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State trooper still can’t work for Roethlisberger

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A Pennsylvania state trooper who was barred from doing off-duty work for Ben Roethlisberger last year has had his appeal rejected.

Carl Prine of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review reports that Trooper Ed Joyner, who lost permission to work for Roethlisberger after Roethlisberger was accused of raping a woman in a Milledgeville, Georgia, bar, lost his bid to get that permission back.

Among the allegations against Joyner are that he paid Roethlisberger’s bar tab in Milledgeville, which effectively meant that he bought alcohol for minors, and that he “was a guard of some kind and that he was more interested in protecting Mr. Roethlisberger than assisting young girls.”

When Joyner was given permission to work off-duty for Roethlisberger, he told his bosses he expected to work no more than 10 hours a week. But in reality Joyner worked more than that, with a job that was described in a state report as “retrieving items from the hotel room if Roethlisberger needed something while playing in a celebrity golf tournament; tipping pilots, limousine drivers, etc., on trips; contacting stores to arrange for private shopping trips; detailing Roethlisberger’s automobiles; cutting his grass; contacting contractors to obtain quotes for work around the house or landscaping,” and more.

Joyner was able to do all that work for Roethlisberger while still having time not just to work his full-time hours as a state trooper but also to bill the taxpayers for $32,105 in overtime in 2009.

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37 Responses to “State trooper still can’t work for Roethlisberger”
  1. drmonkeyarmy says: May 25, 2011 8:51 AM

    How can they state of PA still employ this guy?

  2. raiderinpa says: May 25, 2011 8:57 AM

    A Punk’s bitch, gotta love it! Cant figure out which one is the bigger piece of shiz-nit!?!?

  3. realitypolice says: May 25, 2011 8:58 AM

    drmonkeyarmy says:
    May 25, 2011 8:51 AM
    How can they state of PA still employ this guy?
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    Unions. Do you know how hard it is to fire a cop in PA?

    When I was young, a cop murdered his girlfriend in front of her children and was found not guilty by reason of temporary insanity.

    The union sued the police department and forced them to give him his job back, and give him back pay.

    True story.

    Given that, you think they’re going to be able to fire a cop for moonlighting and possibly buying alcohol for minors.

  4. vahawker says: May 25, 2011 9:00 AM

    Joyner was able to do all that work for Roethlisberger while still having time not just to work his full-time hours as a state trooper but also to bill the taxpayers for $32,105 in overtime in 2009.
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    The implication being he was a bad State Trooper or some how swindling the tax payers? I know many people who have two jobs and very good at both of them. Why are you questioning his ethics as it relates to his Trooper position? Why did I expect better from you?

  5. bigbenisgay says: May 25, 2011 9:03 AM

    Bathroomlisberger is a jackass and a waste of skin he should his father should have flushed those sperm

  6. jw731 says: May 25, 2011 9:10 AM

    And don’t forget blocking the entrance to restroooms at bars….The PA state police is one of the most corrupt, morally deficient organizations in the country….

  7. clintonportisheadd says: May 25, 2011 9:11 AM

    Not only should his appeal been denied, he should have been fired.

    It’s really sad/funny to see how far a person will go when he crosses the line from casual fan to slobbering sycophant.

  8. airraid77 says: May 25, 2011 9:13 AM

    sort of like the bus drive driver in wisconsin who made a 100,000 dollars plus in overtime….liberals run a lot of this stuff….they have no problem spending other peoples money…none…….

  9. mindbender14 says: May 25, 2011 9:16 AM

    I don’t see the problem? Was he being paid by Roethlisberger while working for the state police or vice versa? If so then there’s a problem.

    Why can’t he have two jobs? I’m not seeing where anything illegal was done.

  10. tinopuno says: May 25, 2011 9:17 AM

    Most state troopers serve with pride, honor and dignity. This POS was little more then a gofor and a pimp.

    That he would attempt to return to his ‘job’ back with Rothlisberger, after being revealed as the slime that he was, is outrageous. It reflects very poorly on the Commonwealth of PA that this guy remains employed as a trooper.

  11. yzguy431 says: May 25, 2011 9:17 AM

    how much energy does it take to park in the grass along the PA turnpike, and wave at speeding motorists?

  12. CKL says: May 25, 2011 9:17 AM

    Is this the guy who BSed the zoning people to facilitate the building of the fence BR wanted?
    Your tax dollars at work,PA.

  13. rgwhodey says: May 25, 2011 9:26 AM

    Queue Deb in…3…2…1….

  14. realitypolice says: May 25, 2011 9:36 AM

    mindbender14 says:
    May 25, 2011 9:16 AM
    I don’t see the problem? Was he being paid by Roethlisberger while working for the state police or vice versa? If so then there’s a problem.

