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Cincy radio station issues ‘Big Ben Warning’ to women aged 18-40


A Cincinnati radio station arguably trying a little too hard to be snarky wisenheimers have issued a “Big Ben Warning” to alert females in the city of Ben Roethlisberger’s presence in the city over the weekend for the Steelers-Bengals playoff showdown on Saturday.

“The Tri-State is currently under a Big Ben warning from now until early Sunday morning,” the spoof alert from 700 WLW states, via The Big Lead. “The Steelers quarterback has been spotted in the downtown Cincinnati area. All females ages 18-40 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, he poses the greatest threat to 18-to-40-year-olds, especially those with boob jobs.”

The warning of course is an arguably taste-challenged reference to the sexual assault allegations leveled against the Steelers quarterback related to a “2008 incident in Nevada (a civil suit) and a 2010 incident in Georgia (where an investigation resulted in no charges being filed),” as set forth in a Steelers Wire report. NFL commissioner Roger Goodell nevertheless suspended Roethlisberger for the first six games of the 2010 NFL season, which was later reduced to only four games.

But the spoof warning is still something of a questionable jab at Roethlisberger, but the radio station told TMZ it intends to continue airing it through the weekend.