Ben Roethlisberger was never convicted or even charged with the crime to which he stood accused, and as someone who was once arrested and tried for a crime he did not commit, I am sensitive to this fact. I am the annoying person who is always inserting the word allegedly into people’s hyperbolic and emotional statements about well-known defendants.
You should have heard me during the OJ Simpson trial.
I also have a couple of friends who are Steelers fans, and they become rather irate when someone implies that their quarterback is a rapist.
So fine. The man is innocent until proven guilty.
But what about this:
What kind of NFL quarterback and Super Bowl champion can’t get a date without the help of his thuggish friends? Even if Roethlisberger is innocent of sexual assault, he was still waiting in the men’s room of a seedy nightclub while his minions sought out young girls who might be interested in spending some quality time with the multi-millionaire football superstar.
In the bathroom.
Is it really this hard for an NFL quarterback to get a date?
I know it sounds trite, but this fact alone causes me to question everything about the guy. Anyone who prefers his dates to be drunk and in the men’s room has something seriously wrong with him, and he is the last person who I would want leading my football team.
He may not be a rapist, but can anyone argue that Roethlisberger is at least pathetic and disgusting?