Poor Benny. Can’t catch a break.
Not only is he getting fined a whopping $380 bucks (which I imagine he can just pull out of his couch cushions) for riding without a license and without a helmet, FoxNews decides to use the absolute most flattering picture they could find of Benny.
What’s going on there? Pouting? Spittle? This is the man you ladies are worshipping? That’s hot.
Also, wasn’t it nice of Santonio Holmes to go and ALLEGEDLY smack around his woman in an effort to sway the local media attention away from Benny? Now THAT is a good teammate.
Santonio, as an amateur publicist, I can tell you that this city takes the personal lives of our football players very seriously and we expect every Steeler to be upstanding citizens and to have picture perfect family lives in addition to adorable offspring on which our players dote (see Polamalu, Troy and Ward, Hines). We like to be able to look at people like Randy Moss, Ricki Williams, et al and say, “Man, that guy could NEVER be a Steeler. Our Steelers are good people!”
Can I suggest in an effort to balance out these arrests that you are accumulating at lightning speed, that you perhaps be seen in the Burgh either painting some churches, boarding up houses with Bobby, or saving the Latrobe brewery? Something … anything to make us like you. Otherwise you aren’t going to last a season in this town before you find some trash on your lawn (see Maddox, Tommy and Fleishman, Martha).
Unless, you go ahead and put up some super wicked good numbers this season, then you could pretty much make a hobby out of knocking cyclists off of the street with your Hummer, and we’ll still love the shit out of you.
This is the Burgh. When it comes to football, we really just don’t make any sense.