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JAR
04-14-2010, 10:51 AM
Wednesday, April 14, 2010
By Ed Bouchette, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

Ben Roethlisberger, busy with other matters the past two days, arrived at the Steelers training facility today for his first workout with his teammates.

The Steelers quarterback had not joined his teammates in their spring workouts while awaiting a ruling in Georgia on a sexual assault claim against him. Prosecutors there announced on Monday they would not pursue the case. On Tuesday, Roethlisberger met with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in New York City to discuss matters, including what happened in Georgia.

Steelers veterans have been working out together since March 29, a date coach Mike Tomlin gave them to begin those activities. Tomlin will hold his first two practices -- or organized team activities --- April 19 and 20 and Roethlisberger is expected to participate in those as well.

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pfelix73
04-14-2010, 10:57 AM
Good to see it- time to move on.....

:tt1

phillyesq
04-14-2010, 11:10 AM
Good to see it- time to move on.....

:tt1

Absolutely time to move on. It will be nice to finally be able to discuss football again.

Djfan
04-14-2010, 11:43 AM
Good to see it- time to move on.....

:tt1

Absolutely time to move on. It will be nice to finally be able to discuss football again.

:Agree

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
04-14-2010, 11:50 AM
Step one.

NW Steeler
04-14-2010, 12:49 PM
Normalcy is a welcome elixir for what ails us!

SteelAbility
04-14-2010, 01:52 PM
Step one.

... of fifty. :P

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
04-14-2010, 02:30 PM
Step one.

... of fifty. :P

....Got that right!

skyhawk
04-14-2010, 02:43 PM
Whew!

I can exhale a little bit. Still not out of the woods yet.

:tt2

steeler_george
04-14-2010, 02:54 PM
WELCOME BACK BENJI!!!
:Boobs :Cheers :Boobs :Cheers :Boobs :Cheers :Boobs

Maybe I shouldn't tempt him beer and boobs!

I am sure glad everything is falling back to normal.

skyhawk
04-14-2010, 02:57 PM
WELCOME BACK BENJI!!!
:Boobs :Cheers :Boobs :Cheers :Boobs :Cheers :Boobs

Maybe I shouldn't tempt him beer and boobs!

I am sure glad everything is falling back to normal.

Hopefully like Kobe's mess faded away with time, Ben's will too.

hawaiiansteel
04-14-2010, 03:21 PM
Step one.


Step two -

get a different haircut!


http://www.blogcdn.com/backporch.fanhouse.com/media/2010/04/ben-roethlisberger-steelers-statement-mullet-bp.jpg

AngryAsian
04-14-2010, 03:26 PM
Step one.


Step two -

get a different haircut!


http://www.blogcdn.com/backporch.fanhouse.com/media/2010/04/ben-roethlisberger-steelers-statement-mullet-bp.jpg


Step 3... get into shape. Ben has the body potential of being a porker.

costanza2k1
04-14-2010, 03:58 PM
Step one.


Step two -

get a different haircut!


http://www.blogcdn.com/backporch.fanhouse.com/media/2010/04/ben-roethlisberger-steelers-statement-mullet-bp.jpg


Step 2 was taken care of the next day before the commish meeting:
http://ll-media.tmz.com/2010/04/13/0413-roethlisberger2-tmz-video-credit.jpg

JUST-PLAIN-NASTY
04-14-2010, 04:08 PM
Step one.


Step two -

get a different haircut!


http://www.blogcdn.com/backporch.fanhouse.com/media/2010/04/ben-roethlisberger-steelers-statement-mullet-bp.jpg


Step 2 was taken care of the next day before the commish meeting:
http://ll-media.tmz.com/2010/04/13/0413-roethlisberger2-tmz-video-credit.jpg

I saw that at the meeting...Thank God!
Sources close to the Commish said he was going to give a 3 game suspension for the haircut alone.

JAR
04-14-2010, 04:11 PM
According to Tim Benz, he looked like he did because he wasn't expecting to do a PC. They figured his lawyer would be speaking, but because of the way the DA's PC turned out, they had Ben do the PC. He was at the facility working out already and had to wear what he worn to the training facility.

