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Shannon Sharpe steps aside at CBS pending resolution of legal case

Former NFL tight end Shannon Sharpe, who inexplicably has been passed over on multiple occasions for inclusion in the Hall of Fame, now has to worry about an off-field issue that not only could further slow down his candidacy for Canton but also could derail his on-air career at CBS.

Sports By Brooks reports that Sharpe has decided to leave The NFL Today until the pending legal case against him is resolved.

“I have decided to step aside from The NFL Today until the matter is resolved,” Sharpe said in a statement released through CBS.

CBS Sports Senior Vice President of Communications LeslieAnne Wade said, “We accept Shannon’s decision and decline to comment further on a pending legal matter.”

The real question, in our view, is the amount of time the legal matter will be pending.  On Thursday, only three days before Sharpe’s first on-air duties of the year, an “ex parte” temporary protective order was issued against him.  “Ex parte” means that the alleged victim obtained the protection by going to court without Sharpe having the ability to respond to the claims, which include allegations of rape and death threats.

We’ve got several concerns about this.  First, if rape was committed, why didn’t the alleged victim go to the police?  Second, the “ex parte” nature of the process allows anyone to allege anything and create all sorts of problems for someone.  It’s far more potent than merely filing a lawsuit, since the issuance of a protective order carries a much stronger sense of legitimacy than the one-sided contentions in a civil complaint.

The plaintiff will have to prove at a hearing on September 20 the basis for the protective order, and if the situation at that point is concluded Sharpe will miss only one week.  If it lingers, Sharpe will miss more than a week.  Given the speed (or lack thereof) with which the legal process sometimes moves, Sharpe could miss the whole year.

None of this excuses any wrongdoing that Sharpe may have committed.  But it’s troubling to see someone have to temporarily abandon his livelihood based on a claim that has yet to be scrutinized or tested by any legal authority. 

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85 Responses to “Shannon Sharpe steps aside at CBS pending resolution of legal case”
  1. superb owl says: Sep 14, 2010 8:38 PM

    an excellent steeplechase move!

  2. Mrsteve says: Sep 14, 2010 8:41 PM

    Guess we know why he has been passed over now.

  3. PGHDON says: Sep 14, 2010 8:42 PM

    Yeah tel Big Ben about it.

  4. princie77 says: Sep 14, 2010 8:44 PM

    I will miss that eloquent wordsmith.

  5. DEMOLITION says: Sep 14, 2010 8:49 PM

    If CBS is smart, they would replace him. He’s annoying and hard to understand. No one I know likes him.

  6. Ytsejamer1 says: Sep 14, 2010 8:52 PM

    I dig the legal explanations…kudos Florio. Good feather to have in your cap…god knows there’s enough legal mumbo jumbo in the world of the NFL.

  7. SackExchange says: Sep 14, 2010 8:54 PM

    CBS will be forced to replace him with another mediocre talent

  8. NYMets says: Sep 14, 2010 8:54 PM

    I’m no fan of Sharpe. In fact I think he’s an idiot and brings nothing but jive to the broadcast. But there’s no way I would believe he raped someone. Just another false accusation from some gold digging low life rat.
    Ben Roethlisberger? That’s another story. He should be doing 5 – 15.

  9. superb owl says: Sep 14, 2010 8:56 PM

    time to put him out to pasture

  10. comment_submission_error says: Sep 14, 2010 8:57 PM

    The reason he hasn’t been elected to the HOF is because everyone is dreading the speech.

  11. IStateYourName says: Sep 14, 2010 8:58 PM

    What did this chick have on, maybe she was asking for it like the girl in Milledgeville or the caliente tamale sports reporter in New York?
    Starting to see a pattern here in the NFL…maybe its the concussions…
    For enough moola maybe she will wear the “DTF” pin on her chest too…(Down To Forget)…

  12. Nosredna says: Sep 14, 2010 8:59 PM

    As much as it pains me to say this, CornFlorio is absolutely right. He has said much of the same thing I did, cept in many more words.
    God I hope I never have to admit he is right again….its too painful! LOL

  13. joetoronto says: Sep 14, 2010 8:59 PM

    But it’s troubling to see someone have to temporarily abandon his livelihood based on a claim that has yet to be scrutinized or tested by any legal authority.
    ********************************************************
    “Based on a claim”?
    There’s been 10 “claims” since 1994, remember?

