Arnold Palmer anecdotes attach to Roethlisberger

In the wake of the second set of sexual assault allegations made against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, a wide variety of stories have emerged regarding Big Ben acting like a big doofis (we prefer that spelling) when dealing with other humans.

We’ve heard several version of “the Arnold Palmer story,” an anecdote involving Roethlisberger and the legendary golfer who was named after the curiously delightful mixture of lemonade and iced tea.  The folks at Out of Bounds have posted a version of it, and this has given us the best possible opening for posting our own.

We preface this by saying we don’t know whether it’s true.  But we’ve heard it from someone with connection to multiple NFL players.

As we’ve heard it, Ben went golfing with Palmer at the Laurel Valley club in Latrobe.  Ben, supposedly, was a general jerk during his round with Palmer. 

So then Ben later wanted to play at Laurel Valley, and he dropped Palmer’s name in the hopes of getting in.  (Or is it “on”?)  Palmer eventually made a phone call to help get Ben in/on the course without Palmer there. 

While on the course, Ben supposedly was rude to some kids. 

The kids ended up being Palmer’s grandchildren.

The kids called Palmer, who then drove to the club and went berserk on Ben.

Again, we don’t know whether it’s true.  It might be, it might not be.  But it’s not inconsistent with the anecdotes that are being shared consistently on radio and in other media regarding Roethlisberger.

UPDATE:  A source close to Roethlisberger says that the Arnold Palmer rumors are false.
 

114 responses to “Arnold Palmer anecdotes attach to Roethlisberger

  1. So “YOU” people say that Mike Vick is the worst human being, yet he is never a jerk to kids or other humans, yet Big Ben is notoriously a jerk to kids and women.
    “WE” all know why that is!

  2. Wow thank the lord for Ernie Accorsi, He did everything to get us Eli, because those other two “BIG DOOFISESSS” are just ridiculous! Go Giants

  3. Yeah, safe to say he is a tool. I still don’t think the sexual assault allegations are completely true. The first one, crazy chick who needed money. The second one probably thought she could piggy back on the first one and make it seem more believable since he has a “past of sexual transgressions.”
    Sexual assault charges aside, I’d still rather have a complete tool who helps us win championships than any other Steelers QB since Bradshaw. If the sexual assault allegations are true, he has no place on the team.

  4. I once met Ben. I asked him for an autograph and he said no.
    He must be a jerk. Or it could have been my Bengals jersey.
    Or I could just be making all this up.
    Either way it’s about as valid as this story.

  5. All I can picture is Bob Barker in Happy Gilmore, with the old fella just throwing punches all over Happy’s face.

  6. Best story ever.
    “What you are going to do right now is go into the pro shop and sign autographs for every single person who wants them, and then you will never come back here again.”
    WOW!
    Is Palmer “conected”, like, gangster contected?
    That’s about as ominous a statement a person can make. I love that Palmer just tells him whats going to go down.
    He should have added: “…or they will never find your body,” to the end of that sentance

  7. This is what I’d call “piling on.” The guy has been accused of sexual assault, not being a jerk. You can probably write lots of posts about athletes being jerks.

  8. My money’s on Arnie.
    I’m betting that Mr. Palmer could kick Pig Ben’s fat ass into next week. And Rapistberger is only good for dotting the eyes of under-aged, backwoods skanks…and now being rude to kids.
    What a turd.
    Congratulations, Pissburgh. He’s ALL yours…

  9. I remember this happening. I wasn’t exactly ‘rude’, but one of the kids was this cute girl and I just couldn’t help myself. I had to have her. I don’t know why she kept saying “NO!!!” but I think she was into it…

  10. Ben is just a complete a$$hole who only picks his victims very carefully. Notice its always either women in very vulnerable situations or kids. I wonder if he would pick on Lawrence Taylor or Charles Barkley on the golf course?

  11. Why don’t you call Palmer’s people and ask for the official version? You should have enough clout to do that.

  12. “We preface this by saying we don’t know whether it’s true.” “Again, we don’t know whether it’s true. It might be, it might not be. ”
    Thanks for admitting you are are must trying to keep the stupid posts from the haters coming Mike. You continue to lose credibility with me almost daily. It seems you are clearly trying to turn PFT into the internet version of National Inquirer. You are the leader of the lynch mob.
    Why can’t you stick to facts? If you want everyone to admit Ben has at various times acted like an idiot when off the field, then fine. I have said as much myself. But this story has nothing to do with the current matter involving Ben (regardless of your attempt at humor about getting it “on”). The constant “news stories” you are posting related to Ben is bordering on outrageous and merely an attempt to generate traffic and inflame the moronic masses to use “rapelisberger” over and over again. For example, you just watch richm2256 (the insane one) start posting about this over here.
    Are you spending as much time trying to dig up dirt about the other players in the NFL?

