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When God Crashes a Party (6 of 12)
Series: Courageous Living in Chaotic Times
Ben Roethlisberger is the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. He is 6-5, 250. His nickname is "Big Ben." Roethlisberger earned the AP NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004. He became the youngest Super Bowl-winning quarterback in NFL history. At the age of twenty-three, in only his second season, he helped lead the Steelers to a 21-10 victory over the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL (40). Three years later, Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a second Super Bowl title as they defeated the Arizona Cardinals in Super Bowl XLIII (43). He has been a Pro Bowl selection and has been one of the most efficient passers in NFL history. Roethlisberger has been a phenomenon during his NFL career, and he's only twenty-eight years old. He has an incredibly bright future ahead of him.
So why am I spending so much time talking about Roethlisberger when it's not even football season? March Madness is going on right now; I should be talking about basketball! Have you read the news lately? Everywhere you look on the TV or Internet there is news about the recent Roethlisberger scandal. Big Ben has been accused of sexual assault for the second time in two years. Truth be known, Ben likes to drink and party. Needless to say, this leads him to rendezvous with young women. In the latest scandal, Ben hit on a twenty year old college student. He acknowledges they had some type of sexual contact that stopped short of consummation, and she apparently fell and hit her head. This young woman has dropped out of school and returned home to spend time with her family. The most recent news is that Big Ben has hired a private investigator to look into this young woman's background.
Regardless of the outcome in this case, it is clear that Roethlisberger is not a wise man. Instead of protecting his image and his NFL career, he is in the process of squandering both. What makes this e ...
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