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hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 04:57 PM
Art Rooney II addresses Roethlisberger situation

Posted by Mike Florio on March 8, 2010


As investigators in Georgia prepare to release new information regarding the investigation of sexual assault charges made against Steelers quarterback Ben

Roethlisberger, Steelers president Art Rooney II has addressed the matter.

"All of us in the Steelers family are concerned about the recent incident involving Ben Roethlisberger in Georgia," Rooney said. "We cannot comment on any of the specifics until law enforcement's investigation is concluded. Certainly, we will continue to closely monitor the situation."

The message is a bit stronger than the usual "we do not comment on pending legal matters," and it makes us wonder whether the Steelers are beginning to tire of Roethlisberger's antics.

Meanwhile, we can't help but wonder whether the team or the league might take swift and decisive action if Roethlisberger ultimately is indicted on sexual assault charges. The indefinite suspension of quarterback Mike Vick occurred not when he pleaded guilty to dogfighting charges, but when he was indicted on federal conspiracy charges relating to gambling and dogfighting.

Either way, there's a chance that the filing of charges against Roethlisberger could have a much more significant impact on his career than anyone currently realizes. And that's why attorney Ed Garland will be doing everything he can to keep Roethlisberger from being charged.

cruzer8
03-08-2010, 05:25 PM
Florio is a world class, grade A douchebag.

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 05:41 PM
Florio is a world class, grade A douchebag.


he can be at times, i do my best to just read the information and ignore his constant attempts of stirring up controversy and shocking his readers.

Jom112
03-08-2010, 06:04 PM
Florio is a world class, grade A douchebag.


he can be at times, i do my best to just read the information and ignore his constant attempts of stirring up controversy and shocking his readers.

I agree.

You have to give Florio some credit though because he does it to all teams and players. He doesn't favor anyone...

kindlecatsb'ng
03-08-2010, 06:11 PM
An equal opportunity annoyer

hawaiiansteel
03-08-2010, 06:27 PM
An equal opportunity annoyer



:D :D :D

cruzer8
03-08-2010, 06:41 PM
Florio is a world class, grade A douchebag.


he can be at times, i do my best to just read the information and ignore his constant attempts of stirring up controversy and shocking his readers.

For a guy who is an attorney his "articles" are rife with speculation and hearsay.

fezziwig
03-15-2010, 07:31 PM
Anymore word from the front office ?

BlackJackGold
03-15-2010, 07:47 PM
Absolutely nothing, Fezz.

He is not granting any interviews and is even absent from press conferences regarding FA signings.

fezziwig
03-15-2010, 08:49 PM
thank you :)

BlackJackGold
03-19-2010, 01:30 AM
Steelers President Art Rooney said he will allow the investigation of sexual assault charges against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to finish before the team decides what direction it might take on the matter. While Rooney declined to discuss the situation, he did say the team has time on its side before it looks at making any personnel moves to bring in a quarterback. "I mean, look that's one of the things, we do have a little bit of luxury of time," Rooney said this afternoon during an interview at Steelers offices, his first public comments since he issued a statement last week. "If we were at a different point in the year we may have to be thinking and doing something different. But at the moment, I think we're in a situation we're going to let this investigation play out and then go from there." Police in Milledgeville, Ga., are investigating an accusation brought by a 20-year-old woman who said Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in the bathroom of a club in the early morning hours of March 5.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3652 ... estigation (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/365253-steelers-steelers-to-decide-ben-roethlisbergers-fate-after-investigation)

papillon
03-19-2010, 09:47 AM
Steelers President Art Rooney said he will allow the investigation of sexual assault charges against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to finish before the team decides what direction it might take on the matter. While Rooney declined to discuss the situation, he did say the team has time on its side before it looks at making any personnel moves to bring in a quarterback. "I mean, look that's one of the things, we do have a little bit of luxury of time," Rooney said this afternoon during an interview at Steelers offices, his first public comments since he issued a statement last week. "If we were at a different point in the year we may have to be thinking and doing something different. But at the moment, I think we're in a situation we're going to let this investigation play out and then go from there." Police in Milledgeville, Ga., are investigating an accusation brought by a 20-year-old woman who said Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in the bathroom of a club in the early morning hours of March 5.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3652 ... estigation (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/365253-steelers-steelers-to-decide-ben-roethlisbergers-fate-after-investigation)

In case anyone thought the Rooneys are okay with this situation, think again. This indicates that they are certainly beginning to plan as if Ben may not be available next season. Wow... :twisted:

I'm getting the feeling that this case is beginning to grow legs. :HeadBanger

Pappy

SteelAbility
03-19-2010, 11:26 AM
Steelers President Art Rooney said he will allow the investigation of sexual assault charges against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to finish before the team decides what direction it might take on the matter. While Rooney declined to discuss the situation, he did say the team has time on its side before it looks at making any personnel moves to bring in a quarterback. "I mean, look that's one of the things, we do have a little bit of luxury of time," Rooney said this afternoon during an interview at Steelers offices, his first public comments since he issued a statement last week. "If we were at a different point in the year we may have to be thinking and doing something different. But at the moment, I think we're in a situation we're going to let this investigation play out and then go from there." Police in Milledgeville, Ga., are investigating an accusation brought by a 20-year-old woman who said Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in the bathroom of a club in the early morning hours of March 5.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3652 ... estigation (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/365253-steelers-steelers-to-decide-ben-roethlisbergers-fate-after-investigation)

In case anyone thought the Rooneys are okay with this situation, think again. This indicates that they are certainly beginning to plan as if Ben may not be available next season. Wow... :twisted:

I'm getting the feeling that this case is beginning to grow legs. :HeadBanger

Pappy

I think this is more Rooney's way of making a strong statement to Ben than it is an indication of the case growing legs.

papillon
03-19-2010, 11:30 AM
Steelers President Art Rooney said he will allow the investigation of sexual assault charges against quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to finish before the team decides what direction it might take on the matter. While Rooney declined to discuss the situation, he did say the team has time on its side before it looks at making any personnel moves to bring in a quarterback. "I mean, look that's one of the things, we do have a little bit of luxury of time," Rooney said this afternoon during an interview at Steelers offices, his first public comments since he issued a statement last week. "If we were at a different point in the year we may have to be thinking and doing something different. But at the moment, I think we're in a situation we're going to let this investigation play out and then go from there." Police in Milledgeville, Ga., are investigating an accusation brought by a 20-year-old woman who said Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in the bathroom of a club in the early morning hours of March 5.

http://bleacherreport.com/articles/3652 ... estigation (http://bleacherreport.com/articles/365253-steelers-steelers-to-decide-ben-roethlisbergers-fate-after-investigation)

In case anyone thought the Rooneys are okay with this situation, think again. This indicates that they are certainly beginning to plan as if Ben may not be available next season. Wow... :twisted:

I'm getting the feeling that this case is beginning to grow legs. :HeadBanger

Pappy

I think this is more Rooney's way of making a strong statement to Ben than it is an indication of the case growing legs.

Either way, Art is not a happy camper.

Pappy