The Embarrassment Of Ben Roethlisberger

Jerimiah NicholsContributor IMarch 24, 2010

MIAMI - JANUARY 03:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers celebrates after throwing a touchdown pass to wide receiver Mike Wallace #17 in the second quarter against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Miami, Florida.  (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is no longer seeking DNA from Ben Roethlisberger. And it has also been reported by some that Ben Roethlisberger might be on the hot-seat in Pittsburgh. What does this mean for Big Ben? This is the fourth time he has been in trouble off-the-field in the NFL and the Steelers have always been an organization that does not care for that kind of behavior. This is also the second time in consecutive years in which Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault. 

When things like this happen it puts the team and the NFL on embarrassment mode. For instance when Terrell Owens was filmed doing situps on his drive way while he was an Eagle, I am quite sure that the Eagles, the Eagle players and Coaches probably felt embarrassment that their prized free agent player was pulling these stunts and broadcasting them to the media for all to see. 

One primary example of this is the Michael Vick dog fighting case. Michael Vick not only lost a hundred million dollars and NFL employment, but I am almost certain that it not only embarrassed the Falcons but probably embarrassed the NFL also. Which was the probable reason for his lengthy suspension once he was released from prison and was made to make a public apology before he could return to the NFL. 

One other player comes to mind: Adam "Pacman" Jones. Enough said. 

There is one thing to remember in all of this. As an NFL player you not only represent you're team, but you also represent the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger is a big time super star in the NFL and draws a ton of attention every season and these discussions will likely dominate the air waves all year long.

What will the Steelers or the NFL going to do about this? Or should they just sit him down, reprimand him, and then let it go? Are the accusations even true? 

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