Steelers have received trade feelers, haven't ruled out Big Ben deal

As the Pittsburgh Steelers and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wait to find out the number of games for which Roethlisberger will be suspended to start the 2010 season, Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team has “received trade feelers” from other teams, and that the Steelers have not ruled out trading Roethlisberger.

Though the Steelers are far from engaging in a Santonio-style fire sale, Dulac writes that “the possibility Roethlisberger could be traded, provided the price is right, is not being discounted by the team.”

The belief in some circles is that, while the Steelers aren’t inclined to trade Roethlisberger, they’re hoping to scare him straight with, for example, a potential trade to a team like the Raiders.  And so throughout the first round of the 2010 draft on Thursday night, Roethlisberger likely will be braced for the Commissioner to announce that there has been a trade, and that the Steelers are now on the clock.

That said, we think that both sides would benefit from a fresh start, given that Roethlisberger has acquired pariah status in the eyes of many Pittsburghers — and that it could be a long time before he ever begins to reclaim his image.

162 responses to “Steelers have received trade feelers, haven't ruled out Big Ben deal

  1. “And with the first pick in the 2010 NFL Draft, the Pittsburgh Steelers select…”

  2. “The Steelers have not ruled out trading Roethlisberger.”
    He needs a fresh start…….. Like in Oakland.

  3. I’ve seen this argument a lot – that Pittsburgh has to trade Roethlisberger because the Pittsburgh fans no longer accept him. Are there a bunch of pro-date-rape cities out there that’ll trade for him? What makes Peter King and Florio and all the others think that only Pittsburgh fans think the dude’s a d*ckw*dd?

  4. Come on Steelers. Do you really want to rename the city Rapisttsburgh? How many signs can the networks blur out during prime-time?

  5. If Big Ben got traded to the Raiders, within the first week Jawalrus would be sexually assaulted by Rapistburger. I can see the Headlines now, “Big Ben tricks Jamarcus with bag of skittles in his zipper!”

  6. Oakland is the Guantanamo of the NFL … only the inmates run the institution … and take direction from Sheik al-Davis.

  7. Ben to oakland for Nnamdi Asomugha, and we swap first round picks? Could we get much more?

  8. wouldn’t the whole “reclaming of image” go wherever he goes? I don’t see it..they are trying to scare the bejesus out of him…

  9. Steeler fans please remember: After Terry Bradshaw…. Mark Malone, Cliff Stoudt, David Woodley, Todd Blackledge, Bubby Brister, Neil O’Donnel, Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart, Kent Graham, and Tommy Maddox. I may have missed some, but these were the starters…. Ben is wrong, but please I don’t wanna go back!

  10. Now wouldn’t that be something…… Roethlisberger in the land of mercury. What’s more interesting…….. A good portion of our “frequency hopping” fans backtracking like a fugitive on all those “Rapistberger” comments.
    Priceless………. I love life.
    ‘Nation!

  11. “That said, we think that both sides would benefit from a fresh start, given that Roethlisberger has acquired pariah status in the eyes of many Pittsburghers”
    Its hard not to when your name has been dragged through the mud for a month and a half by the media.
    That said, he needs to be suspended and get his act together. I don’t really think that fans will boo him when he comes back, but I would hate for the Steelers to cut and run…

  12. The Rooney family is pretty angry. This wouldn’t be out of the question. It would have to be a great deal though. Either a player and a 1st round pick or two first round picks. Oh yeah, he’s worth it. And it wouldn’t be to another team in the AFCN.
    Personally, I would miss him not being in a Steelers uniform. All I think about is his play on the field. I wasn’t in Georgia so I can’t judge. It’s an unseemly circumstance.
    GO STEELERS!

  13. “The belief in some circles is that, while the Steelers aren’t inclined to trade Roethlisberger, they’re hoping to scare him straight with, for example, a potential trade to a team like the Raiders.”
    Wouldn’t a threat to trade him to Cleveland be even more effective?
    I won’t even drive through that sh*thole.

  14. Mike,
    I’m sure many teams around the league appreciate the information you’re reporting. You’re doing a good job, though like with all reporting, this is mostly the tip of the iceberg. Anyways, I wouldn’t call all trade offers “feelers.” If you don’t believe me, wait until Thursday. The Browns have heavy interest in Big Ben and the Steelers, like New England and Philadelphia, wouldn’t hesitate trading their QB within the division. Just like Gruden and the Bucs against Gannon and the Raiders, Tomlin is very confident not only in replacing Big Ben, but in scheming against him.
    Cheers,
    Anonymous

  15. Scaring him by a trade to the raiders? The steelers would be scaring them themselves because the raiders would most likely be a playoff contender while the stillers assume the role of the 4-12 bottom feeders!

  16. They shouldn’t scare him with a trade to Oakland, but actually do it. Roethlisberger for Asomougha makes sense for all involved. The fans here in the ‘Burgh, for the most part, want him gone and it would take a long time to get the fans back on his side.

  17. And in other news…….Mike Florio has reached pariah status in the eyes of many former PFT fans. Stick to the factual stuff Mike. Could be, should be, won’t be….yada yada yada.
    GO STEELERS.
    Wear it loud. Say it proud.
    GO STEELERS.

  18. Was just thinking. I wonder if the Steelers are asking the Commissioner to go ahead and decide on a suspension before the draft so possible trade partners know what they are dealing with and can make a easier decision?

  19. “That said, we think that both sides would benefit from a fresh start”
    I told you once, I’ll tell you again.
    I’m not going anywhere ..bitch.
    Oh, and, you’re an asshole.
    Go ahead and sue me.

  20. There is potential fan fallout from keeping him and trading him, but believe me there will be more fallout if they trade him and the Steelers resort to their pre-Ben days.
    Fans will forget all these false accusations with no proof and no charges brought against Ben if the Steelers win again.

  21. Pariah Status…………hmmmmm, not bad.
    First time he hits Hines Ward for 2 td’s, 1 to Heath Miller, and 1 bomb to Wallace and they whip a rival, it will be more like…….”Gee I knew Ben would come around, I am so glad he matured. The Steelers know who to keep and who to let go. Go Steelers”. Give me a break with the trade/pariah/fresh start. They waited about 22 years for a real quarterback. He needs at least one real official criminal charge against him before they cut him out of the family.

