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Thursday, June 03, 2010

Ben talks; Evaluation for Reed

It wasn't exactly a state of the union address, but Ben Roethlisberger finally fielded a couple - literally - questions from the media today.

There was nothing earth shattering to come out of the event. To summarize: He's learned his lesson. He's re-evaluated everything he's been doing. He's looking forward to playing football.

© As the league did with Roethlisberger, placekicker was also ordered to undergo an evaluation by the NFL after his latest run-in with the law last season.

Reed has already completed the evaluation, which he only revealed to reporters today.

So we're learning a little more about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's thought process when it comes to off-field troubles.

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Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Dale, it is a pleasure reading your work.

James said...

i agree with Mrs. Lolley above.

Dale Lolley said...

I don't think Mrs. Lolley knows this blog exists.

Benjamin said...

Dale, here's a question you might be able to answer, even though we're just in OTAs:

There was some talk about Ben adopting a new style of helmet after the season that would aid him in preventing concussions. I heard that the switch would have been hard to make mid-season, and that it would take some time to adapt. I saw some pictures in the PPG and it looks like he's wearing one of the newer, "Revolution" style helmets in at least one picture. Have you noticed anything and has the team/Ben said anything?

I realize this question wouldn't exactly make the headlines, but anything that helps keep Ben on the field and off the stretcher is important to me.

Anonymous said...

I didn't know you could get a concussion watching your team play from home while you're suspended for 4-6 weeks.

Dale Lolley said...

Riding a motorcycle would be one way to do so - from past experience.
Nobody has said anything yet about the new helmet,

Dan said...


Any thoughts on the video release. Do you find it suspicious that the accuser can remember every alleged detail about what happened except for how she was "assaulted" You think that that might be something that she would have remembered.

This whole episode is nothing more than a media lynching. It's hard to feel sorry for someone with $100 million, but I do feel bad for him.