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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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46.

ChillzReborn    

66% of people polled need to get off of TMZ and get out of the house. Seriously? Stupid? C'mon! The guy went out to a kareoke bar for a little over 2 hours 4 days before the big game! Hey, if it's Saturday night, OK call him "stupid" but this is a space filler of an article for TMZ and nothing more. TMZ plays it off well though by saying "1:15 AM the next morning". Then again, I would never expect any bias from TMZ... right?

1322 days ago
47.

ron    

did ANYONE see him take a drink???? Video shows SINGING with a group of people!!!!

GET REAL PEOPLE

1322 days ago
48.

christineearley    

STOP BEING HATERS! Jealousy is a ugly thing. 3rd time to the Super Bowl in six yrs. There is nothing wrong with celebrating. He's taking it all in. He is there you are not. Please! People celebrate Christmas and New Yrs for weeks during the holidays, thats what people do, but some people who have never played in the SB wouldn't understand that. People just trying to pull him down. Like I said he's there you ant.

1322 days ago
49.

DFMR    

He can be a Team Player and stop the partying with his egotistical narciscistic personality or continue being the jerk everyone thinks he is and loose the Superbowl...You can bet if the Steelers loose, his partying will become headlines. He is always in the news for the wrong reasons..........

1322 days ago
50.

hfn    

oh geez, somebody else not partying within the standards of tmz. i knew you would find someone, i knew it. would you like him sanctioned (is that the right word?) before the game so you can whine some more about the penalties of your witch hunting ways? OR???? what do you want from this? just clicks? i wonder what ben's bmi to drinks ratio is anyway? might not be less than he drank in 2 hours so????? not important right?

1322 days ago
51.

jen    

at least he's singing and not raping women in the bathroom.

1322 days ago
52.

steelergalfan#1    

okay you steeler haters, you call ben a rapist, he was never convicted and if he did do it he will have to live with that... and one way he has changed, he paid his bill and tipped and bought the bar drinks, he always skipped out on his bill before.... why don't you talk about michael vick, or ray lewis for the things they have done???? you jealous haters, because the steelers are trying for their 7th win.... hey steelers, the steeler nation loves you all.... go steelers!!!!!

1322 days ago
53.

peewee    

He was not convicted of any crime but everyone is entitled to their opinions!!I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and love the Steelers!! For all you haters; see you next year:)

1322 days ago
54.

Seriously    

And? So? Let him have fun! When did you people become judge and jury on a case that doesn't exist? Rapelisberger? Creative! Get over it.

1322 days ago
55.

Josh    

Looks like Big Ben is already accepting defeat and drinking his blues away! That's right Steelers, Green Bay is going to beat your ass on Sunday!

1322 days ago
56.

SteelersRule    

TMZ is scrapping the bottom of the barrel for any news whatssoever even if it is NOT TRUE. Big Ben has clearly changed his ways and is moving in a new positive direction. The focus with the media this Super Bowl is to continually bring up Ben's "alleged assaults" rather than focus on the real event of the XLV Super Bowl. Big Ben's past is just that in the past. Let's move on and enjoy a very good Super Bowl XLV.... Go Big Ben ! Go Steelers !

1322 days ago
57.

Jeff Becker    

2 hours singing at a Piano Bar? So What! Tipping $25%, pretty damn good. I bet every player went out to loosen up this week. For all the haters - you all are going to really hate him Sunday when he beats Green Bays a s s. Hahaha!

1322 days ago
58.

Please    

The Saints did EXACLTY the same last year and won, so it does not matter

1322 days ago
59.

dcteabag    

Well if the guy left at 1:15 you have to know there was some poor young lady taking a rape shower somewhere before 2:00.

1322 days ago
60.

Tom    

You would be boozing to if on Sunday you were about to get your a*s handed to you! Good to see the white O.J. Simpson is getting ready for his pounding come Sunday.

1322 days ago
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