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?
Always looking for an excuse to party… the city of Pittsburgh is holding a rally to congratulate Hines Ward on winning the 12th season of Daning With The Stars. Though he won back in May, he will be honored as he should be with a rally and celebration at the City County Building on Thursday.
Mayor Luke Ravenstahl said, “City residents and the Steelers Nation have contacted my office asking for the city to properly thank our hometown hero for once-again shining the spotlight on Pittsburgh.”
Joining Ward at the ceremony will be his dancing partner Kym Johnson, and the day will be officially deemed Hines Ward and Kym Johnson Day.
“I am back to thank the city of Pittsburgh and Steelers Nation for all their support during Dancing With the Stars,” Ward said in a statement. “I wanted to win this trophy for the city of champions and for the greatest fans in the world.”
After making it to the Super Bowl in Feburary, I am sure Pittsburgh fans were hoping Ward would be bringing a different trophy back to the city…
Rashard Mendenhall was the first athlete to sign an endorsement deal with Champion in over a decade, but the Pittsburgh Steelers running back has been dropped by the sports apparel company over controversial Tweets.
After the death of Osama Bin Laden, Mendenhall criticized Americans for celebrating his death saying, “What kind of person celebrates death? It’s amazing how people can HATE a man they have never even heard speak. We’ve only heard one side…”
In one Tweet, Mendenhall even questioned the validity of 9/11, “”We’ll never know what really happened. I just have a hard time believing a plane could take a skyscraper down demolition style.”
Champion said the company does not think “Mendenhall can appropriately represent Champion,” and even the Steelers released a statement distancing itself from the comments.
But unike Rashard Mendenhall, Seal Team 6 does not drop the ball!
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!