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Sports Illustrated Exposes Big Bad Ben - Ben Roethlisberger - Deadspin

SI's eagerly awaited Roethlisberger cover story hits newsstands tomorrow, and while it's sure to go down as the definitive portrait of Big Ben, we can't help but wonder about the timing.

SI did their legwork on this one. It carries a five-person byline, and coalesces everything we know about the Milledgeville case, along with insights from those close to Roethlisberger, to paint a portrait of a pampered manchild of an athlete, removed from reality and protected from the spotlight by those around him, and the willingness of many to look the other way.

Over the course of several days in Pittsburgh, SI heard countless variations on the same themes: Roethlisberger throwing his weight around, asking those who got in his way, 'Do you know who I am?' Even peripheral interview subjects would, with no solicitation, disparage the man once considered the flesh-and-blood symbol of a town built on raging rivers and hot metal."

There are disclosures about the ineptitude, or perhaps complicity, of the Milledgeville police that kept the investigation from ever going to trial. There are indications that the management at Harrah's Lake Tahoe did what they could to make the first rape allegations go away.

Little of this is new, as the damning affidavits and investigation reports have been trickling out for weeks now.

What is new is the pervading sense that revelations about Roethlisberger's transgressions, or at least his character, are not revelations at all to many - especially to those that we as fans count on to report it.
 

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I live about 15 miles from where he grew up and the stories of him being a dick are pretty numerous.
 

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Everyone in Pittsburgh wants him gone. I figure the Rooneys will unload him soon. The Rooneys have a low tolerance for players that act the fool that is why guys like Plexico Burris, and Santonio Holmes got the boot - even when they are doing good on the field.
 

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Everyone in Pittsburgh wants him gone. I figure the Rooneys will unload him soon. The Rooneys have a low tolerance for players that act the fool that is why guys like Plexico Burris, and Santonio Holmes got the boot - even when they are doing good on the field.
Yeah I about threw up in my mouth last month when it was rumored the cards were possibly trading for him.

Guys like this should be out of the league. Rape is second to murder in my book. You should be gone for shit like this. It's a privledge to play in the NFL, not a right.

Mind you, I feel the same way about guys like Leonard Little and Donte Stallworth. You kill someone out of your own negligence you should never be in the league again.
 

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Everyone in Pittsburgh wants him gone. I figure the Rooneys will unload him soon. The Rooneys have a low tolerance for players that act the fool that is why guys like Plexico Burris, and Santonio Holmes got the boot - even when they are doing good on the field.
Exactly, but other teams will take Plexico and Santonio Holmes, but no one wants Ben right now.

Good quarterback, shitty person.
 
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