  22. I told you faithful blind idiots that Ben would be traded…and the acquisition of Byron Leftwich confirms it. There will be a quarterback competition for who will start the season…and Ben will be playing for another team.
    Bye Bye Ben! Hopefully this town can clean the rather large stain that you left behind…maybe some bleach and pine sol!
    Nuff said

  23. It BETTER be for 2-3 First Rounders from the Rams and their First Pick!! That is the only offer I would take!!

  24. Enough already from the PGH writers.
    History:
    “Clemente has a bad attitude” Result-Eventual hall of famer.
    “Bradshaw is an idiot” Result-Eventual hall of famer.
    “Bonds is a cancer to the team” – Result- Ran him out of town with the fans and the team kept Van Slylke. No playoffs since.
    Result-Will be a HOF player.
    BEN will be a HOF player when it is all over!
    PGH writers are a bunch of washed up slugs who SUCK and are not supportive and are jealous of the STARS of the city.
    Give Ben a break. He deserves a 2 game suspension for being in the wrong place and using bad judgement.
    She voluntarily went into the bathroom with him and chenged her mind mid-way. No DNA because he STOPPED when she said to STOP!

  25. There are no underage chicks in Oakland – toothless by the truckload – but none underage. Those two things combined could make Rothlesomething happy.

  26. Mr. Rooney, please do not trade Ben to another team. He is a member of the Steelers and needs our support, not to have Steeler Nation turn it’s back on him now. All the haters would love to see our team without our star QB. Don’t make this trade and sink the Steelers for years to come. I remember the ’80’s all to well.

  27. Yeah Mike, and you think Terry Bradshaw is dead too. LOL
    Roethlisberger isn’t going ANYWHERE. If the Steelers
    wanted to trade him he wouldn’t be aloud to practice.
    The number of games will be two, no more because he was never charged.

  28. No one in Pittsburgh wants the Steelers to trade Ben, except for a few, and I mean FEW loud mouthed trolls.

  29. You are way overstating the negative reaction of Steeler fans. Lots of folks don’t agree with any of this, but it is the “vocal and angry” that are being heard.

  30. “they’re hoping to scare him straight with, for example, a potential trade to a team like the Raiders”…………..hey, um, dickhead, the Raiders aren’t as bad as you make them out to be. oakland is certainly flawed, but the raiders have been getting better and were a competent QB away from being a .500 team last year.

  31. I hate to say it but it may be the best thing for both sides. I was a HUGE Big Ben fan, and I’m not saying he’s guilty, but he’s lost a lot of respect from me with all of this smoke. I’ll give him another chance but he needs to get his $hit together!
    Go Steelers!!!

  32. i’m sure there are many teams in the league that would love to have rapistburger under center for their team. horrible image and questionable character in mind and i would still consider blowing off favre and signing ben…he’s what, 27? still has 5-8 years of high productivity and unlike any draft pick is with out a doubt proven.

  33. Getting traded anywhere shouldn’t bother him, he should be QB’ing the Mean Machine next year.

  34. He deserves to be traded. It should be to the black hole. Can they include big Al in the trade?

  35. The Steelers want Bradford… but I don’t see them swinging a trade like that with the Rams.
    I don’t see them going after Clausen with his character concerns.
    That leaves Colt McCoy and Tim Tebow… I would love to see McCoy in black and gold.
    Tebow might be at the top of the list, him being the Anti-Ben and all.

  36. Ravens vs steelers week 4…well now I guess I am hoping for only a 2 game suspension…I do not want to face Leftwich or Batch!!

  37. Not going to sit here and act like I know what kind of person Ben is based on what the media tells me, I just know the player on the field. I don’t think Ben will get traded, but if he does I will cheer for him no matter where he goes (unless he is traded within the division…looking at you Browns!)
    Ben has the ability to take over a game and will the team to victory, just look at the amount of comebacks he’s had over his young career (including Super Bowl XLIII 😉
    Steelers fans, jump off the bandwagon now, cuz you obviously didn’t watch the Steelers prior to the Big Ben era. Go watch some playoff film on Tommy Maddox (thank you Baltimore for allowing Ben to step in on his way to an undefeated season), Kordell “Slash” Stewart (’nuff said!), Neil O’Donnell (lets throw the ball to the other team derp derp), Bubby Brister…ect, ect…..then get back to me.

  38. Ben won’t be traded. Even if he were, it would nto be to an AFC team where he could possibly play them once a year. If it were to an NFC team, who would offer up a #1 and #3 this year and a #2 and #5 next year or active players?

  39. Pitt trading him…..who the heck would want a rapist in their city? He should be done away with in the NFL.

  40. Biggez99 –
    Get it through your head, Nnamdi is untouchable. He is everything that Al Davis wants in a CB – tall, fast, can hit, and can play man coverage.
    Stop dreaming.
    By the way, Big Ben the Rapist isnt worth shit on the trading block if he is slapped with a considerable suspension. Maybe a 5th rounder for effectively a part time player with a predisposition for being an idiot off the field.

  41. CaptainObvious…are you from Shitsburgh…do you shag your sis…inquiring minds want to know.

  42. Look… He got away with rape. There have to be female members here to chime in. Other than OJ, I really believe that Ben did it (more than once) and does not deserve to be in the NFL. How can anyone cheer for this felon? Just think how many females would have been spared this torture if the ambulance were a few minutes late after his motorcycle accident? No sympathy..

  43. I don’t see what is so “scary” about getting traded away from the Steelers. It isn’t like they had a powerhouse team, a charismatic coach, or unbeatable living conditions in the city. I’d venture given a choice to play anywhere in the league, most players would choose a warmer, cleaner, healthier, and smarter environment. I bet Byron Leftwich isn’t turning cartwheels having to go back there after a year long Florida vacation.

  44. # Snibs says: April 20, 2010 9:59 PM
    Steeler fans please remember: After Terry Bradshaw…. Mark Malone, Cliff Stoudt, David Woodley, Todd Blackledge, Bubby Brister, Neil O’Donnel, Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart, Kent Graham, and Tommy Maddox. I may have missed some, but these were the starters…. Ben is wrong, but please I don’t wanna go back!
    _________________________________
    I COMPLETELY AGREE! Forgive and Forget Pittsburgh…We have an incredible QB. They don’t come easy.

  45. Yes!
    Please send this jerk off to the Raiders or Redskins ( no chance of the latter, I know ).
    Raiders would gleefully mortgage thier future on this a$$-wipe – creating years upon years of futility and entertainment.

