When it rains, it pours. Such is the case for Ben Roethlisberger who is now in trouble for a fence that he put up around his house with out proper approval. If only this was his biggest problem right now. With everything going on, it is of no surprise that Ben was absent from the start of the offseason training program that began Monday.
University of Pittsburgh tight ends Dorin Dickerson and Nate Byham visited the Steelers Monday. They do not count against the 30 visits the team is permitted to have from college players as they are considered local players. The Steelers are also rumored to have lined up Texas safety Earl Thomas for one of their 30 pre draft visits.
Steelers scouts were present on Monday for the workout of Youngstown State wide receiver Donald Jones. Ohio State defensive end Thaddeus Gibson also had Steelers scouts in attendance on Friday at his Pro day at OSU.
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Former Steelers linebacker Robin Cole announced plans for a kickoff party to his annual Father\’s Day Run & Walk to raise awareness for early prostate cancer detection on Monday. The kickoff party will be held April 1 at the Hard Rock Café at Station Square. Cole\’s father, Obediah, and uncle both died from undiagnosed prostate cancer, prompting the creation of the Obediah Cole Foundation in 2006.
Monday was Larry Foote day in Pittsburgh as he signed a 3 year contract yesterday. Foote joined Scott Paulsen, Mike Logan and Chris Mack on “The Drive” on ESPN 1250 yesterday and you can listen to the interview below. It sends chills up your spine hearing Foote talk about the possibility of multiple championships forthcoming.
Foote also had his meet the media press conference as well on Monday and Steelers.com has hosted that video footage for your viewing. It is so good to see he knows where he belongs and exactly what his role on the team will be.