Sure take any average Jo and follow them with a camera and you can bust them on almost anything. But that is why they are average Jo's there are no cameras following them. Athletes and other types of celebrities should know they are going to be followed and watched.
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Are you insinuating that athletes and other types of celebrities waive their right to be "innocent until PROVEN guilty"?
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You're still upset about Mark Chmura, you co.....Packers fan
I don't agree. The second you sign that contract and make millions of dollars and people wear your jersey's, you put yourself in the public's eye. Don't like it? Quit and become an accountant. Point being is this guy already has several strikes against him, motorcycle, internet drunk pictures, lewd conduct, suspended games. If that were my track record last thing I would want is to draw attention to myself. Going out and getting drinks is fine, I get it we all do it, but staying out till 1am probably wasn't his best move from a PR perspective. It just shows that he doesn't really get it.
Can anyone tell me where Aaron Rodgers was? Right don't hear about it because he's keeping his head about him, it's almost like Ben is going through that we've been here before no big deal crap, and I disagree you have one more week that you are "on the job" after Sunday you ya basically have 6-7 months off suck it up and realize you have kids looking up to you.
As adults we see the line and can put things in perspective, but as a kid I idolized athletes and like all of my favorite teams because of specific players (Walter Payton). So I totally disagree with that who cares about personal lives, because it would pain me to try and explain that our starting QB was out raping until 4am to my kids someday.
God, why am i always defending players I really don't care for? This scrutiny is just a mini-witch hunt. Is the guy no longer entitled to having a good time with TEAMMATES? Just like if Cedric Benson were spotted drinking (not that anyone cares about him, even in cincy), as long as he's doing it responsibly, then good.
I gotta throw a little evidence out that supports his non rapism:
The second girl dropped charges because she didn't want the intrusion, and very little to any DNA was found supporting her claim that she was forced upon by him. Plus the second victim was drunken and admittedly slipped and injured her head at some point (speculation, but might that confuse a drunk person?).
The Nevada woman who in a civil lawsuit accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her last year boasted to a co-worker at that time of having consensual sex with the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and said she hoped he had impregnated her, according to a sworn affidavit filed in court in Washoe County, Nev., late Friday.
Shortly after telling former co-worker Angela Antonetti about the tryst during a celebrity golf tournament at Harrah's Lake Tahoe, where both worked as casino hosts, the 31-year-old woman "expressed to me she was hoping for a 'little Roethlisberger
,'" Ms. Antonetti said in her affidavit.
His behavior when drunk HAS been reprehensible, and it shows he's just an early 20s guy with a sense of entitlement. But, he took his punishment for his indiscretions and has not acted out since. The fact that he's just going out with friends (who you KNOW will keep a damn good eye on him) is irrelevant. Sure, we know Aaron Rodgers knows how to keep his head about him, but we can't jump on a guy everytime something happens around him (see the Michael Vick shooting incident)..
Quite a few times, actually.
Originally Posted by 4th and 26
While I do think it would have been smart for Ben to not put himself in that situation (with this season starting over a suspension), I don't think what he did was wrong, or shows him doing anything that any of the rest of us haven't done.
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Originally Posted by Bear Goggles
1. It shows that he's human, and I think people have too high of an expectation of others to not be human. We all make mistakes, and we all like to have fun. Expecting someone to not be human is a little over the top.
2. While I do think that, the players and people that I respect, don't get caught up in this stuff... ala Walter. That guy was a class act, forever and always. It's not just being and exceptional althlete, it's being a great person. Ben isn't that great person, so I don't idolize him. I also teach my children the same and make sure to point out such things as the charitable giving/work that they do, especially when it's not done for media attention.
One thing i have to say is that if the steelers win, i might just get a steeler jersey. Lol. Maybe a Mendenhall jersey.
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Do they have to stop being themselves because someone may be following them and record them? I agree they are targets and that is a price they pay for being in the spot light. I think the people filming the athletes are worse than the players because there are only doing it for money.
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Originally Posted by Bear Goggles
Have you ever been in an accident before? Have you ever did crazy things where you were in your early 20's? If people don't like what an athlete does then stop reading the news. The media likes to hype up players and burry them just as fast. If people are going to get upset with Ben singing a Billy Joel song then they are the ones who have issues because this crap is weak. It is not up for an athlete to act a certain way for a kid to idolize him. It is up to the parent to raise their kid and if the athlete they like gets in trouble the kid will learn why this guy is an asshole.