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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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It's Tuesday. Those of you calling Ben a rapist are giving a guilty verdict without a trial. No charges have been brought against him. He is not OJ SIMPSON! Ben has been behaving well and I guarantee you that he will be at the top of his game come Sunday. All you haters will see on Sunday. Remember, American football is JUST A GAME! GO STEELERS!

1356 days ago


This is ridiculous. The sad part is everyone listens to gossip rather than the true person the gossip is about. Do you know this person personally? Do you really know his lifestyle? You are all ready to place judgment and you don't even know the person. If you know him, you know the real story. If you don't, it's gossip and that's what everyone lives on. They believe what little they see but don't know the whole story. Sorry but unless you know the person, YOU DO NOT KNOW THE STORY..... Not a Steelers fan, but straight up, they are really awesome guys and as far as I'm concerned GO STEELERS!!!!

1356 days ago


Dang people..... cant the man go have some fun with his linemen!! Like none of you ever go out and have fun?? Thats right you all stay at home with your family and wait for Sunday to go to church!!! Please... none of us were at either "alledged" incident so unless things have changed... Innocent until proven guilty. All I can say is... HERE WE GO STEELERS HERE WE GO..

1356 days ago


Big Ben is a human being? Out having a good time like a lot of us would do? Well before the "Big Game"? How horrible! Actually, I'd be concerned if he wasn't out enjoying himself. Come Sunday he'll be his usual self; leaving the pocket, breaking sack/tackles and completing passes enroute to yet another Steelers Super Bowl victory! Tear it up Big Ben!

1356 days ago


If this was TOM BRADY, or any other quarterback would a-holes be so negative? Maybe these negative people are want=to=be that have nothing better to do...this is what is wrong with the world...be positive and happy for those that have a talent, just because you don't....enjoy the game...peace

1356 days ago


If this was TOM BRADY, or any other quarterback would a-holes be so negative? Maybe these negative people are want=to=be that have nothing better to do...this is what is wrong with the world...be positive and happy for those that have a talent, just because you don't....enjoy the game...peace

1356 days ago


I thought you spelled "pig" P-R-I-N-C-E V-O-N A-H-O-L-E...I guess there's another way...B-E-N R-O-E-T-H...whatever, you get the drift...

1356 days ago


The "Poll" is "Big Ben's boozy thing stupid"??? well, HE IS... SO....I'M SORRY WHAT WAS THE QUESTION??

1356 days ago


Ben was doing NOTHING WRONG! Yes, we can still go out on the town in this country - good for him! I am a Packers fan, but if the Packer's lose, it won't be because they lost to a vegan tee-totaling holier-than-thou sissie!

1356 days ago


You just lost all creds as a reporting news source. What a bunch of losers TMZ is. Probably lost all respect by the entire Steeler Nation and there is a lot of us! Just wanted to voice my displeasure on this report. Will never be back.

1356 days ago

Hank Hollman    

SERIOUSLY-What is with the persecution of Ben? Tom Brady's crime was much worse & more despicable ... and he had NO suspension or public outcry, Michael Vick was suspended for only 2 games, so why the DOUBLE STANDARD? It makes no sense except perhaps for a massive jealousy on the part of some people and the predjudice of Roger Goodell fueling the flames. WHICH one of YOU could hold up to the microscope that is Ben's life right now? SERIOUSLY.

1356 days ago


He was just probably looking for a date, with his boys again or his boys were helping him find a date isn't that how Big Ben rolls We should ask his wife or wife to be - she must have high goals for herself. Good luck in the big game, big ben - break a leg .... no really !!!!

1356 days ago


i was not crazy over BEN ROTHENBERGER either after the problems. now i have watched BEN for years off and on i was never a steelers fan or any football fan look at the mans eyes his face i can tell you BEN looks better in the face then he ever has BEN is peaceful ful of the grace of god.. TMZ YOU ARE SO SICK TMZ STIMKS I WOULD NOT WATCH YOU OR READ ANYTHING OF YOURS YOU ARE FILTH S*** could you not put in some of the good things he is doing going to church therapy give the man credit. sure you can find failt in everyone . this will come right back at you you will not rattle BEN the STEELERS will still win the super bowl TERRY BRADSHAW I ALWAYS ADMIRED YOU HOW CAN YOU CALL YOUR SELF A CHRISTIAN IF YOU ARE SUCH YOU KNOW WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS IT WILL FIND ITS WAY BACK TO YOU SHAME ON YOU TERRY BRADSHAW. ONLY GOD KNOWS THE HEART OF BEN ROTHENBERGER NOT YOU NOT TMZ. GOOD LUCK BEN MAY YOU HAVE A GREAT GAME YOU ARE IN MY PRAYERS

1356 days ago


You know, Ben does have a right to go and have dinner and a few brews with his team mates when ever and where ever he wants to! What right as "Americans" to dictate to anyone where they can eat with their friends and co-workers? Get a grip people! Let the man live his life with out eyes stabbing him in the back!

1356 days ago


That fact was even being reported is STUPID... It's not like it's the night before the game. Out relaxing and bonding with a couple of linemen, SO WHAT... ENJOY the experience fellas. Just be ready to play Sunday.

1356 days ago
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