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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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151.

Todd Ski    

The diet coke thing is funny, but rum and coke doesnt taste very good, and the sugar in coke is high. Everyone jokes about fat ppl ordering food with diet coke...cant have the sugar! Dah. Yes, lol..shouldnt have the fat, but hey, can't keep preaching to deaf ears!

1297 days ago
152.

Thines     

He is INNOCENT!!!! See all these scorn bitches have to do is cry RAPE!!! how about the truth- I'm 20yrs. old I saw a real NFL QB and opened my legs for him ,but when he was done he left me there I thought we had something special!!! I'LL SHOW HIM $$$$$$$$$$$$$ HE RAPED ME!!! WAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!! LEAVE THE GUY ALONE THIS IS GODS WAY OF SAYING SORRY THAT THIS BITCH MADE THESE FAKE ACCUSATIONS AGAINST HIM!!

1297 days ago
153.

Tdub    

You people are ridiculous. Accusations and no charges. How does that make anyone a rapist? IF it does then Clay Matthews and six other Packers are all rapists too. June 201,0 Matthews and his team mates raped 2 girls in a condo at a golf tournament. Weird that you don't see the media reporting that though? C'mon TMZ! Surely you could dig up that info w/ you crack reporters.

Google it. They did it.

1297 days ago
154.

me    

Seems like everything is a party to him. Hope he sucks in the Super Bowl. I'm sure after all that drinking he was rude to at least one woman. Can't stand him.

1297 days ago
155.

Laura    

To all of you "nay sayers" why don't you get a life! All he was doing was having some fun - which he definitely deserves - he's done a fantastic job this season!!!!! Don't be so quick to judge someone if you were not there - People need to get over YESTERDAY - it's time to get off his back - I am sure these accusers of him were NOT exactly innocent little lambs - girls of today throw it all out there and then when taken up on their suggestiveness all of a sudden cry rape & everything else - Ben = $$$$$$$ "figure it out"!!!!!

1297 days ago
156.

ay    

so many stupid people in the comments, lmao!

1297 days ago
157.

brian    

How can you even ask if pregame drinking is a bad idea. Ben Rothlessburger has played in 2 superbowls (3rd this year), wonder how many times he's been caught partying before the superbowl... 3 times.

Of the 2 superbowl games he's played in wonder how many times he's won... twice! How stupid of him... Actually, what a stupid question to ask. It works.

1297 days ago
158.

brian    

This is a stupid question. 2 times (3rd this year) he's played in the superbowl. He's been caught partying on superbowl week 3 times. He's won the superbowl twice. Ever heard of the saying, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it?". Stop trying to make something out of nothing.

1297 days ago
159.

Ross Foster    

Alright...I'm a Raider fan...born and raised in Oakland. Give Ben a break here....And I do hate the Steelers with a passion...But, you get to the Bowl and you should be able to have a night or two on the town. Just don't rape anyone...With Ben you never know...Could be female...could be male.....
Steelers win this game.

1297 days ago
160.

jmak10    

HE'S SUCH A S***BAG, RAPIST AND I HOPE THE STEELERS LOSE SO BADLY SO THEY BLAME BEN(THE RAPIST)FOR IT.

1297 days ago
161.

Maureen Birch    

Ask Terry Bradshaw, it's a Steeler tradition...
To all the idiots calling him names-that is slander- there was no evidence of any crime-he was never arrested and convicted only in the court of public opinion.

1297 days ago
162.

Jackie    

Who the hell cares? He's 28. This isn't news. He didn't do a damn thing wrong.

1297 days ago
163.

cathy    

So what TMZ? You are really reaching - for nothin!

1297 days ago
164.

Skel    

Who gives a flying f*ck? The ones dissing Ben are jealous haters because they don't have 6 Lombardi's.

1297 days ago
165.

tbhart    

Honestly, Since Ben is on the hot seat for bad decisions made while consuming at least a moderate amount of libations, it would on the surface be an unwise choice.

On the other hand, it is the Super Bowl week, that in itself leads to revelry from all individuals on both teams.

As a Packer fan.... I wished he had stayed out a little longer... :9)

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