Black Buzz News Service
April 22, 2010
NIKE should drop Big Ben Roethlisberger from all its endorsements and contractual obligations as soon as possible. Perhaps women should boycott NIKE products until they sever their ties with the likes of Big Ben Roethlisberger.
I am appalled that the County D.A. in Milledgeville Georgia didn't find enough credible evidence to proceed with his case against Big Ben Roethlisberger. I am aware of the fact that typically when the victim in a rape case isn't desirous of proceeding with a charge of rape, that the D.A. will drop the case. This is the practice throughout the United States, particularly in Allegheny County, PA. I can't prove it, but I smell a pay-off! Another reason the D.A. in question couldn't proceed with a proper prosecution of this case is the fact that the responding keystone officer from the Millidegeville Police Department didn't conduct any semblance of a thorough investigation. That's the reason he was really forced to resign from the police force when the allegations were proven to be factual. What a sham!
The victim's family probably decided against going through a painful embarrassing public rape trial that would have put her entire sexual history on trial by Big Ben's dream team of high priced attorneys.
Roethlisberger held that coed against her will. Isn't that false imprisonment under Georgia State Law? Ben provided alcoholic beverages to underage coeds. Isn't that against the law even in a rebel state like Georgia? The coed in question said "NO" and Roethlisberger like a punk took advantage of an inebriated woman. Mr. Roethlisberger is an embarrassment to his family, the Steeler organization, the Steeler fans, the National Football League and to himself.
Dan Rooney's boy, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell let Big Ben off the hook with that mild 4 to 6 game suspension. Mr. Roethlisberger should have been suspended for the entire 2010 season.
Ben Roethlisberger is not a good role model for our young people or the NFL and his behavior patterns in these cases of a sexual nature appear to be all about power and control. Does Big Ben have issues about his own sexuality? Men who take advantage of women when they are inebriated are pure and simple punks. I think there is more than meets the eye to the Ben Roethlisberger Chronicles.
Certainly there had to be numerous red flags in his younger years relative to this type of sexual behavior which was probably again dismissed as innocent adolescent discretion's and boys being boys in reference to his conduct with members of the opposite sex. Big Ben appears to be in dire need of on-going counseling and therapy and not just one or two sessions. Who's kidding who? One local psychologist in the Pittsburgh area has stated that Big Ben has failed to show any remorse or genuine feelings of "mea culpa" in any of his public speakings about the incidents for which he was and has been accused.
I doubt seriously whether the Steelers will trade for Big Ben. After all, Big Ben has been the engineer of their last two Super Bowl victories, and the present talk of trading Big Ben is just draft day posturing on the part of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Yes it's true that Big Ben struggled in the 2005 Super Bowl which was coached by Bill Cowher, but the Steeler had fast Willie Parker and Jerome Bettis running the ball effectively which took some of the pressure off of a mediocre performance by Roethlisberger. It takes a long period of time to develop into a top-flight quarterback in the NFL and you have to have all the other ingredients in your line-up and team in order to maintain a successful formula for consistent winning. Quite frankly the Steelers have too big of an investment in Big Ben to trade him for some untested draft choice or to rely on the often injured Charlie Batch and a raw young talent in Dennis Dixon. The Steelers got Byron Leftwich for insurance.
The Pittsburgh Steelers better come up with very good ground game or they will have a very long season with the rise of the Ravens, the upstart Bengals and the hard charging Cleveland Browns.