  14. elways_jock says: Sep 14, 2010 9:00 PM

    although i am extremely glad his speech impediment will be silenced i do feel for him .. wait – no i don’t .. if it smells like a turd , it’s a turd .. way to blow you hall of fame and future rcognition with an ill advised sex aggression act .. i wonder if it’s a white girl ? wait – no i dont ..

  15. superb owl says: Sep 14, 2010 9:00 PM

    demo, they might go get emmitt now.

  16. REGGIE BUSH says: Sep 14, 2010 9:04 PM

    can anyone understand a word he says?

  17. Uncle Leo says: Sep 14, 2010 9:04 PM

    Why doesn’t CBS and the Judge ask Deb and her brother what happened.
    Case closed.

  18. Kyle H says: Sep 14, 2010 9:04 PM

    These Ex Parte orders are bullshit.
    My wife’s ex has filed no less than 3 ex-parte orders of protection against us on behalf of her son.
    Each order was thrown out after an evidentiary hearing. However each one set us back $5,000-$6,000.
    Judges sign the intial orders without doing ANY fact checking. In essence the inital order is granted based soley on the information provided by the plaintiff.
    I could get probably get an Ex-parte against Florio, tomorrow.
    I will give Shannon Sharpe the benefit of the doubt until real evidence or actual corroborating testimony is provided.

  19. TylerDurden says: Sep 14, 2010 9:04 PM

    Steps aside does he? Good. I hope that makes you fell better

  20. SouthernMuse says: Sep 14, 2010 9:08 PM

    Gee, could you be a more insensitive asshole? Rape victims don’t always go to the police right away, for a variety of reasons – shame, embarrassment, fear, and so forth. You have no idea if a police report has been filed or not at the same time as the PO, and a PO from someone who may be in fear for their safety is perfectly reasonable over the filing of a civil suit which affords no enforceable protections. Regardless of whether the allegations are true or not, would you be more or less “troubled” if the alleged victim was dead instead of just alleging these things, with Sharpe having a clear route to address the issue raised?

  21. Maximus says: Sep 14, 2010 9:09 PM

    Stunning that they allowed this sleazebag to be on the air as long as he has been.
    He’s a blowhard who’s in love with himself. And he’s got how many kids with how many women?

  22. Olbermanisadouche says: Sep 14, 2010 9:09 PM

    Mushmouth is gone.

  23. wyoff says: Sep 14, 2010 9:16 PM

    Someone accused Sharpe of rape- that means that he definitely did it and should go to jail forever, am I right PFT posters?

  24. Super Bowl / No Oil says: Sep 14, 2010 9:16 PM

    They don’t call him “Horseface” for nothin.
    His big mouth has kept him out of the HOF and his arrogance will probably be his downfall on this one. Good player, egotistical, arrogant, pompous A, equals bad news sooner or later.

  25. Drafty says: Sep 14, 2010 9:22 PM

    I can only hope the allegations are totally false, and that being the case, Sharpe’s HOF candidacy is not tarnished.
    He’s one of my favorite all-time Broncos – I don’t much care how folks feel about his TV career. I remember him for what he did on the field.
    This is a great time to be a Broncos fan; nothing is coming up right these days ….

  26. ercin13 says: Sep 14, 2010 9:23 PM

    ohhhh that guy was shannon sharpe, i could never understand him , i thought he was a zulu translator.

  27. steelerfan9598 says: Sep 14, 2010 9:23 PM

    Shannon Shrape – haha see, I made up a dumb nick name.