Lebsteel
04-14-2010, 04:22 PM
According to Tim Benz, he looked like he did because he wasn't expecting to do a PC. They figured his lawyer would be speaking, but because of the way the DA's PC turned out, they had Ben do the PC. He was at the facility working out already and had to wear what he worn to the training facility.

The FO should NEVER have let him appear like that. Our Public Affairs people were asleep at the wheel. The first thing you check for a big PC like that is appearance and obviously nobody did. What happened between 7 pm and 2 pm the next day? Probably a lot of butt chewing (along with a haircut).

SanAntonioSteelerFan
04-14-2010, 04:48 PM
According to Tim Benz, he looked like he did because he wasn't expecting to do a PC. They figured his lawyer would be speaking, but because of the way the DA's PC turned out, they had Ben do the PC. He was at the facility working out already and had to wear what he worn to the training facility.

The FO should NEVER have let him appear like that. Our Public Affairs people were asleep at the wheel. The first thing you check for a big PC like that is appearance and obviously nobody did. What happened between 7 pm and 2 pm the next day? Probably a lot of butt chewing (along with a haircut).

:Agree :Agree

Would have cancelled the PC rather than have him appear like that.

Maybe it was intentional by the F.O. though - "Ben, have a taste of what it's like on your own, which is where you'll be if you keep getting in trouble...".

stlrz d
04-14-2010, 08:38 PM
Step one.


Step two -

get a different haircut!


http://www.blogcdn.com/backporch.fanhouse.com/media/2010/04/ben-roethlisberger-steelers-statement-mullet-bp.jpg


Step 3... get into shape. Ben has the body potential of being a porker.

Did you see the video of him throwing? He looks to be in fine shape. He was never a sculpted guy to begin with.

He has a large face that's a bit misshapen due to the surgery needed as a result of the accident. People see his large face and assume that he's out of shape. He's not.

feltdizz
04-14-2010, 10:12 PM
Whoever rushed Ben out there should be fired... his wardrobe malfunctioned.

Regardless of accusations he needed a haircut. That thing was awful..

BradshawsHairdresser
04-15-2010, 09:21 AM
Did you see the video of him throwing? He looks to be in fine shape. He was never a sculpted guy to begin with.

He has a large face that's a bit misshapen due to the surgery needed as a result of the accident. People see his large face and assume that he's out of shape. He's not.

Ben's face has gotten bigger and plumper since last season...along with the rest of his big body. It's not just me...several people have remarked about it--when he made that statement, he looked somewhat bloated all over.

I agree that his throwing arm looks fine, and that he was never a sculpted guy to begin with. And I'm not worried about him not being in physical shape by the start of the season. But before then, he's got a few pounds to shed.

Oviedo
04-15-2010, 09:27 AM
Whoever rushed Ben out there should be fired... his wardrobe malfunctioned.

Regardless of accusations he needed a haircut. That thing was awful..

Disagree. Think it was great that Ben was out there on his own with no support in place. Hopefully it embarassed him like he embarassed the team. Sent a message. Hopefully now he looks at that and sees what a buffoon he comes off as.

AngryAsian
04-15-2010, 09:31 AM
According to Tim Benz, he looked like he did because he wasn't expecting to do a PC. They figured his lawyer would be speaking, but because of the way the DA's PC turned out, they had Ben do the PC. He was at the facility working out already and had to wear what he worn to the training facility.

The FO should NEVER have let him appear like that. Our Public Affairs people were asleep at the wheel. The first thing you check for a big PC like that is appearance and obviously nobody did. What happened between 7 pm and 2 pm the next day? Probably a lot of butt chewing (along with a haircut).

Leb, the statements you made above screams experience in that particular arena. This is what made me scratch my head with earlier threads regarding his appearance. Many stated they found his appearance a non-issue. If it were a non-issue, why even make a public statement? His appearance directly correlates to wanting to put this thing to bed and present a perception that he is nothing like the allegations make him to be.... and a clean cut, professional representation of our franchise QB would go a long way in starting to mend his obviously tarnished image. His prep was poor, because no where in his statement did he ever apologize to the fans.... to some maybe this is no big deal, but in a small market fan support is huge and since he currently isn't winning games during this very sad off-season, the avenues of re-establishing his fandom credibility are few and far between.