  46. Florio,
    What do you mean scare him by a potential trade to the Raiders? The Raiders beat the Steelers last year and effectively destroyed their playoff aspirations.
    Stop your sheer Raider hatred and stick to posting links to actual reports.
    P.S. Seymour says hello.

  47. I would like to see them trade him for prisoner #9372300421.
    I don’t know if he has any football skills, but he plays a mean game of “drop the soap” in the shower room. The other prisoners seem to really enjoy it.

  48. I wonder if the Steelers have asked the commissioner to expedite his decision and decide before the draft so that all potential trade partner know what they are dealing with and can make a decision?
    If his suspension is announced tomorrow then the odds of a trade just got higher.

  49. Snibs says: April 20, 2010 9:59 PM
    “Steeler fans please remember: After Terry Bradshaw…. Mark Malone, Cliff Stoudt, David Woodley, Todd Blackledge, Bubby Brister, Neil O’Donnel, Mike Tomczak, Kordell Stewart, Kent Graham, and Tommy Maddox. I may have missed some, but these were the starters…. Ben is wrong, but please I don’t wanna go back!”
    What was wrong with Neil O’Donnell? Career TD/INT ratio of 120/68. Career rating of 81.8. You can win with numbers like that.
    I recall liking Tomczak during his brief stint with the Browns, but his numbers weren’t good.
    Stewart was a man ahead of his time, and managed to parlay his slash success into a surprisingly lengthy career (11 years). Maybe he wasn’t starting qb material, but you have to love the depth he provided.

  50. Oakland doesn’t have a first round pick next year, so don’t count on them giving up too much.

  51. not sure if ‘feelers’ is the right word to use when you’re talking about the flash
    that’s my nickname for big ben now.
    FLASH! AHHHHHHHHH! savior of the Universe!

  52. —That said, we think that both sides would benefit from a fresh start, given that Roethlisberger has acquired pariah status in the eyes of many Pittsburghers — and that it could be a long time before he ever begins to reclaim his image—
    Repeating this ad naseum will not make it true, Florio.

  53. Ben should and will take his “punishment” from the league and team, and then should be given a chance to redeem himself. The Rooneys are pissed, but I think they are good businessmen and they are not stupid. Ben should not be traded. I believe the vast VAST majority of Steeler Nation would give him another chance. As a Steeler fan, I certainly would. It is too bad so many morons and fakers acting like fans are spreading their hate. Frankly, I am somewhat pissed myself that the Steelers and some folks are treating him like a damn incurable disease when it is clear the girl also had some culpability here, and considering he was not charged and he did not commit murder or armed robbery. His behavior was terrible from what was reported, but for goodness sakes don’t go overboard about this, and don’t be stupid by trading him. Give him a chance to redeem himself. If he falls off the wagon one more time, then make your move then. But not now. The motorcycle incident was an accident, and the Nevada matter was consensual sex with a grown woman in the privacy of his hotel room, and the woman said later she wanted his baby. At worst, this is a “first offense” and he was not even charged. He has some underage drunken girl with a fake ID following him from bar to bar, flirting and pinching to get his attention, then can’t even give a straight story to the police. Yep, she is a great role model that is getting away unscathed. Not fair.
    DO NOT TRADE BEN. IT WILL BE LIKE CUTTING OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE. IT WILL BE A HUGE MISTAKE IMHO.
    GO STEELERS!!

  54. Too bad they couldn’t get the #1 overall from STL for Ben and the #50 pick and take Bradford. If this were my Madden franchise, that’s the deal I’d swing.
    And I already pulled the Roethlisberger for Asomugha trade on there, along with the Steelers #1 pick for the Raiders #1 pick. They ended up drafting 32nd, I drafted 3rd. FLEECED ‘EM! Oh if only the league were like Madden, where your franchise QB’s dont “allegedly” rape college girls the same age as their sister…

  55. the threat of jail hasn’t changed his behaviors, so why would the threat of a trade to the browns or raiders change him?

  56. Florio says “given that Roethlisberger has acquired pariah status in the eyes of many Pittsburghers”
    Mike, “given”?? So what you said is a fact? How do you know? How did you verify that statement? What is your definition of “many”? Is it more than 50%? Did you conduct a survey? If so, how many “Pittsburghers” did you ask? How do you know that they are “Pittsburghers” and what did you examine to verify that fact?
    Sometimes I really wonder about the statements you make. They are pure opinion and not fact, and unsubstantiated. What a joke.

  57. Steelers fans have lost it,
    You act like Ben would be coming without any baggage.
    – Ben for Nnamdi and a swap that moves the Steelers up several spots in the 1st round? You think Ben is more valuable than Nnamdi after all this stuff when you don’t even know if he’ll be suspended for 2, 4, 8 or 16 games.
    – Ben for a 1, 2, 3 and 5th round picks? Are you serious?
    I love Roethlisberger as a player and I’d welcome him to the Raiders. And I realize that QB is by FAR the most important position on the field. But Ben is not brining back nearly as much in a trade as you guys think.
    How does Kirk Morrison or Thomas Howard and our 2nd rounder (No. 39 overall) sound instead?

  58. I’m pissed at Big Ben like every other Steeler fan. But I don’t want them to trade him. Yet. He gets one more strike, but that it’s it.

  59. Real Steeler fans have no issues with Ben…maybe some t-shirt fans do….
    We realize you don’t throw your QB to the curb because some young, drunk loose girl and her friends are throwing lies around.
    Florio belongs with Matthews and Olbermann….NBC’s finest reporters always on the scene reporting facts with no agenda…..

  60. CaptainObvious says:
    April 20, 2010 10:06 PM
    “The belief in some circles is that, while the Steelers aren’t inclined to trade Roethlisberger, they’re hoping to scare him straight with, for example, a potential trade to a team like the Raiders.”
    Wouldn’t a threat to trade him to Cleveland be even more effective?
    I won’t even drive through that sh*thole
    ————————————————
    Hey Captian D!ckhead,
    Cleveland would not want your POS Worthlessburger. We would even feel that way if he had won 2 superbowls for us. Did you like the sorry version of the Browns knocking your Stoolers out of the playoffs last season. Prepare for more of that this season. The Browns are on their way up while the Stoolers are on their way DOWN. And we would not want your sorry ass stinking up our town so don’t even think about coming to our town loser!

  61. Well lets see what all the Steeler fans think after the suspension has run it’s course and we are say 1-3 and Ben comes back to make a season of it. I’ll bet the trade Ben rumours will go away. I agree he needs to be suspended, but trading him is only hurting the rest of the team. And how many years do you want to go below 500 looking for a franchise QB?