  28. BennyBoy says: Sep 14, 2010 9:25 PM

    Mike,
    You’re gonna get heat for this. You seem to waiver on both sides of the “unsubstantiated allegation” ruining someone’s livelihood fence.
    The inference could be made that you simply take a position based upon whichever side you think will generate the most controversy and thus more traffic for you site. Which is fine I guess, but then admit you’re in the entertainment business and quit pretending you’re reporting the news as-is. Your takes are consistently slanted.

  29. naz says: Sep 14, 2010 9:25 PM

    walk away CBS walk away

  30. FinFan68 says: Sep 14, 2010 9:25 PM

    I see the statement he gave was written rather than verbal. He was a great TE and he can be funny at times, but dude cannot enunciate and should not be on TV. If he is innocent, I hope it plays out that way.

  31. johnnydom says: Sep 14, 2010 9:26 PM

    NFL Today should say thanks,we were gonna fire you anyway nobody can understand anything he says.
    I hope the charges are not tue but thats what they said about Ben.

  32. nutbuster says: Sep 14, 2010 9:26 PM

    Shannon will be the winnner, place and show

  33. TheWizard says: Sep 14, 2010 9:28 PM

    who inexplicably has been passed over
    Perhaps cause nobody likes the sonofabitch.
    Sums up my feelings, anyway.

  34. joey365247 says: Sep 14, 2010 9:30 PM

    “I dibnt waped dat gurrl”

  35. nutbuster says: Sep 14, 2010 9:33 PM

    I bet if you offered Shannon a bucket of apples and some nice crunchy carrots he will be alright.

  36. Sactown49er says: Sep 14, 2010 9:36 PM

    Why are you so surprised this (ex parte) exists? It happens in here in CA all the time. That’s how men here get screwed by their babymammas. Worst state ever for fathers rights

  37. burntorangehorn says: Sep 14, 2010 9:38 PM

    Mr. Ed has been canceled.

  38. FavreDollarFootlong says: Sep 14, 2010 9:44 PM

    “But it’s troubling to see someone have to temporarily abandon his livelihood based on a claim that has yet to be scrutinized or tested by any legal authority. ”
    Oh, good lord. Thank you Florio, for standing up for due process, and reminding us all that Sharpe is innocent until proven guilty.
    It’s a shame you didn’t have the slightest shred of integrity to give Roethlisberger the same consideration, either last off-season, when you drove the Reno story into the ground, right up to the point where everyone who had reviewed the evidence knew the woman was unhinged….or this off-season, when you had Ben tried and convicted before a single shred of evidence had been given to the public to review for themselves.
    I personally love the part where you question the accuser for not going to the police. When McNulty failed to go to the police, and waited a full year before filing a civil lawsuit, I don’t recall him getting the benefit of the doubt.
    You hypocritical worm.

  39. Chiefforlife says: Sep 14, 2010 9:44 PM

    I like the guy! He was one of the GREATS at his position, he should definitely be in the Hall Of Fame, no question. Good luck Shannon!

  40. rarson says: Sep 14, 2010 9:44 PM

    Shannon Sharpe speaks like his mouth is full of marbles. I would be happy if he doesn’t return to broadcasting. However, I would not be happy if his image and/or career is tarnished by bogus accusations. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.

  41. Rev. Dr. HollywoodWags says: Sep 14, 2010 9:45 PM

    “But it’s troubling to see someone have to temporarily abandon his livelihood based on a claim that has yet to be scrutinized or tested by any legal authority. ”
    Unbelievable.
    Philip Merling punched a woman in the face, gets arrested. PFT/NBC: nothing
    Ben Roethlisberger: PFTNBC, flood the zone…
    But now you’re saying Sharpe deserves to have his privacy on the more than TEN incidents?
    Consistency is severely lacking here. Perhaps it’s on purpose because it sure is obvious.

  42. TuckRule says: Sep 14, 2010 9:50 PM

    Put him in the pen and give him a bale of hay. At least I could understand Mr. Ed.

