Roethlisberger bails on golf event

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had been scheduled to appear from March 29 to April 4 at the Kraft Nabisco Championship Celebrity Pro-Am (Fun Run Race For The Cure) in Rancho Mirage, California.

Now?  He’s not.

TMZ reports that Roethlisberger has withdrawn from the event, as part of the ultra-low profile he has adopted following a night of barhopping in a devil shirt that landed him in a hell of a lot of trouble.

It makes sense for Ben to stay away.  He’d be hounded by media and fans if he were to make an appearance.

Look for him to generally stay out of sight until a decision is made on whether he’ll be charged with sexual assault in Georgia.

57 responses to “Roethlisberger bails on golf event

  1. omfg. this must mean he’s a rapist.
    seriously florio, are we spying on every thing he does from now on? when he actually gets charged with something, feel free to let us know. until then, i don’t want to hear another “roethlisberger skipped out on 6 flags” or “roethlisberger refused to eat fries with ketchup.”

  2. If he had kept this kind of behavior in Milledgeville, we wouldn’t be having this discussion.
    Do they have Ben handcuffed to his La Z Boy now?

  3. loved South Park last night. Roethlisberger has to watch out for those aliens that are also wizards.

  4. Pittsburgh Post Gazette, want ad section.
    Wanted
    8 individuals for outdoor work. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must work well in a team environment. Must be available to start immediately. Sturdy shoes and clothing are required.
    Job objective. Run man out of town on a rail.
    No resume required. Inquire Pittsburgh Steelers football club. 412-XXX-XXXX

  5. Put the video of Ben on South Park up. It is not cause I hate the steelers, as a Pats fan I found the episode ripping on Belichick funny as well. I was almost in tears listening to the vice they gave Big Ben.
    Plus the episode with Jay Cutler when Stan says to him: “My Dad says you suck but its cool.”

  6. There we go! The next worthless piece of TMZ Roethlisberger news is finally here. It’s been long overdue, its been at least 12 hours.
    It’s funny that Ben still gets criticized, even when he makes the right decision by laying low.
    We should expect another piece of “news” by about 8pm EST, I’d think.

  7. Can you put an indication in the heading that the source for these article is TMZ?
    TMZ: Roethlisberger bails on golf event
    That way, I will know to skip over it because there are no facts or relevant information contained within.
    Thanks,
    PFT Nation

  8. I assume I’m the one that bullied you into another Roethlisberger blog. Florio, you are a jack@$$. And, you go hand in hand with TMZ. Good to know they seem to be your number one “source”.

  9. Good ol’ Ben Ruthlessbanger probably got waylaid looking for some sweet young thing to clean his balls. Golf balls, I mean.

  10. Big Jen opted out once he heard Tiger wasn’t going to be there to give him pointers on his “game.” 😉

  11. Naaahhh…he’s not going because he heard all the Nabisco chicks were over 20 and over weight.

  12. Or perhaps the event sponsors suggested he withdraw. It is after all a LPGA event with a heavily skewed female audience. I don’t think Ben plays well to that audience at the moment. Good call by someone.

  13. The longer they take to charge him the less likely charges will be filed (a la Mike Vick). Remember the local authorities were going to let Vick walk w/o charges………the Feds were the ones that actually charged him then the local authorities had to follow suit months down the line. Big Ben better hope the GBI or the Feds don’t show up in Milledgeville, GA!

  14. That still won’t stop the “Ben really cheesed off Arnie Palmer and his grandkids” stories from coming out of this one, too.

  15. Too bad…you’d think a couple of Tigers hookers would be hangin’ around—No need to force them into the chics bathroom…

  16. what everyone needs to look for is NO APOLOGY from this hack, florio, once no charges are filed against ben, after insulting and dragging ben’s name through the mud with unverified negative story after negative story of what kind of person florio thinks ben is, a man i’m sure florio has never met, spoken to, or ever had any personal contact with. that’s what we should all look for. great “journalism” bud!!
    .

  17. If you didn’t get a chance to catch last nights Southpark I highly reccomend it. The bash on Fat Ben was phenominal.

  18. Glad to hear he won’t be at the Dinah Shore….He was such a douchebag to all the kids who wanted his autograph durign the pro-am last year….the real reason he isn’t showing up is because he won’t be able to get any from Gublis so he figures he will pass……His friends are jackasses also…

  19. To bad he didn’t employ this stategy in the first place, he would be out enjoying a round – maybe with Tiger.

  20. “Big Ben better hope the GBI or the Feds don’t show up in Milledgeville, GA!”
    Big Ben isnt black, so you dont really have to worry about that.
    “Plus the episode with Jay Cutler when Stan says to him: “My Dad says you suck but its cool.”
    No what he actually says, “Hey your Jay Cutler. My dad says you suck but you could be good one day”

  21. I agree with southFLAsteel. There should be no apology from Florio on this matter.

  22. Geez, look at all the Steeler fans come unglued over every post regarding the alleged rapist that’s their QB.
    If this was Brady, Manning, Cutler, Romo or Rivers … or actually any other QB, all of you Steeler fans would be front and center spewing your garbage.
    So, Steeler fans, put on your big girl panties and deal with it. If you don’t like to read posts regarding your QB…. then don’t click on the link to read it.
    BTW, everyone is correct; last night’s South Park was HILARIOUS!