  62. @Im president charlie Steelers fans, jump off the bandwagon now, cuz you obviously didn’t watch the Steelers prior to the Big Ben era. Go watch some playoff film on Tommy Maddox (thank you Baltimore for allowing Ben to step in on his way to an undefeated season), Kordell “Slash” Stewart (’nuff said!), Neil O’Donnell (lets throw the ball to the other team derp derp), Bubby Brister…ect, ect…..then get back to me.
    I agree I remember them years and they were awful, Ben was the best thing to come to this team and if they let him go after Rooney standing on TV asking the people and the fans of Pittsburgh to give Ben a chance to prove himself. Then that would make him a hypocrite.
    I could understand if Ben had been actually charged, but this was a accusation that did not even prove enough to charge. If they take the word of a bunch of drunk sorority girls and let him go. Then I hope they enjoy being on the losing end and from what I have been gathering from other Steeler fan sites. There are very few that want him gone. I believe if they do get rid of him they will lose more fans than if they keep him. I know I will be on that will turn my back on them. And I am sure there will be alot others.

  63. I am feeling that the Steelers are not being offered top draft picks-if I were a GM, I would package my starting QB with a 2nd round and 4th round pick (with maybe one of those picks being in 2011) in exchange for Ben. Despite being an idiot, he can pass the ball-someone will want to see what it takes to get him.
    With all the sacks Ben has taken, he is probably on the downside of his career as a starter. If the Steelers continue their ‘pass first and ask questions later’ offense, Ben will not last more than a few more years at most. If you are going to trade him, now is the time.

  64. “Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that the team has “received trade feelers” from other team”
    Hey Mike, was the use of the singular form for the last word in the sentence here intentional? Because unless you’re the Deadskins (who play in a city where taxpayer rapine has become an art form anyway), I can see where interest wouldn’t be very high in acquiring a chunk of human debris such as Pig Ben.

  65. Where’s Deb and Steeler-lady? How about this? OH YEAH, get rid of him. Finally the Rooneys have grown a set and is making the move. They pride themselves on their reputation and now it is as bad as Ben’s. No trophie is worth a great reputation. And you can’t tell me that some of the players are not in sync with this butthead skank. Yes, a man can be a skank too! Men seem to forget this part. Bu-bye Ben. The next 60+ million is gone! He won’t have a contract like that again. If traded MAYBE he will have a 2 year contract… but most likely a 1 year contract at about 3 million. He probably owes double that amount.
    YES, YES, YES, YES… BEN IS G O N E !!!!

  66. If he was sent to oakland it would be justice for all ,except the poor women of oakland.

  67. I own a tavern in the Pittsburgh area, and I am not the sort to judge anyone. In fact I defended Ben at first….but after seeing his press conference and reading the (latest) police report, I am seriously considering not showing any of the Steelers broadcasts in my establishment(unless a trade is made)…quite frankly I’m outraged by not only Ben’s actions, but what seems to be common place “celebrity” behavior. I realize I’m the one “cutting my nose off in spite of my face”, but if the Rooney’s & the NFL don’t take action – Somebody Has To Draw The Line In The Sand !!! …Albert Hoch III

  68. The other reason why Ben could be traded. In addition to his problems off the field he is an ass hole in the locker room as well. Have you heard any of his team mates standing behind him and saying they support him? Answer No. There is more to it, look at last year Hines calling him out and questioning his toughness. This is why it is easier for the Steelers to let him go than you may think. He is also an ass hole in public and there have been many reports of this at resteraunts, shopping – whereever he goes. His act is old and tired – so don’t be shocked Steelers fans, and by the way the only way a team is going to trade for him and his baggage is if they get a great deal like the Jets got for Santonio.

  69. Franchise QB’s come along…..well almost never. (see Terry Bradshaw). Ben’s an idiot, but he’s an idiot with unmatchable skills. He IS the reason the Steelers have won 2 Superbowls. You have to get there to win one. Biggest mistake you could ever make trading him. Did Steeler fan forget about the previous 25 years of drought before Ben? Get off your high horse and come back to reality. Morons.

  70. If I am the Steelers, I trade Roethlisberger, WR Limas Sweed and 2010 Rd. 4 (#116) to the Rams for 2010 #1, 20111st and DE Chris Long.
    I would then trade the #1 and Rd. 6 (#188) to the Browns for #7, Rd. 2 (#38), Rd. 3 (#71), Rd. 3 (#92), and 2011 2nd Rd pick.
    Then trade #7, Rd. 2 (#52), Rd. 3 (#92 from Browns) and 2011 3rd Rd to the Lions for #2 and draft DT Ndamukong Suh.
    Then trade #16, Rd. 3 (#80), Rd. 5 (#155) to the Jaguars for #10 and draft QB Jimmy Clausen.
    Sooooo… when all is said an done, Pittsburgh trades QB Ben Roethlisberger, WR Limas Sweed, 2010 Rd. 2 (#52), Rd. 3 (#80), Rd. 5 (#155), Rd. 6 (#188), 2011 3rd Rd
    for
    DT Ndamukong Suh, QB Jimmy Clausen, DE Chris Long, 2010 Rd. 2 (#38…move up 14 spots), Rd. 3 ( #71… move up 9 spots), 2011 1st Rd and 2011 2nd Rd picks.
    That’s what I would try to do, IF I am the Steelers (and don’t pay too much attention to the ‘trade value chart’, it’s terribly outdated.)

  71. @rolli1967
    Hey idiot Big Ben was born, raised and schooled in your fine state. Say all you will about Pittsburgh but he is a product of the state where the rivers catch on fire.
    Congratulations on your one win last year but I feel the Turds with Jake Delhomme at QB will be the doormat of the league yet again.
    @ Richard perhaps a better moniker for you would be Dick.
    @ Robert Ethan – Leftwich said he was delighted to return to the Steelers, where he earned a Super Bowl ring as the backup to Ben Roethlisberger in 2008.
    “I’m happy to be back,” he told the Post-Gazette this evening. “I have a big ol’ smile on my face.”
    Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10110/1051992-100.stm#ixzz0lhgB9hwj
    Nice fiction you like to throw out there.

  72. I dont think the steelers should trade Ben…But one more dumb move on his part means bye bye.

  73. Dennis Dixon would be the starter if Ben were to be traded. I still hope that if the Steelers do plan to trade him they at least get two first rounders and a 3rd round pick.

