for the Stealers. That’s enough.
    Now smile and have a nice day!

  67. rolli1967 says: May 26, 2010 9:37 PM

    Awww darn, they turned Camp Worthlessburger into Camp Tomlin. Where else are the PA kiddies going to learn how to throw a football and to learn how to whip out their “pee-pee’s” in front of drunk college girls all at the same time????? LMAO sarcastically!!!
    Worthlessburger may not have been convicted in a court of law, but he is guilty in the court of public opinion which in most cases is just as bad AND HE ONLY HAS HIMSELF TO BLAME BECUASE OF HIS OWN PIGGISH BEHAVIOR.
    Barravecchio is a TURD too, all he cares about his money. If he would have cared anything about Worthlessburger, he would have at least made an attempt to stop Worthlessburger from making a complete ass of himself. What does he do instead…..he pulls ‘guard duty’ while Worthlessburger is whipping out his dick and doing who knows what else with a drunken college coed furburger. AHH YES…. Coraopolis, Pennsylvania lawmen at their FINEST. LFMAO SARCASTICALLY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  68. K-DIZZLE says: May 26, 2010 10:34 PM

    # AllThat says: May 26, 2010 4:59 PM
    DIZZLE DICK:
    Give it up man.
    the fact that she went to the hospital shows that something happened. They did not find ENOUGH evidence….Ben wrote a check and it is all over now….
    Uneducated hecklers??…….We are sounding off mostly because you continue to stand behind (Obviously you won’t stand in front) of your sexual predator QB.
    dude, we are piling on you…..Get it now?
    ——————————————————————
    DIZZLE DICK??? Wow, nice comeback.
    She was dragged to the hospital by her sisters, who were trying to convince her that she was raped. Her claim was that he straight up raped her. That was her claim, and that is what they investigated. Rape is a violent act, and if someone is truly raped, there is evidence that is left behind (tearing, bruising ect…). Why do you think they have rape kits? There wasn’t even evidence of sexual intercourse, let alone rape. The facts are in the report.
    You say that he didn’t rape her, but that he assaulted her…. Her claim was RAPE, not assault. You are just making things up now.
    As far as him paying her off,…
    Her excuse for dropping the case was due to the overwhelming media coverage that the case brought, but she stood by her accusation. Lets play Lawyer here… if my client falsely accused someone of a crime this serious while they were not thinking clearly(drunk with a .2 BAC), then realized the next day, “oh shit, what did I get myself into, and how do I get out of this mess…” My advise would be for them to drop out, give a legitimate sounding reason why, but make sure that you tell everyone that you are still sticking to your story. This way, she doesn’t get into any trouble for falsely accusing someone of a serious crime.

  69. Deb says: May 27, 2010 12:38 AM

    @rolli1967 …
    What a disappointing post from someone who actually has a brain! Good grief.
    Even if piggish Ben whipped out his weewee that night (which has been disputed by other witnesses), those women happily continued partying with him. So it was quite a pigfest all around. Please stop portraying them as innocent schoolgirls. It’s insulting to the millions of women worldwide who really have been victimized.
    The Court of Public Opinion? A radio host once convinced the public Martians were invading. TV and radio pundits convinced most of my friends that offshore drilling could never pose a threat to Florida’s coastline. The public at large will believe anything that suits them if someone harps on it long enough.
    But don’t kid yourself. Your court can’t lock up an innocent man or put him on death row. So it’s not “just as bad” as the real thing. And since you’re not a simpleton and you know there isn’t any credible evidence against piggish Ben, YOU have a civic responsibility to stop fanning the flames of ignorance.
    As for Barravecchio … how do you know what he cares about? He was an employee, not a babysitter. Would you walk up to your boss and say, “Hey, you drink too much and you’re a jackass.” I’ve had some conversations like that, and it’s not easy to figure out how, when, or where to broach the subject–certainly not with an employer. And I’m sure Ben would have said, “Wow! Thanks–I’ve seen the light.” For all you know, Barravecchio did try to talk to him and got nowhere … just like everyone else.
    Please stop being a twit. Most of these fools can’t help it. You can.

