ESPN wasted relatively little time in citing TMZ’ report of Ben Roethlisberger’s latest bout of (alleged) zipper difficulties, in stark contrast to their earlier reluctance to even mention sexual assault allegations against the Steelers QB. That aside, Sports On My Mind‘s D.K. Wilson finds the media’s treatment of Roethlisberger a little too kid gloves for comfort (link courtesy the Gil Meche Experience)
No one is claiming a pattern of mal-behavior w/ Roethlisberger. YET. After SB win #1, photos taken in basement of a college party w/ college-aged girls, drunk as shit. Then he tries a relationship with a woman, Natalie Gulbis, who will no longer speak his name. Apparently, women and Ben don™t mix. Then Ben goes to Vegas* and, according to hospital staff, rapes a hotel employee, andrea McNulty. McNulty is kinda messed up and is a œworshipper “ kinda like a college girl. Then Ben goes to a club in a WOMEN™S ONLY college town, sets up in a back room and commences to demanding sex from college girls.
Lesson: WHITE ATHLETES DON™T HAVE NEGATIVE BEHAVIORAL PATTERENS.
There is a criminal investigation underway in Milledgeville, Georgia and Ben Roethlisberger left town without so much as a whisper from the police or the press.
Lesson: WHITE ATHLETES ARE DECIDEDLY MORE TRUSTWORTHY THAN BLACK ATHLETES.
The saying from the press with EVERY Black athlete who finds himself in trouble, either of his own doing or having something done to him is, œNothing good happens after 2 a.m.
Lesson: WHITE ATHLETES CAN HANG OUT WHEREVER THEY WANT AT ALL HOURS OF THE NIGHT AND THE PRESS WILL NOT CHASTISE THEM FOR GETTING INTO TROUBLE.
(*-Tahoe, right? -GC)