Ben Roethlisberger

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A Star QB Is Done for the Season

Steelers' Ben Roethlisberger suffers an elbow injury

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers are 0-2. That's bad. This is much worse for the team's fans: Star QB Ben Roethlisberger is out for the season with an elbow injury, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . Roethlisberger left Sunday's game against Seattle in the second quarter and did not return. The... More »

Tebow Bomb Stuns Steelers

Broncos advance, will meet New England on Saturday

(Newser) - They'll be Tebowing in Denver tonight: Tim Tebow connected with Demaryius Thomas on an electrifying 80-yard touchdown pass on the first play of overtime and the Broncos defeated the stunned Pittsburgh Steelers 29-23 in the AFC wild-card game. Thomas hauled in a high play-action pass at the Denver 38,... More »

Steelers Hang On, Beat Jets in a Nail-Biter

Pittsburgh dominated, then held on

(Newser) - The Pittsburgh Steelers advanced to their third Super Bowl in six years thanks to a big-play defense that returned a fumble for a touchdown and staged a late goal-line stand in a 24-19 victory over the New York Jets. Pittsburgh, which led 24-0 in the first half and held on,... More »

Vick Repeats as Biggest Sports Villain

Forbes list of most disliked athletes has a new name: Tiger Woods

(Newser) - Michael Vick has been out of federal prison for almost a year , but the Eagles quarterback still has some image-polishing to do: For the second straight year, he tops the Forbes list of most disliked people in sports . New for 2010 are Ben Roethlisberger and how-the-mighty-have-fallen poster child Tiger Woods,... More »

Old Jocks Club a Dangerous Place for Women

Huguely, Roethlisberger, Taylor cases have similar threads

(Newser) - It's been a rocky spell in the headlines for women and male athletes, and the cases of Ben Roethlisberger, Lawrence Taylor, and George Huguely make Sally Jenkins wonder: "Should women fear athletes?" For the Washington Post columnist, the bottom line in the allegations against all three: "The alleged... More »

The Dirty Details of Big Ben's Bad Behavior

Shots for underage girls, crude comments, 'Clinton sex'

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger has led Pittsburgh’s beloved Steelers to two Super Bowl victories—but even a die-hard fan with a tattoo of Big Ben says, “It's to the point where he's embarrassing the franchise.” Sports Illustrated takes an extensive look at Roethlisberger’s most recent accusation of sexual... More »

Roethlisberger: 'I Have Committed No Crime'

Disgraced QB won't appeal 6-game NFL suspension

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger will not appeal NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to suspend him for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. "More is expected of me," the Steelers quarterback said in a statement released today, over 6 weeks after the night of barhopping that ended with... More »

Roethlisberger Will Sit 6 Games

Hopes of a 2-game suspension dashed

(Newser) - Pittsburgh fans can forget any hope that Ben Roethlisberger will get off with a slap on the wrist. The league today suspended Big Ben for the first 6 games of next season for violating its personal conduct policy, reports ESPN . Some in the Steelers organization had actually feared an... More »

Roethlisberger's Accuser: 'I Said No'

Georgia police report offers details on alleged bar assault

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger may have escaped criminal charges over allegations he raped a woman in a Georgia bar, but the police report sheds light on disturbing details, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . One of his bodyguards, an off-duty Pennsylvania trooper, led the 20-year-old woman into a hallway before Roethlisberger approached and exposed... More »

Roethlisberger Won't Be Charged in Alleged Assault

Case against Steelers QB can't be proven, DA says; NFL action pending

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger will not be criminally charged in an alleged sexual assault last month in Milledgeville, Ga., the local district attorney said today. A 20-year-old college student accused the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback of assaulting her in a nightclub bathroom March 5. This doesn't mean Roethlisberger is off the hook, the... More »

Roethlisberger Will Learn Fate Monday

Steelers QB could face prosecution for alleged rape

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger will find out Monday whether he will face prosecution after being accused of sexual abuse. A 20-year-old George College & State University student alleges that the Steelers quarterback sexually assaulted her in March, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "The investigation, interviews and report in the Roethlisberger matter have... More »

Roethlisberger, Cops Took Pics Before Alleged Assault

One wrote up first report without mentioning star QB

(Newser) - Hours before investigating a sexual-assault complaint against Ben Roethlisberger, a Georgia police officer posed for photos with the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. And though Milledgeville Sgt. Jerry Blash later wrote a skeletal report that didn’t even mention Roethlisberger, 28, “the photographs did not and have not affected the investigation... More »

Georgia Police Will Quiz Roethlisberger Again

Sexual assault investigation involving Steelers QB continues

(Newser) - Milledgeville, Ga., police and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents will interview Ben Roethlisberger this week about the allegations of sexual abuse against him. They're investigating accusations by a 20-year-old college student, who identified the Steelers QB as the man who "sexually assaulted or sexually manipulated" her Thursday. Police say... More »

Roethlisberger Accused of Sex Assault

Incident is second in 3 years involving Steelers QB

(Newser) - Police are investigating a Georgia woman's allegation that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her at a nightclub. A team rep confirmed the investigation, the second involving Roethlisberger, 28, in less than 3 years. A Nevada woman sued him last summer, alleging he raped her at a hotel in... More »

Lawyer: Emails Prove Big Ben's Innocence

Woman said she 'would date' QB after alleged sexual assault

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger’s lawyer released emails and instant messages today from the 31-year-old woman who has accused the Steelers quarterback of sexual assault, claiming they exonerate his client, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reports. In one email time-stamped the day after the alleged assault took place, Andrea McNulty writes that she is... More »

Big Ben Accuser Hoped He Had Knocked Her Up: Lawyers

Court papers depict a nut, ask venue change

(Newser) - Andrea McNulty, the Nevada woman accusing Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault, bragged to friends about her “consensual sexual relations” with the Steelers’ quarterback, according to legal documents obtained by TMZ. Roethlisberger’s lawyers accuse McNulty of saying she “hoped that she was pregnant” by the footballer, and they... More »

QB Roethlisberger: Rape Claim 'False and Vicious'

(Newser) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger today denied allegations he raped a woman at a Nevada resort last year, the Post-Gazette reports. The suit was filed last week, but today marked Roethlisberger’s first public statements. He called the allegations “an attack on my family” and vowed to “remain... More »

Roethlisberger Sued Over Sex Assault

Big Ben denies allegations

(Newser) - A Nevada hotel employee is suing Ben Roethlisberger for sexual assault and battery, Pro Football Talk reports. Andrea McNulty claims the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback lured her to his hotel room, then forced her to have sex. Roethlisberger’s lawyer denies the allegations: “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially... More »

All 60 Minutes Count

The best 4th quarter in Super Bowl history proves it ain't over til... you know

(Newser) - The Super Bowl has been getting better every year, but this one will be tough to top, Mitch Albom writes in the Detroit Free Press. In a game where an interception returned for a 100-yard touchdown wasn't the crowning play, the Steelers proved beyond a doubt that nothing's over until... More »

Steelers Outlast Cardinals, 27-23

(Newser) - Santonio Holmes snagged a pass from Ben Roethlisberger with 35 seconds left in regulation and tiptoed into the history books with a touchdown reception that gave the Steelers a 27-23 victory over the Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII tonight in Tampa. Pittsburgh, a 7-point favorite going in, had trailed 23-20... More »

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