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The Big Ben image rehab effort apparently has begun

It took a couple of months, but it appears that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finally has commenced the effort to repair his tattered image.

The first effort comes from his much-publicized round of golf with former girlfriend Natalie Gulbis, a member of the LPGA tour.  Gulbis called Roethlisberger a “great guy.”

The possible intended message from the Roethlisberger camp?  If he is a sexual predator, none of his ex-girlfriends would want to do anything other than cram a fork into his head.  So since Gulbis is willing to do the opposite, he must not be a sexual predator.

“I’ve known him for four years,” she added.  “He has always been fantastic to me, and we’ve been friends since before he even started playing for the Steelers.  I’ll continue to cheer for him and the Steelers.”

Congrats, Natalie.  You just earned yourself a whole bunch of shots.

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  1. MiamiInItaly says: May 27, 2010 7:04 AM

    I hes so great why dont you have sex with him in the bathroom. Big Ben is a loser…. Gulbis is still hot though, just saying

  2. JoeBrowns027 says: May 27, 2010 7:08 AM

    What else is she going to say? PigBen knows where she lives.

  3. Krow says: May 27, 2010 7:11 AM

    And in other news… OJ is making a comeback. Unfortunately he’ll have to wait till he gets out of prison. Which is where ‘serial rapist’ Ben should be. Luckily he’s rich, famous, and white… and has a posse of stupid fanboys who believe his ridiculous lies.
    OJ was going to play a lot of golf too… LT was a big golfer. Ben will fit right in.

  4. Just JTO says: May 27, 2010 7:13 AM

    That’s because he is not a sexual predator, just an arrogant ass who thinks he can do what he wants. There is a difference there, albeit not a great one.
    As for Natalie Gulbis, he shoulda held on to her! LOL.

  5. MSWRavens says: May 27, 2010 7:16 AM

    This is like the racist who says “I’m not racist. See, I have a black friend!”… Ben was, is & always shall be scum…this will just give the half-brained residents of the burgh license to ignore the elephant in the room & keep rooting for the sexual predator in their midst. It’s OK though…they really don’t have much left in the tank with or without Ben. They’ll be dueling the Clowns for 3rd place in division!

  6. myspaceyourface says: May 27, 2010 7:21 AM

    He should treat this girl right, settle down, and put this mess behind him. Natalie seems like a wonderful girl.

  7. HandsofSweed says: May 27, 2010 7:21 AM

    The best thing he can do to repair his image is to quit drinking. Some people can handle alcohol and some cannot. He falls into the latter category and if he sobers up, he’ll never be in a situation (of his own negligence) where he can be accused again.

  8. DirtDawg55 says: May 27, 2010 7:26 AM

    Getting an endorsement from Natalie Gulbis hardly proves you aren’t a sexual predator. She’s as trampy and trashy as they come. Still surprised she didn’t end up as one of Tiger’s bedmates.

  9. millionwatts says: May 27, 2010 7:26 AM

    rehab begins when he throws TD passes. steelers fans will forget soon after, most everybody will more or less forget in 5 years. this will only stick, if he somehow starts to suck so bad now that the whole shebang gets attached to his career ending.

  10. silverback says: May 27, 2010 7:31 AM

    I love how every Ben thread is full of morons from Baltimore, Cleveland, and Cincinnati calling Ben a rapist and taking shots at him. Live it up boys, because we all know he’ll continue to dominate your teams on the field.
    And Florio, did you happen to read the fact that Gulbis was in Pittsburgh for a LPGA tour event and stopped by the reporter to be asked questions? You make it seem like Ben’s legal team f’ing planted her there and made her tell people Ben was a good guy. Typical Foolio, trying to slant things and spin negative light where it doesn’t belong.
    All these years without a Vikings title sure are rotting away your tiny little inbred WV brain.

  11. 60minuteassassin says: May 27, 2010 7:34 AM

    “Ben is such a gentleman. He almost always bought me an excessive number of shots prior to having sex in bathrooms across the country”.
    Natalie Gulbis

  12. Runnin' outta fingers says: May 27, 2010 7:36 AM

    What’s the cry…. She said (I don’t k)no(w)!

  13. shadowflames43 says: May 27, 2010 7:38 AM

    Wait. She’s known him for years AND before he ever played for the Steelers?
    How?

  14. ronmexico says: May 27, 2010 7:41 AM

    JoeBrowns027-
    I’m a Steelers and you made me laugh with that one.

  15. connie says: May 27, 2010 7:42 AM

    So much for his image rehab if thats what we are calling it. His ex girlfriend tells us how wonderful he is. His foundation is still buying dogs for policemen. Why don’t he do something for the kids in low income areas. Take 20 of them to a steeler game every home game.He is turning his youth football camp over to Tomlin so what is the big deal. Ben was never there. He showed his face and left. He came for a photo shoot and left. The people in Mars didn’t want him around their kids. Thats why Tomlin is going.

  16. Old School says: May 27, 2010 7:44 AM

    Her comments may say more about her than Pigben. Birds of a feather………

  17. flake13 says: May 27, 2010 7:56 AM

    It continually amazes me how miserable, pathetic and petty the people who frequent/run this site can be.
    They used to date
    He lives in Pittsburgh
    She was visiting Pittsburgh
    She’s a golfer
    He like to golf
    They went golfing
    A reporter asked her a question
    She answered the question
    What am I missing?
    Is there anything he can do that won’t be criticized on this site?
    Just wondering…

  18. 60minuteassassin says: May 27, 2010 8:00 AM

    Get used to it hairyback…i mean silverback! Now stop dragging your kuckles across the keyboard and let someone else use the computer. The library is supposed to be a place of learning…

  19. ppdoc13 says: May 27, 2010 8:07 AM

    Stand by your man……Right deb?