  23. Steelers fans, your passion is second to none, and though, I am not a member of Steeler nation, I respect the fact that you are one of the most passionate fan bases in all of sports….
    However, the Steelers fans are the first to pile on when another player is “in trouble”, or there is controversy, etc…
    Now the shoe is on the other foot, and the respect I mentioned earlier, is beginning to fade away a bit, because you are sounding like a bunch of whiney pussies…… If you cant handle the criticism being thrown in the direction of Big Ben InandOutburger, you probably shouldnt be the first to criticize everyone else….
    Take what is being written by Florio, and take the comments by the fans, with a grain of salt. Everyone saying negative things, for the most part, seems to be that they are making light of the situation, at your expense. Getting riled up about it, means it is working…….let it go…..lol

  24. DanRooney,
    Relax son.
    The rest of you ripping Florio: Here’s some news for you: Florio did NOT create this event.
    It’s either Big Ben being a punk jerk, or it’s a gold-digging b*tch being a sl*t, or a combination of both.
    But to blame Florio…. well guess what? He wrote this article and you took the time to both read it and comment on it. So if his article is worthless, so are you for wasting time reading it.
    If it doesn’t interest you, then moveon.org. I hate people who read it and then complain about it being written in the first place.

  25. Good thing he withdrew. There might be a couple of paternity cases on top of the rape allegations.

  26. “…that landed him in a hell of a lot of trouble.”
    In the future I will thank you to save your gutter talk for your street friends.

  27. This is a smart move by Ben. Ted Bundy also kept a low profile in between attacks, and was able to further his career in crime.

  28. Big Ben was on South Park last night. It was the season premiere and it was about Tiger Woods and the Sex addiction and Ben was in a Sex Addiction rehab center with Bill Clinton, Charlie Sheen, David Letterman etc. teaching them how not to get caught.
    Here’s a clip from the show.
    http://www.southparkstudios.com/clips/267345/?tab=featured
    Once the Video is done you can click on my clips of the episode.

  29. southFLAsteel :
    Have you had a lot of personal contact with Ben??
    Florio can paint anyone in any light he likes, this is his website

  30. It’s time to lock up & ban this Ghetto Thug Trash for life and stop giving White players special considerations.
    This is why racism will never go away!
    Just like the NBA it’s time to take out the trailer trash…………….
    “The Black Quarterback” – The Future Of The NFL………….Get used to it boyssssssssss
    Ha ha ha

  31. This decision had to tear him up.
    Next to cruising college bars, playing in these pro-ams is his favorite thing to do in the off season.

  32. @ It puts the lotion on the skin
    Good point. The only problem is that when other teams players do somethin stupid it’s in the media for a week or two tops. This happened two weeks ago and it’s like a snowball going downhill with no intention on stopping any time soon.
    I understand he’s a larger figure than some of these other clowns but at some point we need to get back to relevant news.
    Who cares if he skips out on a golf tourney? If it were me I’d do the exact same thing. Hopefully the lesson is learned and he can move forward with his career.
    If he’s guilty, he needs to be treated like anyone else and get the wrist bracelet treatment. I’d like to see what we have with Dixon anywayz.

  33. To all that are concerned I can give inside information on how the State of Georgia will handle this. Ben will be formerly charge, don’t let the long time of this mislead you.Georgia Law is different from every other state, up until the matter goes to a jury trial the Law gives all power to the alledge victim. Charles Grant formally of the Saints can be a witness to this. He was indicted on charges after the Police investigated and found he played no part in the crime.

  34. Tiger Woods,
    I didn’t read it the article at all other than the headline. Still haven’t.

  35. Pardon me if that was already said in an above comment, but why not use the headline, “Roethlisberger PULLS OUT of golf event”….no?

  36. Blue Eye Devils:
    Of course racism will never go away. You should know, racist.
    Yea, the NBA players are great athletes but they are marginal basketball players. That is why the rest of the world beats or at least competes with those great athletes.
    The black QB is the future of the NFL? Is that why everyone is clamoring to get Vick.
    You’re probably a white guy who just likes to stir things up.
    Get a life!

