Was Ben caught yellow handed?
Big Ben Can't Catch A Break
By Kickntrue on 7/15/10
Not sure how I missed this ... but Big Ben Roethlisberger was accused of public urination this week- for what many of us do on a regular basis: peeing on a golf course.
Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of peeing on a golf course in Columbus, Ohio. Normally, this isn’t a big deal, because people pee on golf courses all the time (beer is usually available in copious amounts, and you’ve gotta go somewhere).

It’s where Roethlisberger allegedly urinated that’s causing such hoopla. According to one lady eyewitness, she saw Roethlisberger peeing between the 17th and 18th holes – the part of the course that doubles as her backyard.

But now comes word from Pro Football Talk that Roethlisberger may not be the culprit, and may have in fact helped diffuse a potentially explosive situation. Another member of his foursome was the one who did the peeing, according to PFT’s source, and when the woman complained Roethlisberger helped calm her down.
Hmmm... okay. Usually it IS appropriate to at least find a tree, though the video makes it look like there were trees...?

Hopefully the latter part of the report is true and that it wasn't actually him. He is in deep rough as it is and doesn't need something stupid ruining his reputation even more (can you tell I'm from PA?!). Oh- win for all of us- there's a video report!



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Kurt the Knife says:
oh come on people.
Little bit savage that not waiting/ carting to the outhouse.

jeez.

I've only been playing a for a couple of seasons but is it really that common for folks to whip out through the green?

really, kinda savage that.
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c5agalb says:
We are talking Muirfield Village here, not exactly your local cheapo muni. I bet Jack's pi#$&* about the publicity.
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eventHorizon says:
its the other Muirfield Village though. Across the street. The cops actually mistakenly went to the big course thinking he must have been there, hence he was gone before they figured it out and went to the correct course.
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Bryan K says:
I think I've peed outside on a golf ccourse once in my entire life. The reason was because I was waiting for the restrooms through about five holes only to find them locked up. Sorry, but I don't have a whole lot of sympathy.
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mjaber says:
Some courses don't supply "on-course" facilities (ie. porta-potties), and when you gotta go, you gotta go. I've done, although I always make sure I'm off in the woods a bit, and that I'm not staring into someone's backyard.
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Jattruia says:
Seriously...we're men, isn't the world our toilet? All you have to do is go behind a tree or face some woods. No harm done. It's actually 'greener' than wasting water. Now that i think of it, this act should be applauded!
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Bryan K says:
Well...if there aren't on course facilities, I guess that's a different story. I always thought I lived in the most remote part of the country (especially if you drive about 200 miles west), and I've yet to encounter a course that doesn't at least have a porta-potty or a jiffy-jon....though I did find one recently that had a jiffy-jon that had gone a bit too long since its last cleaning. I was able to hold it until I got back to the clubhouse.
7/15/10
 
TWUES17 says:
This just in - Michael Phelps pees in pool.

Why is this even a story? Taking a piss on a golf course is not even close to a big deal. As long as you aren't doing it on someone's property or in the middle of a fairway, who gives a shit? Some of you guys are acting like he raped some chick in a bathroom.

What, too soon?
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eventHorizon says:
actually TWUES17, granted we've all done it, you can be arrested for indecent exposure which puts you on the sex offender list. Now maybe Big Ben already exists on the list but that wouldn't have been a good thing for him given all the other stuff going on...
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Bryan K says:
You know...I've never peed in a pool before, either. I've peed in a lake before, but not while I was standing in it. Yuck.