  43. raidersteve413 says: Sep 14, 2010 9:50 PM

    Ugghh i bet he is a rapist, and PFT i think its gross that your defending him without even knowing the facts. SHannon Sharpe is horrible on tv anyways, You cant even tell what he is saying he should not be allowed to talk…anywhere
    And he is extremly overated thats why he is not in HOF

  44. BennyBoy says: Sep 14, 2010 9:52 PM

    “Court documents showed that 10 civil complaints have been filed against Sharpe in Fulton County, Georgia, all by women, since 1994.” THIS is what I’m taking about.
    You point this out in a previous post but then also expound on how disturbing you find the ex parte contribution to this process. I am not saying that I think he is guilty because I have no idea what took place. However, previously your take on any situation like this one could be portrayed as ‘when there’s smoke, there’s fire’.

  45. superb owl says: Sep 14, 2010 10:01 PM

    make sure u flip over an old time metal garbage can lid and put the apples etc in there
    cause if u offer them on yer hand, old shannon might take one of yer fingers too by mistake
    or maybe on purpose
    ///////////////////////
    does this mean dan marino is wilbur?

  46. TuckRule says: Sep 14, 2010 10:03 PM

    Shannon NOTSO SHARPE now!!

  47. Richm2257 says: Sep 14, 2010 10:14 PM

    “10 civil complaints have been filed against Sharpe in Fulton County, Georgia, all by women, since 1994.”
    If we’re going to condemn Rapistberger for his record of alleged sexual assaults – and we SHOULD – shouldn’t these 10 allegations count just as much against Sharpe’s character as well?

  48. raideralex99 says: Sep 14, 2010 10:16 PM

    I think it’s BS but I’m happy as hell he’s gone … I could never understand a word he said.

  49. Raiders Anonymous says: Sep 14, 2010 10:23 PM

    Maybe they can replace him with another self-centered, egotistical, spoiled brat, who think’s he’s hot snot in a champagne glass but who’s really cold boogers in a dixie cup, and who can speak for hours without saying a thing- Joe Thies”itsallaboutme”man!
    Wait a sec- nfl network already got him….

  50. PammyJo says: Sep 14, 2010 10:29 PM

    Mike, normally I like your posts but I suggest you do research on LEGAL issues before you plant your foot firmly in your mouth again. As a victim of threats myself, I filed ex parte restraining orders in not one, but two jurisdictions. No one has to be a victim of rape, but they can certainly be threatened. The victim in this case wasn’t killed but had cause to file for protection from death threats. Judges issuing such orders don’t do so lightly AND it’s up to the victim to prove the allegations true should the defendant choose to fight the order, as is happening in this case. Evidently there is more to this case as Shannon wouldn’t need to step down if he could show up in court and have the false allegations dismissed. The onus is more on the claimant and the defendant has every right to fast track a hearing.
    All jurisdictions are different, but you’ve done yourself and your readers a disservice by not doing your research first.

  51. robert ethen says: Sep 14, 2010 10:30 PM

    Shannon is said to be somewhat upset, but resting comfortably in his stable.

  52. robert ethen says: Sep 14, 2010 10:35 PM

    Hey give Mr Ed a break. He was a Talking Horse.

  53. nutbuster says: Sep 14, 2010 10:35 PM

    who?

  54. Siggy00 says: Sep 14, 2010 10:55 PM

    “”Court documents showed that 10 civil complaints have been filed against Sharpe in Fulton County, Georgia, all by women, since 1994.”
    Where was the league? You honestly think no one knew about this in league circles? NFL media circles?
    But unlike Ben, Shannon gave the media good quote, so they protected him.

  55. ALLDAY says: Sep 14, 2010 11:11 PM

    I know I dont have any friends but none of my friends like him. Remember the time Bobby Bousher showed up at half time and the Mud Dogs won the Bourbon Bowl, do ya.

