Big Ben goes to New York

Six years ago, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spent a long day in Manhattan, watching 10 NFL teams call out the names of players not named “Ben Roethlisberger.”

He’s due for another long day in New York City on Tuesday, when Ben, agent Ryan Tollner, and lawyer David Cornwell walk up to the security desk at 280 Park Avenue and explain that they have a meeting with the guy who runs the NFL.

Per Adam Schefter of ESPN, Roethlisberger, Tollner, and Cornwell will sit down with Commissioner Roger Goodell today.

We’ve got a feeling that Goodell won’t be complimenting Ben on his latest hairstyle.

(In all seriousness, the first thing Tollner and Cornwell should have done last night was taken their mutual client to a barber.  To borrow from Gerald McCoy’s favorite movie, it looks as if Roethlisberger employed a fork — and possibly a rusty knife — for the purposes of creating an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair.)

 

89 responses to “Big Ben goes to New York

  1. I’ll bet Roger is gonna talk to him like a father would, not good enough, if you ask me.

  2. Ben is a Douche!
    Although he is one of the most under rated QB’s in the NFL. His numbers and rings dont lie.

  3. Pig Ben goes to the Apple?
    I bet he will try to take a bite out of it. What a pervert!

  4. he needs to be suspended to knock down his arrogance,he isnt that good he has been a product of the steelers system.even mcnabb would have a super bowl with that defense and running game.

  5. This guys hair looked ridiculous yesterday on the NFL network.
    Come on Ben, this style went out in 1994.

  6. Bens Schedule
    Arrive for 11AM meeting with Goodell
    3PM leave NFL office and head down to FIT for trolling the bars for design students
    6PM head down to Washington Square Park to pick up some NYU coeds in local bars.
    11PM head uptown and meet up with his buddy Santonio Holmes and hit a few strip clubs

  7. Florio step out from the mainstream media and stop referring to him as a treasured landmark in England. Instead, start calling him by the nickname he deserves… The Rot.

  8. Roger Goodell ” Please Ben don’t do it again. Your making us look bad. Oh and when you leave here look sad so the media will think I let you have it today. I have an image to uphold. wink wink”
    Rapesburger is a punk and should be in jail right now.

  9. Your writing style is awful. Just awful.
    Go and gossip about Jessica Simpson’s ass for the Enquirer, and do us all a favour.

  10. Seriously… I agree.
    When I watched that statement Ben made yesterday I thought to myself… that looks like a creep you’d want to stay away from in a bar.

  11. I couldn’t believe it till I saw it, I’ve never seen a more hideous haircut in all my life! Most criminals try to look clean cut in court, so what’s up with Ben? I really wonder about his decision making, he’s had quite a few concussions, maybe someone should get him tested??

  12. Wow. What a moron. And his handlers are no better.
    Who would want this guy showing up at the door to pick up your daughter for a movie?
    Nice representative of your franchise and your city.

  13. He looks over weight and nasty. That hair looks to have at least one can of oil grease in it. Did you see how fat he looks in the face and neck area? He probably told them not to pan the camera down and show his big gut. He is getting close to Jared Lorenzen size.
    WHO-DEY!!

  14. LoL, so Big Ben just has to appear to be ‘contrite’ and say “I’ll try to do better” and all is forgiven. Worked the last time, why wouldn’t it work this time. Then, when he goes out, gets drunk, and takes advantage of a drunken 20 something in the Slut’s room at some smelly dive in the backwoods again, he can do it all again.

  15. BIg Ben needs to leave the hairstyles to Polamalu… I don’t think I heard a word of his statement as I was simply sh!tting myself laughing at how effing ridiculous he looked.
    Seriously Ben… $100M and you can’t afford a decent hair stylist?

  16. Florio, what planet are you on??? How are you possibly making fun of anyone else’s hair?
    What time is his meeting w/ GODdell? My office is a couple buildings over, I’d like to see this weenie up close and personal.

