It’s been a tough week in the Steel City as the Pittsburgh Steelers traded wide receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a mere fifth round draft pick, watched Holmes get suspended for four games for substance abuse and finally got word that franchise quarterback Ben Roethlisberger would not be prosecuted for sexual assault in Georgia. While Steeler fans can breathe a collective sigh of relief, it appears quite obvious that the team is going to have to do something with their young and apparently promiscuous quarterback.
This is the second sexual assault case for Roethlisberger and it appears that if the Steelers aren’t going to do something quickly, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell will, via either a fine or suspension. For those who say “boys will be boys” and its “he said-she said” in Georgia, the timbre of the District Attorney’s press conference says something definitely happened in the Capital City Club bathroom, we just don’t know exactly what. Bottom line is Roethlisber better take his celebrity status into account in a positive manner and not be using it to hit on drunk coeds. You may have gotten off this time Ben, (literally and figuratively) but your clock is ticking and after the two strikes in Nevada and Georgia, your third strike will put you out for a long time.
“Big Ben” is starting to remind me of the character from the eighties movie Porkies who wanted to show all the girls why he was called “Meat”. Put it away Ben and concentrate on football, it’s time to restrict your scoring to the football field.