In Response to Kaepernick’s Protest, Cops Being Encouraged to Support Ben Roethlisberger
Despite the multiple rape case allegations against him and his settling out of court to avoid jail time, no one has ever burned a Ben Roethlisberger jersey before.
It’s been awhile, so let’s refresh your memory on what Big Ben allegedly did to one victim:
“In a statement to police on March 5, the 20-year-old college student said Roethlisberger encouraged her, and her friends, to take numerous shots of alcohol. Then one of his bodyguards escorted her into a hallway at the Capital City nightclub, sat her on a stool and left. She said Roethlisberger walked down the hallway and exposed himself.
“I told him it wasn’t OK, no, we don’t need to do this and I proceeded to get up and try to leave,” she said. “I went to the first door I saw, which happened to be a bathroom.”
According to her statement, Roethlisberger then followed her into a nearby bathroom and shut the door.
“I still said no, this is not OK, and he then had sex with me,” she wrote. “He said it was OK. He then left without saying anything.”
Nicole Biancofiore, a friend of the accuser, told investigators from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations her friend, a student at Georgia College & State University, “was dragged by a bodyguard to the back room in Capital [City, a local nightclub]. She was extremely intoxicated and not aware of what was happening.”
Two of the woman’s friends said they saw the bodyguard lead her into the hallway and then saw Roethlisberger follow. They said they couldn’t see their friend but knew she was drunk and were worried about her.
Ann Marie Lubatti told police she approached one of Roethlisberger’s two bodyguards and said, “This isn’t right. My friend is back there with Ben. She needs to come back right now.”
She said the bodyguard wouldn’t look her in the eye and said he didn’t know what she was talking about. The GBI later identified that bodyguard as Ed Joyner, and the GBI also determined that the man who led Roethlisberger’s accuser down the hallway was Anthony Barravecchio. Joyner is a Pennsylvania trooper and Barravecchio is an officer on the force in the Pittsburgh suburb of Coraopolis.”
Despite all that and in response to San Francisco 49ers QB Colin Kaepernick ‘s protest, where he refuses to stand for the playing of the National Anthem, cops are being encouraged to support other athletes who actually support them, like Pittsburgh Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger.
“Even as professional athletes like Colin Kaepernick kneel during the national anthem in protest over what they perceive to be an unfair judicial system that disproportionately targets minority populations, some of the elites who play games for money support law enforcement.
If American cops want to root for a professional athlete — as opposed to rooting against one — Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is as good a candidate.
Many officers may not know that for the past decade Roethlisberger has been quietly supporting police K-9 units across the country with generous donations from his foundation. Roethlisberger established his foundation in 2006 after a police dog was shot and killed in his hometown of Findlay, Ohio.
Roethlisberger’s foundation has distributed in excess of $1.5 million in 177 grants since 2007 and donated more than $170,000 to K-9 units around the country during the 2015 NFL season.
The K-9 grants have funded the purchase of dogs, training of dogs and handlers, training and safety equipment, and as well as food, vet services and housing.”