March 8, 2010

Stars in trouble

by Dan Bilicki In: Basketball, Football

It wasn’t the best weekend to be a superstar from the state of Pennsylvania. Two of the state’s biggest stars were in some hot water for different reasons, but now some big questions will come to the public’s attention that I’m sure neither guy would like to see out there.

First, Big Ben Roethlisberger was reportedly accused, for the second time in two years, of sexual assaulting a girl at a bar. You would think that a Super Bowl winning quarterback would be able to pick up a willing girl at a bar, but apparently Ben could not be satiated. With this second accusation and pending investigation, you have to wonder the validity of the first girl’s claim which didn’t get very far. When repeat actions start happening, it gets harder to forgive past alleged transgressions, even if they’re only alleged. Can Ben bounce back from this second girl’s claim, or will his on-field legacy be tarnished by his antics at the bar?

On the other side of Pa., Allen Iverson’s saga continues in its downward spiral nature. Former ESPN personality has reported that after his daughter’s illness, his divorce and leave from the team, Iverson “will either drink himself into oblivion or gamble his life away.”

That’s some pretty heavy stuff for a guy that seemed to have turned his life around after representing a hip-hop lifestyle earlier in his career. It also turns out that Iverson has been banned from multiple casinos in Atlantic City and Detroit. That really tells you how much of a problem he has and we can only hope that he wakes up to the severity of his issues.

2 Comments

  1. What illness did Iverson’s daughter have? or did she?

  2. outstanding article here at http://runningthepoint.com/2010/03/08/stars-in-trouble . Thiking to translating your copy into russian for our readers. Will let you know after I speak to our writers. :) .

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