View Poll Results: Should the Steelers trade Ben Roethlisberger?

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    Keep Ben or Trade Him?

    I'm just curious about how everyone feels. Obviously the Steelers on the field are much better with Ben. The football/Steelers fan in us realizes that. But can you still root for him? Have you lost respect for him? So, should the Steelers trade Ben?

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    As much as he is a valuable asset on the football field, I don't like the chances of something else happening, unless he accepts rehab for alcohol and sexual addictions. While that might not even do it, I feel we should cut the cord and not risk getting a 5th round draft pick in the future. I am all for Trading him now.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by SteelCurtainYinzer View Post
    As much as he is a valuable asset on the football field, I don't like the chances of something else happening, unless he accepts rehab for alcohol and sexual addictions. While that might not even do it, I feel we should cut the cord and not risk getting a 5th round draft pick in the future. I am all for Trading him now.....
    Sexual Addictions? Laughable. There is no evidence he is an alcoholic or addicted to sex. I guess all that is the new buzzword. The first incident he had relations with another adult in a hotel room. Millions of people do that. My guess is NFL players do it more than most. He just happened to schemed. There is no grounds for punishment there in my opinion.

    The second incident is just really poor judgment. There is no evidence whatsoever he forced this girl to do anything she was not willing to do. I think it is telling that between a bar full of people and the group of girls involved there was not enough collaboration between their accounts to charge him with anything. One would think they would at least be able to at least loosely concoct enough of a story to get him charged.

    The two cases show poor judgment on Ben's part. This is stuff that happens on a regular basis in professional sports. Ben just has bad luck in that he got involved with one nut job and one sour dejected sorority girl. Granted, he put himself in that position, and I have no problem with the Steelers, and not the league, punishing Ben for poor judgment. If the league is going to punish Ben, he needs to be at the bottom of that list that is for sure.

    But as for a "sex addict" and "alchohlic?" Common' now! Pittsburgh would be 1/10th the team without him anyway!

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    Just watched SB XLIII on the NFL network...what a hell of a game (again)! NFL.com is taking questions to Roger Goodell on the ask the Commish segment...I think the SteelerNation should ask Mr. Goodell not to punish us and to give Ben one last chance...take money if you must but LET HIM PLAY!

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    Quote Originally Posted by nuclearchihuahuas View Post
    Just watched SB XLIII on the NFL network...what a hell of a game (again)! NFL.com is taking questions to Roger Goodell on the ask the Commish segment...I think the SteelerNation should ask Mr. Goodell not to punish us and to give Ben one last chance...take money if you must but LET HIM PLAY!

    No ... this jackass had his chances. He needs to sit 2 games. Ben needs to be punished because he needs to get the message through his thick drunk *** skull. For me, it's gonna take awhile to cheer for him again.

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    To trade Ben would not be smart. You cant just replace a 2 time super bowl QB. We would just weaken ourselves. Don't get me wrong, Ben needs to straighten out his act and grow up. He has a lot to prove to regain the trust of steeler fans including myself. Winning games will certainly help fans forget the past but you cant do that by getting rid of him.

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    It all depends...

    What will be offered?

    Anyone can be traded at any time depending on the offer.

    What other details come out?

    Because it could not be proven that a crime was not committed does not mean nothing untoward happened. Those details are what scare his fans right now. If you are not a Ben fan, you are willing to trade him. If you are a Ben fan, you could be nervous.

    Is he able to rehabilitate himself?

    Is there some root cause that is causing him to be in the limelight all the time (for the wrong reason)? If so, what is it and can he overcome it.

    Is he "the guy?"

    I heard someone once say that Mike Tomlin has one rule; Dont be "the guy." Right now, I am pretty sure the team feels that he is the guy. Will they rally around him or trade him? I think that depends on 1-3 above.

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    Yeah the Colts should trade Peyton Manning too. He raped a girl during the Naughright incident.

    Anyone who thinks Ben should get traded does is beyond dumb. This guy is the best quarterback the Steelers ever had and is one of the best in the league. We won't win more than 4 games with Dennis Dixon at quarterback even with Suh and Earl Thomas.

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    I have recently read the case disclosure from steelersgab and have realized that Ben is not quite the a** I thought he was. We have all read the release of the young woman's statements thinking they must be true...however, I now realize they have changed over time and the press is releasing these statements as the truth...While I still think Ben is a fool for getting into this situation and I have engaged in as much Big Ben Bashing as anyone, I am willing to state now that he is now nearly as guilty as I originally believed him to be. So I say suspend him for his act of stupidity in public but do not trade him. I believe the Rooney's no what the truth is and trust their judgement. If they can keep him, so can I and I will even cheer for him. We all commit stupid mistakes and I thank God that mine are not nearly as public as Ben's...'cause that would be horrible.

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    Last time I checked your innocent until PROVEN guilty. He hasn't even been charged with a crime just some gold diggers accusing him.
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