  17. (Roethlisberger statement)
    “Ladies and gentlemen. Good afternoon. Thank you for coming. I would like to say that I am very sorry for all the trouble this incident has caused me. If I hadn’t been caught, I’d be back at the Capital City club tonight with a wild, coed stuffed t-shirt in my lap while taking body-shots off another! But, alas, I WAS caught in the VIP crapper attempting to polish Little Ben’s helmet, so now I must undo all the heartache this has caused me.
    I have an addiction problem. I am addicted to pickled, 20 year old Snappin’ Gyro! Upon leaving this press conference I shall be seeking intensive treatment for my disease. Part of this therapy is being weaned off the addictive substance. Therefore i shall be persuing that first portion of my regimen at the UGA Alpha Omega Sorority Friday Night Gin and Ecstacy Bender / Hot Tub Skinny-Dipping Party.
    I would appreciate that you respect my privacy at this time as I am undergoing treatment. I wouldn’t want to stroke another big check so soon. It would be very troubling to me.
    Oh, I almost forgot. Sorry to the team, fans, the… well, you know the drill.
    Thank you very much”

  18. Also, he better be careful. NYC has it’s share of ladies with secret adam’s apples, who might not be so passive being on the receiving end of the rough stuff in a bathroom.

  19. God what a nasty looking hillbilly. With that hairdo he’d fit well in the WWE. Besides money, what does any girl see in this white trash redneck? I guess all they have to see is money. He has turned into a typical Shittsburgian. All he needs now is to be missing a few teeth and he’d be welcomed to the trailor park!

  20. They didn’t convict Bill Clinton for leaving DNA on Monica’s dress..
    Get Godell to speak to Clinton first..
    You guys are pathetic.

  21. I have to laugh at Steelers fans, that dont see the forest for the trees…..
    What I mean is, it doesnt matter if Ben rapes anyone, it doesnt matter if Ben is a jerk, etc, etc etc. In the words of the Steelers fans, he wasnt found guilty,so he didnt do anything wrong.
    There is a huge difference between getting caught, and getting charged, and getting found guilty. Lack of guilt, is not proof of innocence.
    I also laugh at Steelers fans that continue to bring up Spygate, from 3 years ago, and then get butt hurt, when people bring up Big Ben’s sexual assault cases (not case, multiple cases) that happened in the last 18 months…..lol, when you fools drop Spygate from you vocabulary, like the other 31 teams fan bases have, you can complain about people holding on to something that “happened ages ago”…..LMFAO

  22. It’s not like he choked out his wife and threw bleach on her and his son. or even killed 2 people. . . Drug traffic. Jumped out of a moving pickup?

  23. I DESPISE BR and have for years…but the NFL shouldn’t suspend him. He hasn’t been charged with anything…the others Goodell has suspended have at leas had that. I think that IF the Steelers want to suspend him they should. A la Steve Smith in 2008. He was never charged with anything either but the team sat him even though he was their most talented WR and a huge part of their offense. And like SS, if BR is suspended by his team…he should sit the eff down and shut the eff up and take it…& NOTchallenge it to the union.

  24. # RedskinSteve says: April 13, 2010 8:14 AM
    “Baltimore Ravens fans are loving this!”
    And so they should. You never know when another scandal of such magnitude will occur, allowing people to forget even for a moment that their roster is filled with murderers.

  25. Your right Mill the system did fail.,, I know many who have drank underage and got caught,,, they lost their license til they were 21..paid fines and went on probation. The establishment who served the alcohol is the one responsible to make sure there isnt anyone under 21 in their establishment .Not the patrons who pays the bill. Ask the LCB……….
    this kind of thing happens in the clubs every night… prolly has happened to you or your family….drinking ,pick up a man or woman.. make out or have sex… you just dont hear about it becus they arent Millionaires. Spend sometime in a club sometime.. u will see it.
    lol How do you think have these people on here were concieved? LoL
    Ben definatly needs to pick better company.. but what he did isnt a crime.. just stupid. Hell I dont know a man who doesnt like sex.

  26. In Ben’s mind, he hasn’t done anything wrong. It’s everyone else’s fault that they view him as a piece of trash. He has been handed everything his whole life. He really needs to be knocked down a few notches to realize what an arrogant prick he is.

  27. “it looks as if Roethlisberger employed a fork — and possibly a rusty knife — for the purposes of creating an aesthetically pleasing configuration of hair.”
    As opposed to the claw hammer and 16-penny spikes that you use? LOL

  28. You guys that comment are nothing but a bunch of pussies. You were all over Ben that he did this and that. You called him the most juvenile and unoriginal names possible but, look at you now. I told you Number 7 is going to see your crap team on the field next and most likely see your daughters off it next year. Stop with the hardware envy.
    HERE WE GO STEELERS, HERE WE GO!