  56. Alydar says: Sep 14, 2010 11:14 PM

    This morning, despite concerns over these allegations, Shannon worked 4 furlongs in 48 and 1 breezing, galloping out the 5 furlongs in 102 under exercise rider Lesley Visser.

  57. Nosredna says: Sep 14, 2010 11:57 PM

    Just proves that virtually anyone can get a TRO at anytime for most any reason. I bet somewhere way back when, someone asked for one, didn’t get it then something serious happened, sued the judge, county or whatever and won. Now-a-days, no one wants to take the chance of being wrong.
    Thankfully, evidence has to be provided to make it permanent.

  58. Massappeal says: Sep 14, 2010 11:59 PM

    10 civil complaints have been filed against Sharpe in Fulton County, Georgia, all by women, since 1994.”
    If we’re going to condemn Rapistberger for his record of alleged sexual assaults – and we SHOULD – shouldn’t these 10 allegations count just as much against Sharpe’s character as well?
    Right on…Richm2257. But is Florio being “Politially Correct” for INTENTIONALLY omitting these facts. He used to be good…before the sellout.

  59. LanMan says: Sep 14, 2010 11:59 PM

    wunna funna gunna do?

  60. Deb says: Sep 15, 2010 12:18 AM

    @NYMets … You are a bitter, ignorant fool.
    As PammyJo posted, judges don’t issue restraining orders lightly. It’s not quite as simple as Florio is making it out to be. So the judge had some reason for believing Sharpe was a threat to this woman.
    By contrast, Roethlisberger first accusation came from a woman who texted friends that she wanted to see him again. Um, gee, you think she might have lied about it being rape? And the second came from a woman whose DNA test showed he could not POSSIBLY have inserted his penis into her. And that’s only ONE bit of the mass of evidence investigators found that supports his innocence.
    But you think HE should get 5-15?
    And Florio wasn’t the least bit concerned about rushing to judgment on Ben, now was he?
    Wouldn’t want to stand next to you guys around here. I live in the lightning capital of the world.

  61. MUSTANGMIKE says: Sep 15, 2010 12:19 AM

    As a Patriots fan, maybe he can call the President again and get some extra help from him?

  62. clintcooper says: Sep 15, 2010 1:54 AM

    Yes yes yes, please let him step aside permanently. Replace him with his brother, who is a much better commentator.

  63. Mosi says: Sep 15, 2010 2:08 AM

    These posts are killing me. All true. I never understood how this guy has stayed with a speaking role in the media. He makes Goose sound like Winston Churchill.
    “Eloquent wordsmith” …. lol.

  64. Jack Lambert's Dentist says: Sep 15, 2010 2:24 AM

    @NYMets, In both instances you don’t know WTF “actually” happened yet Ben deserves a lengthy incarceration and Sharpe gets a pass simply because you don’t believe he would do something like that. You sir have proven without a doubt that you’re an ignorant human being.

  65. FrankoBollo says: Sep 15, 2010 4:40 AM

    Where’s big mouth Bradshaw for this one?
    Oh yeah I forgot — he only attacks QBs who play for the Steelers and threaten to break all his records in Pittsburgh.

  66. Steve W. says: Sep 15, 2010 4:47 AM

    To be honest, this is the first I’ve heard of these allegations. As such, I have absolutely no opinion on the validity of the chargers. I do not, however, have a problem with ex parte proceedings in getting a protection order, especially with what the woman is alleging. The granting of a protection order isn’t a legal finding of guilt. It could mean the judge believes the person is guilty, or it could mean nothing more than the fact that the judge feels it’s better to be safe than sorry. If there is any validity to the woman’s story (and again, I don’t even pretend to know if there is), I can certainly understand why she wouldn’t want to have to face him to get a protection order. A lot of guys who deserve to have protection orders filed against them can get very violent when they are. I’ve known women in my life who have been both harassed and attacked, and their tormentors don’t tend to take a hint. The only way any of them seem to get the point is one the cops lock them up for violating the order. Even then, that only enrages some of the worst idiots even more. Personally, I think it’s a good idea to not put a woman requesting a protection order in the same room with the person who she’s asking protection from. Unless there’s real evidence she’s lying, just give her a temporary order to be safe. If no chargers are ever filed, then you let the order expire. If there are, then the case will resolve the issue. The simple solution to avoid any bias in a future case is to not let the same judge who gave the order preside over the trial. Also, don’t let the simple fact that a protection order was granted be admissible in the case. If the burden of proof is not the same, then it legally proves nothing and can only be seen as prejudicial.

