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Ben Roethlisberger -- BOOZING at Texas Piano Bar

2/3/2011 3:00 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ben Roethlisberger is paying extra special attention to his diet this week -- because when he was pounding drinks at a Texas bar Tuesday night ... he wanted his rum mixed with DIET COKE.

Ben Roethlisberger Piano Bar
TMZ has obtained FOOTAGE of the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback hanging out at Pete's Dueling Piano Bar in Fort Worth Texas ... where he sang his face off from 11:00 PM until 1:15 AM the next morning.

Sources inside the bar tell us Big Ben arrived with two massive teammates -- and bought several rounds of drinks for himself AND the entire bar.

We're told Ben racked up an $800 tab -- and tipped an additional $200.  People inside the bar tell us Ben was "nice, fun and took care of everyone."

In the clip, Ben can be seen singing along to the Billy Joel classic "Piano Man" while his teammates joined in on the fun.

So, we gotta ask ...

UPDATE: This morning, Ben told reporters about his big night out ... saying, "It was a superstition and tradition on Tuesday night. I take the linemen out to dinner. We went out for barbecue and then we wanted to hear some live music. We just had an enjoyable night."


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NeilFraudstrong    

Save your partying until after the game, Ben.

1356 days ago
2.

Christy    

I love that place! It's totally awesome! Glad I wasn't there when he was though. So not a fan of his anymore. Awesome QB but threw it out the window when he decided to get stupid.

1356 days ago
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kanidana    

Why are your polls so simplistic? It must be the lawyer in you. Yes/no/....not even a maybe, could be, probably, undecided. What's up with that? Personally, fun before a game when one is on top of the world is: 1. Personally satisfying 2. Next day suffering 3. It all depends on the ultimate outcome which is unpredictable. Thus, refer to 1 when in doubt, but understand 2 on every level including next day as a metaphor for tomorrows.

1356 days ago
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JIGGA    

"Private eyes,are watching you...Watchin u watchin u! Goodell & the Rooney family are gonna being ****tin bricks when this hits all the MEDIA today,guaranteed! Don't even say..."this is a free country crap",this is the NFL(A DICTATORSHIP)& he lost all privileges to PARTY after his TWO RAPE incidents, which were PAID TO GO AWAY!

1356 days ago
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bobby smith    

THIS IS TUESDAY NIGHT.. THE GAME ISN'T TILL SUNDAY..

WHOOPTY DOOO!! LIGHTEN UP PEOPLE. He's having fun like everyone should have. Nothing illegal is happening so its ALL GOOD..

1356 days ago
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Sad sad    

$200 tip? he's cheap. This is where % goes out the window when you have someone serve the whole bar.

1356 days ago
7.

Jim in Cali    

HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO.

1356 days ago
8.

slick    

ben rapistburger

1356 days ago
9.

Bull    

All is good, a few drinks, so what, the game is days away and he knows he has to be a good boy. As for you steeler haters FU, you're just jealous they are going to win their 7th Super Bowl. Get a life!

1356 days ago
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Mark    

I am a Ravens fan so I have no love for big Ben or the rest of his team...but give the guy a break...he was at a piano bar...not a strip club...

1356 days ago
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Barbie    

He should be barred from bars, unless of course he is going to pay for the bodyguards that the women will need so they too won't get raped.

I'm disgusted that he is even allowed to walk the streets, never mind bar hopping. And I'm furious that he is still playing football and on his way to the Superbowl.

You almost have to want the Packer's to win just so this baffoon doesn't win!

1356 days ago
12.

Stairway2Seven    

Thats clearly not Big Ben. Ben isnt that fat and unless he shaved off part of his beard jus to go to a bar its not him.

Nice try

1356 days ago
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gutsygirl    

The last conversation the Steeler Organization should have had with Ben before boarding the team plane was ... stay out of bars...no public drinking!! Why would they risk conjuring up in people's minds the very image of the trouble he's been in? As a former Pittsburgher I am very disappointed in the
Rooney's...guess it really is all about the "win."

1356 days ago
14.

Bill Jenks    

It's not like they're playing a real team Sunday,let him have a few drink.... Go Steeler's

1356 days ago
15.

Tom    

The guy wearing the yellow shirt is Max Starks, not Big Ben!

1356 days ago
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