  20. TMC says: May 27, 2010 8:09 AM

    This was about as close to Ben working to rehab his image as Florio is to being a credible reporter.
    It is sad that PFT will twist anything to get web hits.
    I guess if someone asked if Florio was a decent reporter and a friend stated he can write without poking his eye out with a pencil, then it would be a Florio for the Pulizer campaign.

  21. Yo mama says: May 27, 2010 8:09 AM

    Look out for that orifice!!!

  22. radioboy20010 says: May 27, 2010 8:11 AM

    How much money did he have to pay her to say that?

  23. Richm2256 says: May 27, 2010 8:14 AM

    He’s “rehabbed” the day that Roger Goodell leaves him alone in a room with his 19 y/o daughter and a bottle of tequila.
    THEN he’s rehabbed.

  24. milpool says: May 27, 2010 8:20 AM

    hey ArtModellPimp – shut your cakehole ! your name implies you are a browns fan so you have so many other issues to deal with . why don’t you leave the league’s class A team be.

  25. Matt says: May 27, 2010 8:23 AM

    silverback says: May 27, 2010 7:31 AM
    I love how every Ben thread is full of morons from Baltimore, Cleveland, and Cincinnati calling Ben a rapist and taking shots at him.
    ********************************************
    On the one hand, what else do you expect. The Steelers have been the best team in that division since re-alignment on a year-in, year-out basis. The Roethlisberger situation is a huge bulls eye for fans of divisional teams who feel the need to vent on that situation. I’d be surprised if people weren’t running their mouths.
    On the other hand, why respond to it. This board and everything about it is a joke. Three-quarters of the people who post on here don’t know anything about football, or if they do (unlikely), it’s not reflected in anything they ever discuss. The same goes for the people you call out above; you’ll rarely see anyone from Baltimore, Clevo, or Cincinnati post anything on here that reflects any knowledge related to the sport of football. If you want to actually talk about football, Pro Football “Talk” ain’t the place to do it, pal. Look elsewhere.
    Also, I wouldn’t expect Florio to accurately report, or even read, the source article on the matter (the one discussing Gulbis’ visit for the LPGA). Given that there hasn’t been anything to create any attention-grabbing stories lately with regard to Roethlisberger (perhaps he beat Arnold Palmer’s grandkids to a bloody pulp again at the golfcourse?), I suppose Florio had to take what he could get. Oh well, hopefully his current whining about a SB in the northeast will soon pass, as well.

  26. GirthyOne says: May 27, 2010 8:26 AM

    I see all the haters are back in full force. I wonder, like our politicians, if they will ever read the all of the information available. Probably not, easier to remain a bunch of ignorant dolts. Now go put your drool bibs back on.

  27. Bob Nelson says: May 27, 2010 8:30 AM

    Image rehab?
    It isn’t working.

  28. tryagain says: May 27, 2010 8:31 AM

    i hope she got paid for that endorsement.

  29. steely devil hab says: May 27, 2010 8:32 AM

    60minuteassassin says:
    May 27, 2010 7:34 AM
    “Ben is such a gentleman. He almost always bought me an excessive number of shots prior to having sex in bathrooms across the country”.
    Natalie Gulbis
    —————————–
    Funny how the ones usually complaining are the people who cannot get sex in bathrooms. Frequently they are the ones having trouble getting sex….anywhere.
    Good thing there’s the internet for frustrated people like you…try hitting the gym, eating a little better, buy some new clothes, stop living in momma’s house, groom yourse-…
    …forget about it…keep writing (sigh).

  30. 90ragtop says: May 27, 2010 8:32 AM

    I love how every Ben thread is full of morons from Baltimore, Cleveland, and Cincinnati calling Ben a rapist and taking shots at him. Live it up boys, because we all know he’ll continue to dominate your teams on the field.
    *************
    Sorta like he did at the end of last season, when everyone on the planet kicked the snot out of the Squealers and kept them out of the playoffs?

  31. FAS says: May 27, 2010 8:35 AM

    …and the rapist apologists just keep coming.
    You Steeler fans (who support this criminal) are pathetic.

  32. salty says: May 27, 2010 8:37 AM

    The only “image” in my head is Ben harassing young women in nasty bathrooms…
    Wonder if Natalie “knows” Ben in the biblical sense of the word… Hey I mean maybe she likes it rough!

  33. EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 27, 2010 8:39 AM

    If you watch her eyes during the interview, she’s blinking SOS the whole time.

  34. flake13 says: May 27, 2010 8:42 AM

    MSRRavesns,
    This just in:
    The city of Pittsburgh has decided how to deal with their Roethlisberger problem.
    They’re going to wait until he murders someone, then name a street after him.
    Whaddaya think?

  35. AllThat says: May 27, 2010 8:43 AM

    Bennie, did you ever tee that one up?
    Whoa!
    Oh and flake13, the answer is NO!!!!
    And if you think we are the miserable, petty, and pathetic people you need to look in the mirror for even making that statement….

  36. rc8200 says: May 27, 2010 8:53 AM

    hey 60minuteass… if the library is for learning maybe you should get out of your mom’s basement and make a day trip. You’re such a “kuckle” head!!
    hilarious… dude tries to make a joke about learning and can’t spell check his own work

  37. ItalianArmyGuy says: May 27, 2010 8:54 AM

    TMC says: May 27, 2010 8:09 AM
    “I guess if someone asked if Florio was a decent reporter and a friend stated he can write without poking his eye out with a pencil, then it would be a Florio for the Pulizer campaign.”
    ====================
    That really made me laugh dude – nice work!

  38. Calistin says: May 27, 2010 9:04 AM

    Why is this rapist still in the league? Once an a-hole, always an a-hole.
    It’s gonna be funny when something else happens.
    He should nail Favre’s daughter, now that would get some headlines.

