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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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really? I'm no fan but he can't have dinner with his boyz on a Tuesday night? As long as he don't pass out he got time to recover lol. It silly to think these guys don't drink and go to bars.

1356 days ago


You people are amazing!! You find Ben guilty of rape,but he never went to trial for either incident. But yet, Kobe Bryant admitted he had sex with that girl, but claimed it was consentual,not to mention he's married.
And yet, He's considered an American Icon! You people are such losers.

1356 days ago

Big Bennie    

Throughout life our actions, character, integrity will be challenged. Especially when you've wronged others! Ben thanks for proving us all right! You definitely haven't changed!

1356 days ago

Bigger ben    

ben was not convicted of anything. Some drunk girl, who followed him from bar to bar wearing a DTF pin "took care" of him in the bathroom. Her girlfriends found out, she was embarassed and made up stories so she didn't look sketchy. Problem is,there was no evidence that her claims were true. They would have at least charged him, finger printed him etc ... if they had an ounce of eveidence. Kobie Bryant, Ray Lewis, Dante Stallworth, Roger Clemens, Wade Boggs, and a host of others have committed crimes and get a free pass. What a load of crap to keep hammering Big Ben ... He'll just keep winning and you'll just keep bitching!

1356 days ago

Bigger ben    

So Big Bernie - you're right! His actions haven't changed. He was out for dinner and drinks with his lineman having a good time. What has changed? Show me something he has been convicted of ... It's Ok if you don't like to have a few drinks and fun with your friends but... to judge others is more of a character flaw than having a few beers and laughs .... You need to take a self-inventory and determine if you are really in a position to judge others.

1356 days ago


Since the 70's, Steelers quarterbacks have been taking their linemen out for dinner & drinks the Tuesday before the Superbowl. Why is this such big news. It wasn't a big deal to Coach Tomlin,or the players. It was only a big deal to all the sports writers & to trash chasers like you who are at a loss for any REAL news at the Super Bowl this week. I'm surprised you guys didn't follow him to the bathroom! Go chase Charlie Sheen & Lindsey Lohan

1356 days ago


If I was Mike McCarthey, I would send a case of Big Ben's favorite booze to his room!

1356 days ago

Brent Jones    

Big Ben is my hero, my kind of real man!

1356 days ago


Give the guy a break. I believe there is more to this story than what is being told. Why would a woman who is supposedly raped wait for a year to report it? MONEY!!! How long is he going to have to pay for this? Get off his back and find a new patsy!! I didn't hear that he did anything wrong while he was out that night. What is the big deal???

1356 days ago


What a Drunk *******!! I know ppl in pa. that hang out with that guy at bars downtown and he a real ******* i hear and hits on underage girls when hes sloppy drunk lol GO PACKERS!! steelers suck!!! and so does he

1356 days ago


Too bad that TMZ has nothing better to do. Ben took the team out to dinner, it is a tradition. He had a couple beers and sang. What is wrong with you people? The Coach knew all about it and told them OK. Get off his back. You are nothing but a bunch of rumor mongers who can't get any better jobs. Go Steelers.

1356 days ago


What great investigative reporting TMZ. In other news Tom Brady ate a hamburger, Peyton Manning said hello to the door man and Drew Brees called his mother. Please keep us posted on other irrelevant behaviors of qbs.

1356 days ago


this isnt news, much like 90% of the bull**** on this stupid site. never even showed him drinking anything.

1356 days ago

JOHN Q    

WHO CARES!!!! He just like the rest of the NFL players are human. They are not robots!!!! Unless ANY!!!! I MEAN ANY of you negative retards can show me in the NFL players handbook where they can't go out for dinner and have drinks. SHUT YOUR PATHETIC WASTE MANAGEMENT MOUTHS!!!!!!!!!!!!

1356 days ago


So much hatred.....or is it jealousy? Please, he's a grown man out having fun with his friends.

Go Steelers....and sorry to the fans out there with LOSER teams. I am proud to live in a City of Champions and proud to be a Steelers fan, not have to be on the outside always looking in with envy at all the championship trophies. :0)

1355 days ago
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