We're used to seeing death hoaxes go around the web, but today a different kind of false story went around Twitter. The "news" today: NFL star Ben Roethlisberger has broken both of his legs after being hit by a car.The story, from Global Associated News, says: "A spokesperson for the Pennsylvania highway safety authority (HSA) has confirmed that Ben Roethlisberger has broken both of his legs in a traffic altercation. He has been transported via ambulance to a local Pennsylvania hospital for...Read Full Story
The NFL playoffs just wouldn't be the same if there wasn't a massive upset in the opening round. Last year, it was the vaunted Saints falling to a Seattle Seahawks team that didn't even have a winning record, and this year it happened in the final game of Wildcard Weekend.2011's miracle QB Tim Tebow picked up the magic again against Ben Roethlisberger and the heavily favored Pittsburgh Steelers. Things started out slowly with a first quarter that saw the Steelers put up just two field goals...Read Full Story
While Ben Roethlisberger may have escaped his legal woes, the NFL has handed down its ruling. The star quarterback will sit out six games, while at the same time undergoing required "comprehensive behavioral counseling." The ruling came after NFL commisioner Roger Goodell decided that Roethlisberger has violated the league's personal conduct policies. The details of Roethlisberger's drunken night in Georgia were revealed last week, after prosecutors decided not to press charges."As the...Read Full Story
Now that it appears Ben Roethlisberger will not face criminal charges, the police report has been released. And the details are not pretty.
According to the report, at one point the young woman who accused the quarterback of rape told Roethlisberger, "No, this is not OK." However, Roethlisbeger ignored her comments and had sex with her in a bathroom, while his bodyguard would not allow the young woman's friends entry into the bathroom."I told him it wasn't OK; no, we don't need...Read Full Story
Ben Roethlisberger turned 28 one week ago, and so far, we'd say it's been the opposite of a very good year.
The Super Bowl champ has been accused of rape by Georgia woman -- the second such accusation against Reothlisberger in less than a year -- and pictures of the young man wearing a shirt with the slogan "Drink Like a Champion Today," have also surfaced.His attorney has maintained his client's innocence. "The facts show that there was no criminal activity. No sexual assault...Read Full Story
Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982) is a Super Bowl-winning quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was named the NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year in 2004. Find more Ben Roethlisberger news, pictures, and information here.