  39. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 9:12 AM

    Richm2256 says:
    May 27, 2010 8:14 AM
    “He’s “rehabbed” the day that Roger Goodell leaves him alone in a room with his 19 y/o daughter and a bottle of tequila.
    THEN he’s rehabbed.”
    ————————-
    TBF I’d hit that just for braggin’ rights.

  40. wmt says: May 27, 2010 9:14 AM

    How sweet. It’s a miracle–he’s back! It’s like none of that stuff ever happened! Would you let your daughter or little sister go near him? No chance. If that creep were the QB of my fav team I would want him gone.

  41. flake13 says: May 27, 2010 9:14 AM

    AllThat,
    She never said “No.” Read her statement. She said “We don’t need to do this.” But let’s not let an unimportant thing like accuracy get in the way of some good-natured slandering.

  42. 69ers says: May 27, 2010 9:16 AM

    What your forgetting Florio is on Fox News when pressed for more questions Gulbis got very testy and said she wasn’t going to comment on Ben anymore.

  43. CE11 says: May 27, 2010 9:19 AM

    She plays in the LPGA? No wonder she’s taking money from Ben to endorse him…she has to pay the bills!

  44. Chitown says: May 27, 2010 9:21 AM

    Is he going to start his own Unified Fund with Ern McCracken? I am sure there are plenty of single moms that would welcome his advancements.

  45. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 9:21 AM

    Matt says:
    May 27, 2010 8:23 AM
    silverback says: May 27, 2010 7:31 AM
    I love how every Ben thread is full of morons from Baltimore, Cleveland, and Cincinnati calling Ben a rapist and taking shots at him.
    ****************************************
    On the one hand, what else do you expect. The Steelers have been the best team in that division since re-alignment on a year-in, year-out basis. The Roethlisberger situation is a huge bulls eye for fans of divisional teams who feel the need to vent on that situation. I’d be surprised if people weren’t running their mouths.
    On the other hand, why respond to it. This board and everything about it is a joke. Three-quarters of the people who post on here don’t know anything about football, or if they do (unlikely), it’s not reflected in anything they ever discuss. The same goes for the people you call out above; you’ll rarely see anyone from Baltimore, Clevo, or Cincinnati post anything on here that reflects any knowledge related to the sport of football. If you want to actually talk about football, Pro Football “Talk” ain’t the place to do it, pal. Look elsewhere.
    Also, I wouldn’t expect Florio to accurately report, or even read, the source article on the matter (the one discussing Gulbis’ visit for the LPGA). Given that there hasn’t been anything to create any attention-grabbing stories lately with regard to Roethlisberger (perhaps he beat Arnold Palmer’s grandkids to a bloody pulp again at the golfcourse?), I suppose Florio had to take what he could get. Oh well, hopefully his current whining about a SB in the northeast will soon pass, as well.
    ————————–
    ^^^
    This post should be displayed as a disclaimer upon every new registration at PFT.

  46. flake13 says: May 27, 2010 9:23 AM

    AllThat,
    I’m sorry, you’re right. She did say “No.” Just after the incident, when the cop asked her if she was raped, she said “No.”
    It’s amazing how so many people suffering from “Lack-of-Super Bowl” seem to forget that fact.

  47. XLI says: May 27, 2010 9:28 AM

    “He’s such a great guy… he even whipped his junk out walking up the 18th fairway to prove how great he was.” – Gulbis said after the round

  48. 60minuteassassin says: May 27, 2010 9:33 AM

    #
    # rc8200 says: May 27, 2010 8:53 AM
    hey 60minuteass… if the library is for learning maybe you should get out of your mom’s basement and make a day trip. You’re such a “kuckle” head!!
    hilarious… dude tries to make a joke about learning and can’t spell check his own work
    —————————————-
    It’s actually more ironic than hilarious. By the way, I am actually living in your mom’s basement and won’t be making any day trips any time soon. Kinda busy!

  49. -RoNiN- says: May 27, 2010 9:33 AM

    “I’ve known him for four years,” she added. “He has always been fantastic to me, and we’ve been friends since before he even started playing for the Steelers.
    Uhm.. Am i the only one having trouble with the math on this one?? If she has “known him for four years” that would mean that she’s known him since 2006.. she alaso says “we’ve been friends since before he even started playing for the Steelers”.. ok, well he debuted for the Steelers in 2004, which was not four years ago.. but SIX years ago!! Maybe she just made a bad estimate of time.. but sounds like they didn’t get their story straight before deciding to answer media questions!!

  50. Crabcake says: May 27, 2010 9:36 AM

    He had girlfriends, amazing?? More than once, you ARE a predator!
    I resisted my normal comment thank you!

  51. 60minuteassassin says: May 27, 2010 9:41 AM

    # steely devil hab says: May 27, 2010 8:32 AM
    Funny how the ones usually complaining are the people who cannot get sex in bathrooms. Frequently they are the ones having trouble getting sex….anywhere.
    Good thing there’s the internet for frustrated people like you…try hitting the gym, eating a little better, buy some new clothes, stop living in momma’s house, groom yourse-…
    …forget about it…keep writing (sigh).
    ———————————————-
    Good tips steely devil hab. Maybe you should be Big Ben’s image rehab consultant. I would also throw in not exposing yourself to women and then forcing yourself on them.

  52. noll1 says: May 27, 2010 9:43 AM

    Matt that has to be the best comment Ive seen on the subject! As my old man used to say, they can all go crap in their hats.

  53. Cereal Blogger says: May 27, 2010 9:44 AM

    I have to hand it to her, Natalie Gulbis has nice sweater cows.
    A sexual predator usually has a decent relationship somewhere. He may even respect that woman?? Elsewhere he’s raping 19 yr olds in college bar bathrooms.

