Part of growing up is understanding that the risks of bad behavior sometimes outweigh the rewards. There's more at stake for Ben than just his $100 million contract. His image has taken a serious hit, and no amount of money can buy back a reputation.
Hanley's description of last Friday's events at the Capital City bar in Milledgeville, Ga., doesn't shed light on whether Roethlisberger sexually assaulted another woman during a night in which he visited several local bars. Police are now investigating the accusation made by a 20-year old student and the football player has denied it.
The Amber Hanley/Ben Roethlisberger photo above was apparently taken the night that the sexual assault took place. The authorities are investigating.
The AP says that Amber Hanley asked Ben Roethlisberger to take a photo with her boyfriend, but:
…he seemed disappointed that's all she wanted. Amber Hanley said she rolled her eyes, and Roethlisberger called her an expletive and walked away. Later, Ben Roethlisberger was aggressively hitting on another girl, Amber Hanley said.
It should be noted that others at the bar said that Roethlisberger was friendly and well-behaved at the Georgia bar.
Ben Roethlisberger looks wasted in this picture. Hopefully, Amber snapped the photo at the wrong time and he had his eyes closed or something. Ben keeps digging himself deeper and deeper into trouble. He shot his image doing shots with college kids and is in trouble once again.