Casting the First Stone of Sin: The Steelers' Troubles
For the past few years, the Steelers have been in controversy over scandals and misdeeds. The tribulation and trials of these scandals have a taken toll on the Steelers organization.
The Steelers have been known for a squeaky clean image, and recently, I decidedly to investigate what is truly going on inside the organization of the Steelers.
2007: The Trial of Trouble With James Harrison and Cedrick Wilson
The Steelers were in much controversy after this scandal.
James Harrison was arrested and charged with assault. The charges were dropped eventually, but again, another dose of trouble arrived in the form of Cedrick Wilson, who was also charged with assault.
Here's the kicker on this one: Harrison was not cut but Wilson was. Rooney said the incident was related to Harrison wanting his son to baptized.
Talk about a double standard, eh?
2008: The Arrest Of Santonio Holmes
He was arrested in 2008 for the possession of marijuana and was benched for a game, but was activated in the game against the Redskins. This was foreshadowing what was to come next.
2009: The First Accusation Against Roethlisberger
A civil suit was filed against Roethlisberger, and the case was alarming to the Steelers organization, as Roethlisberger faced his first legal trouble.
It was later revealed that the lady suing was a gold-digger and was after money. But still, this created doubt over the organization and the franchise quarterback.
2010: The Second Accusation Against Roethlisberger
Roethlisberger went down to Milledgeville for his birthday and was accused of raping a woman down in nightclub.
This topped them all. It put uncertainty and doubt over everyone, and it led to a four-six game suspension for Roethlisberger.
What Have We Learned, People?
What have we learned today is that the Rooneys' organization is just not right, and they flat out deserve this anguish and turmoil. They brought it on themselves, and they are stuck with these headcases. Even though they tried to wipe away their unmoral image with the trade of Santonio Holmes, the fact still remains that Rooneys are just like any other team owner, they care about winning, and sadly, not enough about morals.