  54. Duck Fallas says: May 27, 2010 9:45 AM

    What, no picture of Gulbis? Come on Florio, you never fail to put shirtless linemen on display (no homo).

  55. connie says: May 27, 2010 9:47 AM

    Go back and read my post. I live in the heart of Pittsburgh. I know what I’m talking about. The people in Mars didn’t want Ben near their kids. Go investagate it and see if I’m right.
    People on here just run their mouths. I speak
    the truth

  56. toddmitchell116 says: May 27, 2010 9:55 AM

    and Big Ben wins his 3rd ring!

  57. Profanity in ALL CAPS says: May 27, 2010 10:03 AM

    throwing picks.
    assaulting chicks.
    -shirt i saw

  58. tryagain says: May 27, 2010 10:16 AM

    Matt & Bdrunk- I fear you both may need treatment as normal/sane individuals don’t venture where they know they will be inflicted with pain repeatedly as you two seem to feel about this website. If I were you, I’d seek out Ben’s therapist and set up an appointment for yourselves.
    Maybe all 3 of you could use some sessions together- since he’s the sado to your masochist.

  59. Roethlisberger's Bitch Tits says: May 27, 2010 10:16 AM

    Whats really going to be funny is when he hits on the wrong girl and the boyfriend and his gang of gangsta thugs take a tire iron to his face and leave him in the street with a broken face and leg. Then he can’t run around like the non defense reading fool that he is. Then he gets cut drinks another 50 pounds onto his fleshy fraime and becomes the spokesman for blimpy subs.

  60. Panda_Claus says: May 27, 2010 10:23 AM

    We keep waiting for some vintage LPGA humor here.
    Something along the likes of, they both were immediately attracted to each other when they first met. Ben thought Natalie was a local college co-ed. Gulbis thought Big Ben was a WNBA center.

  61. Bills-N-Yankees says: May 27, 2010 10:25 AM

    Why is it that every person that has hatred for douche bags like Rapistberger is a hater? We just think that all football fans deserve better. By the way if “Big Ben” is such a model American why did you trade Santonio Holmes for virtually nothing?

  62. Jungle Juice says: May 27, 2010 10:32 AM

    All you Ben supporters – I guess you think it’s just an amazing coincidence that, while Ben is accused of all this crap, a character witness just happens to give a statement to the media.
    She wouldn’t be considered credible if she were on the stand i.e. “Ive known him for four years” “We’ve been friends even before he played for the Steelers”
    Steelers finish 3rd in the AFC North again in 2010!

  63. jjsteelerfan says: May 27, 2010 10:47 AM

    Silverback, I agree with you. The rest of the AFC NORTH is tired of being RAPED by Roethlisberger! That is why rape, remains in their vocabulary. The Bengals are tired of bieng Roethlisberger’s Putty Tat! The Raven’s are tired of saying I TaWt I saW a Putty Tat! and the Brown’s are tire of being the skid marks of the AFC North! It’s not the world’s fault for the Browns to name themselves after stained underwear! Go Steelers!

  64. Bubby says: May 27, 2010 10:51 AM

    I am no Big Ben fan and he needs to come a long way to win back the respect of the fan.
    But you people are morons. Ben has not raped anybody!!!!! The girl can’t say “no” the next day or 5 hours later, when she sober up and starts felling like a whore. Her parents talked her out of going further with this because they where embarrassed that their daughter was out with a “Down to F” pin on, getting drunk with her sorority sister and trying to get banged in bar bathrooms.
    All guys are bad, it is never the girls, and girls would never do anything like that. (Sarcasm).
    All Ben has to do is show a little respect for drunken women and that is it.
    The Tahoe girl was a whack job telling everyone that Ben was her boyfriend after a one-night stand. So don’t even go there.

  65. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 10:58 AM

    Yes that’s right, Roethlisberger was golfing at… wait for it… ARNIE PALMER’S COURSE.
    Ring a bell? Yeah, you remember all the rumors going around about Arnie hating Ben, banned him for his boorish behavior, blah blah blah. And now we have… the official DEBUNKING of another Roethlisberger-related lie.
    Ask yourself — how many other accounts of his supposed “bad behavior” are lies too? Like say, an entire bogus Sports Illustrated article.
    Eat THIS one, haters. Mwahahaha.

  66. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 11:02 AM

    -RoNiN- says:
    May 27, 2010 9:33 AM
    “”I’ve known him for four years,” she added. “He has always been fantastic to me, and we’ve been friends since before he even started playing for the Steelers.
    Uhm.. Am i the only one having trouble with the math on this one?? If she has “known him for four years” that would mean that she’s known him since 2006.. she alaso says “we’ve been friends since before he even started playing for the Steelers”.. ok, well he debuted for the Steelers in 2004, which was not four years ago.. but SIX years ago!! Maybe she just made a bad estimate of time.. but sounds like they didn’t get their story straight before deciding to answer media questions!!”
    ——————————–
    Here’s the actual quote, link attached. Big Mike F was just throwing wood on the PFT hate machine.
    “He’s a great guy,” Gulbis said of Roethlisberger. “I have known him for years. He’s always been fantastic to me and we’ve been friends since before he was even playing with the Steelers.
    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10146/1060925-100.stm#ixzz0p8rvl2ew

  67. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 11:05 AM

    Meh — there really should be no “image rehab” needed, not after the DA basically said to the accuser: “sorry hon, but your whole half-cocked story makes me laugh, best wishes to you and your sorority sisters on the way out.”
    That was the end right there. To anyone with even half a brain.
    Only the hater cretins have kept this whole big ball of nothingness going.

