There have been an infinite number of reports (and I'm not even talking about the alleged rape/sexual assaults yet), that Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger is a complete and utter douchebag, yet somehow there are always those few Steelers fans who seem to insist that is made up and false. I get that he's won two Super Bowls, he's a top quarterback, etc etc -- that doesn't mean he can't be a complete dick as well. He is a bigger head case and locker room problem than Antonio Brown was/is, and some of y'all want to look the other way.
There has been everything from those alleged sexual assault allegations (your first red flag), to him pretending that he wants to retire after getting obliterated by the Jaguars, to him pretending to be hurt all the time, to him refusing to acknowledge that the team drafted Mason Rudolph and refusing to mentor him.
Every time I see another of these types of reports come out, I savor it slowly like a good steak. The latest comes from former Steeler Josh Harris -- he claims Big Ben fumbled the ball on purpose just to spite then-offensive coordinator Todd Haley. Now, it was never a secret that Roethlisberger and Haley didn't exactly get along and butted heads at times. But as outrageous as this report could be, it's also just as easily smile-and-nod-able, "sounds about right" -able.
The story is, Haley called a play, when Roethlisberger just wanted to kneel down and run out the clock (lazy!). So, in whiny-baby fashion, Roethlisberger threw a tantrum and fumbled the ball on purpose. Harris was supposed to get the handoff, and ended up recovering said fumble.
It's funny how Steelers fans who have never talked to or interacted with Roethlisberger go to the ends of the Earth to defend him because "RAAAAHHHH he won two Super Bowls!," yet guys who have played with him and interacted with him on a daily basis all seem to have the same story. That's today's tea to sip on.
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