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.