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He's big....and not so smart

March 10, 2010 - John Mehno

Oh, to have been a fly on the wall when Art Rooney II and his father, Dan Rooney, had their first conversation about the latest Ben Roethlisberger controversy.

If Roethlisberger had been a Cedrick Wilson-level player, the Steelers would have cut him on Saturday. But he's important to the team's success, so they'll put up with the embarassment and turmoil he causes.

Counting the motorcycle accident, this is the third time he's made offseason headlines for the wrong reason.

In answer to the question, "Is he supposed to stay home all the time?" the answer is no. He can go out. He just has to pick his spots. Life is different for celebrities. That's the trade-off for the fame and money they enjoy.

Having had his name dragged through one scandal, you'd think he would understand the importance of avoiding certain situations.

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