  13. This disinformation is virtually bordering on slander now.
    Here’s something right from the mouth of Mr. Palmer himself:
    ————————————————
    Have you ever golfed with any current or former Steelers players or coaches?
    I have played with quite a few of them. I played with Terry Bradshaw and a couple of coaches, including Bill Cowher. I played with Ken Whisenhunt who is out in Arizona now and defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau. I played with both of them on the same day. I also played with Ben Roethlisberger. I think they are all pretty good golfers. Ben was outstanding. He did a great job and I enjoyed it very much.
    http://news.steelers.com/article/101165/
    ———————————————-
    Yeah, sounds like a guy Ben really cheesed off, huh?
    Shameful.

  14. This is “Inquirer” garbage. I thought this was PFT not The View. WTF.
    I would prefer my QB to be an idiot on the golf course than some metrosexual hewoman promoting Earth Hour (Tom Brady). Then, the idiot allowed somebody to tape him making this SNL like spoof. He think he would have learned a thing or two about videotaping.

  15. Wow, is it really that slow. How is that news. I would rather talk about the draft again and again, or not.

  16. What does this have to do with anything!!!???? He is/isn’t a jerk who cares. I am tired of Ben already anyway. If my last name was a Rooney I would trade him before his stock drops. Who cares if he is innocent or not, enough with the distractions.
    Signed,
    a lont time Steelers fan.

  17. Meh, the story you linked to was far more believable than the story you heard.
    This one time, at band camp, Roethlisberger……..

  18. OK, it seems you are slinging an awful lot of poo at Big Ben. He allegedly deserves it and I can’t stand Hines Ward so i’m OK with it.
    However, this seems a little odd to post at best. I really hope it’s true so I can use this against all the Steelers fans I know, but we’ll never know.

  19. @MunichEagles…
    that was just idiotic and wouldn’t happen in 50 lifetimes.
    @FrankBurns…
    thank you…I was going to post the link as well.
    …and FLORIO IS A MUCKRAKER!!!
    Having said that…Ben is still an big dumb animal..

  20. Here’s the thing with this dude. You hear something about a guy, you wonder “maybe its true, maybe it ain’t”. But then something else surfaces, and something else….and something else….and then something else…..I mean, I wanna give him the benefit of the doubt and all ? but ahhhhhh….
    I’ll keep the Metrosexual with the hot wife as my QB.

  21. Frank Burns, thanks for posting a link with actual quotes from Arnold Palmer about Ben, instead of Mike The Lynchman Florio’s “We preface this by saying we don’t know whether it’s true.” “Again, we don’t know whether it’s true. It might be, it might not be. ” Good job Frank.
    Florio is turning PFT into a tabloid rag, and many of the hater posters are perfect for it.

  22. OK, Florio. Rottenberger is a pig that should be immediately thrown off the Pittsburgh Steelers. He’s failed as a human being. I hate his guts. Funny story IF it is true. But, your National Enquirer journalism is more fit for TMZ than NBC.

  23. ben seems to be the most unliked fellow in sports. does anyone like him? has anyone come out and said he’s a great (good or even okay) guy?
    i’m not a steeler fan but even if i were and nothing comes from this current sordid little situation he’s in, it would be hard for me to root for someone that’s pretty much an ass of legendary proportions.
    is there such a thing as asshole rehab?

  24. Big Ben played at Miami of Ohio (cincinnati area) in college. It is generally and was before all this happened perceived by most that during his time here was a complete ass… This is growing legs now..

  25. nshima dot com says:
    March 15, 2010 3:22 PM
    This is what I’d call “piling on.” The guy has been accused of sexual assault, not being a jerk.
    __________________________________
    Actually being accused of sexual assualt is being accused of being a jerk. Just in a really serious manner.

  26. “McNabb to the Steelers for their first and Poloamalu.
    So let the fun start”
    Lay of the ganja. McNabby wouldn’t even be worth a third rounder and a lock of Polamalu’s hair.

  27. as a pittsburgher, i have heard many many many tales of big ben’s douchery and this isnt suprising at all

  28. Maybe, it time for some to suspend or indict Florio for crimes committed against the media and impersonating a legitimate sports analysis.

