Apparently Ben Roethlisberger needs a body guard when he pees. That’s one of the things that came out when ESPN interviewed the owner of the club in Georgia where Roethlisberger was accused of sexually assaulting a 20 year-old woman.
ESPN also reports in the story that the accuser’s friend tried to get into the bathroom where Roethlisberger and the accuser allegedly were but was kept out by one of Roethisberger’s body guards.
Roethlisberger hasn’t been charged with anything yet but he’s been more than charged with being a jackass. He’s been proven guilty of being a jackass in the minds of most people.
Meanwhile, I mentioned here in the beginning that I wasn’t surprised when I heard the allegations coming out of Georgia because I had heard a ridiculous number of unsolicited negative stories about Roethlisberger Ten times more than I had heard about any other player.
Today was a perfect example. A few guys were standing around talking about the situation in Georgia and someone who works in media relations overheard us mention Roethlisberger’s name and, from across the room came this unsolicited comment. “I’ve worked with professional athletes all my life and I’ve never come across a bigger_________than Ben Roethlisberger. ” We were then told a story about how, unlike every other player who was approached, he made a major issue out of signing something for charity. One more story piled on to the existing mountain.
I can’t emphasize enough how often this has happened to me over the last few years. It happens so often and the descriptions of this guy acts are so negative that it really is astounding.
I also can’t emphasize enough that he was never rude or impolite to me and never turned down any request for an interview because I never asked him for one.