  70. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 11:32 AM

    # ampats says: May 26, 2010 4:39 PM
    PS
    Frank Burnes lie #1
    Where did you derive that I said I have teenager daughters ???
    #2
    I told people to hold the jokes??
    Yes,as everyone can tell by my screen name I would get very upset about jokes concerning the Giants and former players.
    Now crawl back under your rock.
    ————————————————–
    #1.
    ampats says: March 10, 2010 10:50 AM
    To holeinone09,
    Did you read the post ? Please quote me where it says I take pleasure what happened to this girl?
    ??
    As usual another thoughtless post.Sorry my feelings are not hurt just appalled as a parent of a girl.
    #2.
    ampats says: May 6, 2010 11:12 AM
    Save the jokes. I hope this is not true but an afraid it may be.
    I thought he had turned his life around and feel for his family which has gotten alot of positive exposure recently for what was believed his life change.
    As a huge fan of his game LT as a player (not that whiney bi-ch from SD) this could be a sad day for the HOF player.
    I just saw a commercial the other day how he has turned his life around.
    I guess you never know ???
    —————————————
    Yeah, I’m really the “liar” here, huh ampats?
    B-U-S-T-E-D.
    Your words, time and date stamped, from other PFT threads.
    Now who’s the “liar”?
    As your own words show, you’ve been playing the daddy card with Ben to hide your true motives for hating on him, and as for Taylor, what part of “save the jokes” don’t you understand?
    Busted.

  71. badthings says: May 27, 2010 1:15 PM

    Frank take a deep breath.

  72. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 1:23 PM

    Frank Burns says:
    May 27, 2010 11:32 AM
    # ampats says: May 26, 2010 4:39 PM
    PS
    Frank Burnes lie #1
    Where did you derive that I said I have teenager daughters ???
    #2
    I told people to hold the jokes??
    Yes,as everyone can tell by my screen name I would get very upset about jokes concerning the Giants and former players.
    Now crawl back under your rock.
    ————————————————–
    #1.
    ampats says: March 10, 2010 10:50 AM
    To holeinone09,
    Did you read the post ? Please quote me where it says I take pleasure what happened to this girl?
    ??
    As usual another thoughtless post.Sorry my feelings are not hurt just appalled as a parent of a girl.
    #2.
    ampats says: May 6, 2010 11:12 AM
    Save the jokes. I hope this is not true but an afraid it may be.
    I thought he had turned his life around and feel for his family which has gotten alot of positive exposure recently for what was believed his life change.
    As a huge fan of his game LT as a player (not that whiney bi-ch from SD) this could be a sad day for the HOF player.
    I just saw a commercial the other day how he has turned his life around.
    I guess you never know ???
    —————————————
    Yeah, I’m really the “liar” here, huh ampats?
    B-U-S-T-E-D.
    Your words, time and date stamped, from other PFT threads.
    Now who’s the “liar”?
    As your own words show, you’ve been playing the daddy card with Ben to hide your true motives for hating on him, and as for Taylor, what part of “save the jokes” don’t you understand?
    Busted.
    ———————–
    Owned IMO

  73. lin1945 says: Jun 15, 2010 4:01 PM

    If they don’t fire him we all need to stand up and protest. This officer allowed a sexual abuse crime to happen and turned his back. He is a poor excuse for a police officer and I would not want him to protect my young daughter. Anthony Barravecchio SHOULD lose his job as a police officer in Coraopolis for misconduct. He apparently worked with DEA and that position should be pulled. He is not honest, trustworthy, ethical or a good respresentative of a law enforcement officer. He has disgraced Coraopolis police department and the people of Coraopolis deserve better. He should be on leave until the decision is made. Ben can hire him fulltime when he loses his regular job.

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