  29. # nshima dot com says: March 15, 2010 3:22 PM
    This is what I’d call “piling on.” The guy has been accused of sexual assault, not being a jerk. You can probably write lots of posts about athletes being jerks.
    ________________________________
    Doesnt it make him a jerk, if he is going around assaulting women….? just curious. Where do you draw the line? Its ok to rape, as long as he doesnt call her names? Its ok to grope as long as he thanks her after?…….

  30. Steeler4life, yea, I’d definitely rather be known for numerous (possible) sexual assaults and being “rude” some kids on the golf course I had to pull strings to get on at, than to have filmed a promotion for earth hour (embarrassing yes, idiotic no) and have NO history of sexual or other transgressions that have drawn the ire of the media and public. Yea, that’s a no brainer huh. I would prefer my team’s QB to be a good person and a good player. And would take Tom Brady over Ben any day of the week on skill alone.

  31. @ Steeler4life
    When you’ve got 3 Super Bowl rings, 2 Super Bowl MVPs, a league MVP and a 50 touchdown season to go along with a Victoria’s Secret super model wife, you can promote a d*ck in your ass and still be the man.
    I’m not a Pats fan either, but it’s not like Brady’s ever had a bad game versus your boys.

  32. “So “YOU” people say that Mike Vick is the worst human being, yet he is never a jerk to kids or other humans, yet Big Ben is notoriously a jerk to kids and women.
    “WE” all know why that is!”
    Are you seriously retarded? You are trying to say that because Fat Ben is an arrogant POS he is worse, which is what you should have said, than Vick? What type of crack are “we” smoking these days? Vick is a terrible scumbag of a human being who should be in jail and kept away from the SPCA. All Ben is guilty of, for now, is being a douche bag that everyone outside of Pittsburgh hates. Vick is a proven, sociopathic scumbag. Leave your race card nonsense at the door.

  33. Wow! I love how all you need to say is “sources” say and everyone believes it to be true. Really! He was mean to Arnolds grandsons?! So how did this occur? Were they paired with him? There is usually some order that goes into playing golf. You don’t just walk around wherever you want to on the golf course. So the grandkids had time to call grandpa and he got to the golf course before Ben was done golfing?! Ugh! Really!? And now every Steeler hater knows this to be truth. This site is out of control!!

  34. Here’s my question: In what way are the Steelers any better than the bengals of a few years ago? Starting QB: 2 time rapist, best WR: arrested for drugs, best defensive player: beat his baby mama, kicker: arrested multiple times. Maybe the bengals had a lot, but it wasn’t literally their three best players (aside from Polamalu, who shouldn’t even count because he gets injured just mowing the lawn). Oh that’s right, because they make the media the most money and they can’t report bad things about them! Same reason ESPN didn’t even report the first allegation against Jen and same reason the NFL rigs their games every week (to make money).

  35. Remember people…if it is posted on the internet, then it must be fact. What a joke Florio. Was that straight from the TMZ website? I hope everyone keeps piling on Ben and he and the Steelers shove it up everyone’s ass this year with another championship.

  36. Some of you Steeler fans are idiots. Rottenberger is a predator. I am a Steelers fan but I’ll take a QB like Tom Brady over a scumsucker like Rottenberger anyday. He doesn’t deserve to wear a Steelers jersey. He’s brought nothing but shame and embarrassment to the city and the team.
    And, enough of the “gay” cracks concerning Brady. Are you idiots still in junior high? Or, are you grown adults with that mentality?

  37. Who really cares how professional athletes act off the field? They are paid millions of dollars to play a sport that entertains people. Unfortunately in this “People Magazine” world we live in most cannot seperate the player from the person.

  38. In Ben’s Defense
    Have you ever met Arnold Palmer’s grandkids. They are horrible!!! The mouths on those kids are unbelieveable. The foul language they spew out is amazing. They act like they are God’s kids on earth just because they are AP’s grandkids.
    I don’t blame Ben one bit for treating them badly.
    😉

  39. Was this before or after the alleged rape of Palmer by Rapenstein in a sand trap on #14?

  40. per Out of Bounds
    ” ….. Latrobe, PA — a town absolutely owned by Arnold Palmer.”
    ….. I wouldn’t go that far. The Corleones run the gambling and unions, the Tattaglias the prostitution, the Barzinis drugs, the Cuneos the docks, and the Straccis the loan sharking.

