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Big Ben wants to be a role model

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08:03 AM ET 02.01 | Though it won't be easy, Ben Roethlisberger will try to keep reporters from looking back this week. Roethlisberger did look ahead to something he said he hopes to achieve beyond Sunday's game. "I want to be a role model. I want people to look up to me. I like when kids wear my jersey," the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers told dozens of media representatives crowded around his interview platform at the team hotel. He elaborated on that later, saying he meant more than being a role model as an NFL player. "Absolutely, there's a lot more to it than just that," he said. "You want to be a good person. You want to be some day, hopefully, a good father, husband, whatever that entails, grandfather and all those things. I think there's a lot of people you can be role models to."

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February 1, 2011  08:06 AM ET

So many punch lines... I'm leaving this one alone.

February 1, 2011  08:06 AM ET

C'mon. Really, Ben?

February 1, 2011  08:08 AM ET

Big Ben wants to be a roll-in-the-hay model.

February 1, 2011  08:09 AM ET

I just laughed so hard I may have pissed myself a little.

February 1, 2011  08:11 AM ET

"I think there's a lot of people you can be role models to."

Charlie Sheen, for one.

February 1, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So many punch lines... I'm leaving this one alone.

Indeed! Like shooting fish in a barrel.

February 1, 2011  08:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

Big Ben wants to be a roll-in-the-hay model.

Zachly. He wants to roll a model (or coed).

February 1, 2011  08:15 AM ET
QUOTE(#4):

I just laughed so hard I may have pissed myself a little.

I'm gonna go get some more coffee so maybe I can do that, too. And when I get back, there'd better be some more threads.

February 1, 2011  08:16 AM ET

Way too **** late for that...Ya think!

February 1, 2011  08:16 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

I'm gonna go get some more coffee so maybe I can do that, too. And when I get back, there'd better be some more threads.

Boy... are YOU gonna be disappointed.

February 1, 2011  08:17 AM ET

I said a naughty! <:(

February 1, 2011  08:21 AM ET

I'll be ordering the Fat Head of my new role model shortly!

February 1, 2011  08:24 AM ET

let's work on behavioral consistency first....baby steps my friend...baby steps.....

February 1, 2011  08:27 AM ET

No problem Ben. Smart fathers in Dallas/Ft. Worth are keeping their daughters home.

February 1, 2011  08:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#14):

No problem Ben. Smart fathers in Dallas/Ft. Worth are keeping their daughters home.

And just when they thuoght they could take off the chastity belts because Pacman was gone...

February 1, 2011  08:32 AM ET

Damn Ben...Time to get a new PR rep.

February 1, 2011  08:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#10):

Boy... are YOU gonna be disappointed.

Prophetic. Truly prophetic. How did you know? Another dose of Carson Palmer....

February 1, 2011  08:33 AM ET

Anybody hear about Goodell's comments about Ben?

Classless....

February 1, 2011  08:33 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

So many punch lines... I'm leaving this one alone.

Damn Otis! You needed to go with that first zinger!

 
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