What Fresh Hell Is This?

April 19, 2010

What the hell?!

UPDATE: This post has been linked to at Shakesville.

Milledgeville Georgia Mayor Richard Bentley

Here's Milledgeville Mayor Richard Bentley on the alleged sexual assault by Ben Roethlisberger in his town (via TMZ):
"Anything that can draw interest to our town and make people want to visit, we would like."

"If it peaks people's interest about our city, we would certainly welcome them here."

Good on him for not wanting to let go of a good thing.

But, a really great mayor would be proactive.

How about guided tours of the bar with reenactments?

How's about a new town slogan. Something like: "What happens in Milledgeville stays in Milledgeville because we'll fuck up the investigation."

OK, granted, a little long for a slogan. Maybe they can just shorten it to something snappier like:

"Milledgeville: We're rapetastic!"


"Our bitches are drunk! - Help yourself!"

Maybe I'm being too harsh. Maybe TMZ took Bentley's comments out of context...Oh, wait. There is no possible context in which his comments would be anything less than beneath contempt.

Fucking asshole.

Oh yeah, speaking of fucking assholes: DUMP BEN!


Mark Rauterkus said...

Is the mayor a D or an R?

Maria said...

Don't know.

Gloria said...

Why hasn't Ben already been dumped?

Maria said...

Because the big dumb loser is such a winner (for the team).

Bram Reichbaum said...

"Our bitches are drunk -- help yourself!!" That's pretty LOLtastic.

Serious note: Ben's not dumped yet because there hasn't been any P-R-O-O-F. Yes, yes, I know, I believe it all too, and I've come to think he's disgusting, but without PROOF or a conviction what are we opening to door to?

Mark Rauterkus said...

Ben has been able to stay so far because there is no rush as in this is the off season and it just didn't matter much. No games are pressing. Not much has been happening with the NFL. And, that's been a bit of a problem as there isn't anything to move this off of the news limelight as well. Next up, the draft. That's the next milestone. Then the next one is dealing with #7.

Maria said...


I guess it's too much to hope that there's some morals clause in his contract as there are for some other jobs.

Wait! What am I saying? Morals? Expected of pro athletes? Sometimes I crack myself up.

Gloria said...

I've heard that most Steelers merchandise is purchased by women. Considering that many women are really pissed off about Ben, wonder if it'll translate to a reduction in sales?

I don't agree that there's no proof. And I'm not the only one, Dr. Wecht also finds the news that there's 'too little DNA to prove anything' suspicious.

Cripes, how much do you need? Enough to fill a thimble, Dixie Cup, or a bucket?

It's better said, there's been no legal action.

Maria said...

HA! There is a "personal conduct policy".

You do not need to be charged with anything, let alone convicted either.

Maria said...

FYI: This post has been linked to at Shakesville.