  41. Yo Mike. How did you get this story out of the original story?
    Apparently Ben is a complete Ass. But why not just quote Rick Chandler. Instead of posting this distorted version?
    >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
    By Rick Chandler
    The good folks at Waggle Room won me over quite some time ago: They run one of the best golf blogs — if not the best — on the Intrawebs. Case in point is this story shared therein by Ryan Ballengee. It involves Ben Roethlisberger, whom I am quickly learning to detest, and one of the greatest golfers ever. I enjoyed it immensely.
    This story was told to me just a few days ago from a very credible source.
    The Steelers have their training camp in Latrobe, PA — a town absolutely owned by Arnold Palmer. Near the training camp is Laurel Valley golf club. It has hosted several major championships and is a big deal club in the area. Ben Roethlisberger came by during training camp one summer and said he wanted to get on the course to play. The pro shop said that they would accommodate him but that members that had tee times would go ahead of him and they would work him on.
    So, Ben looks around the pro shop and starts buying up stuff. Makes his purchases, then disappears to the first tee. He’s teeing off out of turn. The pro shop wrangles him down in the first fairway and demands that he return to the clubhouse to wait his turn to play. Eventually, he gets to go off. He runs into a bunch of people who naturally want his autograph. He says no to all of them. Doesn’t want to be nice to the people letting him play their exclusive track.
    When he’s done with the round, Ben goes into the locker room in the clubhouse. He takes a shower and comes out, when a man comes up to him and tells him, “What you are going to do right now is go into the pro shop and sign autographs for every single person who wants them, and then you will never come back here again.”
    The man who told him that? Arnold Palmer.

  42. When pissing off a legendary golfer gets you thrown out of the league I will care about this story.

  43. To all the PFT newbs who are spazzing over the reporting of a rumor: This is in PFT’s RUMORS section. PFT has always been a RUMORS site. I’m glad you’re new here, and PFT’s traffic is picking up, but do your best to acclimate. If you want hard facts, go back to espn. This site is for checking out what’s being said out on the grapevine, and we’re lucky to have it. Please, take your whines back to espn or foxsports, or wherever it is you like to get your hard news.

  44. Steeler4Life —
    Your QB is a degenerate. Face it. Small Ben and the “Steeler Nation” are nothing more than serial baby-punchers.

  45. i’m president charlie! says:
    March 15, 2010 3:54 PM
    Who really cares how professional athletes act off the field? They are paid millions of dollars to play a sport that entertains people.
    Considering part of this entertainment is for a particular set of fans to be on your side, rooting for you to do well, buying merchandise associated with your team/your number- I think it’s kind of counter-productive to act like a complete ass and think no one will care.

  46. @ president charlie
    Who really cares how professional athletes act off the field?
    Most people might agree with you to a point, but it’s not like he just made an illegal U turn. He (allegedly) sexually assaulted someone.
    That’s a pretty big deal……

  47. Palmer was the biggest one big party animal in his day, however there was no Florio then. Rothlisberger is a jerk but Palmers grand kids don’t even live in Pa.

  48. Let me go on the record to say Ben is a great person.
    @123456789 – i’m glad your dumb ass learned to count to 9. Did they teach you that at the Tea Party?

  49. Holeinone09… you’re the hater, and only because of your undeniable defense of an apparent rapist.
    I can’t (and won’t) speak for Florio, but if you don’t like this place then why are you here? This is a rumor site, not pure journalism.
    Learn the difference, STFU, and enjoy.

  50. I don’t know if he is guilty of sexual assault. In fact I don’t think he is, but this guy is a complete jerk. These stories are all over the radio and different web pages. If its not this story then its another. I wanted to like Ben, I love the way he plays. I just can’t get over the stuff I’m reading and hearing. Kids should get your autograph, or you should always be cool to them. Don’t you remember Ben when you were a kid? I remember meeting R.Cunningham outside a hardware store in my home town, the dude was a class act. I am biased being an Eagles fan but that day made me a Cunningham fan for life. I wanted the Vikings to win when he was there so bad, and just so he could have won. When your a kid you look at your favorite sports players as gods, when you get the rare chance to interact with them they should show you that there human too. Cunningham did that with me but Ben seems to think hes to good for that kind of stuff. Hate is a strong word but one I will use when I talk of Ben Roethlisburger. He is what is wrong with alot of todays athletes.

  51. Lock up this Ghetto Thug already and ban him for life from the NFL!
    If he braids & abused animals he would be on 60 minutes & Outside The Lines by now.

