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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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beachgal    

Leave Big Ben alone! He was never charged with anything. He probably paid the first girl off on the advice of his lawyer, not because the accusation was true. 2nd gal saw an easy money target. She followed him from one bar to another. Believe it or no, their are girls out there who are just after a quick buck. Have sex with someone famous then cry rape. Ben's 6'5" & 235 lbs, he would definitely leaves some serious marks had those encounters been truly rape.

1304 days ago
272.

ben    

He is a grown man let it go. He has the right to do whatever he feels like. All you people are just haters and dont want to recognize that he is one of the best quarterbacks in the league. GO STEELERS

1304 days ago
273.

hank    

if you want to find idiotic comments just come to tmz

1304 days ago
274.

chuck    

WOW! Ben went to a piano bar....lol talk about lame reporting!! GO STEELERS!!

1304 days ago
275.

SteelerDave    

What a crock of ****. This means nothing. Stop witch hunting you ****ing idiots.

1304 days ago
276.

derek    

OH MY GOD! big ben at a piano bar!?!?!?!? what on earth has the world come to?..... common, you see big ben in a PIANO BAR and want to throw up a hailmary in the first quarter.... grow up TMZ..... count chocula!

1304 days ago
277.

Imichael    

Bunch of losers posting on here. Grow up you bunch of Sunday school teachers. They play a man's sport and you want them to behave like boyscouts. None of you on here have ever played organized sports let alone professional sports. You should be grateful to have a QB like Ben. Look at Brady and how that organization has been cheating for years. Ben's players love and respect him unlike Brady. Mantle and Ruth weren't choirboys.

1304 days ago
278.

mike    

WHO CARE WHAT BIG BEN IS DOING IN HIS FREE TIME LEAVE HIM A LONE ALREADY HE'S NOT GETING IN TROUBLE SAME GOES FOR THE REST OF THE TEAM HOW WOULD YOU LIKE SOMEONE MAKING A BIG DEAL OVER YOU EVERY TIME YOU WHEN OUT GET A LIFE ALREADY

1304 days ago
279.

dave    

just goes to show that most leopards do NOT change their spots, especially when they have money and really no one to answer to! I hope he gets creamed in the Super Bowl, anyone who has fooled most of the fans of the nfl, needs to have a big lesson taught to him!

1304 days ago
280.

Alyson    

BOOZING??!!! That sounds like a bit of an exaggeration. sounds to me like he went out with some team mates to have fun and relax before a big game. And he wasn't trying to hide it. he fully admitted it and said it was a tradition as this is his THIRD Superbowl. Sounds innocent to me. I'm sure Aaron Rodgers isn't sitting in his room all alone every night.

1304 days ago
281.

Maria Wokasch     

Who cares!! they were safe and nice.... get a life people!!!!

1304 days ago
282.

justin    

its not pregame!!!! if this was saturday night, then there would be a problem! is it smart, giving his history, no! but it wont affect the game

1304 days ago
283.

Mary Pat Flanagan    

All you Steeler fans should just keep quiet. If Ben doesn't straighten himself out, he's the one who's gonna suffer. Let's think about football and leave the personal side alone.

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284.

Baylee13    

GO PACKERS!!!!!

1304 days ago
285.

kw watks    

go and have a good time ben, I'm a saints fan, but this is america and thats why we have freedom of speech, so don't worry about those people who can't stand to keep their nose outa other peoples business. before you judge him for what he has done, go look in the mirror.

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