  68. hairball says: May 27, 2010 11:07 AM

    And Michael Vick won the Ed Block Courage Award.
    This means what??

  69. theravenlives2 says: May 27, 2010 11:08 AM

    @ Silverback
    I love how every Ben thread is full of morons from Baltimore, Cleveland, and Cincinnati calling Ben a rapist and taking shots at him.
    ————————————————–
    …but we NEVER have any Steeler fans taking shots at Ray Lewis for something that happened 10 years ago and was never proven, do we Silverback?

  70. Holeinone09 says: May 27, 2010 11:09 AM

    On 10/17/10, Ben will lead the Steelers to a victory over the Browns, and he will be cheered by Steeler fans. He will have paid his punishment handed down by GODell, and will have hopefully learned a life lesson and be a better human being because of it. If he changes, he will be forgiven for whatever it was that he alledgedly or supposedly or rumored to have done (or not done, or may have done, or you wish he did, etc etc).
    If there is anybody here that never made a big mistake or did something terribly wrong, then go ahead and bash Ben and the Steelers. And don’t say he raped anybody, because he didn’t and the facts support that conclusion. Otherwise, you can be damn sure he would have been arrested and charged. From what I have read about the facts of what happened, there seems to be enough contributory nonsense by Ben and the unnamed woman such that it took 2 to tango.
    Get over it haters, unless your team faces the Steelers in the first 4 games this season, you will very likely lose to them when he plays. And that is the only reason you are posting hate here. Admit it.
    GO STEELERS!!

  71. kravenm3 says: May 27, 2010 11:11 AM

    I bet Roethlisberger wishes he would have stayed with Natalie! Don’t think he has much of a chance to end up with a woman of the same caliber since he went all “Mr. Potato Head” on that Chrysler’s windshield. That being said…it does look good from a PR standpoint that a former girlfriend has good things to say about him.

  72. Mooch says: May 27, 2010 11:16 AM

    Did he get an adult haircut / wardrobe yet?
    Because that would help.
    Two SB rings, he would be coming back no matter what he did or will do. This is all window dressing. Next.

  73. HamBurghlar says: May 27, 2010 11:17 AM

    Hey, a Ben thread! +1 post for me, gotta get those posts up so we can keep reporting on nonsense!

  74. theravenlives2 says: May 27, 2010 11:20 AM

    @jjsteelerfan
    Silverback, I agree with you. The rest of the AFC NORTH is tired of being RAPED by Roethlisberger! That is why rape, remains in their vocabulary. The Bengals are tired of bieng Roethlisberger’s Putty Tat! The Raven’s are tired of saying I TaWt I saW a Putty Tat! and the Brown’s are tire of being the skid marks of the AFC North! It’s not the world’s fault for the Browns to name themselves after stained underwear! Go Steelers!
    ———————————————–
    Isn’t it time for your bottle and diaper change yet? Quoting a cartoon, now that’s what I call research!
    “tire of being”..lern two spel, okey!

  75. theravenlives2 says: May 27, 2010 11:32 AM

    “If there is anybody here that never made a big mistake or did something terribly wrong, then go ahead and bash Ben and the Steelers.”
    ———————————————-
    Again, read the above quote and substituted “Ray Lewis” for “Ben”, and “Ravens” for “Steelers”. You guys in coal town have always given the Ravens and Ray Lewis the benefit of the doubt, right, just like you do Ben?
    Funny how the city of Pittsburgh seems to have two sets of standard, one for their “heroes” and one for everybody else. Ahh, but what can you expect from a town that supports an arrogant rapist and a whining forward (Cindy Crosby) on your hockey team. Maybe Ben will rape “her” next!

  76. BenInAZ says: May 27, 2010 11:36 AM

    Hey Matt, I’m from Cincinnati and will pit my football knowledge against yours any day of the week.
    If this site is so terrible, why are you not only reading the articles but also the comments? And then posting how everyone should ignore the site? Isn’t that just a little moronic?

  77. Normllikeyou says: May 27, 2010 11:38 AM

    Your jealousy floors me florio. I at first wanted Big Ben dealt but once all you haters in the press started cherry picking the details out of the investigations reports to suggest he was a rapist that had his gun wielding off duty officers and big black lineman suppress poor pitiful little blondes from getting to their friends, well, then I decided to go the other way with this thing. Please look at all the reports and not just “report” what you want reported to try to make the guy look bad. The fact of the matter is she initially said she was not raped and she flirted with him prior to the incident. I am not saying he is innocent but for you to insinuate otherwise is irresponsible.

  78. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 11:39 AM

    tryagain says:
    May 27, 2010 10:16 AM
    Matt & Bdrunk- I fear you both may need treatment as normal/sane individuals don’t venture where they know they will be inflicted with pain repeatedly as you two seem to feel about this website. If I were you, I’d seek out Ben’s therapist and set up an appointment for yourselves.
    Maybe all 3 of you could use some sessions together- since he’s the sado to your masochist.
    ——————–
    Translation: If you don’t like it here don’t come here!
    Pain? What are you talking about? Matt was pointing out the idiocy of actually trying to find sane sports talk at PFT where
    “Ben is a rapist LOL”
    “Ray is a murderer LOL”
    “Bill Belicheat is a cheater LOL”
    “Stay classy!”
    “_____________ fans are a bunch of inbred toothless cousin loving knuckle dragging sado masochists”
    are common contributions to each story.
    I eagerly await Badtroll’s contribution.

  79. Taxlaw26 says: May 27, 2010 11:49 AM

    Post of the day:
    EverybodyGotAIDS says: May 27, 2010 8:39 AM
    If you watch her eyes during the interview, she’s blinking SOS the whole time.

