Ben Roethlisberger has endured 15 years of being called a fat chubba on the internet. There is arguably no sports figure outside of Eddie Lacy who has been victimized so brutally by the ongoing fat-shaming epidemic, but we’ll see where we’re at in 10 years with Zion.
He’s felt all your arrows, and said as much in a recent profile with Post-Gazette’s Ron Cook.
“I’ve heard people say I’m fat, and that just blows my mind,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m lighter and in better shape than I was in either of the past two years. I haven’t stopped working out. I normally don’t work out in the offseason, but I’ve been doing everything five days a week with my trainer. Cardio twice a week. Legs twice a week. Upper body twice a week …
“I guess it’s my beard that makes me look heavier. I must have five pounds in that, I know. But I’m not overweight.”
Ben took a beating in the comments of a March 20th stay-at-home message posted to the Steelers Twitter account.