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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been described by many as a team of character.
    And I've said for years that's not accurate. They've had their share of problem children long before Ben Roethlisberger played here.

    Mel Blount is as beloved a "Super Steeler" as it gets. But many forget that he once sued Chuck Noll and vowed never to play for the Steelers again as long as Noll was coaching.

    Eric Green, Donnell Woolford, Bill Johnson, James Harrison, Rod Woodson, etc. They've all had their problems off the field.

    We still employed them.

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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    At least Ben isn't number one on that list.

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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    Quote Originally Posted by Crash
    Over the years, the Pittsburgh Steelers have been described by many as a team of character.
    And I've said for years that's not accurate. They've had their share of problem children long before Ben Roethlisberger played here.

    Mel Blount is as beloved a "Super Steeler" as it gets. But many forget that he once sued Chuck Noll and vowed never to play for the Steelers again as long as Noll was coaching.

    Eric Green, Donnell Woolford, Bill Johnson, James Harrison, Rod Woodson, etc. They've all had their problems off the field.

    We still employed them.
    That was exactly my point. This whole "higher character" thing is a myth propagated by the fans so they can feel "superior".

    Btw, wasn't it Carlton Haselrig who drove his Jeep up the steps of a courthouse or something like that?

    Ok, had to do some searching cuz it was bugging me. It was a Seminary. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/vault/ ... /index.htm

    there was a warrant for his arrest in Pennsylvania for failing to appear at a Dec. 4 hearing in Allegheny County to answer charges that he had driven his Jeep up the steps of a seminary a year earlier.
    There's a whole lot more in that story. And in this one too: http://www.post-gazette.com/Steelers/20 ... 0716p3.asp

    In April 1993, he checked into the Betty Ford Clinic as part of his sentence after a DUI conviction. That fall, he was suspended by the NFL for violating its drug policy by testing positive for cocaine. In '94, he had several stints in rehab and disappeared for days at a time, at one point leaving Steelers camp. He ended up on the injured/left camp list and had to sit out the season.

    After several arrests and more trips to rehab, Haselrig signed with the New York Jets and played part of the '95 season before he was suspended by the NFL for violating the league's drug policy. He disappeared again.

    The downward spiral continued until March 1997, when he was sentenced to 6 to 23 months in prison for violating his probation. He had been arrested for riding a motorcycle through Johnstown intoxicated and wearing his helmet backward.
    The Steelers roster is comprised of guys just like those on every other NFL roster. A few are uber good guys, a few are uber bad guys and the rest fall somewhere in the middle of the bell curve.

    What makes the Steelers organization superior is they consistently put a quality team on the field, and the manner in which they do that...meaning how they conduct business. Period.

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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    What you are a WR in the NFL, drive under the influence, strike and kill a person crossing the road in the wee hours of the morning, what list are you on?

    Chucktown

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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    Quote Originally Posted by Chucktownsteeler
    What you are a WR in the NFL, drive under the influence, strike and kill a person crossing the road in the wee hours of the morning, what list are you on?

    Chucktown

    Dante Stallworth was already on the lowest scummiest list of all.... the Cleveland Browns Roster.

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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    Quote Originally Posted by AngryAsian
    Quote Originally Posted by Chucktownsteeler
    What you are a WR in the NFL, drive under the influence, strike and kill a person crossing the road in the wee hours of the morning, what list are you on?

    Chucktown

    Dante Stallworth was already on the lowest scummiest list of all.... the Cleveland Browns Roster.
    Nah...he managed to go even a step scummier this season...the Baltimore Ravens roster.


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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    Quote Originally Posted by Chucktownsteeler
    What you are a WR in the NFL, drive under the influence, strike and kill a person crossing the road in the wee hours of the morning, what list are you on?

    Chucktown
    The difference here is between stupidity/irresponsibility and intent.

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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    Let them hate...Ben likes being counted out.

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    Re: Big Ben one of the most disliked people in sports

    I just hope Ben comes back and plays football better than Tiger came back and golfs.

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    i think its going to be the return of the prodigal Quarterback.

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