  80. CINCINNATI pastuh says: May 27, 2010 11:51 AM

    Ha. This is a joke. Rapistberger trying to “recover” his image. Watch out natalie. He’s jus trying to pretend in front of the media. If he was to see you at the bar, he might slip a roofy in your drink an take you back in the bathroom.
    Future Update: Rapistberger strikes again!

  81. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 11:54 AM

    Frank Burns says:
    May 27, 2010 11:05 AM
    “Meh — there really should be no “image rehab” needed, not after the DA basically said to the accuser: “sorry hon, but your whole half-cocked story makes me laugh, best wishes to you and your sorority sisters on the way out.”
    That was the end right there. To anyone with even half a brain.
    Only the hater cretins have kept this whole big ball of nothingness going. ”
    —————————
    IF he was an average joe, I agree. But as a franchise QB image rehab is needed, because the BEST case scenario to come out of this for him, is he had sex with a girl in the bathroom of a bar. If I do it, no biggie. My employers don’t even have to know (unless I’m arrested for it). I don’t have to deal with the court of public opinion.
    Personally I feel if he keeps his mouth shut, serves his suspension, shows up and works hard at camp, then he’ll be fine.

  82. Bubby says: May 27, 2010 12:09 PM

    I am a diehard Steelers fan and I think Ray Lewis is one of the greatest LBs to ever play the game. He is a leader and makes the Ravens a better team. But I don’t think the Ravens as a team can beat the Steelers.

  83. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 12:29 PM

    I hear what you’re saying, Bdrunk, but we’re not even sure he even “had sex with a girl in the bathroom of a bar.” That was only alleged by the young woman and (mainly) her friends. Even the accuser said she wasn’t sure anything sexual had happened when she first reported it to police.
    Again, when a DA says there’s nothing to your story, not even enough to make a charge, it should be time to move on. Except that’s not good enough for the hater cretins, they need to keep the thing going. To serve their own retarded hater needs.

  84. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 12:34 PM

    Oh and ampats, buddy, in case you show up here, you’ve been served over on the “Roethlisberger bodyguard will twist in the wind for months” thread. Be sure to pay a visit soon!

  85. tryagain says: May 27, 2010 1:06 PM

    Bdrunk- Oh you mean like all the ‘bunch of haters’, ‘your just jealous’ (note: I spelled the ‘your’ wrong for accuracy purposes), ‘we won 6′ posts?

  86. ppdoc13 says: May 27, 2010 1:12 PM

    Frank Burns eats worms. You are such a godforsaken turd it is almost funny.

  87. badthings says: May 27, 2010 1:20 PM

    Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 12:34 PM
    Oh and ampats, buddy, in case you show up here, you’ve been served over on the “Roethlisberger bodyguard will twist in the wind for months” thread. Be sure to pay a visit soon!
    ______________________________________
    “You’ve been served” ????? Frank what are you like ten years old?

  88. badthings says: May 27, 2010 1:31 PM

    # HamBurghlar says: May 27, 2010 11:17 AM
    Hey, a Ben thread! +1 post for me, gotta get those posts up so we can keep reporting on nonsense!
    _____________________________________
    I don’t think that reporting on a sexual predator is nonsense, but that’s just me.

  89. theravenlives2 says: May 27, 2010 1:36 PM

    I am a diehard Steelers fan and I think Ray
    @ bubby
    Lewis is one of the greatest LBs to ever play the game. He is a leader and makes the Ravens a better team. But I don’t think the Ravens as a team can beat the Steelers.
    ———————————————-
    nevermind that in most of the 15 years they’ve played, the two teams have split their home-and-home series. Steeler fans love to point out that they beat the Ravens 3 times in 2008. They forget that a few years before that the Ravens won both games. Thanks for the props for Ray, though.
    P.S. Before the flatulence from Pittsburgh starts posting, yes I know the Ravens have a lifetime losing record against the Squealers.

  90. Deb says: May 27, 2010 1:51 PM

    @ppdoc13 …
    Wow. When did you become an infantile prick? I didn’t realize it was contagious. My man? When a man supports a team, does it mean he lusts for the players? So why would it mean I do? Please don’t confuse me with the Milledgeville and KC groupies. I’m not a woman who’d chase a QB from bar to bar to bathroom, or fly across country to service the team.
    You’ve read my scathing criticisms of Ben’s behavior. But that’s not enough, huh? I was supposed to disconnect my brain … pretend I couldn’t read witness statements … or understand evidence collected for rape kits … or hear what the DA said in his detailed press conference. If I’d feigned stupidity–betraying every REAL rape victim I know–and gone along with this nonsense, everybody would play nice.
    No thanks. I never go along to get along … or turn off my brain or principles. Too bad you can’t say the same.
    @Florio …
    You’re too hard on yourself. I know you’re not a trained writer, but you do have a distinctive voice. Even though MDS has written the last few Roethlisberger articles, as soon as I saw the headline, I knew you were back.
    So if Ms. Gulbis had answered the reporter’s question by saying Ben had mistreated her, I guess you and the PFT Knights in Shining Armor would have spared her the dripping sarcasm. It’s always so nice to see men who care about women … as long as the women do exactly what the men want.

  91. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 2:00 PM

    # ppdoc13 says: May 27, 2010 1:12 PM
    Frank Burns eats worms. You are such a godforsaken turd it is almost funny.
    ———————————————
    Hey look it’s my personal bitch, posting yet again about me.
    Keep up the obsession, sweetie.

  92. -RoNiN- says: May 27, 2010 2:02 PM

    @Bdrunk – Thanks for the clarification brutha.. I knew something seemed wrong with the math! LOL

  93. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 2:08 PM

    P.S. How’s the nut-fondling business going, ppboy? Tough day for you I guess, with one of those big Ben rumors now being officially debunked. One can only wonder which next Ben tall tale will be exposed as fraud. Yep, first the Arnie Palmer story exposed, next…??

