I that personal adviser should be fired... right after Ben's.Originally Posted by JARKDKA interviewed a personal adviser last night who said Ben did good on his delivery of his statement, it was sincere and believable. He said the only thing Ben could have done better was wear something more business casual.Originally Posted by papillonI would like to know the genesis of the whole contrived statement that he read looking disheveled and guilty of something. Whoever is advising him on his choice of clothing (Nike, really, at this time?), haircut and appearance did not do him any good service. He appeared unprepared, sloppy and dismissive of the incident. Reading a statement as poorly crafted and nebulous as the one he read certainly didn't help get this incident behind him.
He needs to hire himself a personal adviser to help get himself cleaned up. He looks like a slob much of the time and acts similarly. He's a great talent, but that doesn't give him license to behave in any fashion he sees fit.
The statement lasted less than 3 minutes and he couldn't get through it without reading cue cards. That indicates that he was not even part of the process of crafting the statement. Not having an actual press conference was not a good idea either and I'm not sure why the Steeler organization allowed this to happen without a representative from the team in attendance. Even if they want to distance themselves from Ben a representative of the organization should have been present and in sight.
It's almost as if Ben conducted the statement without the blessing of the organization, but held the conference on their premises against their better judgment. It was extremely odd or eerie in nature. I fear this isn't over for Ben and the Steelers.
It was a pathetic attempt.