Thursday, September 10, 2009

Kudos to Big Ben


It was announced yesterday that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, through his attorney, has rejected a proposed settlement offer from Andrea McNulty, a former casino worker who has accused the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback of sexual assault. Thank Heaven there is SOMEONE out there willing to stand up to these women who give all of us of the female persuasion a bad name.

The settlement proposal asked for Big Ben to admit the charges, apologize, and donate $100,000 to a Reno-based charity that assists women who are victims of domestic violence. While, on the surface, the offer seems noble, my gut tells me there's more to this.

A lot of people will argue that McNulty must be telling the truth because she doesn't want any money for herself. Not so fast there, lefties. While she wants the money donated to charity, $100,000 could potentially be a drop in the financial bucket. Ms. McNulty, in my theory, may be looking at the big picture. Could you imagine the money she could stand to make in a book deal? She would forever be known as the woman who fought a superstar athlete and won. The left just LOVES that! At the very least, her exposure in the media would garner her a sum that would be nothing to sneeze at. I can picture her crying on Oprah's couch right now.

Think about this. Ben could cut a personal check for the money and not blink an eye. Hell, he may even spend that much a month on clothes. Who knows? The one thing Ben is not willing to sacrifice is his reputation. He, evidently, holds that much higher than the money. It may cost him more to defend his honor in the long run, but I get the feeling that he won't mind a bit.

We will never know exactly what happened on the night in question, but I have a sinking feeling that this is a case of someone looking for their fifteen minutes of fame.

I wonder if Ms. McNulty is originally from Cleveland or Baltimore...

12 comments:

Bungalow Bill said...

Yeah, I am not buying that one either. This one sounds like it was planned out with an agenda.

blackandgoldfan said...

BB: She's got some angle. Just don't know what it is yet.

Mel said...

I am glad Big Ben refused it as well.

blackandgoldfan said...

Mel: Good to see you! It would've been a crying shame had he admitted to something he didn't do just to be rid of the matter. Should it factually come out at some point in time that he truly is guilty, he'll be put into the Vick category in my book. I really don't think he's guilty, though. Take care!

Teresa said...

I am glad that Ben is standing up for his reputation and to keep his good name in tact. It seems to me that she's just out to make money.

j summ said...

got to agree with ya. if her story were true this would be an easy out.
what has to happen is the guys, oh this will be unpopular, need to hire a pro, or find someone who is uncomplicated. good luck with that as we are talking about women. settle down lady's, i'm just looking to fire you up.

Sue said...

How come you didn't mention she may be from Cincinnati? LOL

I agree. KUDOS to Big Ben for refusing to sacrifice his good name in order to just have the whole sordid deal disappear.

As for tonight, as a fellow member of the AFC North, GO TITANS!!!


Sorry. Couldn't help myself. Feel free to visit me at either one of my blogs for a little "smack talk" anytime! And as much I want the Steelers to do badly this year, I SERIOUSLY want NO BODY to get hurt! (Kimo the Assasin ring a bell?)

Enjoy your blog! Peace????

The Law said...

i hate it when people take advantage of celebrities. doesn't seem to be affecting ben tho... he's playing a great game!

blackandgoldfan said...

j: I think that's an excellent idea (hiring a pro). Even then, any pro who has a chance to get her hand into a multi-million dollar contract could pull the same stuff.

We women HAVE to be complicated to deal with men! lol

blackandgoldfan said...

Sue: My favorite memory about Kimo is when he desecrated the towel and the Bungles lost in the playoffs.

I didn't put Cincy on a par with Cleveland or Baltimore because I have respect for a team that plays with heart despite a really sucky season.

Absolutely peace!!! :-D

blackandgoldfan said...

The Law: I think Ben's been able to keep it together on a professional level. He knows he's got a job to do and goes out to do it.

I also despise those slime balls of our society who are looking for a fast buck at the cost of ruining a reputation.

blackandgoldfan said...

Teresa: I also think money is her main motive. It makes me ill.

Take care sweetie!