  94. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 2:12 PM

    tryagain says:
    May 27, 2010 1:06 PM
    Bdrunk- Oh you mean like all the ‘bunch of haters’, ‘your just jealous’ (note: I spelled the ‘your’ wrong for accuracy purposes), ‘we won 6′ posts?
    ————————–
    YES! you get it.
    TBF tho ‘we won 6′ is only done by one NFL team’s fans.

  95. Pookphi says: May 27, 2010 2:41 PM

    silverback says:
    May 27, 2010 7:31 AM
    I love how every Ben thread is full of morons from Baltimore, Cleveland, and Cincinnati calling Ben a rapist and taking shots at him. Live it up boys, because we all know he’ll continue to dominate your teams on the field.
    ————————-
    Just for the record, the Bengals DID sweep the Steelers last year at home and on the road, and the Steelers were favored to win. Ben is the one who got dominated. I guess he couldn’t buy the Bengals a few shots and corner them in a ladies’ room at a bar.

  96. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 3:15 PM

    # Pookphi says: May 27, 2010 2:41 PM
    Just for the record, the Bengals DID sweep the Steelers last year at home and on the road, and the Steelers were favored to win. Ben is the one who got dominated.
    ———————————————-
    Did you even WATCH the first game in Cincinnati? Roethlisberger was up and down the field that game, and really only Sweed’s butterfingers kept it from being a blowout, game over. Credit to the Bungals for crawling back to squeak out the win, but… who dominated who?
    Guess whoever said people don’t know their football here was right.

  97. Ravenmaniac says: May 27, 2010 3:15 PM

    Holeinone….as you know the Ravens play the steelers in game 4. I would rather play them game 5. I do not think ben will be as effective as you may think this year nor do I think he will be a steeler this time next year. People need to watch out for Byron or Dennis!

  98. oyoy84 says: May 27, 2010 3:19 PM

    And stooler fans will eat it up with a spoon as soon as rapistberger comes back.

  99. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 3:25 PM

    Ravenmaniac says:
    May 27, 2010 3:15 PM
    “I do not think ben will be as effective as you may think this year nor do I think he will be a steeler this time next year.”
    ——————————-
    Why do you think that? Please share!

  100. Bdrunk says: May 27, 2010 3:34 PM

    badthings says:
    May 27, 2010 1:31 PM
    “I don’t think that reporting on a sexual predator is nonsense, but that’s just me.”
    ——————-
    Sorry mang, I did my best to find someone who would care about you long enough to take your flame bait, but no luck. I guess you can just keep firing blindly until you get it right.

  101. Citizen Strange says: May 27, 2010 3:56 PM

    I like Natalie Gulbis a lot. No hetero.

  102. Frank Burns says: May 27, 2010 5:38 PM

    Deb says: May 27, 2010 1:51 PM
    @ppdoc13 …
    Wow. When did you become an infantile prick? I didn’t realize it was contagious. My man? When a man supports a team, does it mean he lusts for the players? So why would it mean I do? Please don’t confuse me with the Milledgeville and KC groupies. I’m not a woman who’d chase a QB from bar to bar to bathroom, or fly across country to service the team.
    You’ve read my scathing criticisms of Ben’s behavior. But that’s not enough, huh? I was supposed to disconnect my brain … pretend I couldn’t read witness statements … or understand evidence collected for rape kits … or hear what the DA said in his detailed press conference. If I’d feigned stupidity–betraying every REAL rape victim I know–and gone along with this nonsense, everybody would play nice.
    No thanks. I never go along to get along … or turn off my brain or principles. Too bad you can’t say the same.
    ——————————–
    Deb you’ll have to forgive ppdoc for his truly immature
    and sick, twisted outbursts. Years of fondling other men’s genitalia will tend to warp the mind. And soon enough, he’ll believe ALL human beings lust to do the same.

  103. badthings says: May 27, 2010 6:20 PM

    Deb you’ll have to forgive ppdoc for his truly immature
    and sick, twisted outbursts. Years of fondling other men’s genitalia will tend to warp the mind. And soon enough, he’ll believe ALL human beings lust to do the same.
    _____________________________________
    Frank ever heard of the old pot and kettle?

  104. HC says: May 27, 2010 11:16 PM

    Interesting, I posted a link to the unedited raw video footage asking people on both sides of the debate to make up their own mind whether this was a PR stunt or an over reaction – and that comment is nowhere to be found. Meanwhile profanity, racial slurs and other crap gets through the filter.
    You’re kidding me, posting a legitimate link to a television station’s site gets a comment deleted, but all the other BS comments on this site stand as is?

  105. Deb says: May 28, 2010 12:00 AM

    @HC …
    Don’t know what you posted, so maybe it was deliberate, but they usually delete any links they spot. If you can direct people where to find the footage without providing an actual link (like saying “go to such and such’s site and click on the blank link”) your post should stay up. But it looks like this thread has pretty much died.

  106. Klytus says: May 28, 2010 12:36 AM

    It takes a real set of cajones to step up and defend a friend that continues to be punished by the public. Since none of the cretins on this board were there, Natalie’s relationship with Ben is hers to characterize.
    I don’t believe that it was a publicity stunt, Mr. Florio. I believe that Natalie did this on her own. And I see the solution to Ben’s problem. He needs to marry Natalie. It’s time for the frat boy wanna be to settle down.
    GO STEELERS!

