Posted on: March 22, 2010 11:59 am
The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports that despite coach Mike Tomlin 's comment on Sunday that he is "highly concerned for our franchise and for Ben personally," the Steelers will not react to QB Ben Roethlisberger 's legal troubles by targeting a quarterback in the draft.
Roethlisberger is currently accused of committing sexual assault in two different states within the past year. While he may or may not be charged in the most recent case in Georgia, the story cited a league source as saying Roethlisberger could be asked to undergo a "clinical evaluation" even if he's not charged.
Additionally, the league can choose to discipline Roethlisberger simlpy for being charged with a crime, regardless of the outcome of the case.
The Steelers' choice to avoid QBs in the draft could be indicative of their faith in backups Charlie Batch (whom they reportedly are looking to re-sign) and Dennis Dixon .
Posted on: November 23, 2009 3:13 pm
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, the team is waiting for medical tests to determine whether Ben Roethlisberger's head injury in Sunday's overtime loss will keep him out of the showdown with the Baltimore Ravens.
Coach Mike Tomlin said Roethlisberger sustained a "concussion-oriented thing."
Tomlin also said Roethlisberger probably would not have returned to the game if the Steelers had taken possession again.
Posted on: July 21, 2009 2:26 pm
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, the complaint alleges Ben Roethlisberger's assault occurred July 11, 2008, in the quarterback's room in the Harrah's hotel in Lake Tahoe.
The plaintiff, a hotel employee, said she had a few brief conversations at the hotel with Mr. Roethlisberger while he was in town for a celebrity golf tournament.
During one of those conversations, he allegedly told her his TV wasn't working and later called her to ask her to fix it. Although she wasn't a technician, she decided to go to the quarterback's room to see what she could do when she couldn't locate a repair person.
When she got to the room, she found the TV was working.
Posted on: September 24, 2008 2:27 pm
Edited on: September 24, 2008 2:34 pm
According to the Pittsburgh Tribune Review, Ben Roethlisberger is relatively healthy even though he was sacked eight times and left last Sunday's game in the fourth quarter after getting his hand stepped on.
That's good news since running back Willie Parker (knee), nose tackle Casey Hampton (groin), defensive end Brett Keisel (calf) and outside linebacker Donovan Woods (hamstring) have been ruled out for the Steelers' game against the Ravens on Monday night at Heinz Field.