  74. some of your steeler fans are smoking crack, if yout hink you will get 2 first round picks or the first pick overall for him are in lala land. First off he most likey wont start playing until the 5th game of the year, and if marshall got only 2 second round picks, what do you think he will get

  75. Ben was not CHARGED! Ray Lewis, O.J. and Leonard Little killed people! Look at blotter on top of PTF page and all the charges and arrest and no suspensions! How many times do I have to say this, if some college chick comes up to you and says her name is DTF and she goes to a bathroom stall to give you hummer, SHE A SLUT! Ben is single and was an 8 year differance! Tiki Barber left his 8 month pregnant wife for some 21 year old interm! That is a sexual predator, however no one talks about that! Godell will suspend Ben 2 games, then he needs to suspend Jared Allen 2 games for player conduct when he was ina bar and threathen to break a guys neck!

  76. The 10 people who call into talk shows and post on PFT do not speak for the entire Steeler fanbase. Just as I assume the 10 douchebags who booed McNabb on draft day do not speak for the Eagles fans. Now please get off the wagon and shut up.
    Sorry to interrupt the always funny, and never gets old even though you post it 10 times a day, Rapistberger comments. Please continue

  77. @kosarsmyidol

    What was wrong with Neil O’Donnell? Career TD/INT ratio of 120/68. Career rating of 81.8. You can win with numbers like that.
    I recall liking Tomczak during his brief stint with the Browns, but his numbers weren’t good.
    Stewart was a man ahead of his time, and managed to parlay his slash success into a surprisingly lengthy career (11 years). Maybe he wasn’t starting qb material, but you have to love the depth he provided
    Do you even watch football? Neil threw away a Superbowl and then left for the Jets. Kordell was not a franchise QB and Tomczak was a backup. My point simply as you struggle to get 8 wins becareful that you wished Ben away.

  78. You keep telling yourself he didn’t do it, funi. The rest of us will go on living in reality.
    And I’ve never seen so many ridiculous wishes for trade return on a player… if the fact that he raped someone didn’t matter then he wouldn’t be getting traded in the first place. That seriously downgrades his value.

  79. The Steelers won’t be able to trade Rapistberger. What team would want that PR nightmare? Watching Little Jen Rapistberger laughing at practice yesterday, acting as nothing has happened, watching the Rooneys pull all sorts of PR acrobatics hoping this will all go away… one thing is very clear: this isn’t going away. How many times has Rapistberger gotten away with this behavior? Does anyone really believe he cares at all about what he did? Get real. Dude didn’t learn a single lesson, and it’s only a matter of weeks/months before he does it again. And I’m going to LAUGH MY ASS OFF when the Steelers go down in history as the stupidest and most morally bankrupt NFL team EVER. Rapistberger and the Steelers will never live this down. Keep hoping, though, people. It’s going to be hilarious watching the sh*t hit the fan.

  80. “I told you once, I’ll tell you again.
    I’m not going anywhere ..bitch.
    Oh, and, you’re an asshole.
    Go ahead and sue me.”
    Hi Ben

  81. Love the Pitt fans on here stating their thoughts for a fair trade of Pig Pen – 3 First Rounders (including #1 overall)? A First & Asomugha? A 1, a 2, a 3 & a 5? You guys are deluded.
    We just saw Brandon Marshall go for two 2s. PP may get a small QB premium but he also comes with baggage, it’s known that he’s for sale, and he’s not even in the top ten at his position. Time to temper expectations.

  82. # RebaT. says: April 20, 2010 11:40 PM
    Where’s Deb and Steeler-lady? How about this? OH YEAH, get rid of him. Finally the Rooneys have grown a set and is making the move. They pride themselves on their reputation and now it is as bad as Ben’s. No trophie is worth a great reputation. And you can’t tell me that some of the players are not in sync with this butthead skank. Yes, a man can be a skank too! Men seem to forget this part. Bu-bye Ben. The next 60+ million is gone! He won’t have a contract like that again. If traded MAYBE he will have a 2 year contract… but most likely a 1 year contract at about 3 million. He probably owes double that amount.
    YES, YES, YES, YES… BEN IS G O N E !!!!
    ____________________________________
    Yes, to the nearest bar! LOL!
    You are an imbecile, eat shit and die. LMAO!

  83. Needs a fresh start? Why?
    Did you watch him last season? He played well, and in some situations, very clutch. What has he done to show that he can’t perform?
    Rape allegations have zero effect on a persons ability to play quarterback.

  84. man florio do u hate the raider or what! Listen doush bag, “a team like the raiders”
    oh u mean the teAm who knocked your team out of any playoff run?

  85. They’re idiots if they trade him. You don’t trade a top 5 QB. You just don’t. And this is going to blow over once the games start again anyway. Anyone remember how there was no way people would embrace Kobe Bryant again? A ring later, he’s the king of L.A. And he even got charged with a fricking crime.

  86. @notlisteninganymore-Hey dumbass, newsflash for ya, I know Worthlessburger is from my state….just read what I wrote earlier, it is in the last paragraph:
    ————————————————–
    rolli1967 says:
    April 20, 2010 1:50 AM
    Worthlessburger trying to force himself into the FURBURGERS got him into this situation with his owns fans. He earned it, ya reep what ya sow!
    Even if he is not convicted of a crime there will always be that stain of being an ACCUSED rapist forever associated with his name. The stain not only affects him, but the Steeler organization as a whole, regardless of how many more games/superbowls they win.
    The only way I see Worthlessburger’s reputation being salvaged is if all of the sudden he is TRULY SORRY for being as complete jackass towards women and starts doing some sort of voluntary community service, preferably raising awareness of the dangers of over-indulging in alcohol when in a social or “party” situation.
    Worthlessburger strikes me as an arrogant SOB so the odds of him feeling sorry and doing what I said in the above paragraph are about the same as me winning the Powerball jackpot.
    As a die hard Browns fan, I’m ashamed that he is originally from Ohio. I don’t blame the many Steeler fans who now intensly dislike him. If he played for the Browns I would say trade him regardless of how good he is.
    ————————————————-
    I’m normally TRY not to be vicious online but Capt D!ckhead (CaptObvious) had to be put in his place, he started with the nastiness.