This must be a cultural thing. I mean...I'm okay with going outside if Im in the middle of the woods or something, but to do it while on a golf course, where etiquette is so highly praised, seems a bit vulgure to me.
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tennesseeboy says:
By drinking and peeing you can adjust your center of gravity to fine tune your swing during a round. It's part of the game.
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coojofresh says:
man some people can't stay out of the eye if the storm (Vick) no matter what they do, stupid or not.
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birdieXris says:
I've done it on a golf course before, but it's usually on a hole that has OB or something and i go WAAAAY back in the bushes to the point that i can't really be seen (to keep from making anyone jealous). I've seen guys just pull up right by a tee box and do it, and i usually tell them about it in a not so nice way. i mean, who wants to go clean their golfball and step in a puddle of that!
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svj says:
that's alright, bengals will just kick their asses again this year, with or without big dumb ben...
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greendevil says:
What no Ohio bashing? Come on AB, you're slipping.
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JJHenry says:
I guess when it rains it pours when it comes to Steelers quarterbacks. What's Kordell Stewart doing now after his problem? Your right. Problably working at a Mikes Car Wash. Can't we just go back to half the Bengals players being arrested and/or in jail?
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Bryan K says:
I guess from now on, I'll look at peeing on the course the same way I look at talking on the phone on the course. As long as you make an effort to not be noticed by anyone, I'm okay with it. If you're constantly holding up play because you're doing it, you're not making much of an effort.
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mjaber says:
I wonder, if after this, Slix will come out with a line of golf/depends, so that you can, to quote Dumb & Dumber, "Just go, man!!!"
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Lilly says:
As a man the world is our toilet. I'm typing on my laptop and peeing outside right now.
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ElGalloGigante says:
I'm having a tough time with people having an etiquette problem with this. We're playing golf, not being Knighted, right? As long as someone is not being a complete idiot about it (whipping it out on the tee box, really!?) and makes an effort to distance themselves from their group and others, then fire away.
7/16/10
 
falcon50driver says:
I'm watching the Open Championship at St Andrews just now, and play was suspended due to wind. So the camera is looking everywhere for something for the announcers to prattle on about. They zoom in on a guy sauntering toward a couple of Gorse bushes. He's got his back to the camera, he widens his stance, and the hands go for the zipper. Suddenly the announcer realizes, "Well that's something we don't need to talk about"
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ElGalloGigante says:
Well there you have it, if it's okay to relieve yourself on the Old Course, then it's definitely okay to do so anywhere else.
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Bryan K says:
Um...the guy was caught on camera doing it. I'm guessing the authorities are probably looking for him.

I'm having a hard time with the fact that people DON'T have a problem with this. I mean...we're playing golf...not hunting prairie dogs. I think I would prefer to have someone in my group constantly talking on the phone than taking a break in the bushes to relieve himself two holes before a restroom.
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ElGalloGigante says:
@bjohn13 - You honestly would not have a problem with someone constantly talking on the phone during your round? I mean, I don't know how many times you go, but if someone heads for the brush once during a 4 1/2 hour round, I'm not going to think twice about it. Hell, I rarely notice when someone in my group relieves themself in the bushes, it's only when they comment about a snake or sonething to that effect that it dawns on me what they were doing.
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Bryan K says:
ElGalloGigante: Well, I did state previously that if the course didn't have on site facilities, I would take much of an issue with it. However, I've golfed in some pretty remote places, and I've yet to play at a place that doesn't at least have a Jiffy John every 3-4 holes.

One of my very strict rules of play that I hold myself to on the golf course is to look good and act with the utmost of professionalism when I'm on the course. That doesn't mean I can't goof off and have fun. It does, however, mean that since I'm not going to sneak around the back of the building of where I work to take a leak, I'm not going to do it on the golf course, either.
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Bryan K says:
Also thought I'd point out that I don't necessarily have a problem with people talking on the phone as long as they make a concerted effort to make it so other people don't notice.
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rmumph1 says:
@bjohn-You don't leak outside your workplace? I thought it was pretty common. I agree with it being ok as I don't notice it most of the time. As long as it is done in the bushes away from play and they are not holding me up ( only shake it twice, three times and your playing with it).
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mjaber says:
@bjohn... we must be savages up here in New England. The 2 courses I play frequently, have only 1 porta-potty each. One has it between holes 5 & 6 (nothing on the back 9), the other at the green for 15 (nothing on the front 9).

I agree they should be more prevalent, at least have 1 on each nine.
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Bryan K says:
mjaber: jeez...and I thought we were savages here in North Dakota.

Usually there is one per nine on the courses I play, and they usually put them in places where you have to pass by them at least twice.
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mjaber says:
As I think about it a little more, if there is 1 there should really be 4, or at least 2. Usually, everyone in a 4some needs to go at about the same time, and if there is only 1, it's a revolving door of waiting. Since we talk so much about pace of play, wouldn't this be another speed up?
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ElGalloGigante says:
@bjohn13 - ND is living grand. Most course I play at have one, so yeah, a three hole wait, no big deal, but 9 or twelve? Now it's messing with your game.
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