  52. # 123456789 says: March 15, 2010 3:54 PM
    Some of you Steeler fans are idiots. Rottenberger is a predator. I am a Steelers fan but I’ll take a QB like Tom Brady over a scumsucker like Rottenberger anyday. He doesn’t deserve to wear a Steelers jersey. He’s brought nothing but shame and embarrassment to the city and the team.
    And, enough of the “gay” cracks concerning Brady. Are you idiots still in junior high? Or, are you grown adults with that mentality?
    ——————————————-
    Maybe you wanna do a little background research on your role model hero before you go declaring him a saint to all women?

  53. HJC says:
    March 15, 2010 3:59 PM
    In Ben’s Defense
    Have you ever met Arnold Palmer’s grandkids. They are horrible!!! The mouths on those kids are unbelieveable. The foul language they spew out is amazing. They act like they are God’s kids on earth just because they are AP’s grandkids.
    I don’t blame Ben one bit for treating them badly.
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
    Word …. They take after their gradnfather the original a-hole himself with all of his “I don’t want ice tea OR lemonade I WANT them BOTH. NOW make it happen SLAPPY!”

  54. such a classy city…seeing as they have two of the most hated athletes in america…crosby and big ben

  55. troll_aikman8 says: March 15, 2010 3:31 PM
    “God I hope this is true. ”
    That sums up the spewed hatred here towards BR and Steelers-anything.
    You all just hope its true, while joining in and fanning the fires of the the lynch mob mentality.
    It’s becoming more clear here every day just who the scumbags REALLY are…

  56. Not a fan of Ben’s at all, but my god, we get it already. He is a douche. We got it. Enough said. Let it go. Move on to the next story.

  57. 123456789 says:
    March 15, 2010 3:54 PM
    Some of you Steeler fans are idiots.
    ————————————————-
    Some?

  58. The drink was named after the golfer, not the other way around.
    Chris, seriously, look into somehow obtaining a sense of humor. It’s a lot of fun to have.

  59. Arnie should talk. He’s always trolling the Latrobe, PA bars for sweet young tail. I used to date the sister of a detailer at his car dealership, and oh my…the guy is a total womanizer and general ass to the public. This one time he brought 2 coeds from nearby Pitt-Greensburg campus, and he 3-way’d with them in a rusted out buick in the back lot of his own dealership!!
    I don’t know if it’s true. It might be, it might not be.

  60. I HOPE SOMEBODY GOES AND PROTEST Ben Roethlisberger FOR RAPING WOMEN LIKE HE’S Pepe Le Pew!!!!! and Mark McGuire too sense you missed heckling him because he left before you found out. If Ben can play then Adam “Pacman” Jones can to. They gave pacman an “Outside the Lines” report but Floyd Landis an Ben get a line across the screen. Look at the leader of 2 Superbowls for the Steeler taking Pu$$$% but Nancy Grace comes out for Tiger Woods, Chris Brown, Kobe, Vick, Kanye West and even Charles Barkley but no Roethlisberger media monster to feed!! Where is Roger Clemens’ “Game of Shadows”. You haters are funny like that. The media monster is chasing Glenn Beck’s viewers and rating. I see now. Bottom line is that if Ben can be the face of a franchise then I think Adam “Pacman” Jones can play and Vick hurt dogs but Ben rapes women!!!!!! Pacman Jone was never been charged nor has Marvin Harrison but they got the media’s guilty until guilty treatment. Just accused. As big as domestic violents was with Chris Brown and Kobe, but this guy is accused of raping two women(the media didn’t tell us about the first one until a year later?) Let me guess it just sliped your mind. Yah right. Tiger Woods cheated and people act like he raped all the women involved. (his wife and the mistresses). I didn’t say Tiger didn’t do anything wrong. What I am saying is what Ben has done twice is worse than Vick and Tiger Woods. He did that to a woman. At least thats what they said about Chris Brown. HLN was a “War Against Women Campaign” and this would be the perfect story but I don’t hear anything. The media is racist and its clear as day and if you can’t see it then that just proves your racist.

  61. Actually, cavemen, dirty cheap shot artist Ovechkin is the most hated. Crosby is a much better hockey play. Ovechkin is a one-dimensional cherry picker.

  62. steeler4life,
    anytime you want to fight me, just let me know. I’ll wipe you out, @$$wipe.

  63. Shut the eff up, The Real Shuxion. I didn’t ask for your opinion, you sack of pus.
    Ban me again, Florio. I dare you! Come on! I don’t give a crap about any of you!!!

