Banned Ben

by - April 21, 2010 - - 2 Comments »


Michael Vick repeatedly performed cruel acts on other living beings. Plaxico Burress walked into a crowded place with a loaded weapon. Both guys deserved punishment for their actions which ranged from dumb to mean to dangerous. Ben Roethlisberger belongs in the same class.

I can’t comprehend being involved in what Vick did. It is disgusting. But there is part of me that believes that he didn’t realize what he was doing was wrong due to a confluence of cultural factors. Burress engaged in an act of stupidity that could have potentially put people’s lives in danger. But he didn’t enter that club with any malice. What Roethlisberger did could potentially alter some people’s lives forever. He acted without regard to other human beings and he did it repeatedly. He deserves every bit of his suspension.

Some will say “but he wasn’t charged with anything”. I implore those people to read the police report, some of the other stories that have leaked out and to get real with themselves. If he has been accused three or four times, how many times do you really think these sort of things took place? And when I read about his body guards dragging a girl to the bathroom as she’s muttering “no”, along with some of the other sordid details (I’m not talking about simply having his piece hanging out either), I realized that just once was more than enough. And that doesn’t even account for the other random acts of sleaziness he’s been accused of.

Vick had to go jail. Burress is in prison right now. I’d like to see Ben go there too; just so he could get a taste of his own medicine. So, no, I do not have a problem with the NFL suspending him. I just wish the suspension was longer.

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2 Responses to “Banned Ben”

  1. Dan says:

    how come Bret Farve gets a pass (and jared allen) from animal rights activists, what they do is really not that much different from from vick, they KILL animals because they find it fun

  2. lundberg says:

    I totally agree…Hunting is WRONG! IT’s WRONG!

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