Ben Roethlisberger: Why a Third Super Bowl Title Would Repair His Sleazy Image

January 24, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Ben Roethlisberger, by so very many accounts in Pittsburgh, is a changed man.
There are many ready and willing to testify that The Prince of Poor Behavior is a changed man, a new man, a guy who finally "gets it," a guy who has decided to become THE guy when it comes to these Pittsburgh Steelers, who are adored, admired and held as a treasure in the nation's poster city for blue-collar.
Big Ben's gone from a barfly at Jack Rose Bar to the good son who hangs out with his parents on their large property outside the city.
There's even the unthinkable rumor that Big Ben is engaged, a notion bantered around that hasn't been confirmed or denied.
Call it an epiphany, but with his history of deplorable behavior the past few years, Roethlisberger was on the ropes. He was suspended by the Commish and, even worse, drew the ire and doubt of Steeler owner Dan Rooney, a man so widely respected that few owners can carry his briefcase.
The city that loves to love its heroe...

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