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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: Jun 12, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 2:03 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

As long as he didn't rape anyone, I'm good with it LOL...He should rape Terry Bradshaw in the interview!



Since: Jan 28, 2010
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:49 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

Singing karaoke in a piano bar? Was ther not a good dog fight to go to? This wouldn't even be a story if it was say, Tony Romo.



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:44 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

posted an item on its Website that stated Steelers quarterback sang and drank Tuesday night until 1:15 a.m. at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar in Fort Worth, Tex.

Roethlisberger was asked about it on Thursday.

The Steelers' QB said: "It was a superstition and tradition on Tuesday night. I take the linemen out to dinner. We went out for barbecue and then we wanted to hear some live music. We just had an enjoyable night."

Roethlisberger also said they were home before the 1 a.m. curfew. On "Piano Man" and , he said: "That's a great piano song isn't it, one of the best. You've got to request that when you're at the piano bar."

Last night, Big Ben said he went to movie and was in bed early. He also said his teammates had a laugh about this becoming a story.

When asked about his players going out, Steelers coach said: "I'm not concerned about that one iota. It's normal for guys to eat dinner believe it or not. ... I understand things being reported or viewed differently but that's not our concern. Believe it or not guys live lives."

TMZ recently reported that Dallas was under a huge stripper shortage, but that was




Since: Sep 5, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:39 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

As a Big Ben fan, Steeler fanatic...... it's good to hear someone who doesn't like him, be nice. I usually let words go. I was born in Seattle, but have been a Steeler fan all my life (Dad lived in Pitt) and so I have taken crap for years...... Thanks non Ben fan for the kind words..... let the guy be right?



Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:35 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

The Packers really should just pay off some good looking girl (although Ben does like the gross trolls)
I believe he dated her...

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Need a hankie?



Since: Jun 25, 2007
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:31 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

I'm no Roethlisberger fan, but the guy isn't even holding a drink in this video.  Looks pretty innocent to me.  I never thought I'd be saying this, but cut the guy a little slack!  I know he has a checkered past, but at least wait until the guy does something wrong (again) before you call for his head.  This video shows absolutely no wrong doing.   For the record, he's one of my least favorite players in the league BECAUSE OF what he's done, but this incident shouldn't count as a strike against him. 



Since: Apr 25, 2008
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:23 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

He better have kept it in his pants, they don't play in Texas.  This isn't that big of deal really, especially because this is Ben's third time to the "rodeo". If he was in Aaron Rodgers position, I'd say this is ridiculous.  Can't wait to see the video that eventually comes out of this one.  Should be good entertainment.



Since: Oct 22, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:13 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

i meant, did i miss any eagles players rapping some girl on the head so he could rape them, rapping being like hitting them with a metal pole or something. english aint so easy 



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:11 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

paid



Since: Jul 27, 2009
Posted on: February 3, 2011 1:10 pm
 

Roethlisberger partying during Super Bowl week?

they are both pieces of crap. are the dues he pain going to bring back the defenseless animals he tortured?


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