Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ben's "problems" a long time coming?

Their is a theory, nascent in its development, that perhaps the concussions that Ben Roethlisberger has suffered since arriving in Pittsburgh (off the field, and on) may have contributed in some way to his alleged behavior in Georgia and Lake Tahoe.

But in a one of the most revealing articles I have read regarding Mr. Roethlisberger's upbringing and personal life, Thayer Evans of the New York Times speaks to friends and acquaintances about the Steelers' troubled quarterback.

A quote early in the article is pretty shocking:
To Roethlisberger’s many fans, the revelations of his conduct have come as a shock. But to many who knew him growing up in Findlay, Ohio, or played with him in college, or saw his personality change in Pittsburgh, the seeds of his problems were sown long ago.

“It took awhile,” Ryan Hawk, a backup to Roethlisberger at Miami, said in a telephone interview, “but it’s all coming out now.”

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