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Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Posted on: February 3, 2011 8:03 am
Edited on: February 3, 2011 8:18 am
 
Posted by Will Brinson

The comments on this article should range nicely from "STEELER SUX" to "STOP WASTING MY TIME, LOSER," but it warrants mentioning, I think, that Ben Roethlisberger was reportedly out getting a little loose at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar in Fort Worth where the Steelers are staying this week.

Yes, that report does come via TMZ.com, and, no Ben doesn't do anything stupid. Unless you count choosing Billy Joel's "Piano Man" as his selection during the karaoke session he and "two massive teammates" held from 11:00 PM until 1:15 AM.

People inside the bar told TMZ that Ben was "nice, fun and took care of everyone" -- reportedly he bought several rounds for the entire bar. (And presumably, that was so some jerk wouldn't sell video of him singing to TMZ for $5,000.)

Look, this video, which you have to assume is going to make the rounds Thursday, is really only a big deal because of circumstance.

Ben got in trouble for some pretty nasty allegations that occurred while he was partying too hard in some random, podunk town in Georgia. Ergo, when people Ben's supposed to be in Dallas and focused and renewed and changed and all that stuff.

That doesn't mean that Ben has to go to church every night or go rescue orphans in between Super Bowl practices. Expecting that out of him would be a bit much.

And it's also pretty fine for the guy to cut loose a little bit by enjoying a reasonably quiet evening on the town. But given all that's happened over the last year, it's surprising to see him even risk the potential of public discussion about his behavior in the week leading up to the Super Bowl.

Because regardless of the thought process behind his behavior and whether or not belting out Billy Joel tunes at 1:00 AM in a Piano Bar in a day and age when everyone has a camera phone actually affects his on-field performance, if the Steelers end up losing, people will want to know why he wasn't spending the week getting more prepared.

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 7, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Maybe I'm pretty boring but a piano bar isn't wild or inappropriate in my world.  Perhaps a little sad but not reckless

You may want to try Howl at the Moon (chain) or Paddy O'Brien's in New Orleans.  Don't confuse a piano bar with a dualing piano bar.  The music conbined with enough booze provides for a pretty wild time - of what I can remember.



Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2011 11:59 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

So she didn't want to go through the public humiliation of facing a trial to possibily put a rapist behind bars but will undertake it to get a monetary settlement? 

And a question for you.   If he's guilty or agrees to settle out of court, why doesn't she deserve money?  You're trying to tell me if you were that girl and had a chance to make a million dollars off the guy that hurt you and forced you to go through that public humiliation that you wouldn't take advantage of that?

Cracks me up... people on these boards amaze me every day.  Yeah... you would never go for the money if you think you could win... you would do the right and moral thing and go after him in criminal court where it costs you money and you get nothing back if you lose..... gotcha. 

You're awesome...




Since: Jun 25, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2011 9:41 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

So if she now turns around a files a lawsuit would refute her very reasons of not pursuing criminal charges.  A civil lawsuit would be just as intrusive if not more so then a criminal case, because she would not provide her the "anonymous" status that a victim would be afforded if it was a criminal case.  Think of it...all we know is that the victim is a college student in GA...with the lawsuit in Nevada we know the victims name. 

So she didn't want to go through the public humiliation of facing a trial to possibily put a rapist behind bars but will undertake it to get a monetary settlement? 

You're not thinking outside the box at all.  All you keep talking about is money and greed and not thinking this completely through.  First of all, her lawyer is full of crap and I never believe everything lawyers say.... so I'll move on...

Yes. Suffering through public humiliation with a top notch and hotshot lawyer at your side and a much better chance of winning makes sense.  Top notch lawyers will take her case in a minute because if and when she wins, they get a nice percentage of the winnings. It's a lot harder to hire a great lawyer for anything else where money isn't coming back to you unless you have the kind of money Ben has... it aint happening.  Suffering through that humiliation in criminal court where the chance of winning is next to nothing doesn't make sense. 

Mark my words. Save my post somewhere safe.  Ben WILL settle out of court with this girl... you wait and see.  And when he does, let the excuses begin.... I already know what his fans are going to say... but I'll save the laughs for later.




Since: Sep 9, 2006
Posted on: February 4, 2011 4:33 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Attorney David Walbert said in the letter: "What is obvious in looking forward is that a criminal trial would be a very intrusive personal experience for a complainant in this situation, given the extraordinary media attention that would be inevitable.

"The media coverage to date, and the efforts of the media to access our client, have been very unnerving, to say the least."

The letter said the woman stood by her complaint.

"The decision (as for no prosecution) does not reflect any recanting of our client's complaint, but simply a realistic personal decision as to what is in her best interests," Walbert wrote. -- Gary Mihoces


Sorry Redwing, you're incorrect about the lawsuit. 

The DA had made the choice not to prosecute due to lack of evidence.  Her attorney however specifically sited the "intrusive personal experience" as not persuing the case. 

So if she now turns around a files a lawsuit would refute her very reasons of not pursuing criminal charges.  A civil lawsuit would be just as intrusive if not more so then a criminal case, because she would not provide her the "anonymous" status that a victim would be afforded if it was a criminal case.  Think of it...all we know is that the victim is a college student in GA...with the lawsuit in Nevada we know the victims name. 

So she didn't want to go through the public humiliation of facing a trial to possibily put a rapist behind bars but will undertake it to get a monetary settlement? 



Since: Jan 13, 2009
Posted on: February 4, 2011 11:54 am
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

oh my heavens--you mean that this guy actually went out and of all things had dinner what nerve--stay in your room and study young man--dont you know that is what real football players do---like all the losers and their fans from the 30 or so teams NOT in dallas for the big dance.  Bunch of losers that secretly could only hope to have had some success to root for--Right all you One Ring Manning supporters--Quitter Cutler Fans---Pretty Boy (choke,choke) Brady, the other one ring manning and of course--that playoff monster P. Rivers. Enjoy the game folks maybe next year one of your teams will be represented and your QB might have to answer the question--how could you go out to Dinner during super bowl week


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