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Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Roethlisberger shows at youth camp

According to the Associated Press: Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a surprise visitor to the youth football camp he usually runs each summer north of Pittsburgh.
Roethlisberger has run the camp at Mars Area High School the past two years, but begged off after offseason legal problems that saw him accused of rape at a Georgia nightclub in March, but not prosecuted.
Coach Mike Tomlin has been running the camp and even brought his 8- and 9-year-old sons — but Roethlisberger made a surprise visit Wednesday.
Tomlin says he’s enjoyed getting to “baby sit” the camp and may return next year, even though he expects Roethlisberger to be back running the camp.
Camper Bethany Carcaise, of Illinois, says she misses Roethlisberger “because he used to play with us more. He acted like a kid.”

Roethlisberger has been doing and saying all the right things over the past few weeks since he was given the OK by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to re-join the Steelers.

This is another step in the right direction as he attempts to save his tarnished image.


Patrick said...

Tomlin couldn't of used a better phrase than "baby sit" ?

Maybe next year he'll get the camp to "unleash hell."

Anonymous said...

If Ben would have behaved responsibly, no one in the Steeler organization or in the media would have to babysit anything for him. Ben could have asked Batch or someone else to step in for him, apparently, he trusts his coach enough to ask him to cover this for him.

kyle said...

I think Tomlin said babysit meaning he's there as a place holder. Not that he's babysitting some annoying kids. Polyvalence is a wonderful thing.

Anonymous said...

Guys, we're all aware of the mess Ben has made of his privileged life and the awful predicament he left for his teammates and fans. The point of the story is that he's working on rebuilding his life. Sure it's only a small step, but it's a step nonetheless and it will take many, many small steps in the right direction before we will know if he's really changed his ways.

I haven't worn Ben's jersey since his screwup and I'm not ready to wear his name on my back but this is a promising sign. Let's hope he's turned a corner and his life is getting back on track. I'd like nothing more than to wear his jersey proudly (fingers crossed).

Mike Smith said...

Nice to read that Big Ben is re-starting his career and working hard instead of continuing to screw everything up. I think the moral of the story is, if you get a second chance, Work hard. We shall see if he is actually turning himself back around when the new season comes about.

Mike Smith
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Anonymous said...

Big Ben must have been scouting for future talent - the sisters of thcentee youth football players.

marc said...

big ben played football with some kids!! hooray!! he must be a great guy!! his image is being restored!!

what a joke.

you want to restore your image? try not being investigated by the police for at least 1 year.

Anonymous said...

Sounds like we need a R.T. now

Anonymous said...

We needed a RT before Colon tore his achilles tendon today.

Anonymous said...

Should be a lot less false start penalties this year but other than that we'll miss his run blocking skills... come to think of it that wasn't all that good either.

Patrick said...

when you consider who may be the back up, its a big loss.

Anonymous said...

"come to think of it that wasn't all that good either"

actually yes it was. Best on the team, one of the best tackles in the league at run blocking too

A damn shame. But they'll survive

At least we can sign him to a long deal next year