Ben Roethlisberger Deserves Suspension and Scorn

April 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Pittsburg Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may have escaped prosecution, but he should not elude a suspension and public scorn.
Roethlisberger has never made clear exactly what happened the night he apparently took advantage of an intoxicated woman, who may have barely consented to have sex with him—if she consented at all.
Maybe Roethlisberger explained the circumstances and his thinking to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell when they met the other day. Maybe he has offered insight to the Steelers. But I doubt it.
He most certainly has not explained his actions publicly. All he’s done to this point is casually “read” a statement the other day in which he offered a vague and less than heartfelt apology and expressed relief that he was not charged.
The problem for Roethlisberger is that while his actions may not rise to the level of criminal behavior, what we do know is that they were no less than crude, predatory, and shameful.
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