Ex-Steeler RB Claims Ben Roethlisberger Once Fumbled On Purpose Because He Didn’t Like The Play Call
Is it just me or does Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sound like a giant knob?
Roethlisberger has gone on record saying he’s “earned the right” to throw teammates under the bus because he’s the captain – something the Steelers’ GM apparently has zero problem with, for some odd reason.
He was super petty about not wanting to mentor quarterback Mason Rudolph when the Steelers drafted him in the 2018 NFL Draft. This despite the fact that Ben will be 38-years-old when the 2019 NFL season kicks off and he’s openly talked about retirement over the past couple of years.
Even porn stars have issues with the guy.
So this new story about Roethlisberger told by former Steelers running back Josh Harris on Twitter this week doesn’t really come as much of a surprise.
“2014 week 17 we were playing the Bengals. Todd Haley called a run play with very little time left in the game. Ben wanted to kneel. He rolled his eyes in the huddle. He then purposely fumbles the ball. I had to recover it,” Harris wrote. “At that moment I knew what kinda person he was.”
Then when people questioned the authenticy of his story, Harris produced some receipts along with an explanation.
Now why would a guy almost no one remembers in Josh Harris make something like this up? His explanation seems pretty sound and he really has nothing to gain at this point. It’s been over four years since he played in the NFL, carrying the ball just nine times in his career, so it’s not he is looking to make a big comeback.
Related, but unrelated, Harris says he spoke to Le’Veon Bell recently and he’s narrowed his destination down to just six teams.
God love the Pittsburgh Steelers and all of their drama.