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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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331.

Dan    

first and last time on your site, u guys really tell it like it aint. no story here just like the rest of your non-stories, but then again if your reporters were any good they would be working for real news sources.

1336 days ago
332.

jaded    

Get a life people. This is not a story - only trying to justify and continue your existence and apail to tne non-thinking

1336 days ago
333.

fred    

tmz your retarded he was buying his lineman dinner...oh yeah your show is horrible

1336 days ago
334.

chris    

Ben
Glad to see you took the OL out to dinner and then some!! But remember one thing you are a very lucky person to be still playing for the Pittsburgh Steelers DON'T BLOW IT!!!!!!!!!! I have been a Steelers Fan for 36 years, you should have taken your OL to dinner then back to the room to study film, I don't think you realize what is on the line if we (THE STEELERS) are able to win this game, we will set another record!!! Ben FOCUS ON THE GAME GET US A WIN THEN TAKE EVERYBODY OUT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

1336 days ago
335.

Fort Worth Girl    

Who cares! He was at piano bar on a TUESDAY doing a tradition that he does every year with 2 of his teammates. And as far as him being a rapist, PLEASE, she was just another money grubbing whore trying to get money!

1336 days ago
336.

x pitt center    

even his starting center doesn"t want to bend over in front of him

1336 days ago
337.

twowheel    

Give the guy a break...I think we are looking at the result of a few story hawking reporters.

1336 days ago
338.

MAGGIE    

WHAT, Just because your Great, don't mean you cant have fun, stop making him look bad...DON'T HATE!!!!! BIG BEN WE LOVE YOU...

1336 days ago
339.

Suzan    

Jesus leave the man alone he is grown and can go drink and socialize if he wants to. Nothing wrong with blowing off some steam before the biggest and last game of the season.............

1336 days ago
340.

JJ    

Move along nothing to see here.

Superbowl week and this is the biggest story you can come up with? Isn't there another hair or beard story you should be focusing on? What a pathetic state "journalism" is in today.

You people need to get a life.

1336 days ago
341.

azvallar    

GEEZ! Watched this last nite and disappointed that TMZ took such a bad swipe at Ben and crew on a nite out Tuesday and the game is Sunday. It was really stupid the way TMZ commented on the "event". Too bad that celebs can't go out of their homes without being "captured" doing something! And I do admit that I like it when they do it in fun and joke with their "victims".

1336 days ago
342.

Jean    

People-get a life! The man is allowed to go out. So what, he went to a bar with some fellow team mates. Who cares?

1336 days ago
343.

U KNOW    

HEY U KNOW WHAT 200 IS NOT CHEAP..STILL MORE THEN...NOT HAVING NO TIP ..DUH...AND HEY NUMBER 2 WHO WROTE ABOUT BEN THAT WAY JUST MAD CAUSE MY STEEELERS TOOK IT FROM YOUR TEAM HAHAHA

1336 days ago
344.

klm82    

Wow... cut him some slack. He didn't do anything wrong! He was at a piano bar!

1336 days ago
345.

football fan    

common guys all he is doing is have fun. I think it is very unlikely it was 1 am. It is just a story that will blow off . But, Ben should not go over the line.

1336 days ago
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