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Big Ben Protesters Gather Outside Stadium

10/17/2010 9:20 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hardcore Pittsburgh Steelers fan are happy Ben Roethlisberger is back today -- and they voiced their joy towards a group of Ben protesters who positioned themselves outside Heinz Field in Pittsburgh.

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The various protesters were holding signs that read "Big Ben's a Jagoff," "No Means No," "Don't Let Ben Rape Again" and "Consent Is Not a Game."

But they were upstaged by Ben supporters -- who had signs of their own and shouted down the protesters as they made their way into the stadium.

If Ben throws a few TD passes today, he'll probably win them all over.

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16.

justagirl    

For this even to be newsworthy is getting old. The same people whe stuck are stuck on the "blame Ben" most likely keep the same crowd as the "blame Bush" idiots. Give it up already. Educate yourselves before spewing out ignorant comments and go back and read the do***entated emails from the first "victim". She's a nut case! Tried to sue for millions afterward (oh gee there's something original) and on top of it, had a prior affair with a deployed serviceman that didn't exist. Word has it around the Pittsburg area that Ben wasn't as socially cuth s he could have been, but that a part of being young. No one can judge how they would act at such a young age with tons of money, but he has come full circle and found some humility. Labeling him a "rapist" is just a crowd pleaser for the media hounds who just wish to keep dragging him in through the mud. Why don't you take some notes from Ben and move on to some more enlightening journalism rather than sticking with a story that never had any merit to begin with.

1433 days ago
17.

erleen    

Glad to see so many people in here that aren't fooled by another celeb. Ben has enough money to buy his way out of any situation. Good to see these protesters stand up for the rights of the victim. He might be able to buy his way out of jail, but he sure can't buy class. What a gross human being. I guess there will always be followers that believe anything that a celeb tells them to be true. Are you the same people that suggest OJ is innocent too?

1433 days ago
18.

Vicki    

ENOUGH already...... 1. Ben wasnt charged due to lack of evidence. 2. The girl was a drunken underage college girl out to snag a rich man 3. What Ben did was stupid not illegal. 4. I am a woman and if I dont want to blow a guy its not gonna happen.....TEETH people. He took his punishment and is moving on. GET over it. As for the protestors outside Heinz feild......LOL nothing compared to the support he had inside Heinz feild. Pittsburgh loves Ben and the Steelers are ready to snaz #7 :P

1433 days ago
19.

Malcomxshabazz    

Maybe next time he does more than rape a woman in Vegas, or have his goon block the bathroom while he takes a young college girl into to bathroom stall (allegedly). Next time he may be to drunk and rapes and kills. What then??

But as long as he throws touchdowns, I guess it doesn't matter. Yet they shipped Santonio Holmes out of town for allegedly throwing a drink in a drunken gold diggers face!!

1433 days ago
20.

billc124    

@Commenter number 8. He wasn't found guilty because the girl he raped didn't want her name drug through the mud. The prosecutor had more then enough evidence to go to trial had the victim wanted to go forward. Sadly, in most of these cases the victim has their reputation damaged along the way.

1433 days ago
21.

dgpgh    

It's a bit difficult to write this without being crude, but I need to get my point across... I would venture to guess that most 28 year old single (maybe some married) men, when offered an "oral pleasure" would take her up on it. How can a willing participant be allowed to claim sexual assault?! Go back and watch her interview - the cop that interviewed her explicitly asked her what position she was in... "were you bent over, sitting down, standing, etc?" She said she "couldn't rememeber". She couldn't remember because if she said she was on her knees, that wouldn't sound too much like a sexual assault, now would it? They didn't find any DNA because she swallowed it!

1433 days ago
22.

Florida Steeler    

Comment #25 - you hit the story right on the head. Where do some of these self-rightious morons come from.........there must be people in outer space??!! HERE WE GO STEELERS the whole way to the Super Bowl and Ring #7.

1433 days ago
23.

Stephanie    

WRONG!!! Moron! He wasn't "found guilty" because he was never even charged. As to why the Georgia D.A. didn't charge him, here is what the he said:

"If you want my candid feeling, looking at all the evidence here, we don’t even have probable cause. Probable cause is the standard to make an arrest, and we did not have probable cause. No arrest was made in this case, so there’s no warrant to dismiss. We didn’t even have probable cause in this case.

"There’s nothing going to be enlightening there. I’ve got enough information. This decision was not difficult to reach. I knew pretty early on that this was the way this case was going, but I pride myself on keeping an open mind. I wanted to make sure that we made the right decision. That’s critical. But to answer your question, it’s closed. We’re still waiting on a few bits and pieces but it won’t change anything. It’s closed."

Look it up!

1432 days ago
24.

Stephanie    

@Commenter number 8. He wasn't found guilty because the girl he raped didn't want her name drug through the mud. The prosecutor had more then enough evidence to go to trial had the victim wanted to go forward. Sadly, in most of these cases the victim has their reputation damaged along the way.

Posted at 10:38 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by billc124

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Comment #28 was for you billc124!

1432 days ago
25.

suzie    

@Commenter number 8. He wasn't found guilty because the girl he raped didn't want her name drug through the mud. The prosecutor had more then enough evidence to go to trial had the victim wanted to go forward. Sadly, in most of these cases the victim has their reputation damaged along the way.

Posted at 10:38 AM on Oct 18, 2010 by billc124

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WRONG!!! Moron! He wasn't "found guilty" because he was never even charged. As to why the Georgia D.A. didn't charge him, here is what the he said:

"If you want my candid feeling, looking at all the evidence here, we don’t even have probable cause. Probable cause is the standard to make an arrest, and we did not have probable cause. No arrest was made in this case, so there’s no warrant to dismiss. We didn’t even have probable cause in this case.

"There’s nothing going to be enlightening there. I’ve got enough information. This decision was not difficult to reach. I knew pretty early on that this was the way this case was going, but I pride myself on keeping an open mind. I wanted to make sure that we made the right decision. That’s critical. But to answer your question, it’s closed. We’re still waiting on a few bits and pieces but it won’t change anything. It’s closed."

Look it up!

1432 days ago
26.

emily    

wow thats so lame i know bwns messed up alot and that he shouldve ad six weeks not four but he hel us win our game sunday so deosnt that count

1431 days ago
27.

Mark Bad    

Umm.... Haters much? If Ben was a rapist he would be in jail. The drunkard had a few different versions of her own story. She is a liar, and you people believe her? WOW! This was a broke ass girl that tried to capitalize off of a dumb ass decision she made when she was drunk.

If you think she was raped, you should probably do a little fact finding. Because she was never raped.

1430 days ago
28.

sonya    

what this has to be the worst video ever, the picture quality sucks and you cant hear a dam thing. wow tmz thanks for crappy video.

1428 days ago
29.

sonya    

this has to be the worst video. i can hardly hear it. that shows you how tmz will take any crappy video lol

1428 days ago
30.

Patty    

Pittsburg only likes Ben coz he can QB. If he was any other player on the team they won't have stood up for him like this. I hope he screws up bad coz he'll get what he really deserves. How some many people can stand behind a man like him just because he can play football is beyond me. It makes me ill. People where are your priorities? Can you imagine how many times this happens and the girls don't report it because they are too embarrased? or they won't be believed? Take football out of the picture and think about it and decide. Maybe it will be a different story.

1427 days ago
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