What a disgrace.
It’s been over two weeks since I last posted about the Ben Roethlisberger situation. In that time, everybody from veteran Pittsburgh sports reporter John Steigerwald to the hilarious cartoon series South Park have taken their shots at him. While the Big Laughingstock deserves to be mocked and I have no doubt Steigerwald’s story about Ben blowing off a terminally ill child is absolutely true, I have resisted posting about those things here. Despite what some of the more ignorant commenters may want to believe, this is not a subject I am particularly happy to write about. In fact, this is easily the saddest chapter in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers, to which I am not anxious to pile on.
However, in recent days we’ve finally started to get some facts which provide us with a picture of what went on that night and how the sexual assault case pending against our scumbag QB may or may not proceed.
First, the Georgia investigators withdrew their request for Ben’s DNA. While some head-in-the-sand Steeler fans took this as a positive sign, they ignored the fact that Ben is still in a ton of trouble as this article illustrates. Czar Roger Goodell wants a word with Ben, which is never a good thing, while coach Mike Tomlin stated he was “very concerned for the future of the franchise.” Hardly optimistic sentiments.
Then came a strange scenario where it was revealed the bar where the assault occurred no longer has the security footage from the night in question. Evidently, the tapes were recorded over before the police could confiscate them. Now, the logical explanation is that Pig Ben and his weasel attorney greased some palms to “accidentally” erase the footage. After all, this attorney already admitted to hiring private investigators to dress up like college kids in an effort to dig up dirt on the poor victim and we know Roethlisberger has no morals so it’s not much of a leap.
However, we were then given this account of events from the manager of Capital City night club. It seems the victim had been drinking that night. Which is a problem since she’s underage. So let’s see, we have an underage girl drinking when she shouldn’t be and we have a security camera recording the bar area the entire time.
Gee, I wonder why that footage was erased so quickly?
This would explain why everybody is in C.Y.A. (Cover Your Ass) mode. Capital City has hired a lawyer. Ben hired Ray Lewis‘s lawyer. One of the off-duty cops partying with Ben hired a lawyer.
Yeah, evidently an off-duty Coraopolis police officer was with Ben that night “as a friend.” Why would he need a lawyer? If you read the manager’s account, the victim’s friend claimed when she went to follow her into Ben’s Rape Den the VIP bathroom, she was blocked by Ben’s “friend” who was standing guard at the door. I have many friends but I never knew blockading a door so your “friend” could manhandle a groupie was part of the Wingman Code.
If this manager’s story is to be believed, we finally have a good idea of how this case is shaping up. From Ben’s side, he’s going to say him and this drunk girl went to the bathroom for some alone time. But before he could get little Ben out to play, he grew bored with her and decided to go back to drinking brews with his posse. On the way out, this slutty drunk chick slipped and bumped her noggin.
Then there will be the victim’s version which doesn’t require you to be a blithering idiot to believe. She’s going to say, yeah, she was drinking. So she went into the bathroom with Ben to make out. After clumsily pawing her, she decided she didn’t want to be degraded by that ape and told him to stop. He got mad at getting shot down by a cute coed so the hulking imbecile decided to toss her around because nobody refuses a big shot like him.
I’m sorry to rain on some of your misogynistic parades but no means no, even when you’re drunk. Going into the bathroom with him and even letting him stick his foul tongue down her throat (if things even progressed that far) IS NOT the same as consenting to sex. I realize some of you, particularly Penn State grads, are not aware of this fact. But I assure you, women have the right to refuse your advances even if they’ve led you on to some extent. So save the woman-hating “blame the victim” bullshit for some other blog as it’s not welcome here.
And, if the Rooney family truly wants to run an organization with class and dignity, neither will #7 come this September.
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