    Why can’t he have two jobs? I’m not seeing where anything illegal was done.
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    If you don’t see any irregularity with a cop traveling around the country on a second job, performing a list of tasks for a celebrity that seem pretty time consuming to me, while still managing to work all of his allotted hours as an officer AND earn over 32k in overtime, I can’t help you.

  15. brownsfrown says: May 25, 2011 9:48 AM

    @ mindbender:

    The problem is known as a confilict of interest, at a minimum. If by primarily protecting Ben’s interests he is foresaking the sworn duties of a trooper to uphold the law, he has broken the law. Period.

    No doubt a district attorney could find some traction on come criminal charges as well, but since the unions and lawyeers own the world, I doubt we’ll hear much more of this story.

  16. Spencer says: May 25, 2011 9:51 AM

    It doesn’t surprise me that Roethlisberger would recruit a personal assistant with a law enforcement background. Someone with Roethlisberger’s tendencies must find it very useful to have someone with a badge around to clean up, cover up, intimidate, silence, etc.

  17. Mike Tomlin says: May 25, 2011 9:55 AM

    I’d love to have his job! The second one not the first

  18. iced107 says: May 25, 2011 10:01 AM

    he’s climbing in yo stall,snatchin yo panties..hide ya kids,hide ya wife, and hide ya safeties, cuz he rapin’ everybody out here’

  19. chadmurdigan says: May 25, 2011 10:18 AM

    Ben shouldn’t need a trooper to follow him around anymore. Now that he has a steady girl, they should stay home and cook meals together and then cuddle on the coach and watch a good movie on DVD. A settled life like this without a state trooper as a nanny is essential during the maturation process that Ben has said he’s in!

  20. souldogdave says: May 25, 2011 10:20 AM

    So Roethlesburger has a CATAMITE on the payroll, who is also a full time cop.Gross.

  21. mindbender14 says: May 25, 2011 10:20 AM

    “If you don’t see any irregularity with a cop traveling around the country on a second job, performing a list of tasks for a celebrity that seem pretty time consuming to me, while still managing to work all of his allotted hours as an officer AND earn over 32k in overtime, I can’t help you.”

    @ realitypolice- It’s irregular yes but illegal? As long as he didn’t get paid for two jobs at the same time I don’t see a problem with it.

    “The problem is known as a confilict of interest, at a minimum. If by primarily protecting Ben’s interests he is foresaking the sworn duties of a trooper to uphold the law, he has broken the law. Period.”

    Agreed, but as yet this hasn’t been proved. Is what the state trooper did unethical? Yes. Illegal? Yet to be determined.

  22. jpmelon says: May 25, 2011 10:27 AM

    Troopers wife: “this is my husband Ed. He is a state trooper and he also has the priveledge of mowing ben roethlisbergers lawn and holding Bens wallet when Ben goes out drinking….I’m so proud of him”.

    To tell you the truth, I don’t mind that he got overtime. He’s a cop, it’s part of the job. Many of these guys take a $40,000 a year job knowing that an extra $20k is available in overtime.

  23. realitypolice says: May 25, 2011 10:38 AM

    mindbender14 says:
    May 25, 2011 10:20 AM

    @ realitypolice- It’s irregular yes but illegal? As long as he didn’t get paid for two jobs at the same time I don’t see a problem with it.
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    So in other words, if he’s Superman, and is somehow able to work 50-60 hours a week as State Trooper while simultaneously flying all over the country with a celebrity and being what sounds like his full-time assistant and do both of these very time consuming activities while NEVER doing ANYTHING for Big Ben while on the clock for the state, you don’t see a problem with that?

    I guess if that were actually possible on a planet not populated by unicorns and leprechauns, I wouldn’t have a problem with it either.

  24. realitypolice says: May 25, 2011 10:39 AM

    jpmelon says:
    May 25, 2011 10:27 AM

    To tell you the truth, I don’t mind that he got overtime. He’s a cop, it’s part of the job. Many of these guys take a $40,000 a year job knowing that an extra $20k is available in overtime.
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    I don’t think anyone has a problem with a typical officer being able to earn overtime.

    I think people have a problem with a cop submitting for overtime when it doesn’t seem possible that he didn’t spend any of that time running errands for a celebrity.

    Only so many hours in a day.

  25. Deb says: May 25, 2011 10:59 AM

    @rgwhodey …

    ROFL … apparently a Pennsylvania trooper trying to get back his cushy side gig doesn’t interest me as much as it does you Bengals fans. But I’m flattered to know you’re waiting breathlessly for me to post something. How’s this …

    @jw731 …

    Wrong again, sport. Joyner’s not the one the sorority sisters claimed was guarding the door. That was Barravecchio.

