LaVar Arrington on Ben: “My perception of him totally changed”

Mr. Arrington, a former Pro Bowl linebacker who played for the Washington Redskins for six seasons, writes a blog entitled “Hard Hits” for The Washington Post. He has made Ben the subject of his latest entry:

I’m in Buffalo for Jim Kelly’s 12th Annual Golf Outing and last evening I had a chance to hang out with old teammates like Bruce Smith and Andre Reed. I also had the chance to hang out with some new faces, but the one who stood out the most to me was Ben Roethlisberger.

I have to tell you: I’ve met him before and felt as though he was a pretty arrogant guy, but last evening my perception of him totally changed.

Ben was pleasant and I found him to be very down to earth, in an environment where men and women were were falling all over him for his attention. I’m not trying to justify the allegations against him, but I clearly saw how he could find himself in a sticky wicket of a situation. He was chased the entire evening…


You can read the rest of Mr. Arrington’s blog here.



News from the Tournament:

From WBEN (yes, that’s really the name of the television station!) –

Several players, past and present spoke to the media today during the 25th Anniversary Jim Kelly Celebrity Classic at Terry Hills Golf Course in Batavia, NY. Most of the talk centered around the NFL Lockout.

From one man still in the league to another, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger participated in the final game we’ve seen for the NFL. He’s anxious to get back in to the swing of things.

“It’s a lot of question marks,” Roethlisberger said. “It’s tough, trying to stay busy, working out with the guys and getting together and doing things like that so, just trying to keep it as regular as we can.”


You can read more here.

You can read more about the Tournament and Mr. Kelly’s Foundation at the Buffalo News here.

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