  87. For the love of God Steelers DO NOT TRADE BIG BEN!!!! This will eventually all blow over.

  88. Right, Ray Lewis killed people..from the seat in his limo, apparently. Good luck singing that tune anymore, yinzer rape fan. Lewis was charged with failure to rat out his thug friends. He lied to the cops about a brawl but he wasn’t physically involved in whatsoever. Pig Ben was not only physically involved – he’s HIMSELF is the (twice accused) rapist and don’t you forget it, son. Rapey has more in common with OJ than Ray ever will. Your super bowl hero is a verminous sexual predator and you’re trash for trying to excuse his vile predatory behavior against young girls. But by all means enjoy those old sports illustrated super bowl videos starring Future Rapist! Tainted forever. Ouch babe, that’s gotta hurt.

  89. LOL, JOlde….
    I bet you’d trade that 88 Hyundai you have for a new Ferrari too, wouldn’t you? The auto price list is way out of date anyway. Who cares about it? You have about the same odds of finding someone to swap the Ferrari for your beater as Kevin Colbert would have finding someone to take the deals you made for him.
    If the fans of Pittsburgh think Roethlisberger and Sweed are crap, what exactly makes you imagine that fans otherwhere are going to want them? They wouldn’t get more than a 3rd rounder for Roethlisberger at this point, and nothing for Sweed. No one would want either contract.

  90. All the Steeler fans seem to think the decision of whether or not to trade Roethlisberger, to whom, and for how much, is entirely in their organization’s hands. NOT.
    It takes two interested parties. If you have a damaged T.V. that you paid $1,000 dollars for, that worked well for the 5 years you had it, you are not going to be able to resell it for $1,000 or more. More likely you have to set it out in the alley and hope someone takes it to save you dump charges.

  91. here’s the kind of fresh start this guy needs: lock him into a toilet cabin with some 300 lb. homosexual, who spent the last five years in solitary confinement. give it an hour and he should be cured.

  92. steelers at best would get a 2nd rounder for ben
    his legal troubles aside, past injuries are a main concern

  93. Reclaim his image? What desirable image did he lose exactly? The guy has acted like a moron almost his entire NFL career. As soon as they won the Superbowl in ’05 he did a face plant into a car and some concrete without a helmet. Yeah, he used to be a real class act. C’mon man!

  94. # Mean D says: April 20, 2010 10:15 PM
    “Only the Raiders, Jets, Cowgirls and Bengals take turds like this.”
    How could you forget the Ratbirds & the Patsies, the two largest employers of felons in the NFL?

  95. For those that can’t separate the NFL and rape you should be ashamed of yourself. No soapbox here but why should Ben be allowed in the NFL (or walking on the street)? In my opinion the Steelers should cut Ben and the owners should agree not to sign him for the betterment of the league. The Steelers are a proud organization and this is simply the right thing to do (and I am an Eagles fan). No what Ben does on the field – nothing compares to ruining the life of an innocent victim.

  96. All this trade talk from the haters, is funny as hell.
    It only proves the you want to hurt (or weaken) the Steelers more than you really care about punishing Ben.
    Hypocrites…
    LMAO

  97. @notlisteninganymore… It’s nice to see where your priorities lie. I refuse to have a battle of witts with an unarmed person .

  98. wow! do you girls sit home and talk about who’s wearing what dress tomorrow too?? ben is going no place but back under center at heinz. so pull your panties back out of your ass crack, and go fix a car or build something. stop with the wishfull thinking and and all those moist feelings will go away!

  99. I almost hope they do trade him and then the girl recants her story and he is completely exonerated, ala Duke Lacrosse. Steeler Nation (of which I am a part) frankly deserves this for their hysterical lynch mob behavior over the past two weeks. I thought we were a tough fan base but we are full of spineless marshmallows.
    Steeler Nation has never known how to treat its QBs so this is really nothing new, but sucking on 7-9 for a few years while Roethlisberger wins championships for another team might be a step on the road to recovery for what might be the dumbest fan base in all of sports.

  100. Are Raven fans really running smack when they won a Super Bowl with a cast of characters that include Ray “The Knife” Lewis and Jamal “8-ball” Lewis?
    Maybe next, Cowboy fans can tell us how clean the Jimmy Johnson champs were.

  101. Cutler was traded for 2 first rounders and a third.
    How could anyone think that a two-time Superbowl winner, who is only 28 years old, could be had for so much less.
    Roethlisberger isn’t going anywhere. He is worth far more than someone would be willing to pay. Pittsburgh may be willing to let go of WRs (Plaxico/Holmes), but QBs are far more valuable and they know that. I wonder how come some of you don’t? Oh yeah, lot of not so bright people in the world.

  102. …and there is robert ethan, who thinks that he is such a brilliant person. How you doing there “brainiac”?

  103. You cannot get value for Ben, a trade is impossible.
    The only course of action is a 2 game suspension / public show of going to rehab and AA meetings / tearful press conference / finding Jesus / visits to sick kids in hospitals.
    The usual. If he plays well, let’s be real – all will be forgotten. You just have to put your fingers in your ears, hold your nose, and pray that no more “incidents” occur.
    My thing is this – I think Ben has a compulsion that, when added to an obvious drinking problem, can’t easily be curbed. No one else seems to get themselves into these situations with such frequency.
    And if he decides one night to “get out of line” or “assault” or “go too far” or “put himself in a bad situation with a young woman” or “rape” (whatever scenario you subscribe to, because we do not know), in Manhattan with an NYU student or high powered Ad Executive….he’s going to face real police detectives, a real investigation, and credible witnesses vouching for victims / accusers with the means to get real lawyers.
    And, like Plax, he stands a good chance at seeing jail time.

  104. @tommy997:
    “Real Steeler fans have no issues with Ben…maybe some t-shirt fans do….”
    ——————————————————
    Right on, Tommy! REAL Steeler fans are such brain-dead and morally bankrupt cretins that the thought of rooting for a twice-accused (nearly thrice-accused) rapist poses no problem whatsoever! It’s those “t-shirt” fans and their damn moral judgments that are the real jerks.
    I’ve said it on here before, and I’ll say it on here again. Steelers fans are a special kind of stupid.

  105. Everyone above seems to think teams would be willing to give up a high first rounder for Ben, I would think low 20’s at best. I mean if they had a little more evidence the guy would be in jail right now.

  106. @RebaT.
    You are so stupid. Ben’s contract would go with him if he were traded. “The Rooneys have grown a set”? What have they done to grow a set?
    @ThePitts
    You won’t show Steeler games at your bar. Pleasssssssssse. Give me a break. All talk. If you don’t show them I will give you credit. Credit for being an moron. Haven’t you read the police reports? You just grabbed your torch and followed the crowd toward the lynching.
    @BernardPollardIsAnAss
    What does a motorcycle accident have to do with class? So if Ben had a helmet on and got into the same accident you wouldn’t be referring to it today right? Doubt it.

