The Steelers are set to take on the Bengals in Cincinnati tomorrow night in the Wild Card round of the NFL Playoffs, and it is going to be intense. The division rivals hate each other, so players from both teams are going to be emotional heading into the game.
Off the field, things are already heating up. With the Steelers traveling to Cincinnati and getting themselves situated, local radio station 700 WLW just released a phony PSA warning women in the Cincinnati area about Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben has been accused of rape on two separate occasions during his NFL career, and while the PSA doesn’t make any specific mention of those accusations, it’s pretty clear what the radio station is getting at. You can listen to it here:
Here’s a transcript if you want to read along:
This is a severe Big Ben Roethlisberger update from 700 WLW. The tristate is currently under a severe Big Ben warning from now through early Sunday morning. The Steelers quarterback has been spotted in the downtown Cincinnati area. All females ages 18 to 40 are to use extreme caution, especially if heavily consuming alcohol. Males should also be on the lookout just in case. If you see Big Ben and he flashes Little Ben, you are asked to report it to authorities immediately. Again, a severe Big Ben warning in effect until early Sunday morning. He poses the greatest threat to 18 to 40 year olds, especially those with boob jobs, in the downtown Cincinnati area. You are safe if you live in Butler or Clermont Counties, pretty much anywhere in Kentucky, and most of southeast Indiana. When Ben’s penis breaks out, we break in.”
The radio station told TMZ Sports that they plan on airing the PSA a lot between now and Sunday morning. Think they went too far here?
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[via TMZ Sports]