I have been reading all of the media, rumors, and statements that have taken place during Roethlisberger's case investigation and have come to a conclusion. Big Ben is a great QB but a dirt bag of a person. IF all of these allegations are true, which hundreds of pages of allegations and statements were released Thursday, then Ben is not a player I want on my team. These cases have become a team distraction and are popping up what seems like everyday.
The Rooney's have discussed the possibility of a trade to get Ben out of town, and gain back the respect that they have earned over 80 years. Trading Holmes was a good idea, but would have been a better idea had they come out with a better draft pick. One trade for Ben I would love to see would be Steelers trade Big Ben to the Rams for the first pick in the draft. This would give them all access to Sam Bradford, who is the closest thing to a franchise QB your going to have for a while. Bradford posseses all of the qualities NFL teams look for in a QB. Size, Skill, Maturity, you name it Bradford's got it. They also would still have their 18th pick in the draft, and could still address their needs at offensive line, or cornerback.
Ben was given fame too early, and now doesn't know how to handle it. He thinks he's invincible and can't be touched, but he picked the wrong franchise to think that with. The Steelers have been known for a zero tolerance policy on off-the-field issues, and now Ben has dug himself in to a hole he can't get out of. I hope the Steelers do trade Ben and get the first pick for him, and even if they don't hopefully this will be a wake up call and he throws his invincibility cloak away and starts worrying about football.