The first question people will ask is if I have a problem with it.
Personally I don’t, it was on Tuesday, Roethlisberger isn’t in prison, on probation or doing anything illegal. If he wants to drink and sing terribly at a Piano Bar, that is his right as an American.
TMZ has the details:
Ben Roethlisberger is paying extra special attention to his diet this week — because when he was pounding drinks at a Texas bar Tuesday night … he wanted his rum mixed with DIET COKE.
TMZ has obtained FOOTAGE of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback hanging out at Pete’s Dueling Piano Bar in Fort Worth Texas … where he sang his face off from 11:00 PM until 1:15 AM the next morning.
Sources inside the bar tell us Big Ben arrived with two massive teammates — and bought several rounds of drinks for himself AND the entire bar.
We’re told Ben racked up an $800 tab — and tipped an additional $200. People inside the bar tell us Ben was “nice, fun and took care of everyone.”
As long as he wasn’t near any bathrooms, once again I think it is much to do about nothing, similar to Hines Ward getting his lap dance on (and then lying about it).
Remember what I told you, people don’t change, but they can “adjust”. It appears to me that Roethlisberger has adjusted his behavior and knows the difference between “yes” and “no” now.
I don’t think stuff like this has any affect on the game. Good for his image, probably not, but honestly probably being overblown.