The Pittsburg Steelers Quarterback stands 6’5” tall and makes a big target. With a string of incidents over the past year that have included accusations of indecent exposure. sexual assault and rape, Big Ben now is being blamed for public urination.
A July 9, 2010 police report sites, a caller from the Muirfield Village Country Club contacted cops and the pro shop at 6:53 pm with complaints that a tall, white male in a golf shirt and shorts was “urinating into some trees”.
Claiming the peeing putter was none other than Pittsburgh’s # 7, the caller pinpointed the place of Big Ben’s bathroom break, as the trees between the 17th green and 18th tee.
A report from TMZ states the reps at the golf course maintain they, “had a full slate of golfers that day… it may have been anyone.”
The officers dispatched did not have any communication with the two-time Super Bowl champ, regarding the finger pointing of a personal puddle and although he was not charged after the accusations of sexual assault in this off season, he was handed a six game suspension in April due to the incident.
Pittsburgh’s passer is the first NFL player ever to be suspended under the NFL’s personal conduct policy that was not arrested or charged with a crime.
The following statement was released by Roethlisberger following the notice of suspension, “”The Commissioner’s decision to suspend me speaks clearly that more is expected of me. I am accountable for the consequences of my actions. Though I have committed no crime, I regret that I have fallen short of the values instilled in me by my family. I will not appeal the suspension and will comply with what is asked of me and more”.
He continues saying, “Missing games will be devastating for me. I am sorry to let down my teammates and the entire Steelers fan base. I am disappointed that I have reached this point and will not put myself in this situation again. I appreciate the opportunities that I have been given in my life and will make the necessary improvements”.
With Big Ben back under center, the Steelers will see how they stack up against the Northern California team, the Oakland Raiders, in Week 11, November 21 at Heinz Field.
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