  107. The rooney family better trade this piece of garbage….unless they want to be know as the thug franchise of the NFL.
    I can hear the “rapist” chants now on national television. I doubt the rooneys want to be associated with that.
    And I doubt they will sell a lot of merchandise with a scumbag like that on their team.
    This trade scenario might be more real than a lot of you think.

  108. The Haters’ Hypocrisy:
    1) Ben Roethlisberger should be SUSPENDED for at least [X] games (..just long enough that my team gets a pass from playing him)
    2) The Steelers ought to TRADE Ben Roethlisberger (..to my team. Our QB sucks.)
    You a$$holes aren’t fooling anybody.
    LMAO

  109. it would be nice kharma if Ben ends up being traded to st. louis or oakland.

  110. I’d love to see Ben in silver and black, while the Ravens and Bengals run roughshod over Byron Leftwich.

  111. “What was wrong with Neil O’Donnell? Career TD/INT ratio of 120/68. Career rating of 81.8. You can win with numbers like that.”
    Wow, this is the second time I ever saw this stat (TD/INT) used as a lead piece in evaluating a player. I see it time and time again with McNabb, although in that case his supporters use it to claim he is a HOF’er.

  112. # RebaT. says: April 20, 2010 11:40 PM
    “YES, YES, YES, YES… BEN IS G O N E !!!!”
    …only after I gave you that Dirty Sanchez.
    No wonder you’re so bitter.
    But leave Pittsburgh?
    it’s not gonna happen, skank.

  113. Why is everyone acting as if the rooneys have morals? They were one of the first teams to push steroids on their players……….do people forget about the STEROID CURTAIN of the 70’s?!!!!

  114. I love the word “feelers” being in a headline about big ben. Maybe if he kept his “feelers” to himself and went to clubs where grown-ups hang out, he wouldn’t be having these issues.

  115. I really think your goal Florio is to get this guy traded by all your redundant and repetitive articles. The facts are undiputed: the Rooneys are not going to trade a franchise QB without getting one in return. And the only option is Bradford because the Colts, Pats, and Saints are not making any such deal with their respective QBs.
    so the short answer is Ben remains a STEELER

  116. Dave is right.
    The Steelers will NOT get a #1 pick for BR. Like it or not , he’s considered damaged goods to most teams in the NFL.
    Maybe call Rex Ryan and trade Ben for Mark Sanchez and five large pizzas.

  117. He ain’t goin’ nowhere, dickholes. The Leftwich pickup is for help for the first 2-4 games that Ben’s going to be suspended. Even with him at the helm, the Steelers have a better shot at winning than the Browns do. And we took the Ravens to the last offensive series of the game last season with our THIRD STRING QB, imagine what the 2nd stringer’s going to do to the rest of the league.. Get ready to get whooped on by a TEAM, not just a QB, morons.

  118. You may think im biased or whatever but i think big ben would play for the raiders in a second and if we can sure up our line before the season starts he’d make us legit playoff contenders…everyone continues to belive or make them selves belive oakland is still a waste land well it isn’t we are a big ben away from being a real competitor even without him the coaching moves made this offseaon are deffinatly going to change alot of peoples opinion of us this year well the ones that arent born haters.

  119. I would pee my pants if Campbell ended up with the Steelers and continued getting sacked all the time if they did trade Ben. Campbell would probably do alot better than he did with the Skins with the Steelers tho. Would never happen but I would still pee if it did.

  120. You are invited to look up Ben Roethlisberger career statistics in terms of ALL-TIME:
    yards per attempt
    quarterback rating
    wins
    4th quarter comebacks per games played
    super bowl victories.
    You will see that if he continues his performance on the field, he will likely be a hall of famer.
    So, we are not trading for an overpaid corner like Nmandi and all their picks at Oakland. Where can you find an athletic, clutch, big-armed QB to start for 15 years and multiple super bowls and AFC Championships. No way. Not happening and most on this board understand that.

  121. A year from now we will all be enjoying Big Ben’s Beef Jerkey and Big Ben’s Hot Sauce again. The un-fans in Cleveland and Baltimore will just have to live with it.

  122. BernardPollardIsAnAss says:
    April 21, 2010 5:58 AM
    “Reclaim his image? What desirable image did he lose exactly? The guy has acted like a moron almost his entire NFL career. As soon as they won the Superbowl in ’05 he did a face plant into a car and some concrete without a helmet. Yeah, he used to be a real class act. C’mon man!”
    ——————————–
    Why is being in a traffic accident a sign of low class? It wasn’t like he was drunk and killed someone.

  123. I’m so sick of the “I’m all for Big Ben being suspended” crap put out by his apologists as if that would be an even punishment and all will be forgoten.
    He RAPED a girl. I don’t care how you classsify it or somehow try to justify it, he RAPED a girl, maybe two. I don’t want to hear you scuzbags say “she was drunk”, or “he wasn’t convicted”, I’ve got a newsflash for you: you don’t have to be convicted of a crime in order to be guilty of committing a crime. (see O.J.).
    Back in the Cower-O’Donnel/Stewart-Bettis days, I always respected the Steelers as a hard-nosed tough football team. Now, I have no respect for them. They are a bunch of bottom feeding scumbags and thugs. I also have no respect for most of their fans who feel the need to put their love of their favorite sports stars over the ideals of civility and morality. It’s disgusting.

  124. Die hard Steelers fan and PA boy…stop exaggerating this rumor that all the fans want him gone…not true. He is a franchise quarterback…expect him back after the bye week. Did you see his stats last year?? Steelers fans don’t want to go back to the mediocre QB carousel that has plagued us since Bradshaw. He won’t be traded…I see a Leftwich/Dixon combo until he returns.

  125. Too funny….the best the Steelers would get is a third….obviously someone that dabbles in football when he doesn’t ahve his head up his ass.
    Cutler who is not even a top tier QB in the league with no SBs set the market at 2 firsts.
    The moral outrage over this is not as great as the haters think. There are ten teams out there that would have Ben in their lineup and pay market.
    Ben isn’t going anywhere. Don’t give in Art. Keep him.
    If we live in a country where college sluts can’t get banged in the men’s room, well, I don’t know if we are the great Nation that we think we are.

