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    Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    Posted by Mike Florio on June 12, 2010





    Earlier this week, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger began the long, difficult process of reconnecting with Pittsburgh fans by making one important but unexpected step -- giving access to the Pittsburgh media. Closer review of the contents of Roethlisberger's interview illustrates the risk of talking publicly prior to the league office's proclamation of final judgment as to whether his six-game suspension will be reduced, or expanded.

    Specifically, after everything he has endured over the past year, Roethlisberger is not yet prepared to swear off drinking alcohol.

    "Moving forward you have to make sure you make right decisions, and that right decision is going to have to be something I'll have to make when the situation presents itself, how the situation presents itself," Roethlisberger said during his recent interview. "You can't stop living, but you gotta live smarter."

    Though we're not privy to the specific restrictions that the league has placed on Roethlisberger, it's fairly safe to assume that the NFL hasn't issued a "thou shalt not" mandate regarding beer and other boozes. (Then again, that would require an assumption that Roethlisberger isn't a complete and total idiot, an assumption that many may not regard as safe.)

    Even if the league has imposed no alcohol ban on Big Ben, he can't dispute that he has shown bad judgment, or that alcohol impairs judgment -- especially the ability to judge whether or not more alcohol should be consumed. So why would he entrust himself to "make right decisions" after drinking something that tends to impede that process?

    If he truly intends to make a commitment to steer clear of any and all trouble, he'd avoid consuming anything that could lead him directly toward it. The fact that he doesn't get that makes us wonder whether he still doesn't "get it."

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    Default Re: Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    What a ****** weasel. It's clear to anyone with his weight loss and/or appearence he must have quit or greatly cutback on the drinking. Just because he didn't "swear it off" doesn't mean he's going to be hitting the bars like he was.

    How or why anyone would pay this ****stick for opinions on football is beyond me.

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    Default Re: Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

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    Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    Posted by Mike Florio on June 12, 2010




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    I already posted the same thing..verbatium directly after listening to the interview as this person did and I very much agree this this assessment.
    lets hope Ben if he does drink does so in moderation and lets hope he has learned to not get himself in trouble.

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    Default Re: Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    For starters, Florio is a Ratbirds fan. Add to this that he'll stick in the knife at any given opportunity (plus PFT is still at least partially a blog and therefore bears opinion) and... Well, I don't give the ******bag much credibility. Sometimes he gets some interesting stuff, which he promptly debases by adding his attempts at vitriol.

    Ben's starting to look more the way he did 5 years ago and if that's any reflection of the inner man, I'd say he's on the way back, even though that in itself could be a very long journey.

    Hey, I like to think the best of people until they burn that last bridge - they they can go straight to Hell without passing go or collecting $200.
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    Default Re: Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    Shouldn't he be giving up *****?

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    Shouldn't he be giving up *****?
    Only psycho *****.

    Snappin' is OK.

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    Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    Posted by Mike Florio on June 12, 2010





    Earlier this week, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger began the long, difficult process of reconnecting with Pittsburgh fans by making one important but unexpected step -- giving access to the Pittsburgh media. Closer review of the contents of Roethlisberger's interview illustrates the risk of talking publicly prior to the league office's proclamation of final judgment as to whether his six-game suspension will be reduced, or expanded.

    Specifically, after everything he has endured over the past year, Roethlisberger is not yet prepared to swear off drinking alcohol.

    "Moving forward you have to make sure you make right decisions, and that right decision is going to have to be something I'll have to make when the situation presents itself, how the situation presents itself," Roethlisberger said during his recent interview. "You can't stop living, but you gotta live smarter."

    Though we're not privy to the specific restrictions that the league has placed on Roethlisberger, it's fairly safe to assume that the NFL hasn't issued a "thou shalt not" mandate regarding beer and other boozes. (Then again, that would require an assumption that Roethlisberger isn't a complete and total idiot, an assumption that many may not regard as safe.)

    Even if the league has imposed no alcohol ban on Big Ben, he can't dispute that he has shown bad judgment, or that alcohol impairs judgment -- especially the ability to judge whether or not more alcohol should be consumed. So why would he entrust himself to "make right decisions" after drinking something that tends to impede that process?

    If he truly intends to make a commitment to steer clear of any and all trouble, he'd avoid consuming anything that could lead him directly toward it. The fact that he doesn't get that makes us wonder whether he still doesn't "get it."

    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com...a-big-mistake/

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    How or why anyone would pay this ****stick for opinions on football is beyond me.
    I'll drink to that!...
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    Default Re: Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    If Ben says "I'll never drink again!" Then this time next year someone comes up with a photo of him taking a drink of wine with dinner, it would be a firestorm of "news".
    On the otherhand if he just quits or cuts back to a glass of wine with the occational dinner, the same picture abouve is not "news" worthy.
    I don't think him annoucing his intetions specifically will do anyone any good except the ones looking through the microscope at his recovery.

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    "Moving forward you have to make sure you make right decisions..." Ben, let's start by stopping the corporate speak. Moving forward Ben would be better off moving forward by spending more time visiting sick kids in hospitals than moving forward into strip clubs. Moving forward with this I still think he's an immature idiot.

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    Jerome Bettis talks about his relationship with Ben Roethlisberger....


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    Default Re: Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    another writter throwing a person under the bus just to earn his paycheck. the heading made it sound like he caught ben out drinking and being a drunk.

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    I hope Ben gets loaded and *** rapes Goddell and Florio.

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    Jerome Bettis talks about his relationship with Ben Roethlisberger....


    Great job of saying absolutely nothing Bus!

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    Default Re: Big Ben's refusal to quit drinking could be a big mistake

    QUOTE=The Sodfather;87422]What a ****** weasel. It's clear to anyone with his weight loss and/or appearence he must have quit or greatly cutback on the drinking. Just because he didn't "swear it off" doesn't mean he's going to be hitting the bars like he was.

    How or why anyone would pay this ****stick for opinions on football is beyond me.[/QUOTE]

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    That's what I said while reading this.

    I honestly haven't read any of this **** for months!! My stand is if my team is giving him another chance, then so am I.

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