  107. Matt says: May 28, 2010 8:54 AM

    # BenInAZ says: May 27, 2010 11:36 AM
    Hey Matt, I’m from Cincinnati and will pit my football knowledge against yours any day of the week.
    *********************************************
    Excuse me, why do I care where you’re from? Also, feel free to go ahead and “pit your football knowledge” against mine, schmuck. What do you think we’re gonna do – host a game of Jeopardy in your living room? Furthermore, I never said that I was the end-all, be-all with respect to football knowledge. My intent was to convey that most of the posts on here fail to contain anything within them that suggests knowledge or analysis, particularly when the posts come from fans of divisional teams who are attempting to simply be snarky or cute. There certainly are exceptions, but they are just that.
    *********************************************
    # BenInAZ says: May 27, 2010 11:36 AM
    If this site is so terrible, why are you not only reading the articles but also the comments? And then posting how everyone should ignore the site? Isn’t that just a little moronic?
    *********************************************
    I used to read on here more frequently, but grew tired of it. I still check out an article or two every week, just to get a different perspective on a matter. Other times, I wind up here because msnbc.com is one of the news outlets I frequent, and PFT links off of it. Either way, it usually winds up being more an exercise in frustration. Good enough reason for you?
    I’m not telling people not to read content on PFT; rather, they shouldn’t set their expectations too high if they do. Even in situations where the article itself is on a relevant topic, the discussion that ensues by the posters frequently degenerates into garbage. I’m not the first to mention it.
    With that, I’m off to enjoy my morning coffee.

  108. RebaT. says: May 28, 2010 4:24 PM

    Ben is a sociopath!!!!

  109. badthings says: May 29, 2010 10:17 AM

    Matt, I have a suggestion. If you don ‘t like this website, DON’T go to it, and don’t post on it. See Problem Solved!!

  110. Matt says: May 30, 2010 11:59 AM

    # badthings says: May 29, 2010 10:17 AM
    Matt, I have a suggestion. If you don ‘t like this website, DON’T go to it, and don’t post on it. See Problem Solved!!
    ********************************************
    No one asked you.
    See “Keep your suggestions to yourself when you’re not prompted for one.”

  111. Deb says: May 30, 2010 3:29 PM

    @Matt …
    I get why you don’t stop by as often–90 percent of PFT comments are probably a step below the graffiti you’d find in the junior high boy’s bathroom. But the site needs posters like you to counterbalance Beavis-and-Butthead types like badthings–teenagers who don’t know anything about football and think rape is a joke. He’s supposedly a Seahawks fan, but spends all his time trolling Steelers threads. (Seattle has nothing to do with us, so I can’t remember the last time I posted on their threads.) Anyway, most of us skip over his baby talk, but it would be nice if we occasionally had some adult comments to read instead.

  112. badthings says: May 30, 2010 8:37 PM

    # Matt says: May 30, 2010 11:59 AM
    # badthings says: May 29, 2010 10:17 AM
    Matt, I have a suggestion. If you don ‘t like this website, DON’T go to it, and don’t post on it. See Problem Solved!!
    ********************************************
    No one asked you.
    See “Keep your suggestions to yourself when you’re not prompted for one.”
    ____________________________________
    Why don’t you answer the question instead of being a whining dumbass?

  113. badthings says: May 30, 2010 8:38 PM

    Deb, I am not the one making excuses for a sexual predator, you are.

  114. Deb says: May 31, 2010 1:09 AM

    21-10

  115. Bed says: May 31, 2010 10:52 PM

    Yes, anyone who is opposed to sweet Ben being back in the NFL is sour grapes.
    Obviously he couldn’t have raped anyone. Otherwise he’d be in jail.
    No one has ever gotten away with any crime in the history of the country.
    OJ was innocent of murder – obviously.
    And who here hasn’t been accused of rape at least a couple times? Happens all the times with the skank roaming the streets out there just itching to falsely accuse innocent guys.
    I happen to know someone who knows someone who knows someone in the police department and they said he was innocent.
    I know.
    Did I mention I’m an expert in rape?

  116. Bed says: May 31, 2010 11:01 PM

    It’s good to see that some women are honest while the skank – multiple – who accuse poor Ben are by definition liars.

  117. Deb says: Jun 1, 2010 11:49 AM

    @Bed …
    No, Ben’s not a sweet angel. And not everyone is who thinks he’s guilty is sour grapes. I never said I had a friend in the police department. I never said the Georgia woman who accused him was a skank. And I’m not an expert in rape. However, I have been raped. And if you weren’t intellectually and emotionally bankrupt, you’d realize no woman who’s lived through that would blindly support a rapist for ANY reason–certainly not something as trivial as football.
    If you weren’t so stupid or so biased that you managed to misstate multiple facts in just a few sentences, you might be able to figure out that someone with my history would take the subject seriously enough to spend hours reviewing the Nevada and Georgia case files. And yes, I have the professional education and skills, plus the personal experience and contacts to know how to conduct that kind of thorough research.
    So you may not like Ben Roethlisberger and you may not like the Pittsburgh Steelers or maybe you just believe every guy accused of a crime is automatically guilty … but there’s A LOT of evidence in these cases, and it all says Ben Roethlisberger didn’t rape anyone. Sorry to disappoint you. If you were smart enough and resourceful enough to research the evidence yourself instead of just posting silly little factually inaccurate diatribes, you’d have reached the same conclusion … just like the authorities in both states.

  118. superfan99 says: Jun 1, 2010 12:08 PM

    So let’s get this straight, Gulbis, a LPGA profesional says Roethlisberger is a great guy. She is obviously making all this up as a part of a PR effort to help Ben’s image.
    Meanwhile, wasted under-21 college girl wearing a DTF sticker, who admittedly couldn’t remember the events of the night before, says she was assaulted. She is obviously telling the 100% truth.
    Got it. Thanks PFT!

  119. Bed says: Jun 2, 2010 11:30 PM

    @ Deb
    What are you talking about?
    I’m on your side. I’m also a Big Ben groupie!

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