This is the cover of the new Sports Illustrated that will soon hit newsstands. It’s a polarizing and sobering look at Ben Roethlisberger.
Written by Jack McCallum, who normally jumps into the NBA, the piece constructs Big Ben as an athlete with very little regard to anyone’s opinion but his own.
The story offers a few scathing stories regarding the deposed two-time Super Bowl winner including his original intention with the alleged victim in Milledgeville, Georgia incident.
He allegedly said his goal with her was not to have intercourse but have “Clinton sex.”
The story also includes another tale of Roethlisberger yelling at a pregnant waitress at T.G.I. Friday’s. “Did your boyfriend forget to pull out?” said Roethlisberger.
Charming. Perhaps this suspension isn’t long enough.
If you don’t want to wait for the hard copy, the online version is here.