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Ben the bum!

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I’m sure that all you sports fans are well aware of the recent alleged actions by Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. If it is true, it certainly is a black mark against the Steelers and its proud fans.

You give money to someone and all of a sudden they think that they can do whatever they want to women, for some reason. When athletes do something like this, it affects many others besides just the women. And when I say “others,” I am referring to not just the young woman that he mistreated, but also to the Steelers, the fans, his mother, father, and the rest of his family, the Mid-American Conference, the NFL, all the companies that he has a contract with, and all those kids who looked up to him.

Do you suppose that he every thought about this? This bum has now done something that won’t soon be soon forgotten. A lot of people who were fans of the team will no longer be, but I am a Chicago Bears fan, anyway.

No matter what athletes say today, and other celebrities, too, I think that they have a responsibility to project the correct image if for no other reason that our youngsters are watching and imitating them every step of the way. If they see Ben and other star athletes mistreat women, they then think that it is OK and may do the same thing to females. Actions speak louder than words … always. Every parent with any experience knows this.

My recommendation to the Pittsburgh Steelers is to get rid of Ben and find someone to represent and lead their team that the fans will respect and who will be a good example to all of our children. Tim Tebow might be just the right person for them now.

One other thing, Ben. You don’t realize how lucky you are that you didn’t accost one of my daughters or grand-daughters. I would have hunted you down like the common criminal you are and I am afraid that I would be the one that would be going jail instead of you. At least, I am hoping that eventually you will be in a jail cell somewhere. You don’t deserve anything less if you did what you are being accused of doing.

AndersonnewWritten by Ted Anderson. Insurance agent Ted W. Anderson worked in sales for half a century, has lived in Albany since 1993. He is president of Dover Lane Neighborhood Watch. Send email to him at aj@thealbanyjournal.com.

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