  126. THE NATION IS FULL OF ASSES THAT JUST RECYCLE JOKES .
    ARE YOU LAUGHING STILL? ARE THESE FUNNY TO YOU? YOU’RE ALL PROBABLY FAT AND DONT GET LAID. thats why youre all jealous of lilBEN
    ITS FUNNY THAT THERE ARE SO MANY DIM WITTED PEOPLE OUT THERE WITH NOTHIN BETTER TO DO THEN REPEAT THEMSELVES WITH CORNY JOKES.
    I’M LAUGHIN AT YOU CLOWNS NOT WITH YOU . TOOLBAGS

  127. @tj.52
    Who on here apologized for Ben? I have seen many Steeler fans post that they think he is a punk, that he needs to grow up and that they don’t support his behavior. But I haven’t seen one apology for Ben. And yes, some guilty people are never convicted but what are you basing your facts on to call Ben a rapist? Because he made very poor judgement and might of had sex / might not of had sex according to which statement the accuser gave. If the DA doesn’t have the facts, the how can you?
    Go back and finish high school and make sure you take a few reading comprehension classes.
    Also, why is the entire team a “bunch of bottom feeding scumbags and thugs” because of Ben’s stupid actions?

  128. funi: Ben was not CHARGED! Ray Lewis, O.J. and Leonard Little killed people!
    Uh, for the trillionth time, the charges were DROPPED against Ray Lewis after the farse of a trial for pure political gain.
    And, since then, Ray has had NO ISSUES. Let’s see, Ben’s had one motorcycle accident and THREE rape acusations. One more chance!! I really thought the Rooneys were class.
    You know, karma is a bitch! After hearing Steeler fans screaming “murderer” (without knowing any facts and trusting the media for their information – the same media they don’t trust now) for 10 years, we can (and will) call Pig Ben RAPISTBURGER for the rest of his career!!!
    Priceless.

  129. How many people here believe that OJ Simpson was “really” innocent of murder? My belief is he committed the crime, got off and eventually struck again and is now serving time in Nevada. I believe that Ben got away with a crime and who’s to say that he won’t strike again as did OJ? What’s my basis that he raped? Aside from compelling statements, a frazzled prosecutor, recurrences, etc… Honestly I simply believe that it happened. If I were called from jury duty I would tell the court my beliefs and probably be excused.One man’s not bigger than the whole.

  130. I AM SO SO SADDENED ! ABOUT all this bad news , i am still 100% steeler fan. BUT enough damage has been done to go back the way it was .THIS players should know what is right and wrong, they have to put a good example, for the fans.I REALLY HOPE , by punishing them they will realize, that their behavior will not be taken likely , and will have to face consequences. NOT only in football but every sport.
    ” A LESSON LEARNED “

  131. Ben should and will take his “punishment” from the league and team, and then should be given a chance to redeem himself. The Rooneys are pissed, but I think they are good businessmen and they are not stupid. Ben should not be traded. I believe the vast VAST majority of Steeler Nation would give him another chance. As a Steeler fan, I certainly would. It is too bad so many morons and fakers acting like fans are spreading their hate. Frankly, I am somewhat pissed myself that the Steelers and some folks are treating him like a damn incurable disease when it is clear the girl also had some culpability here, and considering he was not charged and he did not commit murder or armed robbery. His behavior was terrible from what was reported, but for goodness sakes don’t go overboard about this, and don’t be stupid by trading him. Give him a chance to redeem himself. If he falls off the wagon one more time, then make your move then. But not now. The motorcycle incident was an accident, and the Nevada matter was consensual sex with a grown woman in the privacy of his hotel room, and the woman said later she wanted his baby. At worst, this is a “first offense” and he was not even charged. He has some underage drunken girl with a fake ID following him from bar to bar, flirting and pinching to get his attention, then can’t even give a straight story to the police. Yep, she is a great role model that is getting away unscathed. Not fair.
    DO NOT TRADE BEN. IT WILL BE LIKE CUTTING OFF YOUR NOSE TO SPITE YOUR FACE. IT WILL BE A HUGE MISTAKE IMHO.
    GO STEELERS!!
    I agree 110% with holeinone09. Well expressed.
    Trading Ben who has never been charged is a worse mistake than passing up Marino in 83.
    I agree from this point on, he spits the wrong way, he’s out.
    It’s logical for Steeler Nation to be angry and upset. Being stupid (which is what trading him would be) is unacceptable.
    Hope the Rooney’s make the right decision and give our franchise QB one last opportunity to redeem himself.

  132. Ben’s not going to any other team… I doubt the Steelers would want to go through another scenario where they have enough talent to make it to the Super Bowl except the QB position… See Maddox, Kordell, Tomzcak, O’Donnell, Brister, Malone, etc…

  133. First of all, there are no charges against him. If he actually had raped her, the police would be forced to file charges whether the girl wanted charges brought or not. But a trip to the hospital produced no evidence. Secondly, Ben needs better judgement and MUCH better friends around him. But unless you have some evidence, or an actual charge, there is no crime. Remember, she was there at the club by her own choice. She allowed herself to get drunk. Where is her judgement? And why no charges brought against her for consuming alcohol illegally? If he HAD raped her, I would throw my #7 jersey in the garbage, but the police said he didn’t, and the DA said he didn’t, and the girl dropped the charges. If there was some “secret settlement” and she allowed herself to be bought off, then shame on her. And that would prove maybe her original intent from the beginning. Remember how incensed people were at the Duke LaCrosse team a few years ago? People thought a whole team raped that girl. Lives and reputations were destroyed, ruined, because of a lie. If the police and the DA don’t see a crime, neither do I.
    Trade him? Trade him for what, exactly? To prove a point? Points aren’t proven by stupidty unless your point is that you’re stupid.
    Ben is not going anywhere. He needs to change his behavior, he needs to make amends, and he needs to win football games.
    A note to the Rooneys: Ben will win a lot more games whether he is in PA or not. He will win more Super Bowls whether he is a Steeler or not. You say the Steelers are a family, now prove it.

  134. First off I am not a fan of big ben but when the first one came out I did not think he did anything to that woman, but now with the second one I really believe that he did it not once, not even twice but many more times and they just have not come forward. IT is time to cut the ties that bind and no team should take big ben. I don’t care how many games he could win for any team. There are young boys who look to these people and they need to set a good example and ben is not and never will, he thinks he is above the law and with no charges against him, it just shows him that he is right.

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