  64. Raper or not, it is now apparent that Meatnormus is a total douche. I predict that in 3 years, he will be on probation for either sexual assault or alcohol-related charges and will have puffed up to 388 pounds….he will be sitting in his couch like Ben Stiller in Dodgeball with an ankle bracelet on saying “F*@king Arnold Palmer.”
    As a respectable Eagles fan (there are plenty of us, ignore the stereotype) I hope the Rooneys live up to their reputation and refuse to tolerate someone like this being the face of their franchise.

  65. Florio, like I said before, you’re a DEUSH BAG! And why don’t you put in there that ARNIE is endorsing TIGER WOODS to come back and play in his wittle goff tooonament !!! yeah, endorse the MARRIED SKANK that Tiger is, but have a problem with Ben ? FLORIO, take a hike !! what’s the matta…did Ben not want to give you a hug or something ????
    You and ARNIE can kiss Pittsburgh Steelers A&&&&&&!!!

  66. Benster the Molestor isn’t even in the same league with Brady and Manning!
    Tom Brady = NFL QB who has all the perks every little kid Dreamed of Being, MVP, Chicks Galore, Teamates,coaches and owners respect him and FOLLOW him into battle. Not to mention is baby moma and Wife are both Supermodels.
    Rapistburger= Lucky DII QB who didn’t screw up a winning franchise, can’t get chicks so he rapes them. Ben dates ugly strippers who look like men, hotel tv repair staff and underage girls in bathrooms.
    I hate em both but at least Mr. Bunchen has some class and makes plays that you just say WOW. He’s compared to Montana and Elway. Ben’s plays always end with, can you believe how lucky this clown is followed by his defense closing the game for him with some defensive touchdowns after he’s had 3 picks on the day. Ben’s superbowl play is a lot closer to Trent Dilfer or rex grossman than any of the greats!

  67. joebuckiscreepy says:
    March 15, 2010 4:55 PM
    “As a respectable Eagles fan…”
    DOES NOT COMPUTE
    Just kidding, couldn’t pass it up.

  68. Frank Burns says:
    March 15, 2010 4:26 PM
    # 123456789 says: March 15, 2010 3:54 PM
    Some of you Steeler fans are idiots. Rottenberger is a predator. I am a Steelers fan but I’ll take a QB like Tom Brady over a scumsucker like Rottenberger anyday. He doesn’t deserve to wear a Steelers jersey. He’s brought nothing but shame and embarrassment to the city and the team.
    And, enough of the “gay” cracks concerning Brady. Are you idiots still in junior high? Or, are you grown adults with that mentality?
    ——————————————-
    Maybe you wanna do a little background research on your role model hero before you go declaring him a saint to all women?
    _________________________________
    LOL are you talking about Brady’s baby momma pulling the goalie? Yeah that’s comparable…NOT.
    The man wasn’t even with her anymore when she told him she was with child and he has never bitched and has supported his first son and spends time with him. It was well known he didn’t want to be married then or be a dad when he was with her…he had said it publicly. On the other hand, she had said she wanted marriage and a family. Is it his fault she cared more about having his kid whether he wanted one or not than what he publicly said? The only thing that matters is that he is taking care of his kid. If he treated her like crap and didn’t take care of his son, you would have a point.
    Fact remains though that not one time has there ever been a single negative story about Brady and any fan or any public interaction..not one. And I would venture to say the Boston media is a helluva lot less forgiving and is certainly a higher profile city than Pittsburgh leading to more opportunities for criticism.
    __________________________________
    Unbreakable02215 says:
    March 15, 2010 3:39 PM
    Here’s the thing with this dude. You hear something about a guy, you wonder “maybe its true, maybe it ain’t”. But then something else surfaces, and something else….and something else….and then something else…..I mean, I wanna give him the benefit of the doubt and all ? but ahhhhhh….
    _______________________________
    Exactly. Doesn’t mean dude is a rapist, but there’s enough out there to show he’s a jackass.

  69. Yes, Vick is still a lower form of human life for obvious reasons.
    If this is true, Florio will need to create a whole new category of “turd” and call it the Rothlisbooger Watch. The award goes to NFL players who exhibit the highest levels of boorishness in the league.
    Somehow, this story does not shock me given all the other material circulating about Ben. Yeah, it’s all rumor and innuendo, but why is no one on his team or in the league defending him as a character guy? Probably, because he is not. And what follows is that his bad behavior is more likely than not.

  70. Hey!!!! It’s Frankie Burns. How are you my friend. And by the way, how is your god Gentle Ben doing. Tough month for the big guy. Maybe you better burn some candles or something.

