Suspended Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger has taken a number of shots from media and fans alike since facing his 2nd set of sexual assault allegations in a calendar year. Perhaps hoping to avoid process servers when and if accusation number 3 is made public, Big Ben requested the Pittsburgh PR department change the listing of his hometown in the Steelers’ media guide to a municipality that doesn’t actually exist, reports the Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette. Which, I’m sure you’ll agree, sounds better than “Parts Unknown” or “Rapistville”
The quarterback enthusiastically called Findlay, Ohio, home since the Steelers drafted him in 2004. But he has made a revision. His hometown is now listed as Cory Rawson, Ohio, in the Steelers’ media guide and all of their rosters, at Roethlisberger’s reques
Why the change? Roethlisberger will only say that he did not actually live in Findlay,OH, but went to Findlay High School. Rawson, Ohio, also in Hancock County, is 10 miles from Findlay. There is no Cory Rawson, Ohio, nor is there a Cory, Ohio, but there is a Mt. Cory which makes up part of the Cory-Rawson school district.
It may be yet another way, even if it is subtle, for Roethlisberger to try to make changes and move forward.