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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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You better hope that is him because you may be flirting with a huge libel suit if it is not.

1357 days ago


Chill out everyone. Would you not have a fun time in his situation? He deserves to kick back before the big day. Anal exposure on your part if you assk me

1357 days ago


I'm not sure what the story is here.

Ben drank - a lot of people drink. He shared the largess by buying drinks for his group (obvious thing to do) as well as the entire bar (NICE GUY!)

Ben played piano and sung - um.....how horrid?

Ben tipped at least 25% - what a wretched man showing his appreciation for the service in such a HORRIBLE way...

And to finish this trashy piece, "you have to ask..." Ask what? You have video of his performance. You obviously had someone there that would have said ANYTHING negative to get a better payout from this site... nothing? No mention of him even LOOKING at a woman... Where is the question here? What is there to condemn?

It's not like he's charlie sheen looking for hookers and blow.

1357 days ago


So what's the problem? He tipped big and was nice to everyone. TMZ, you're a bunch of idiots.

1357 days ago


Did they send someone with him to make sure he didn't rape anyone?

1357 days ago


Well, he can either be a team player and stop the partying and try and win the Superbowl or be an egotistical narciscistic person which I think he is and continue to party and loose the Superbowl.....Go Packers...and I am a Pats fan...

1357 days ago


He is doing nothing wrong. What is all the fuss about? He has really succeeded in turning his life around. What, he can't have some drinks and non-threatening fun?

1357 days ago


Did he find any more young girls there to rape ?

1357 days ago


He was never charged people get over it. Bunch of money-hungry girls out there. Same thing happened to Kobe.

1357 days ago


Stairway2Seven...you are correct. Besides the wrong beard and the dude is twice Ben's size, he looks Black to me.
It's TMZ, what do you expect?

1357 days ago

C williams    

He still thinks with his SMALL HEAD once again

1357 days ago


oh know he had some drinks give me a break all you moral crusaders get a life.

1357 days ago


Curfew is at MIDNIGHT!

1357 days ago

Mr. 'Ler    

Seriously people, what a bunch of self righteous fools. Now he's even getting beat up over 25% tips. "Falling down drunk" as one person stated? Really, where was that reported? When he has broken the law or team rules get back with us, otherwise put your stones back in your pocket. And get ready to report on photos and videos Sunday night after he wins his 3rd Lombardi. Haters!

1357 days ago


watch out ladies....
he can not be trusted

1357 days ago
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