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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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Comments

Since: Dec 13, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 4:24 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

I'm glad you didn't focus this article on bashing him for this. The fact that he is still out enjoying himself should tell everyone what they need to know, he is not worried about these previous allegations because they are probably not true. He is just enjoying himself like everyone other citizen of the United States has the right to do. He is a human being, he needs to relax and enjoy himself. Whether he drank a couple nights of the week or not, he's going to show up Sunday with the same exact mindset and do they same exact thing either way, whether it be win or lose.



Since: Sep 27, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 4:15 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

This does it! All bets are off! No way this guy can play after singing Karoake. Packers 1,000,000 Steelers 0.

lol

Just plain funny!
I am pretty sure I seen Aaron Rodgers drinking a soda and talking on a cell phone! I guess that puts it back to even.



Since: Mar 4, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:50 pm
 

Roethlisberger raping during Super Bowl week?

I can't believe he took time to rape during Super Bowl Week.  He needs his rest for the game.



Since: May 11, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:40 pm
 

Ben was caught singing...

Roethlisberger was caught singing to his two Super Bowl rings!




Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:34 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

I love all the "Who cares???" posts. There are 12 pages of comments, including all those from people who cared enough to tell us all that no one could or should possibly care. Priceless.



Since: Sep 8, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:30 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Wow dinner and drinks with his offensive lineman followed by some bad karaoke singing......sounds like they got totally crazy.  i wonder how many other players from both teams were out having some drinks or getting dinner on an off night?  Why am I even reading about a guy going out to get dinner and drinks?  Dude ate food and drank beverage, reported to be nice and left a great tip.  Stop the presses,



Since: Mar 28, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:25 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Why are you posting this on a sports website?? are you this desprate for a story? can You please for the love and hope of your future hits on this website please stick to "Football" stories... and stay out of peoples off the field lives



Since: Feb 3, 2011
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:19 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

I wonder iif his singing was as bad as to deserve this post?? Come on reporters! why dont you let the man concentrate on the game while you write about something relevant?




Since: Sep 28, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:16 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

I think its pretty dam funny that an adult can not go and enjoy themselves. What was Max doing in LA back in 1967? Partying all night because he didn't think he was going to play. If he had dropped those passes the legacy would not be there. I'm a packer fan, if Ben wants to stay out let him. I just wish it would have been 5 a.m. instead of 1 a.m.



Since: Aug 24, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 3:10 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

gforce=MORON!  I'm willing to bet that's what you say when you actually see a live girl:

GFORCE: (with drool) ahh, uhhh, duhh? 
"Innocent" Bystanding Girl: (laughing uncontrollably) dude WTF?!  Eww, what a Fcuking loser and fugly too! 

Gforce:  durr??  uurrr umm...awwwwww




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