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fordfixer
10-08-2010, 12:21 AM
Roethlisberger considered quitting NFL
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Pitt ... NFL-100710 (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Pittsburgh-Steelers-quarterback-Ben-Roethlisberger-considered-quitting-NFL-100710)

Updated Oct 8, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said in an interview screened Thursday that he considered walking away from the NFL as he struggled to come to terms with sexual assault allegations made against him.

anger 82&95
10-08-2010, 06:48 AM
Roethlisberger considered quitting NFL
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Pitt ... NFL-100710 (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Pittsburgh-Steelers-quarterback-Ben-Roethlisberger-considered-quitting-NFL-100710)

Updated Oct 8, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said in an interview screened Thursday that he considered walking away from the NFL as he struggled to come to terms with sexual assault allegations made against him.
Definition of Brief I May Leave Professional Sports Disorder (BIMLPSD) - Typically manifests during transitional phases of existence, i.e., receiving unfair and punitive sentence from the commish… duration- less than 1/10 of a second; symptoms often mitigated by initial search of the local want ads. Note: may become chronic- see Barry Sanders.

stlrz d
10-08-2010, 08:18 AM
Roethlisberger considered quitting NFL
http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Pitt ... NFL-100710 (http://msn.foxsports.com/nfl/story/Pittsburgh-Steelers-quarterback-Ben-Roethlisberger-considered-quitting-NFL-100710)

Updated Oct 8, 2010 12:01 AM ET

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said in an interview screened Thursday that he considered walking away from the NFL as he struggled to come to terms with sexual assault allegations made against him.
Definition of Brief I May Leave Professional Sports Disorder (BIMLPSD) - Typically manifests during transitional phases of existence, i.e., receiving unfair and punitive sentence from the commish… duration- less than 1/10 of a second; symptoms often mitigated by initial search of the local want ads. Note: may become chronic- see Barry Sanders.

First thought I had when I saw that. He was so pissed off at what the commish did to him that he was ready to say "eff it" and walk away.

proudpittsburgher
10-08-2010, 08:19 AM
I am going to grow really tired of the "feature" stories over the next two weeks and will be very happy when we can just get back to the debate about whether or not Ben holds on to the ball for too long. :)

SteelAbility
10-08-2010, 08:27 AM
I am going to grow really tired of the "feature" stories over the next two weeks and will be very happy when we can just get back to the debate about whether or not Ben holds on to the ball for too long. :)

Which he CLEARLY does ... :lol:

Steelers>NFL
10-08-2010, 08:32 AM
Walk away from the $100mm contract? Yeah right!!!

Chachi
10-08-2010, 08:43 AM
I am going to grow really tired of the "feature" stories over the next two weeks and will be very happy when we can just get back to the debate about whether or not Ben holds on to the ball for too long. :)

I agree wholeheartedly, but, hopefully this story will keep at the forefront all the way through February....if you catch my meaning. It's a small price for us to pay.

feltdizz
10-08-2010, 08:44 AM
Walk away from the $100mm contract? Yeah right!!!

..and Albert Haynesworth said had to think long and hard about cashing his 21 million dollar check :wink:

RKSteel
10-08-2010, 08:48 AM
I am going to grow really tired of the "feature" stories over the next two weeks and will be very happy when we can just get back to the debate about whether or not Ben holds on to the ball for too long. :)

Which he CLEARLY does ... :lol:
Maybe he holds the ball too long, cause BA's playcalling only has WRs running deep routes, the is no 5-10 yd short passing game.

Wallace is the fastest so he runs 50-70 yd post patterns.
Ward was never fast, it takes him 10 seconds to 20yd pattern.
Miller, well he is the best pass catcher the team, and would be great 10-15 down the middle just pass the LB, but BA has him in the backfield blocking. :)

Ghost
10-08-2010, 09:13 AM
Walk away from the $100mm contract? Yeah right!!!

My first thought as well. It's a nice sound bite, nothing more.

And it's not just the remainin $$ (he was guranteed $36M) on this contract but he knows he's going to get another large deal as well. And after he wins another SB, the endorsements will be flooding back in.

papillon
10-08-2010, 09:30 AM
Walk away from the $100mm contract? Yeah right!!!

The guaranteed portion (35 million) is more than enough to be able to walk away, if he chose to do so.

Pappy

feltdizz
10-08-2010, 10:06 AM
Walk away from the $100mm contract? Yeah right!!!

The guaranteed portion (35 million) is more than enough to be able to walk away, if he chose to do so.

Pappy

It's enough for YOU to walk away from the game... but until Ben or another player walks away in their prime fans will say it's the money.

Dave Chappelle's Dad told him to name his price if he really wanted to do the comedian/TV thing and to get out of the biz if they couldn't meet it. I don't think he was talking about money it was more of a moral/self worth price tag.

Dave said after he signed the contract for 30 million everything changed and it wasn't worth it.

I think Ben had the same kind of thoughts when it came to football... is it all worth it?

35 mill is a lot to us... but to a guy like Ben who knows what 35 mill is to him when he looks at taxes, agent, lawyer fees, friends and family.

Oviedo
10-08-2010, 10:13 AM
Walk away from the $100mm contract? Yeah right!!!

The guaranteed portion (35 million) is more than enough to be able to walk away, if he chose to do so.

Pappy

Totally agree. Put $30M of that in even a low interest bearing account of about 3% and you get $900,000 per year, every year, for the rest of your life without ever touching the $30M.

Wouldn't be tough to live like that no matter what you life style was unless it was totally extreme.

feltdizz
10-08-2010, 10:52 AM
Walk away from the $100mm contract? Yeah right!!!

The guaranteed portion (35 million) is more than enough to be able to walk away, if he chose to do so.

Pappy

Totally agree. Put $30M of that in even a low interest bearing account of about 3% and you get $900,000 per year, every year, for the rest of your life without ever touching the $30M.

Wouldn't be tough to live like that no matter what you life style was unless it was totally extreme.

a large portion of NFL players live the extreme lifestyle.

Ben doesn't seem like one of them.

Ghost
10-08-2010, 10:59 AM
The other reason I think this is nothing more than a good quip that sounds heartfelt - the only way he's really putting all this behind him is to play again, become a leader on this team, and change the way he's perceived in public in the off season. He stops now and he's only remembered as the guy who was accused of terrible behavior and QUIT.

He goes on to have the career we all think he's capable of having (additional Championships) and this incident becomes a tiny footnote, barely recalled.

If you believe he was truely considering walking away; I have some ocean front property in Pittsburgh to sell you....

RuthlessBurgher
10-08-2010, 11:16 AM
If you believe he was truely considering walking away; I have some ocean front property in Pittsburgh to sell you....

If it has a pool with the number 7 on the bottom of it, I'll take it! :lol:

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feltdizz
10-08-2010, 12:07 PM
The other reason I think this is nothing more than a good quip that sounds heartfelt - the only way he's really putting all this behind him is to play again, become a leader on this team, and change the way he's perceived in public in the off season. He stops now and he's only remembered as the guy who was accused of terrible behavior and QUIT.

He goes on to have the career we all think he's capable of having (additional Championships) and this incident becomes a tiny footnote, barely recalled.

If you believe he was truely considering walking away; I have some ocean front property in Pittsburgh to sell you....

:Agree

There was a tennis player who was suspended for having cocaine in her system? She claimed she was innocent but instead of fighting the charges she retired.

Ben would look like he was running from something if he quit.