So the results of the DA's investigation are that Ben Roethlisberger will not be prosecuted. Like a lot of other people I am happy that he will be playing football later this fall but I listened to what Mr. Bright said and I could not help but hope that Big Ben was also listening very carefully.
- "We are not condoning Mr. Roethlisberger's actions that night,'' "But we do not prosecute morals, we prosecute crimes."
- Bright said If it were his son, he would tell him to "grow up.''
- "Come on, you're supposed to stand for something,''
- "You don't need to put yourself in position of 'These ladies, come over the back and these shots are on me,' whatever . . .
- "You need to be a role model for your team, your city, the NFL. You can do better."
- "I hope that he's learned something from this, I really do."
So Ben Roethlisberger here is my two-cents worth:
You can continue down the path you have chosen or you can do what we all hope you do:
realize that you are in a very unique position that very few get to be in: a professional football player (emphasis is mine).
One last note: I have a 12 year old son and put on Ben Roethlisber's #7 jersey the other day to go to school and then caught himself and said "Oh, I probably shouldn't wear this should I?"
Is that the kind of role model you want to be for a 12 year old who plays LT on his youth football team?