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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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391 COMMENTS

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286.

STEELERSWOMAN    

WHY CANT PPL JUST LEAVE BEN ALONE HE IS A GROWN MAN AND IF HE WISHES TO HAVE A FEW DRINKS THAT IS HIS BUSINESS,HE IS A GREAT QB AND ALWAYS WILL BE!!!!

1255 days ago
287.

Jacob    

Worst journalism I've ever read.

1255 days ago
288.

Carl    

Doing this on Friday or Saturday night is dumb. Doing it on Tuesday night is no big deal.

1255 days ago
289.

jacobi30    

Let the man unwind. he is not hurting anyone.

1255 days ago
290.

mike    

A GREAT Q.B. TAKES HIS LINEMAN OUT FOR DINNER AND DRINKS THIS IS SURELY THE SEVENTH SIGN OF THE APOCALYPSE!! OR A SEVENTH TROPHY FOR THE BLACK-N- GOLD.......GO STEELERS

1255 days ago
291.

Hisjules    

test

1255 days ago
292.

chuck    

TMZ is a JOKE....LOL GO STEELERS!!

1255 days ago
293.

HollyGoLightly    

Give Ben a break---he made some bad judgement calls and paid for them. Who hasn't made mistakes in their lives? The game isn't till Saturday...Howel at the Moon has many bouncers and strict behavioral guidelines. If going out on a Tuesday or Wednesday night is a tradition for him before winning Super Bowls - Go for it Ben!!! Steelers rock! Here's to that 7th ring!!!

1255 days ago
294.

Ben Rothlisberger    

TMZ.com doesn't come across to me as a reliable source. I don't see any evidence that this particular article has ANY verifable FACTS. Sorry, but I your story is most likely false.


p.s. You will be hearing from the Steeler's and my lawyers in the morning.

1255 days ago
295.

Bill G    

TMZ is a joke. Leave the guy alone, he is doing nothing wrong. You people make me sick!!!

1255 days ago
296.

PJ    

I don't get why these guys are looked at as something diffrent then the rest of us in this world. so the guy wants to go out and have a good time. big deal, I go out twice a month and I own a business and it realy isn't that big a deal. just remember they put there pants on the same way we do. quit looking at these guys like there of a higher power, there just men having fun.. get a life people

1255 days ago
297.

Bambi    

The reason why you order Diet Coke with alcohol is so the liquor will get into the blood stream faster. Sugar slows down the process. Hopefully he will go back to the bar and tip the staff a bit more. Nothing worse than a jackass buying drinks for the whole bar and leaving a crap tip. Shame on him and his friends. When you have money to burn do not leave the staff with squat.

1255 days ago
298.

DLantz    

Really TMZ? This is news? OMG, a grown adult male went to a bar to sing with his team mates and stayed for a whopping 2 hours and 15 minutes? Holy shiz, how dare he? Maybe you should change the title of this article to "Ben Roethlisberger - ACTING LIKE A NORMAL PERSON at Texas Piano Bar for 2 hours and 15 minutes". And for those of you saying he shouldn't be at a bar...really get over yourselves.

GO STEELERS!!!! Kick AZZ, Ben!!!

1255 days ago
299.

suzyQ    

BAMBI SAID: Hopefully he will go back to the bar and tip the staff a bit more. Nothing worse than a jackass buying drinks for the whole bar and leaving a crap tip. Shame on him and his friends. When you have money to burn do not leave the staff with squat.
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Hey Bambi, ya little skaank....since when was a 200.00 tip crap??? on an 800.00 tab ?? Do you make more of a tip while you're standing on the street corner ???? I think 200 bucks is more than generous on top of the fact that he bought food & drink for the house !! You're about a dumb F !!

1255 days ago
300.

Patty    

This will be a great game... When it's all said and done, STEELERS will have #7... All the STEELER haters can just kiss our A.S.S. We will be laughing all the way back to Pittsburgh... BLACK AND GOLD ALL THE WAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1255 days ago
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