A member of the Washington Post editorial team found herself in major hot water when she took to Twitter and openly criticized a San Francisco Chronicle column about Ben Roethlisberger.
Lori Montgomery, the Post’s business editor, tweeted last week that a column about the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback was “easily disproven” and “completely FoS.” The piece reported on the rape allegations made against Roethlisberger and listed a number of other unsavory stories involving the veteran quarterback that took place during his time in the NFL.
Montgomery’s tweet was so bad that even her own co-workers took issue with it. The original post has since been deleted and Montgomery apologized via her Twitter account. She said she regretted what she said and didn’t intend to question the validity of accusations against Big Ben.
As a result of her accusations, she was given a verbal warning.
According to the Wall Street Journal, the Post also plans to revise its social-media policy once it fills a vacant standards-editor position, per the report.
As far as 39-year-old Roethlisberger, he plans to retire from the NFL at the end of the 2021 season. He was initially going to end his career after Week 18, but a win against the Baltimore Ravens, a loss by the Colts, and a non-tie between the Chargers and Raiders ensured that Big Ben would play one more game.
The Steelers have a tall task when they face off against the Chiefs at Arrowhead Stadium.