  29. I guess Ravens fans would know alot about the criminal justice system, what with their LB being a killer and all…
    Ben was guilty of only one thing; being stupid. I love all the “holier than thou” crap that people are writing, like they’ve never hooked up in a bar before. making out is NOT a crime. are you all that prude that you think there’s something wrong with hooking up in a bar? last I heard, making out with someone you find attractive isn’t a crime, nor is it particularly “perverted.”
    Yeah Ben used bad judgment, but he didn’t do anything illegal! THATS why there was no indictment. Its called the “legal system.” The Haters will continue to be jealous because Ben is one of the top 3 QB’s in the NFL. This story is done, Ben will get his punishment and then we can focus on the Ben winning his 3rd Super Bolw this season!

  30. He needs to be suspended for that haircut…
    LOL DGo122, good call on the Nasty Boyz

  31. How long before we see that douche rocking that creepy hairdo on a registered sex offender website?

  32. ampats says: April 13, 2010 8:26 AM
    “Bens Schedule
    Arrive for 11AM meeting with Goodell”
    Regardless of the outcome, I’m betting he won’t leave Goodell’s office $500k lighter, like your scumbag coach did…

  33. @ItPutsTheLotionOnItsSkin: The Patriots cheated and they deserve an asterisk on their Championships because of Spygate.
    That is all. It’s funny cause it’s true…

  34. # Mean D says: April 13, 2010 8:37 AM
    “Goodell knows he paid her off.”
    Oh yeah, sure. Just as you know it’s true right?
    I mean, there can’t, there just CAN’T be any other possible explanation.
    If this “accuser” came forward and announced that this was all a sham and a shakedown, you’d say “the rapist paid her to say that” wouldn’t you?, just like the rest of you village idiots.
    I hope you carry this belief with you for the rest of your days, I really do. And even moreso, I hope it pisses you off.

  35. “I guess Ravens fans would know alot about the criminal justice system, what with their LB being a killer and all…”
    It was funny the first 1.2 million times, but guess what.. welcome to the club. Now Steeler fans too can enjoy the tongue lashings and keyboard warriors fury. Buckle your seat belts.

  36. @thepittsburghkid- OK so instead of Dennis Dixon or Charlie Batch running for their lives on the football field, this means Big Ben will be running for his life on the field. They’ll do no better than 9-7 this year.

  37. Ben Roethlisberger and Jeremy Shockey contracts together total what… 125-130 million dollars if they go to term and hit every incentive?
    Despite all that wealth, they save money by giving each other haircuts?
    Mind-boggling!

  38. This is hilarious.
    Ben’s been exonerated, so the haters basically now only have two options left;
    1) make up and cling to the conspiracy theory that they just KNOW the envelope changed hands
    or
    2) start ragging on him because of his haircut, since that’s all that’s left.
    What a bunch of pathetic douche-nozzles.

  39. “BIg Ben needs to leave the hairstyles to Polamalu… I don’t think I heard a word of his statement as I was simply sh!tting myself laughing at how effing ridiculous he looked.
    Seriously Ben… $100M and you can’t afford a decent hair stylist?”
    My thoughts exactly buddy..

  40. “But commish, I didn’t play Radio Tokyo with that girl. It was my mullet. My mullet made me do it.”

  41. It puts the lotion on the skin says:
    “In the words of the Steelers fans, he wasnt found guilty,so he didnt do anything wrong……There is a huge difference between getting caught, and getting charged, and getting found guilty. Lack of guilt, is not proof of innocence.”
    Totally true.
    Of course, it is equally true that an allegation isn’t proof of guilt. If you are guilty of one you are just as stupid as those you are accusing of the opposite.
    And it is absolutely true that you people assuming guilt or innocence on a person based on what sports team he happens to play for are about as pathetic as it gets. That is certainly true.

  42. Are all the women in Pittsburgh imported? Listening to Pittsburgh fans it’s obvious none of them have ever had daughters.
    Goodell needs to suspend this POS for a year. When you think of “Conduct detrimental to the NFL”what’s worse, this episode or a player getting caught smoking weed?

  43. Does anyone but me wonder if ‘Simple Ben’ just really doesn’t get what all the fuss is about?
    It’s obvious that the Steeler fans don’t!

  44. “Ben’s been exonerated, so the haters basically now only have two options left;
    1) make up and cling to the conspiracy theory that they just KNOW the envelope changed hands
    or
    2) start ragging on him because of his haircut, since that’s all that’s left.”
    Number 1: He hasn’t been exonerated. In fact this is just getting good. While it is clear and likely that he did indeed do something wrong, he has likely reached a financial settelement, or payoff, to get out of it. It is a shame to be honest. But that is what rich people get to do with access to their money.
    Number 2: I could also claim that he is fat, greasy, Trent Dilfer like and a scumbag. All of which would be accurate.