  26. jw731 says: May 25, 2011 11:45 AM

    Oh……he was weedwaking at the time………..my bad….Or perhaps detailing the Hummer……damn, must suck when given such menial jobs……Did he pay for the underage teens drinks or,tip the bartender or are the PA state police lying? I assume his career goals were destroyed when the Pig told him, stay here while i take care of business……He’s such an angel for not blocking the door….has the Pope put in a sainthood memo for him? I assume in your eyes, he should be annointed…..

  27. whatswiththehate says: May 25, 2011 11:55 AM

    Wow…this has got to be the funniest ish I’ve ever read. This guy gets in trouble but the rapist didn’t even get a slap on his wrist by the law.. I guess this is what you call, guilt by association…LMBO

  28. fringetastic says: May 25, 2011 12:01 PM

    Crooked cops are crooked.

    Thankfully not all cops are crooked.

  29. hobartbaker says: May 25, 2011 12:31 PM

    Guy should have been flat out fired. Both of them. Then they can work for whomever they wish. No conflict of interest, two less crooked cops draining the budget. Everyone wins.

  30. Reggie's Bush says: May 25, 2011 12:32 PM

    Umm you guys know that cops can get paid by the company they moonlight for while simultaneously receiving money from the police department right?

    That’s why this is so troubling.

  31. hobartbaker says: May 25, 2011 12:33 PM

    The Georgia cop who was involved in the coverup had his sorry ass booted quite promptly, what’s with the State of Pa.?

  32. Deb says: May 25, 2011 12:34 PM

    @jw731 …

    I corrected you on who the sorority sisters said was standing guard … a story, by the way, that was refuted by multiple witnesses and conflicted with the accuser’s written statement. So why are you ranting about me calling his superiors liars in saying he paid for the drinks? Did I say that? No. But they weren’t teenagers, and it was the club’s job to card them, not his or Roethlisberger’s. And spare me the moralizing about the “pig,” honey. You’re only interested in slamming a rival team, and you know it.

    As for Joyner, why should I care if he gets back his side gig with Ben? Personally, I’d rather be a pooper-scooper on a horse farm than act as lackey for a spoiled athlete.

  33. rgwhodey says: May 25, 2011 2:33 PM

    @deb
    Well apparently it does because…
    A… you read the article
    B… you read the comments
    C… you commented just as I thought u would

    Hey Deb.. 275?

  34. Deb says: May 25, 2011 2:47 PM

    @rgwhodey …

    Of course I read the article and scanned the comments. I’m a Steelers fan and the headline mentioned my QB. What’s your excuse?

    Of course I commented. Can disappoint fans like you, now can I? :lol:

  35. mistrezzrachael says: May 25, 2011 2:50 PM

    Well, now that Ben has found god…and the woman of his dreams, he really doesn’t need a crooked cop lying for him.

    Ben is now different…SAVING himself for his wedding night..living by the virtues we all should & finally consumating his marriage…on his wedding night. His wife will finally become a woman!!!

    Though…once she finds out she married a rapist….the good girl will go bad, just like Brandon Marshalls wifey…so on 2nd thought, he needs to find another crooked cop….that realizes rape does not count.

    I get all misty eyed just thinking of how good a guy Ben has made himself…not to mention what a lucky woman who caught him.

  36. Deb says: May 25, 2011 3:18 PM

    @hobartbaker …

    The Georgia cop was booted for making inappropriate comments to the public, not for covering up anything. He took the initial report and immediately dispatched a detective to take over, so he was in no position to cover up anything. And since the woman’s medical exam showed she didn’t have sex with anyone and was making a false claim, there was no crime to cover up–as the public record clearly shows.

    If you read the investigative files, you’ll find DA Fred Bright praised Joyner and Barravecchio for doing their jobs as Ben’s drivers (not bodyguards) and being the only sober, rational people in attendance. The tale of the guard at the door (supposedly Barravecchio) was refuted by multiple witnesses and didn’t even match the accuser’s written statement. And so what if Joyner paid Ben’s bar tab and tipped the bartender? According to the waitress who served them, Ben bought rounds for the room which were deposited on the table for anyone to partake. It wasn’t his job or Joyner’s to card who got into the establishment, and the accuser entered Cap City on a fake ID.

    Joyner is a state trooper and Barravecchio a city cop. I don’t know anything about their overtime filings or regulations with their respective agencies regarding them taking side jobs. But neither of them did anything in Milledgeville that warranted them being fired from their police positions.

    Although why let the facts get in the way of your usual slap-happy postings?

  37. tobiathan says: Jun 2, 2011 11:46 AM

    It is quite a tribute to the success of Ben and the Steelers that sooo very many opposing fans would take the time to hate them both so virulently so long after this non-event.

    The media created the whole situation with the help of a couple drunk, ugly, obnoxious sorority sisters. Nothing happened. But who cares about reality when the fantasy suits your purposes better, eh?

    Steelers-haters keep on hating, cuz the Stillers and Ben will keep on winning :-)

    PS- haters GFYS!

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