Steelers Six From Around The Web – Thursday April 1st
WPXI is reporting this morning that police in Milledgeville, Ga., will soon wrap up their case that accuses Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assault that they\’ll soon present the case to the district attorney.
Steelers director of football operations Kevin Colbert was present at the University of Texas Pro day on Wednesday to see draft hopefuls, safety Earl Thomas, quarterback Colt McCoy, linebacker Sergio Kindle and wide receiver Jordan Shipley among others. Thomas ran a 4.38 in his only 40-yard dash, but he tweaked his hamstring and didn\’t do any other drills. Thomas is scheduled to come to Pittsburgh for a pre draft visit as well.
Speaking of draft hopefuls, the Steelers hosted five more players yesterday at its South Side practice facility. The pre daft visitors were: Boise State cornerback Kyle Wilson, Alabama cornerback Kareem Jackson, Maryland cornerback Nolan Carroll, Alabama-Birmingham wide receiver Joe Webb and Marshall linebacker Albert McClellan. We have the full list of pre draft visits updated daily here. South Carolina linebacker Eric Norwood and Wake Forest CB Brandon Ghee are expected to visit Steelers today.
Scott Brown blogged that Steelers nose tackle Casey Hampton has shown up for this weeks OTA session and the Steelers are reportedly thrilled he is in attendance.
Former Steelers greats such as Rocky Bleier, Mel Blount and L.C. Greenwood along with Art Rooney Jr. will team up for “An Evening Of Pure Black And Gold” at 6 p.m. April 22 at The Pennsylvanian. The event will benefit the Stroke Survivor Connection program and will celebrate the 1979 Steelers, the only team to win a Super Bowl with a roster made up entirely of players who had never worn another team\’s jersey.
The Steelers are trying to boost the Pittsburgh area economy as they started construction this week on a $12 million entertainment complex next to Heinz Field, a venture that was more than a decade in the making. The complex will be built to host both indoor and outdoor concerts and events.