  45. Steeler-lady says:
    Hell I dont know a man who doesnt like sex.
    ————————————————-
    I hate sex…..it’s icky.
    BTW buying drinks for an underage girl is a crime in most states. In the Ga…….if not it should be.

  46. “I am Ruthlessbugger through and through, look at my Satan shirt with the Giant Penis Nose!”.
    “But I am Roger, Godo’hell, and I’ll have your Tiny Penis mounted on my wall, Broken Nose!”.

  47. Has to be a 4 game suspension minimum.
    First strike is the two traffic offenses when wrecking his motorcycle: failure to wear a helmet and operating a motorcycle without a valid endorsement.
    Second strike is the Nevada case…..while not enough to warrant a suspension in its own right, coupled with the GA case it has to be looked at as conduct unbecoming….
    Third strike is the Midgeville mess. If everything that happened was completely legal, the situation itself is one that no NFL quarterback should ever place himself in.

  48. Dude, if you are the Rooney family, you should sit this jerk off down, tell him to cut his effing hair! Actually they should just have a barber waiting for him, and tell him to get his fat ASS in the gym. I would be livid that a guy I’m paying 100M has let himself go to such shit! I know he has always been ‘Big Ben’, but now it’s more like Lard ASS Ben. This guy likes more like a linemen, for real. Do you think Ben at least will cut his hair before talking to the commish? Prob not, I mean most people clean up when they go through allegations of rape, so he is probably thinking “I’m not gonna cut my hair for some dude”. The steelers would be better off without this moron. They should have signed Thomas Jones, drafted Clausen, and trade Ben for whatever they could get. Has anyone thought that now this guy is a target? What if this happens again? I mean, this guy is still in his 20’s, with 100M contract, and is a complete retard, so add it all up and it probably will happen again. What a moron!!!!!!!!!!

  49. Florios’Lawyer says:
    April 13, 2010 9:47 AM
    ampats says: April 13, 2010 8:26 AM
    “Bens Schedule
    Arrive for 11AM meeting with Goodell”
    Regardless of the outcome, I’m betting he won’t leave Goodell’s office $500k lighter, like your scumbag coach did…
    ————————————————-
    LOL Steelers fan calling a person with another orginization a scumbag…That is rich.

  50. HamBurghlar says:
    April 13, 2010 9:53 AM
    @ItPutsTheLotionOnItsSkin: The Patriots cheated and they deserve an asterisk on their Championships because of Spygate.
    That is all. It’s funny cause it’s true…
    ————————————————-
    I looked, no asterisk. And there is no asterisk to those two ass kickings that the Steelers got in the AFC championship games.
    Looks like the NFL doesn’t care what some piss-ant Steeler fan thinks.

  51. Tinbender says: April 13, 2010 10:14 AM
    “Are all the women in Pittsburgh imported? Listening to Pittsburgh fans it’s obvious none of them have ever had daughters. ”
    I do, But sadly I must admit, I’m just not experienced in having an underage daughter that sneaks into clubs with fake ID’s in order to drink herself stupid and drop to her knees in dark bathrooms with much older jocks.

  52. This will tell if goodell is a actual commish or just a steelers lap dog that he is known for…
    We shall see .

  53. “Hey Ryan, why does Goodell want to meet us at a Veterinary Clinic?”
    “Dunno’ Ben, he mentioned that he wanted to have you ‘tutored’ there, or something….”

  54. Florios’Lawyer says:
    “Ben’s been exonerated……”
    You might want to learn the definition of “exonerated.” You know, if you’re going to pretend to be a lawyer and all.

  55. as reported by Roger Cossack on ESPN:
    “…she was inebriated she couldn’t remember a thing.”
    Wow. He (likely, due to the fact she had been physically ‘handled’ according physical examination) really is a dirtbag because he molested a girl who didn’t even know it. I couldn’t think ANY less of him as a person.
    Having daughters, I have to honestly say to Pittsburgh fans, if I were you~~ I would demand he be shipped off to another team. I also heard reported by Mort that “Rooney was LIVID after hearing the D.A.’s announcement”, how it was outlined he did something, they just didn’t have a case to prove it (because she was blacked-out when it happened.) She put herself in that situation, sure, but she is 20. It doesn’t amke it alright, of course, but by the same token she sure as hell didn’t deserve him taking advantage.
    I know Miami U. (Oxford, Oh) would have kicked his dumb-ass OUT of school had this happened say, when HE WAS 20.
    You suck Ben!! You’re a punk and dirtbag and your parents have to be sick by how you treat women.

