Humble Pie For Haters: Big Ben NOT To Be Charged

Steely Devil HabContributor IApril 9, 2010

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10:  Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers is tackled from behind by Matt Roth #53 of the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6.  (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
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Well, just as the logical individuals thought all along - this picture will be coming to a stadium near you in 2010.

While the formal announcement will happen on Monday, ESPN is reporting that Big Ben will not be charged from an incident in Georgia.

While cautiously optimistic given the facts, the surfacing of certain individuals who posted articles based purely upon hatred and conjecture, in an effort to stir up the Steeler faithful, has now gone all for not.

There is nothing to see here...move along, move along.

(Go get a life)

While they will undoubtedly now argue that the decision is unfair (his lawyers, his money, his racial makeup, the number on his al.), we would like to thank them for coming over to the Steeler section to 'check things out' and now request them to wash their faces, brush their teeth and then go to bed, while the adults speak.

We would also ask the moral puritans among us to please go discuss nuclear strategy and family values (including single moms under 20 with children) with Sarah Palin, and stop trying to stop those of us who enjoy life...from enjoying life!

While we are certain that you are passionate about certain issues in life (for whatever reason)  please try to remember that this sporting forum is about a violent game, played by large men who try hurt each other. If you'd like to pontificate about the breakdown of society and how terrible it is that men (and women) can now marry each other because of the damamge it will pose to your precious children OR curdle your milk...I can only offer this to you; 

Stop making excuses for why your life is so terrible, looking to blame others for your shortcomings. Football players (indeed ALL ATHLETES) no matter what the President of the Masters Golf tournament in Agusta Georgia says - ARE NOT SUITABLE ROLE MODELS FOR YOUR CHILDREN.

Chances are, your child will never grow up to be a professional athlete (unless you count the 10 Yard Commerical Break Beer and Chip Dash), so why encourage them to emulate their behavior?

Do you want teachers in school to give your child a passing grade without having learned anything, because they are one day going to be a 'sports star'? Little Bobby and Ethan don't need to learn how to articulate a clear rational thought because they can pay someone to do it later, right?

Stop passing the buck, stop passing judgement (If I remember my Sunday bible school class, that isn't your job, anyways) and stop being so jealous.