  67. bigfranky75 says: Sep 15, 2010 6:05 AM

    @ Kyle H…. dude, thats what you get when you marry into a broken family… bad decision dude. Parents that get a divorce should NOT remarry until the kids are 18.
    no wonder our society is falling apart…. bunch of whores that couldnt keep their first marriage together, re-marry and ruin their kids lives, all the while costing the new sucker they duped into marrying them a few grand in legal fees.

  68. sacdaddy says: Sep 15, 2010 7:16 AM

    Maybe CBS will replace him with someone that doesn’t speak with marbles in their mouth.

  69. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Sep 15, 2010 7:33 AM

    What DO they put in the water in Georgia, anyway?

  70. Youngs79 says: Sep 15, 2010 8:00 AM

    B-DEE, B-DAW, B-DO, Mr. Ed a human bein too.

  71. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Sep 15, 2010 8:29 AM

    Good stuff Florio.

  72. longestlegs says: Sep 15, 2010 8:51 AM

    this nigga right says:
    September 15, 2010 2:27 AM
    Im not buying any of these girls were raped…they are all out for any easy buck
    ——————————————–
    This is the argument that makes the least sense. When was the last time a professional athlete was actually charged with rape (besides LT, which remains to be seen), let alone the verdict being decided in their favor and damages awarded? Never?
    Sheesh

  73. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Sep 15, 2010 9:01 AM

    Steve W. says:
    September 15, 2010 4:47 AM
    1) “…the validity of the chargers.”
    2) “If no chargers are ever filed…”
    ————————————————–
    1) After Monday night’s game, I question San Diego’s validity myself!
    2) How many of their players can you jam into a standard size filing cabinet?

  74. edgarpoe says: Sep 15, 2010 9:07 AM

    Deb says:
    September 15, 2010 12:18 AM
    As PammyJo posted, judges don’t issue restraining orders lightly. It’s not quite as simple as Florio is making it out to be. So the judge had some reason for believing Sharpe was a threat to this woman.
    By contrast, Roethlisberger first accusation came from a woman who texted friends that she wanted to see him again. Um, gee, you think she might have lied about it being rape? And the second came from a woman whose DNA test showed he could not POSSIBLY have inserted his penis into her. And that’s only ONE bit of the mass of evidence investigators found that supports his innocence.
    But you think HE should get 5-15?
    And Florio wasn’t the least bit concerned about rushing to judgment on Ben, now was he?
    Wouldn’t want to stand next to you guys around here. I live in the lightning capital of the world.
    =========================================================================================================
    You are right. I cannot believe Forio’s double standards when he was all over Big Ben and he was completely innocent. All 47 allegations against BB, including 125 hours of video evidence, DNA samples, 25 eye-witness testimonies, and 47 bank tranfers of millions, are all false. Haven’t we forgotten. He is a Steeler, thus, the chosen one.

  75. BC74 says: Sep 15, 2010 9:21 AM

    Shannon Sharpe, Michael Irvin and Warren Sapp all have had allegations of sexual violence against females. Is there a pattern here???

  76. clubfoot says: Sep 15, 2010 11:07 AM

    Sports By Brooks reports that Sharpe has decided to leave The NFL Today until the pending legal case against him is resolved.
    “I have decided to step aside from The NFL Today until the matter is resolved,” Sharpe said in a statement released through CBS.
    Florio, can you say redundant? Can you say it again?

