As you know I think stripping is no different than being an accountant.
Just a way to make a living and in general if players want to make it blizzard in the club, that is their right as Americans. According to this report in the Dallas Morning News Hines Ward and some Steelers decided to partake in some pleasure, before the hard work of the week began.
Late Monday night, hours after they arrived here, Hines Ward, Ike Taylor and several other members of the Pittsburgh Steelers kicked it at Dallas Gentlemen’s Club on Northwest Highway in Dallas.
A number of other pro athletes were there as well.
When Ward and his teammates entered the club, super hot dancers converged on them. They spent a few minutes in the VIP at the back of the club. But as the music pumped and the bootylicious women strode across the four stages, the Steelers huddled in the front corner of the club for closer looks.
Ward, wearing a plaid shirt and jeans, danced with a couple of strippers. At one point, he tossed out dollars as various hotties gave him lap dances. Other Steelers joined him in the fun.
At one point, near midnight, the Steelers, including huge linemen, appeared on the main stage., There they posed and danced with an assortment of strippers. After all, it was “make it rain Monday” at the club. And some of the players certainly made it rain with their dollar bills.
As long as Ben Roethlisberger wasn’t there, I have no issues with it. I have full confidence that the Steelers will be ready to play come Sunday.
But let me ask you a question.
If this wasn’t Hines Ward, if it was Chad OchoCinco, T.O., Brandon Marshall or even Andre Johnson or Larry Fitzgerald, you think it would have be seen as a distraction?
Ward has media protection, so he can get away with this type of stuff. It is almost a Favre like level of protection. I can see Tom Jackson saying “it’s different when Ward goes to the strip club he treats the strippers with respect.”
The one thing the media can’t protect him from is that awful outfit he is wearing.
His jean has some extra extra starch in them.