  71. you start this article by saying, we heard it but we don’t know if it’s true or not,…then you tell the ARNOLD PALMER STORY, then end it by saying we don’t know if it’s true or not,…after reading this story I concluded: a]this proves Ben must be GULITY of what he was accused of b] what the F### does have to do with what happened in Georgia c] Mike Florio, once again shows why he’s one of the biggest a$$holes on the internet, with his lets throw a lot of s#it against the wall and see what sticks,…way to nail down this story Mike, couldn’t afford a phone call to Palmer to verify this crap,

  72. Maybe you wanna do a little background research on your role model hero before you go declaring him a saint to all women?
    ****************************************
    Yeah, except no one knows exactly what happened there except them. Including you. The TB haters assume he found out she was pregnant and dumped her ass. When if you really read the stories, no one really knows.

  73. # 123456789 says: March 15, 2010 4:52 PM
    “Ban me again, Florio. I dare you! Come on! I don’t give a crap about any of you!!!”
    Says the guy who posts 1,000 times a day.
    Sorry that the rest of the world realizes what your tiny mind can scarcely understand… Rapenstien is a bad boy.

  74. I heard from some people who’ve met Tom Brady that he’s one of the nicest person they’ve met and he treats strangers really well. He’ll sign autographs for anyone who asks and he’s a very big tipper when going to restaurants/tipping caddies, etc.
    Kind of the anti-Roethlisberger if you will.

  75. As much as I chuckle at Ben’s fallout, people need to understand that 75-80% of all bigtime athletes are @$$holes.
    Working somewhat close to NFLers for years, take my word for it.

  76. I think that Ben Roethlisberger is a worse human being than Michael Vick. Think about yeah Vick was wrong to have some dogs fight each other and yeah a couple of them died, yes its sad, BUT Ben raped 2 women and is now i guess reportedly a jerk so idk. Vick turned his life around, he’s doing animal rights group talks now talking about how its bad for abuse of dogs, Ben is just sitting at home eating some cheeseburgers, and you know what they say what goes around comes around, mannn that would be funny to see what would happen to Big Ben in prison hahahaaahhaha

  77. Citizen Strange says:
    March 15, 2010 4:03 PM
    per Out of Bounds
    ” ….. Latrobe, PA — a town absolutely owned by Arnold Palmer.”
    ….. I wouldn’t go that far. The Corleones run the gambling and unions, the Tattaglias the prostitution, the Barzinis drugs, the Cuneos the docks, and the Straccis the loan sharking.
    ————————————————
    Falling out of my chair laughing!!!

  78. Yeah Phokus, he’s Mr.Wonderful. Just ask his pregnant ex-girlfriend.
    I’m amazed at what a non-story this is and amazed some people want to pile on the guy. Shame that so many are this desperate to have the Steelers quit stomping their asses.

  79. I was at training camp Big Ben’s rookie year about 6 rows back. It was a 90+ degree day. Ben was walking off the field while doing an interview. He indicated to the crowd he would return and sign autographs.
    True to his word he did. He just didn’t walk out of the locker room and sign items. He went back down to the field and started back up to the locker room. By this time my son was starting to cry. Ben heard this and wanted to sign my helmet. It was passed up through the crowd. Ben’s comment, “The quickest way to get my autograph is a crying kid.”
    I have also heard about his generosity to several charities, including the annual golf tournament held in Pennsylvania for Jim Kelly’s charity.
    There is plenty of good and bad in people. Sometimes these guys just want to have real lives. Go to stores without being harassed or heaven forbid enjoy a round of gold on one of the nicest courses in the country.
    Bradshaw wasn’t a saint. He didn’t even come home for The Chief’s funeral.
    Living in a constant microscope could be draining. Not giving an autograph could be the start of some of these stories. If the accusations are true, then Big Ben should be punished. Until that time, let the police do their work and don’t kick a man while he is down.
    I just wonder, if the accusations turn out to be false, what happens to the person who made them? Does Big Ben regain credibility?

  80. Why do people get so bent out of shape about a possible rumor appearing in *gasp* the “Rumor Mill” section of the site?
    1) It’s in the Rumor section
    2) he specifically states it might not be true for those too stupid to figure out for themselves that something in a “Rumor section” might not be true.
    Are all of you complainers really that ignorant?

  81. Love you returning to your roots, Flo!!
    I mean, you qualified this clearly…people who dont like it seem to forget the blog is called “Rumour Mill”!!!
    Keep up the good work!

