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Roethlisberger Party Dubbed 'Ben-a-Palooza'

3/14/2010 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Most of Ben Roethlisberger's ill-fated party weekend was thoroughly planned out weeks in advance -- minus the whole alleged sexual assault part -- and TMZ has learned the festivities even had a name ... "Ben-a-Palooza."

Ben Roethlisberger

The Palooza is a tradition that Ben and his pals have put together for the past several years in which the Steelers quarterback and a group of his friends celebrate Ben's birthday together.

This year, Ben-a-Palooza began at Roethlisberger's home near Pittsburgh, where the group -- pictured above wearing customized Palooza shirts -- boarded a party bus bound for Ben's lake house in Georgia.

After the bus arrived to the home, several members spent one of the nights on a bar crawl in Milledgeville where Ben was later accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman in a nightclub bathroom.

Nothing spoils a Palooza like a criminal investigation.

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1.

Suck My Bronze.    

Keep your fingers out of my Palooza.

1624 days ago
2.

JoeyPorsche    

Ben Rapeafurburger is innocent! Leave him alone. I hear he's buying a vacation home near Arizona State University for his next College Girl Rape Safari.

1624 days ago
3.

Not Crazy    

IDK, but the guys in the middle is soOoo cute. Wrap me up in those big ol' arms!!

1624 days ago
4.

Dirt Burger    

RAPE A POLOOZA

1624 days ago
5.

charles    

Hmmm... A rapist AND a complete tool...

1623 days ago
6.

raider    

the name should be little ben-a-loozer!

1623 days ago
7.

melanie    

I am not saying that it's the girls fault at all but I wonder what she was doing at a bar when she was 20...and we dont know what happened so who knows who is telling the truth

1623 days ago
8.

Icebaby    

March of the barebacking steroid taking bears.

1623 days ago
9.

Vonn    

He is guilty until he proves otherwise, just like every other celeb posted on this site.

1623 days ago
10.

Here's an idea    

This is how Ben gives back to the community. A bar crawl featuring him.

1623 days ago
11.

Tiger's Help Sucks Too    

Doesn't get more pathetic than that.....a Loser Club from Pittsburgh on a tour bus.

1623 days ago
12.

South Beach    

If you can picture "Mayberry", you've got Milledgeville Georgia. A small, friendly community that happens to have a college which is known for their degree program in Special Education. For anyone from a larger city, it's like the Twilight Zone. But it's real.

A girl from there who was likely brought us as the others, to believe in the law, and justice, is about to experience a smear campaign sponsered by Ben's $500 per hour PI.

Why does Ben need a $500 per hour PI?

Vilify the victim, it's as old a dirt. Anyone who knows anything about rape knows it's not about sex, it's about power, so the whole "Why would he need to rape given who he is" doesn't wash.

How much courage do you think it took for this girl to even report this, given who is involved?

I hope the truth is allowed to come out. But I have my doubts.

1623 days ago
13.

Disco Legend Zeke    

So this underage girl illegally entered the nightclub?

1623 days ago
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Here's an idea    

A 20 year old can enter a bar there and allegedly Ben was buying "the bitches" some shots.

1623 days ago
15.

Here's an idea    

Ben knows what happened. He shouldn't need a PI. "Sexual contact" resulting in a bump on the head, screams resistance to me.

1623 days ago
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