Why Pittsburgh Steelers Would Benefit From a Big Ben Conviction?

Gregory MaurerContributor IMarch 15, 2010

MIAMI - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers walks back to the huddle after injuring his shoulder in the fourth quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Miami, Florida. The Steelers defeated the Dolphins 30-24.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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Well Big Ben is at it again. Even though he is innocent until proven guilty with this being the second accusation it looks like Ben has a problem.  He has succesfully upset the owners and coaching staff. But are the owners really upset or is this a Washington Wizard and Gilbert Arenas situation? Here is a way for the Steelers to get out of an over paid commitment to a inconsistant quaterback. I don't think that the owners are praying for Ben to be convicted,but I do think they see that if Ben is convicted they have a silver lining. They can request for Ben's contract to be voided and they have a young qb in Dennis Dixon. Even if Dixon doesn't work out they have some money to go get a qb or they can draft one this year. So Ben is in a bad situation right now. He can lose his freedom and his money and his future, but the Steeler fans can still see a positive in this negative situation.