  37. Sixburgh4Life, I understand your point, but it only goes away in like 5 minutes if it is a no body. I point you in the direction of Mike Vick, that is like 4 years ago, and it is still a warm topic on this site. I will point you to “Spygate”, that was a hot topic on this site for 2 years. I am amused that there is still a dude that posts under the name Matt Walsh, LMFAO….
    When it is a high profile player, on a high profile team, it isnt going away anytime soon….
    Side note, Blue Eye Devil, how can you point to certain “double standards” as evidence that racism will never die in one breath, then make racist statements in the next breath….Racism is a sad, two way street. Your racist rants presumably intended to show that America is sill racist, are racist themselves. Practice what you preach my friend. You cant be racist, and then expect everyone else to not be racist. You can only control yourself. If you want it to end (as does a lot of people, wait for it, including a lot of white people LOL), end it yourself…..

  38. “It’s time to lock up & ban this Ghetto Thug Trash for life and stop giving White players special considerations.
    This is why racism will never go away!
    Just like the NBA it’s time to take out the trailer trash…………….
    “The Black Quarterback” – The Future Of The NFL………….Get used to it boyssssssssss
    Ha ha ha”
    IGNORANT AMERICANS! The kind that want to keep this mess goin…I feel sorry for your kids and how you raise them….

  39. “StickyGreen says:
    March 18, 2010 11:38 AM
    southFLAsteel :
    Have you had a lot of personal contact with Ben?? ”
    yeah, dickhead, as a matter of fact, i’ve met the guy three times. twice down here and once in georgia. and my personal experience with him was he was pretty cool. once down here at a charity event, he spent hours after everyone else was gone, talking to kids about all kinds of things they wanted to talk about. hours. way more time than you’ve ever contributed to anything positive in society, given a screen name like yours, i’m sure. ass.
    .

  40. However, the Steelers fans are the first to pile on when another player is “in trouble”, or there is controversy, etc…
    Now the shoe is on the other foot, and the respect I mentioned earlier, is beginning to fade away a bit, because you are sounding like a bunch of whiney pussies…… If you cant handle the criticism being thrown in the direction of Big Ben InandOutburger, you probably shouldnt be the first to criticize everyone else….
    *******************************************
    That is for sure. Pittsburgh fans would have been calling for Brady or Manning to be castrated. They are the worse for piling on. But now the shoe is on the other foot. They dont like it much.

  41. I bet if they hired 20 year old college girls to be flag girls, he would be there with bells on….

  42. @Cmoney20 … The GBI has been leading this investigation from the get-go. And people shouldn’t read anything into the fact that no charges have yet been filed.
    @Stoogie & It puts lotion on the skin … True of some Steelers fans, but not all. I’ve defended Ray Lewis (who was cleared of all but obstruction), and have made so many passionate defenses of Tom Cable’s right to due process I’ve even had to laugh at myself because I hate the Raiders (but Hanson’s a weasel). It’s not all about football loyalty.
    South Park = funny. Ted Bundy … no.
    @jwill007 …
    Hmm … 007 user name combined with arrogant anti-American rant. You must be British. And you’re going to mouth off about our race issues?? Please. Race riots are commonplace in the U.K. and have been for decades. Your citizens can’t get along on any basis–race, religion, or national origin. And when things go wrong they have no Constitutional protections to rely on. They have no Constitution. I feel sorry for YOUR kids and how you raise them. Now run along and curtsy to the Queen.

  43. “Pittsburgh Post Gazette, want ad section.
    Wanted
    8 individuals for outdoor work. Must be able to lift 50 lbs. Must work well in a team environment. Must be available to start immediately. Sturdy shoes and clothing are required.
    Job objective. Run man out of town on a rail.
    No resume required. Inquire Pittsburgh Steelers football club. 412-XXX-XXXX”
    ————————————————–
    Sign me up! I’m so excited about this, I’d be willing to do the work of two of the men.

  44. @Cmoney20 … The GBI has been leading this investigation from the get-go. And people shouldn’t read anything into the fact that no charges have yet been filed.
    @Stoogie & It puts lotion on the skin … True of some Steelers fans, but not all. I’ve defended Ray Lewis (who was cleared of all but obstruction), and have made so many passionate defenses of Tom Cable’s right to due process I’ve even had to laugh at myself because I hate the Raiders (but Hanson’s a weasel). It’s not all about football loyalty.
    South Park = funny. Ted Bundy … no.
    @jwill007 …
    Hmm … 007 user name combined with arrogant anti-American rant. You must be British. And you’re going to mouth off about our race issues?? Please. Race riots are commonplace in the U.K. and have been for decades. Your citizens can’t get along on any basis–race, religion, or national origin. And when things go wrong they have no Constitutional protections to rely on. They have no Constitution. I feel sorry for YOUR kids and how you raise them. Now run along and curtsy to the Queen.

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