Tag:Ben Roethlisberger
Posted on: June 24, 2010 12:04 am
 

What Ward expects from Roethlisberger

Pittsburgh Hines Ward never seems at a loss for words, and if he believes something, he’s not afraid to share his views with you. Thus, as Pro Football Talk writes, he made an interesting comment Wednesday on the NFL Network’s Total Access regarding Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.

"A lot of players really don't know the situation, other than what we hear in the news or the media," Ward said.  "I think when he addresses the whole team going into training camp, we can all put it behind us and move forward."

Not if he addresses the whole team, but when he addresses the whole team.

I’m not sure why the team needs to hear about the incident that occurred in Georgia, and I wonder if Ward – who hasn’t shied away from discussing Roethlisberger in the past (you might remember this incident, as preserved by Fanhouse – is simply needling the QB that’s not so popular with his Steelers teammates. Legally, it also would be the height of stupidity for Roethlisberger to speak on this subject.

Forget “if” and “when.” Try “not going to happen.”

--Josh Katzowitz

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Posted on: June 21, 2010 6:28 pm
 

Two stories that make the NFL sad

Some bad PR news for the NFL today.

Story No. 1:
Forbes.com released its list of most-disliked athletes, and those with NFL affiliations sat in four of the top-five places. No. 1 was Eagles QB Michael Vick (for obvious reasons, a 69 percent disapproval rating). No. 2 was Raiders owner Al Davis (66 percent), No. 3 was Pittsburgh QB Ben Roethlisberger (a 59 percent disapproval rating, but with the photo the web site ran, that should be closer to 100 percent), and Cowboys owner Jerry Jones (53 percent) roped himself into the No. 5 spot. Golfer Tiger Woods, for those who are interested, was No. 4.

I was a little surprised there continues to be such vitriol for Davis. Forbes.com writes he’s “A football owner who's always walked to the beat of his own drum. Davis has signed renegade players and yanked his team back and forth between Oakland and Los Angeles, spurring lawsuits and run-ins with the league. And his ‘Just win, baby’ mantra hasn't been working in recent years.” Yet, this seems like old news to me.

With some smart draft picks this year, Davis has won back a little respect. If the Raiders can improve on their five-win season from a year ago, he might not reside in the top-five for much longer.

The Facts & Rumors blog congratulates all winners.

Story No. 2:
ESPN.com has a story that might make some NFL players awfully nervous. According to investigative reporter Mike Fish , more evidence has been found that link league players with Dr. Anthony Galea, a former team doctor with the CFL’s Toronto Argonauts who has been accused of supplying players with the banned substance HGH.

Fish writes:

According to court documents ESPN obtained Monday, the lengthy list of items authorities seized (from Galea during a search of his office in October) includes an "NFL file folder," "Professional Players Journal" and "daytimer with football dates.”

The seven-page document filed with the Canadian court after the execution of the October search warrant does not identify any patients by name.


But the Buffalo News reported last month that WR Santana Moss has been treated by Galea. Are there others who are waiting with bated breath to see if their names are released? The odds say: yes.


--Josh Katzowitz

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