  56. perhaps he is preparing for an NFL imposed suspension by growing his hair. The Geico caveman needed a body double, and Ben’s eye set, cranium structure (half of which is metal), and now the hair, makes him a perfect fit.
    Kudos, Ben, way to find a 2nd career you can flush

  57. Dood was in a club where that kind of stuff happens all the time. Its quite clear the bimbo was attempting to get her share of the cash flow. It failed and its over with, Ho has no go !
    Ben needs to stop hanging around those type of “Gentelmen Clubs” and focus on other types of things to do such as playing football.
    This is really not that big of a story and tons of N.F.L. players do this all the time along with drugs and firearms.

  58. After Ben is finished with Roger! “it’s Over And you’re Out!” Goodell, maybe Holmes can show him the sights. Although based on appearance those two probaby would have to drive to Jersey to get admittance anywhere.

  59. That hair of his is awful. White trash steelers player reflects the look of his fans. Pittsburgh has the largest concentration of white trash in the country; which is why “burgh” is prefaced with “pit”

  60. Wow, look at all the haters commenting on Ben’s hair. His HAIR! Really?
    Donald Trump has the worst hair but do you know what? WHO CARES?
    You losers really need to get lives. You must be pretty pathetic if this is your latest issue.

  61. The only thing missing was him wading up the statement and throwing it in his locker. Very “Ryan Leaf-esque”.

  62. robert ethan- you’re funny- just had to say it, your posts make me cackle at times.
    and this was hilarious too– The Real Shuxion says: I hate sex…..it’s icky.
    Well that’s better than sticky I suppose.
    I agree with those commenting on the lummox’s haircut– I did so myself last night. Ben might as well have chewed gum, worn a wifebeater with thick gold chains and read the statement from the drivers seat of his el camino. it’s obv he doesn’t have an image (pr) consultant yet (or if so, it’s peter from the family guy).

  63. 15-1 season
    3 AFC Championship games
    2nd fastest qb to 50 wins
    youngest qb to win SB
    2 SB rings
    O CONVICTIONS!
    duuuuuuhhhhh….let’s talk about this hair! Give me a break Steeler-haters. You were out that night wishing you were Big Ben gettin hot chicks, but you settled for some fat Boston or Baltimore bitch who didn’t try to set you up.

  64. ‘You were out that night wishing you were Big Ben….. ‘
    There is no person outside of Pitt (or possibly 3rd world countries who have no food or shelter) who wish they were Ben right now- so scumbag lover, maybe you should rethink your post.

  65. # The Real Shuxion says: April 13, 2010 10:28 AM
    Regardless of the outcome, I’m betting he won’t leave Goodell’s office $500k lighter, like your scumbag coach did…
    ————————————————-
    “LOL Steelers fan calling a person with another orginization a scumbag…That is rich.”
    Well, let’s see.
    Roethlisbergers’s got an accusation, and an unfounded one at that. That’s all.
    Belichick had enough evidence against him it took a truck convoy to haul it all, plus he’s got the sanctions and fines to prove his guilt.

  66. The real question is: Will Goodell have balls enough to suspend him without criminal charges and no way to prove wrong-doing? I understand that the NFL has a code of conduct policy, but it can’t supercede the First Amendment’s guarantee of being seen as innocent until PROVEN guilty. Otherwise it’s slander, libel and defamation of character without proof. It’s also restriction of trade, which in Ben’s case could come to $750,000 a game! Wouldn’t you love it if some day a player sues the NFL and all their sanctimony for violation of their First Amendment and civil liberties” rights?

  67. “…………but it can’t supercede the First Amendment’s guarantee of being seen as innocent until PROVEN guilty.”
    Or whatever the First Amendment actually says.

  68. Tough situation.
    If he doesn’t get punished then it looks like double standards. However, the prople this is being compared with – Pac Man, Henry, etc – were all CONVICTED of previous crimes. Roth has no such convictions (to my knowledge). So far it’s just hearsay and poor judgement.
    While I believe sexual assault is a serious crime we have to be careful here. If a woman walks the streets alone at night in a known bad neighborhood that doesn’t give any one the right to assault her. If she repeatedly does it, it STILL doesn’t mean she’s given up any rights.
    Roth has repeatedly shown bad judgement. It doesn’t mean he has any less rights than anyone else.
    Now if he was convicted…. then it’s a completely different story.
    BTW, I use “Roth” because his name it too frickin long to spell.

  69. Now why would Goodell displine him? He is perfect for football. We need more thugs like him and Vick. That’s right Goodell, you go get those that break the law, kill, abuse and are above the law to join the good ole NFL!

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