  77. exsquidao says: Sep 15, 2010 11:15 AM

    What I want to know is why hasn’t Foolio made a post about Jay Marriotti and his 7 charges? Is it maybe because he is protecting a brother? Can’t have it both ways if he is going to post about Ex players legal troubles he needs to post about active reportes problems as well.

  78. robert ethen says: Sep 15, 2010 11:43 AM

    CBS will replace Sharpe with a Palamino gelding to prevent further situations like this in the future.

  79. Deb says: Sep 15, 2010 12:57 PM

    @edgarpoe … Jackpot!! Jackass post of the day.
    What you have with Roethlisberger is a woman in Nevada who had a one-night stand with him, texted friends she couldn’t wait to see him again, and obsessed over him for a year to all her coworkers. When he was scheduled to come back for a golf tourny, her bosses got concerned and asked her to take paid leave while he was there. She wigged out and filed a $3 million civil suit claiming he’d raped her. If you read the complaint, she skims over this supposed traumatic event and spends page after page ripping on her coworkers. The texts she sent about how she just couldn’t wait to see him again have been filed with the court.
    That’s the evidence in Nevada.
    In Georgia, you have dozens of independent witnesses who told police a woman wearing a pin saying she was “Down to F**k” followed Roethlisberger from club to club, pinching his backside and climbing over his entourage to get his attention while drinking on her own dime and illegal ID. She followed him to the final club where the waitress said he bought drinks for the room that were placed on a table and she went over and helped herself. Witnesses said she engaged him in highly sexualized conversation, tried to get him to come back to her place, and TOLD him she was “Down to F**K.” Witnesses said Ben was visibly uncomfortable at the way she was hanging all over him.
    Her friends ragged him about the Nevada lawsuit and got thrown out of the party. She went to the bathroom, was out of sight for ONLY 10 minutes, part of that time with Roethisberger. Later, the two women thrown out of the party dragged her to cops, insisted she’d been raped while she denied it. Eventually, she went along with them. The DNA test showed that Roethlisberger could not possibly have inserted his penis into her vagina. Her statements contradicted themselves and those of her friends. Multiple witnesses refuted the sorority sisters’ tale about the bodyguard. The DA said he had NO evidence a crime occurred and hoped those women had learned their lesson.
    That’s the difference between us, jackass. Unlike the anti-Ben groupies, I actually reviewed the REAL evidence instead of MAKING UP facts to suit myself like you bozos.

  80. slcue53 says: Sep 15, 2010 1:26 PM

    He speaks better than Lou Holtz…”thuferring thuckertash” LOL

  81. eyefeeler says: Sep 15, 2010 7:08 PM

    Someone bring back Jerry Glanville. I want to hear the water moccasin references again.

  82. FrankoBollo says: Sep 15, 2010 10:48 PM

    The bottom line: where is the same outrage for this one that the Ben haters showed? Where’s that famous sense of concern for women, yada yada yada… Funny, I don’t see it here.
    And mind you, this is a guy who’s been accused TEN times.
    Wouldn’t have anything to do with that Steeler hatred now would it?
    Nah.

  83. edgarpoe says: Sep 15, 2010 11:00 PM

    Deb, You are a Steelers fan. So it’s understandable that you are misguided. It’s OK.

  84. FrankoBollo says: Sep 16, 2010 2:04 AM

    It’s OK, edgarpoe, we realize your pretending that you actually care about some woman in Georgia — when in fact it’s about your hatred of Ben and his team — shows what a sick and twisted individual you are.
    In fact it shows how sick and twisted all you hater boys are.

  85. edgarpoe says: Sep 16, 2010 8:08 AM

    Frank,
    My point is that there are those who are defending him w/o any idea what happened. Nobody knows (not even me) but BB, the girl, and God, and the guards, and the video owner, etc… Typical posters here ACT as if they know. Admit it, YOU DO NOT KNOW. You are just a fan who cannot even fathom that your idol could do something so horrible.

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