Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault on two separate occasions, but the guy has gotten me a lot of points for my fantasy football team, so here is a story how the Pittsburgh quarterback is donating training and equipment for a police dog in Norwood, Ohio.
The Steelers quarterback went to college at Miami University outside of Cincinnati and is giving back to the community. Ironically enough, the Steelers play the Cincinnati Bengals this Sunday but don’t expect support from Who Dey Fans, Lt. Ronald Murphy of the Norwood Police department told WXRC “It is a nice thing. Steeler week. I’m not a fan of the Steelers but I am a fan of Ben Roethlisberger this week.”
The police dog will complete training at the end of next year and will be used to sniff out suspects and drugs. The cost of the program for a police dog is about $7,000. Is this enough to get him out of the dog house?
The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback twice accused of sexual assault will not live with his fiance before they are married. Ben Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post Gazette that due to their religious beliefs, they will not move in together until after the wedding. Big Ben has been dating Ashley Harlan on and off for the past five years, despite having sexual assault allegations against him as recently as this past summer.
While the couple has their living arrangements figured out, they still do not know where they are having their wedding. Roethlisberger has invited more than 500 guests to the wedding, including all of his teammates, coaches, and Steelers executives. The originally location was going to be the Consol Energy Center, but the WWE already has the venue booked for a wrestling match… how classy!
It seems Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is taking the work hard-play hard approach to the Super Bowl. Big Ben and his teammates were out on the town Tuesday partying at a piano bar in Fort Worth, Texas. The notorious quaterback racked up an $800 bar tab and tipped an additional $200 as him and his teammates sang Billy Joel’s Piano Man.
When asked about his night on the town, Big Ben said: “It was a superstition and tradition on Tuesday night. I take the linemen out to dinner. We went out for barbecue and then we wanted to hear some live music. We just had an enjoyable night.”
Surprisingly, Green Bay Packers quaterback Aaron Rodgers was absent from the festivities.
Benjamin Todd “Ben” Roethlisberger (pronounced /ˈrɒθlɨsbɜrɡər/; born March 2, 1982), nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Steelers 11th overall in the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Miami University (Oxford, Ohio).
Roethlisberger earned the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004. He became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history, helping lead the Steelers, in his second professional season, to a 21–10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL at the age of 23. He was named to his first Pro Bowl in 2007. Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a second Super Bowl title in four seasons as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII, 27–23, after he made a game-winning touchdown pass to Santonio Holmes in the final 35 seconds. Roethlisberger has been one of the most efficient passers in NFL history. He currently ranks 9th all-time in NFL passer rating (92.0), 5th in yards per attempt (8.02), and 9th in completion percentage (63.25%) among quarterbacks with a minimum of 1500 career attempts. He has the 5th highest winning percentage (.701) as a starter in the regular season among quarterbacks with a minimum of 80 starts.
Off the field, Roethlisberger has been involved in high-profile incidents, including a nearly fatal motorcycle accident in 2006 and sexual assault allegations in Lake Tahoe in 2008 and in Milledgeville, Georgia, in 2010. Neither allegation resulted in charges being filed. However, the latter act resulted in Roethlisberger being suspended for six games (reduced to four) under the NFL’s personal conduct policy for the start of the 2010 season.
Known for playing outside the quarterback pocket in what he calls “backyard football”, Roethlisberger is often compared to his childhood idol, former Denver Broncos quarterback John Elway, due to the similar styles and fourth-quarter comebacks. Roethlisberger also grew up idolizing Pittsburgh area native Joe Montana. Roethlisberger wears number 7 in Elway’s honor.