Great news: Milledgeville, Ga. has gotten over all those pesky Ben Roethlisberger allegations, or so reports the Washington Post. In fact, if it was a race to forget, the town may have beaten the quarterback.
Suspended by the NFL to start the season, Roethlisberger has made a considerable effort to move past the accusation he raped a young woman in a club here. He's been so congenial and cooperative the Pittsburgh media gave him their annual "Chief Award," citing his forthcoming attitude and willingness to help reporters do their jobs. ...
As eager as Roethlisberger was to get past the story, Milledgeville might have beaten him to it. ...
"We ain't really worried about no Pittsburgh Steelers around here," barber Hayward Jones said. "It's like it never happened. We've been talking so much about the Falcons around here. Everything else takes a back seat. Pittsburgh who? Ben who?"
Milledgeville, Ga., has left Ben Roethlisberger controversy behind [Washington Post]
Big Ben's Night Out In "Millyvegas": What The Bartenders Saw [Deadspin]