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Calling All Big Ben Handlers: Steelers QB Reportedly ‘Anxious, Excited’

And we all know what happens when Ben Roethlisberger gets anxious and excited about anything: the Scooby Snacks and J√§gerbombs begin to flow and before you know it, well, I don’t have to tell you what happens next.

At the same time, charges were never filed against Roethlisberger regarding any of his so-called dalliances, so perhaps now that he has served his suspension due to violating the NFL’s personal conduct policy, we should all give him a break and let him live his life. Perhaps his actions over the past several months indicate that Roethlisberger has grown up a bit and his troubles are all in the past. Moreover, he wasn’t even referring to a general state of agitation which I assume preceded outbreaks of his alleged boorish behavior. Instead, he was discussing his excitement for getting back on the field and playing in a meaningful NFL game. Via ESPN:

“I’m excited. But I’m not to the peak of my excitement yet, that will probably come later,” Roethlisberger said before Wednesday’s practice. “I’m anxious, excited, a lot of emotions. But, like I said, a lot of it is under wraps right now because we’re focusing on practice.

Oh, man. This might not be good. Is Big Ben making a subtle reference to dropping LSD in the above quote? “Peak of my excitement”? “Anxious, excited, a lot of emotions”? While we can’t be entirely certain and by no means am I any expert on the subject, nor do I believe it to be the case, but if Roethlisberger begins to make any allusion to the walls breathing or insists that a stuffed deer head on a wall has begun singing Nine Inch Nails songs to him, Big Ben might have a completely different sort of problems on his hands. So I’ve heard.

Ben Roethlisberger ready for debut [ESPN]