Ben Roethlisberger is indeed vaccinated

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The Aaron Rodgers “immunized” wordplay has provided the “fool me once, shame on you” basis for wondering whether other quarterbacks who test positive for COVID are truly vaccinated.

So on the morning after Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger suddenly landed on the COVID reserve list and with some speculating that maybe he’s secretly unvaccinated just like Rodgers was, we posed a specific, on-the-record question to the Steelers this morning. Is Roethlisberger vaccinated?

“Ben confirmed to the media a couple weeks ago on camera in his weekly session that he is indeed vaccinated,” Steelers spokesman Burt Lauten said via text message.

So there it is. The Steelers know the truth, and their decision to cite Roethlisberger’s disclosure of his status operates as confirmation that he’s indeed vaccinated.

The abrupt announcement that Ben can’t play comes from the fact that, as reported by Jason La Canfora of CBS Sports, Roethlisberger wasn’t feeling well, told the team about it, got tested, and tested positive. It’s not the first-time Roethlisberger self-reported symptoms that kept him from playing or continuing to play; twice before, his disclosure of concussion symptoms sidelined him.

While some players may be inclined to shake their heads at the prospect of a quarterback tapping out, Roethlisberger did the right thing. Even if it means that the Lions somehow end Pittsburgh’s four-game winning streak in a game that will be played with Roethlisberger not playing.

12 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger is indeed vaccinated

  1. Good for him he will be back soon. Ben tells the truth while Rodgers beats around the bush. See the difference.

  2. Coulda sworn that private medical information is nobody’s business.

    Vaccinated or not, can still spread it and carry it.

  3. Jeff Sherer (Captain Fantastic) says:
    November 14, 2021 at 10:16 am
    Glad he was vaxed and it made a huge diff…wait no it didn’t

    It likely helped quite a bit. Age and obesity are co-morbidities.

  4. Trust me if there is any ailment you’ll here about it from Ben. Nobody self reports their ailments like him.

  5. 2 more correct decisions out of a first ballot hof’er. thank you ben for continuing to prove all these foos wrong. the patriot fans on here are jealous of legitimate championships, and lamar jackson is jealous of your paycheck and ability to win in the playoffs. nothing the haters on here can say to keep those two facts from being true.

  6. Roethlisberger’s “tapping out” still didn’t help the Lions although some reports say that a tie saves Detroit from an all loss record.

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