Ben Roethlisberger Ready For A Trade?

    November 18, 2013
    Amanda Crum
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Ben Roethlisberger has been a big part of the Steelers franchise for a while now, and due to the team cutting veteran players because of salary caps, it’s been rumored that Roethlisberger will be the next to go. According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, the quarterback has been increasingly unhappy with where he is, anyway.

“Ben Roethlisberger is not happy,” Rapoport said. “[He’s] incredibly frustrated with the direction the franchise is headed.”

Rapoport also reported that the Steelers might trade Roethlisberger if they thought they might be able to replace him with a “franchise quarterback”, but he shot down that rumor last week.

“I want to stay. My family wants to stay. I want to finish my career here. I’ve always said that,” Roethlisberger said. “I hope that’s very clear to everybody. When someone is a source and they’re unnamed, they have an agenda, and that agenda is not winning football games and not helping this team. And whoever the agenda is coming from, they’re not helping us. They’re hurting us. There’s no way it’s coming from in the building because, if it is, they would come talk to me. I think my résumé speaks for itself on what I’ve done in the past — winning championships and football games.”

After the team’s win over Buffalo last week, the quarterback said that the rumors that are flying around about him are “Completely unacceptable. One of the most BS stories I’ve ever heard.”

The quarterback is on track to have his best season yet, with career highs in both yards and completions if he keeps up the pace. During Sunday’s game against the Lions, Roethlisberger came in late in the game with crucial throws to ensure their 37-27 victory.

“He did a good job,” Lions linebacker Stephen Tulloch said. “Big Ben keeps plays alive and he did what he does best.”

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  • JL

    Ben is a great QB and will be in Pittsburgh unless Pittsburgh gets some outrageous offer from another team. The problems in Pittsburgh have nothing to do with Ben. It is just hard to stay on top for so long. The Steelers went to 3 Super Bowls in essentially six years. That is phenomenal. They will be back. It just takes time to rebuild.

    I live in Georgia. All that rape nonsense was exactly that – nonsense. I know that sorority. Those girls had name tags on with their sexual status that day. Hers was DTF which for those of you who don’t know mean “Down to F—.” Her statements didn’t make a bit of sense. Apparently, she saw his “genitals” in a hallway and then was raped in a bathroom but she could not identify his underwear or even the color of the underwear he wore. She didn’t even know what position Ben had her in when they were having sex. (This was reported in the USA Today article on June 9, 2010). Now I am sorry. Rape is awful but you are going to remember at least the basic details of any situation. It wan’t like she was held at knife point, raped, and then beat unconscious. She went into the bathroom, had sex and claimed rape. When they tried to find DNA on the woman, the GBI records indicated that they only found “trace amounts” and her lawyer then decided to drop the case. Trace amounts of DNA are virtually impossible from a immediate sexual encounter. Trace amounts exist several days after having sex – not immediately after sex. Immediately after sex, there is lots of DNA to be found everywhere from finger nails to mouths to hair to genitals. She lied. All she wanted was money.

    This happened to Ben before. A woman he had sex with claimed he raped her. She never filed a police report but did text/email four of her friends and bragged about the consensual sexual encounter. Then asked for a monetary settlement. Then asked Ben to apologize and given $100,000 to a charity. Then dropped the case. Then turned around and sued Harrah’s resorts for an enormous amount of money. It is crazy.