  82. CKL says: March 15, 2010 5:15 PM
    Fact remains though that not one time has there ever been a single negative story about Brady and any fan or any public interaction..not one. And I would venture to say the Boston media is a helluva lot less forgiving and is certainly a higher profile city than Pittsburgh leading to more opportunities for criticism.
    __________________________________
    Maybe you want to do a little more reading?
    http://www.bostonmagazine.com/articles/he_s_with_tom/page3
    “About a year later, on January 14, 2007, mere weeks after Brady formally dumped a pregnant Moynahan, McDonough was spotted with Bündchen in the bowels of San Diego’s Qualcomm Stadium after the Patriots’ playoff win over the Chargers.”
    —————————————————–
    But hey, let you and your bud ampats keep living in that fan-friendly timeline of yours.

  83. CKL,
    Frank Burns is an idiot. He keeps quoting a Boston Magazine article written by a columnist with a slant against Mcdonough. The timelines in the article are wrong as if FB ever wanted the truth he could try googling what has been reported by multiple resources.
    But NO its easier quoting a writer from a magazine who has as much credibility as Page 6 not known for jounalistic facts.
    Steeler fans like Frank prefer to throw shit against the wall than face the facts that Pig Bens days in Pittsburgh may be coming to an end. Look at the posts even Steeler fans like 123456789 are piling on and Frank would like to believe they are Pats fans (tea party reference)
    Frank, if you want to make a post about the TEAM OF THE DECADE at least provide some real facts instead of a local columnist with an ax to grind.
    The world is spinning out of control for Steelers Nation and they don’t know how to respond.

  84. Maybe it’s just be, but I don’t exactly feel bad for Big Ben refusing to give away his autograph to a bunch of privileged country club kids.

  85. Ben is an angel sent from heaven….or at least that’s what every source close to him says.

  86. @ MunichEagles
    “McNabb to the Steelers for their first and Poloamalu.”
    This has to be a joke right? Or, are you really this football ignorant? McNabb would get you a second, if you catch a G.M. on an off day.

  87. As if Ben’s not causing enough trouble for himself/Steeler fans now.
    Now we have to fabricate stories about him.
    This is a shame. I liked this site, too. Maybe we need to stick to the major news sites from now on.

  88. So to recap…
    Feeding frenzy on this thread up to about, oh, say 6:31 EST.
    Then, crickets chirping and sounds of pins dropping.
    Gosh I wonder why?

  89. @ FrankBurns:
    frank buddy, all Arnold said in that story was that Ben was a good golfer who did a great job. Regarding no comments from Palmer regarding Roethlisberger’s possible boorish beahvior, would it really surprise anyone that the classy Arnold Palmer took the high road and said nothing critical of Ben publicly?
    By the way, I’ll believe the denials of Roethlisberger’s behavior a bit more when I hear it from “somebody close to Palmer” instead of “somebody close to Roethlisberger”….. someone lie for Big Ben??? Perish the thought.
    Regarding the link to the story about Brady; what the hell does a comment about Will McDonough being spotted with Gisele have to do with Tom Brady? That reference makes no sense at all. That article was a hatchet job on McDonough, Brady’s friend, not Brady himself. And even if Brady dumped Bridget knowing she was pregnant with his kid, how in the world does that equate to having sex in a bathroom with a 20 year old college girl, with or without her consent?
    Steelers fans are truly grasping at straws to avoid the ugly truth about Roethlisberger.
    Maybe Ben ought to pick up a phone and ask Brady how he managed to get not one, but TWO hot Super Models, while he’s forced to attack a 20 year old kid in a ladies room?

  90. Sociofan says:
    March 15, 2010 5:16 PM
    Yes, Vick is still a lower form of human life for obvious reasons.
    ……………………………..HEY GUYS READ THIS CRAP……… guys still hating Vick….
    At least Vick didn’t try to rape your sister in a night club…
    If Ben is truly guilty then he must pay the price, Vick did his time and didn’t whine in jail..mabe a little in his urine stain pillow as the Bigger guys shared hi fives and dug into his ebony arse. But he did his time like a “Man who killed and beat and also electro shocking Dogs.
    I get the feeling Dirty Ben the Pittsburg Hero will cry all the way to the Court House a lil hung over and complaing about being “rail roaded” as he pushes autograph seekers away.
    Scanning the crowd for a “piece of a$$”
    Champs!

  91. Everyone that believes Rothlisberger is a saint, then have your teenage daughter ready at 8pm for him to take her out to dinner. He’d probably “stiff” her for the check. Pun intended.
    And you can’t go, no phone either.

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