Wednesday, April 7th, 2010 at 6:53 am
Milledgeville Police Chief Woodrow Blue told TMZthey have completed their investigation regarding the sexual assault allegation against Ben Roethlisberger. The investigation included a follow-up interview with the alleged victim, but the Chief said they still would like to do a follow-up interview with Big Ben, who still is not talking.
The dates and times are now officially set for the Steelers 2010 preseaon schedule. The schedule was released last week with a few times yet to be determined. The Steelers will play the Lions, Giants, Broncos and Pathers this year in their four preseaon games.
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Tuesday, April 6th, 2010 at 8:10 am
Many fans and talking heads are linking the Steelers as a possibly landing spot for ex-Rams quarterback Marc Bulger, who was released yesterday, but the Bears makes much more sense. I do not think he will be signed by Pittsburgh.
The Steelers will entertain Iowa offensive lineman Bryan Bulaga for a pre draft visit today. Bulaga is 6-foot-5, 314 pounds, and primarily played left tackle, but did start five games at left guard as a freshman. That makes 14 visitors now to the South Side of the league allowed 30.
PFT has their mock draft up and color me unimpressed. I understand trying to be a Read more [...]
Monday, April 5th, 2010 at 8:11 am
Ed Bouchette reports that running back Frank Summers has been working out daily and is recovering nicely from back surgery. Summers could be in the plans as a short yardage guy if he has a great camp.
Bouchette also reports that head coach Mike Tomlin is not high on USC safety Taylor Mays and that with the offseason signings and re-signings, the Steelers no longer have an interest in drafting a safety on the first round.
Florida center Maurkice Pouncey has scheduled a pre draft visit and workout with the Steelers this month. Pouncey could work at guard and be the heir apparent at center when Read more [...]
Friday, April 2nd, 2010 at 8:19 am
The woman that is suing Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes over a March 7th nightclub incident has changed her mind and now wants criminal charges filed against him. Anshonae Mills originally declined to press charges and stated that she didn't want to get Holmes in trouble. Police have decided to re-activate the case that was closed on Tuesday of this week. Holmes' lawyer is turning up the heat as well. Looks like another soap opera like story line that will play out through the Summer.
Ed Bouchette reports that free agent running back Willie Parker talked to Steelers coach Mike Tomlin Read more [...]
Thursday, April 1st, 2010 at 8:05 am
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 Read more [...]
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 7:17 pm
The Steelers will play one nationally televised preseason game and will host the Detroit Lions and Carolina Panthers at Heinz Field during the 2010 preseason, the team announced Wednesday.
The Steelers will open the 2010 preseason at home against the Detroit Lions the weekend of Aug. 13-15. It will be the first time the Lions have visited Heinz Field in the preseason since 2001 when the Steelers hosted Detroit in the stadium's inaugural game.
"We think it is fitting to open our 2010 preseason schedule against Dick LeBeau's former team the week after he will be inducted into the Pro Football Read more [...]
Wednesday, March 31st, 2010 at 9:53 am
As reported yesterday afternoon, Orlando police Sgt. Barbara Jones said Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes will not be charged in connection with a March 7 altercation at the Rain Ultra Lounge in Orlando. The case has been closed since Anshonae Mills declined to press charges after talking with a police officer. Sounds like a settlement was made, but at this point I am happy no criminal charges are being brought. We shall see how this plays out going forward.
The owners and management of the Rain Ultra Lounge in Orlando have issued a statement regarding the incident that allegedly involved Read more [...]
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 10:44 am
OK, A few readers asked via Twitter and wanted me to post the Santonio Holmes Tweets converted to audio. Maybe it will help lighten the mood some. So here are Tones Text Tweets To Talk. please, no hate mail. I get enough already.
@DMKayser y u tryna make me look like the bad guy. U shud try finding the worst thing that you could drink n kill urself
U can't expect me to be like you, my life not like yours, I wasn't fed wit a silver spoon we used paper plates and plastic forks n spoons. Get with the program. I aint made it this far for u to judge me.
@ disney getting my grind on later Read more [...]
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 9:10 am
Ron Cook had a great editorial this morning in the PPG and wrote how he thought that Santonio Holmes likely would not be signed to an extension in the offseason and allowed to possibly walk after the 2010 season. I could very well see this happening as well. As Cook points out, this is the 4th incident since being drafted.
Judging by the latest Tweets by Santonio on his Twitter account, I am sure the Steelers and the Commissioner will not be too thrilled as well. Tone starts off by telling a user "y u tryna make me look like the bad guy. U shud try finding the worst thing that you could drink Read more [...]
Tuesday, March 30th, 2010 at 8:34 am
Judging by this article in the Tribune-Review this morning, the Orlando Police department will write a report for the March 7th incident between Santonio Holmes and Anshonone Mills. The article also has the transgression of events that happened that night.
Santonio told ESPN's Rachel Nichols that he "didn't do anything" and expects the matter to be dealt with quickly. This will likely cost Holmes an out of court payoff, but that is speculation on my part. Mills is seeking more than $15,000 in damages from Holmes and I bet she gets that and more.
Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, speculates Read more [...]
Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 1:31 pm
The Steelers had their first 4 pre draft visits on Monday from draft eligible college draft prospects visiting their facility on the South Side. The first four pre draft visitors were Penn State LB Navorro Bowman, Purdue DL Michael Neal, Wake Forest OL Chris DeGeare and Kansas S Darrell Stuckey. The Steelers are allowed 30 visits from draft eligible players prior to the draft. Follow our full list of pre draft visits here.
Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 10:49 am
Now that we have had time to digest the Santonio Holmes news that broke this morning, it is time to look at the timeline of things. Now first of all you need to keep in mind that that there was no police report filed and no charges filed. It is just a civil lawsuit at this point and a he said, she said.
Now to speculate on this, did the Steelers know about this incident? Only Holmes and the organization really know, but if you notice the Holmes alleged incident happened on March 7th. The Steelers signed unrestricted free agent wide receivers Arnaz Battle and Antwaan Randle El on the 8th. Coincidence? Read more [...]
Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 8:32 am
I have to be honest with my readers. I had an elaborate April Fools day prank planned that involved the Steelers. With the latest news this morning about Santonio Holmes being sued for assaulting a woman in a club, I have called off that prank. Right now, every morning I wake up, I look to see if it is April Fools day. Too many incidents as of late involving Steeler players will do that to a person.
Just because the Steelers have always pressed their players to stay out of legal trouble, does not mean they will. We live in a day and time where the big name athletes make an extraordinary amount Read more [...]
Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 7:36 am
Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes is being sued in Orange County, Florida by a woman claiming that Holmes threw a glass of booze in a woman's face - including the glass. The incident reportedly cut the woman near the eye. After the incident the nightclub kicked the woman out of the club and Orlando Police refused to write a police report, the woman says. Anshonoe Mills has sued Holmes and the J.J. Whispers Group in Orange County Court. She say Holmes attacked her on March 7 at the Rain Night Club in Orlando. Here is the court filling. Court House news also has a PDF of the lawsuit. Read more [...]
Monday, March 29th, 2010 at 7:09 am
Not too sure about this story and it's validity yet, but Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes is being accused of assault on a woman in Orlando. Holmes threw a glass of booze in a woman's face. The incident reportedly involved the whole glass and the woman suffered a cut near the eye. Orlando Police refused to write a police report, the woman says. Holmes was down in Disney this past week and spotted at an NFL media reception at the ESPN Wide World of Sports Complex at Walt Disney World Resort. Let's see how this plays out and hope this is a joke.
Adam Schefter reported last night that quarterback Read more [...]
Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 7:08 pm
The Steelers will begin to bring 2010 draft prospects in for pre draft visits starting next week. NFL teams are allowed to host 30 non local prospects prior to the draft. Below is a running list of players we have confirmed have been scheduled for visits as of today. We will use this as our official Steelers pre draft visit list and will update this as the visits happen or more are announced.
Purdue DL Michael Neal 3/29/10
Kansas S Darrell Stuckey 3/29/10
Penn State LB Navorro Bowman 3/29/10
Wake Forrest T Chris DeGeare 3/29/10
Tennessee G Jacques McClendon 3/30/10
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Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 10:58 am
In a not so shocking move, the Steelers announced on Friday that unrestricted free agent quarterback Charlie Batch signed a two-year contract to remain with the team. Financial terms of the deal were not released. Batch will enter his ninth season with the Steelers since signing in 2002. He spent the first four seasons with the Detroit Lions after being selected by Detroit in the second round of the 1998 NFL Draft. Batch is expected to battle Dennis Dixon for the number two job during training camp. Batch ended the 2009 season as the number three quarterback after injuring his wrist in the overtime Read more [...]
Friday, March 26th, 2010 at 8:15 am
Another day, another development in the Ben Roethlisberger story. The The 20-year-old female student who accused Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her will now meet with investigators, according to one of her attorneys. This is the same woman who yesterday was reported as being uncooperative in getting interviewed again by the authorities. She certainly isn't helping her case as of late.
Kelly Naqi of ESPN, reports another part of the he said, she said story. This story revolves around one of the men in Ben's entourage, guarding the door to the bathroom and not letting a friend of the accuser Read more [...]
Thursday, March 25th, 2010 at 8:41 am
Another day now and things are beginning to look a little better for Ben Roethlisberger as his accuser is not showing up for interviews and not being cooperative. Looks like she had a little to drink that night as well. OK, a lot to drink.
Ed Bouchette talked to former Steelers offensive coordinator and current Cardinals head coach Ken Whisenhunt down at the owners meetings and asked about the mandate he received to run the ball more consistently in 2004. A great angle by Ed on this one.
NFL owners amended the jersey numbers system to allow defensive linemen to wear numbers between 50 and Read more [...]
Wednesday, March 24th, 2010 at 10:35 am
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger does not need to provide a DNA sample to the Georgia Bureau of Investigation because there is no DNA to compare it to. Before you start jumping to conclusions, this really means absolutely nothing at this point. It just means that the DNA is not needed for the investigation.
Mike Tomlin cited the age of linebacker James Farrior as a reason the team went out and brought back linebacker Larry Foote. He also stated the move provides flexibility with Lawrence Timmons as well. Look for Foote to be involved in taking on more blockers this year on running downs.
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