I thought Ben Roethlisberger was dumb back in the day for not wearing a helmet while riding a motorcycle. Little did I know, he was just getting started.
Big Ben is certainly breathing a sigh of relief. No charges are being brought against him in his most recent sexual assault debacle–this we know. Whatever punishment the league hands out will amount to little more than a slap on the wrist.
Even if he’s suspended for multiple games, or what I think appropriate, indefinitely, whatever remaining respect you have for Roethlisberger, a quick perusal of quotes from the police report will make you want to burn the dude’s jersey.
Mixing news and gossip sources, everything seems to fit together like a perfect puzzle. And honestly, I think everyone is starting to see TMZ as the most honest “source of negativity” available. They want to make everyone look bad.
According to TMZ, as well as many other sources, the officer involved in the case, Sgt. Jerry Blash, has resigned–his resignation serving as the only alternative to being fired. Apparently, Sgt. Blash, the officer on the scene who was busy being photographed with Roethlisberger just after the incident, was spouting speculation at the onset of the investigation, referring to the accuser as a “f**king b**ch” while telling her friends that, “Roethlisberger has a lot of money,” and in filing a report they “would be wasting their time.”
If getting a bad cop off the force is a waste of time, then it’s time well wasted.
The thing that really gets me. If the league thought he were innocent of these charges, would they be considering a punishment? Would Art Rooney II, and the organization plan to punish him as well? Punish him for what? Looking bad? Being in the wrong place at the wrong time? It all stinks.
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