Steelers mum about Big Ben's WWE appearance

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If Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is touching a raw nerve with coach Mike Tomlin by appearing at a wrestling show less than 24 hours after Sunday's game against San Diego, the coach isn't saying.
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Paul

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Sep 30, 2009
 
I think he needs to concentrate on Football now and until they start winning a few games. Then he can do whatever he wants. I'm a wrestling fan too, but he does not belong there during the season, especially with the way they have been playing.

Since: Dec 08

Latrobe, PA

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Sep 30, 2009
 
Could care less...players are free to do what they want on their 'off' day, so long as it is not detrimental to the team.
BigBenlovers

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#3
Sep 30, 2009
 
Its not like its rite b 4 a game, its aftr!!! Paul u need 2 quit worrying if its good or bad, Big Ben is VERY smart he's not gonna do sumthin dumb!!! & besides, Big Ben is a grown man & he can pick what he wants to do! We love you lots, Big Ben!!!
LoL

Columbus, OH

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Oct 1, 2009
 
BigBenlovers wrote:
Its not like its rite b 4 a game, its aftr!!! Paul u need 2 quit worrying if its good or bad, Big Ben is VERY smart he's not gonna do sumthin dumb!!! & besides, Big Ben is a grown man & he can pick what he wants to do! We love you lots, Big Ben!!!
Ben is VERY smart?? do you remember his motorcycle??

Since: Dec 08

Latrobe, PA

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Oct 1, 2009
 
LoL wrote:
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Ben is VERY smart?? do you remember his motorcycle??
the accident was not his fault...
micway

Manchester, NH

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Oct 1, 2009
 
Im a Steelers fan as well as a WWE fan, but Ben and the o-line need to worry bout football. The whole team acts like everyone should just lay down for them, just like in 05, and its could get worse if they dont get their heads outta their asses!
GHT

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Oct 1, 2009
 
Biff 33 wrote:
<quoted text>the accident was not his fault...
didn't say it was, he commented on "smart".
A. not smart to NOT wear a helmut
B. not smart for a multi-million dollar athlete to take part in things that could potentially mame them (skiing, motorcycling etc). Most teams write these exclusions into a contract.

With that said, I agree, if it's his off day, whats the big deal? Someone said he needs to concentrate on football. he does this probably 85% of his waking hours. In the 15% of time he has to himself, is attending this event anymore distracting than reading a book, going to the movies etc? I think not. Everyone needs a release and I don't mean some Casino employee in NV either.

Since: Dec 08

Latrobe, PA

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Oct 1, 2009
 
micway wrote:
Im a Steelers fan as well as a WWE fan, but Ben and the o-line need to worry bout football. The whole team acts like everyone should just lay down for them, just like in 05, and its could get worse if they dont get their heads outta their asses!
They are allowed a day off and to do as they please on that day as long as it doesn't impact the team or is detrimental to the team. Are you saying the players can't spend time w/family on their day off?

Since: Dec 08

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Oct 1, 2009
 
GHT wrote:
<quoted text>didn't say it was, he commented on "smart".
A. not smart to NOT wear a helmut
B. not smart for a multi-million dollar athlete to take part in things that could potentially mame them (skiing, motorcycling etc). Most teams write these exclusions into a contract.
With that said, I agree, if it's his off day, whats the big deal? Someone said he needs to concentrate on football. he does this probably 85% of his waking hours. In the 15% of time he has to himself, is attending this event anymore distracting than reading a book, going to the movies etc? I think not. Everyone needs a release and I don't mean some Casino employee in NV either.
I agree it wasn't smart not to wear a helmet...but accidents happen. It wasn't a law at the time, plus, he was on his way to the Southside practice facility and someone hit him.
GHT

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Oct 1, 2009
 
Biff 33 wrote:
<quoted text>I agree it wasn't smart not to wear a helmet...but accidents happen. It wasn't a law at the time, plus, he was on his way to the Southside practice facility and someone hit him.
after living and riding a motorcycle myself in PA for many years, I can't believe the lawmakers changed the law.

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Since: Feb 08

Butler, PA

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#11
Oct 1, 2009
 
micway wrote:
Im a Steelers fan as well as a WWE fan, but Ben and the o-line need to worry bout football. The whole team acts like everyone should just lay down for them, just like in 05, and its could get worse if they dont get their heads outta their asses!
i agree to a point but everyone needs to take a breather. I hope they are doing everything they can to right the mistakes from the past 3 games.(there were a ton in the week 1 win too!)

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Since: Feb 08

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#12
Oct 1, 2009
 
GHT wrote:
<quoted text>after living and riding a motorcycle myself in PA for many years, I can't believe the lawmakers changed the law.
i kind of see it as putting darwin's theory to the test. the stupid people weed themselves out of the gene pool. the thing I dislike the most about the law is that it's proven to raise insurance costs if you have more injuries and you get more injuries if you don't wear a helmet and get in an accident... they make you wear a seat belt in a car but you can ride a bike at 65mph and not wear a helmet....strange indeed.
GHT

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Oct 1, 2009
 
Bob Roberts wrote:
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i kind of see it as putting darwin's theory to the test. the stupid people weed themselves out of the gene pool. the thing I dislike the most about the law is that it's proven to raise insurance costs if you have more injuries and you get more injuries if you don't wear a helmet and get in an accident... they make you wear a seat belt in a car but you can ride a bike at 65mph and not wear a helmet....strange indeed.
head trauma could cost Millions to insurance carriers. Someone laid up for a month in the hospital is looking at a major bill.
BigBenlovers

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#14
Oct 1, 2009
 
We r His biggest fans & we ARE tired of u *ss' bringing it up ur gonna make us cry!!! How dare u say He's not smart!! He's VERY SMART SO HAVE A BRAIN EXAMANIATION u morons!!!!!!! Tons of ppl do that & how DARE u say wuts smart & wuts not!!! you guys r IDIOTS AND DEAD CHICKEN MEAT!!!!!! u guys must combined go 1,000,000,000 farts aday but probably more!!!!!!!! ooooohhh we can smell it, xceus u guys u farted!!!!!!! ZIP IT U MORONS!!! We HATE u 4 being SOOOO INHUMANE!!!!!!!!
WE LOVE U BIG BEN!!!
Ravens

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#15
Oct 1, 2009
 
The only dead chicken meat is in your hand
BigBenlovers

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#16
Oct 1, 2009
 
We guess ur in r hands then, we didnt no we wr holding farty u!

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