Sports News Without Access, Favor, Or Discretion

Big Ben Says Trump Full Of Shit; Did Not Endorse, Will Not Speak At GOP Convention

Ben Roethlisberger is scrambling in the pocket as the Steelers quarterback denies Donald Trump after the Republican candidate claimed he had the Steelers quarterback’s endorsement and planned to have Big Ben speak at the GOP convention.

Trump told a Virginia audience Friday he planned to have Roethlisberger, Tom Brady, Dana White, and NASCAR chairman Brian France speak on his behalf at the Republican convention, and that he had the endorsement of each of them. Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette “he is staying out of politics and will not attend the GOP event.”

Advertisement

Trump further claimed the Big Ben endorsement at a Pittsburgh-area campaign rally on Friday, telling the crowd that the former Miami University star is “with us 100 percent.”

The Roethlisberger flap comes the same weekend boxing promoter Don King denied endorsing Trump after Trump claimed on Twitter that he had.

Advertisement

[PPG]

Share This Story

About the author

Timothy Burke

Timothy Burke is formerly Deadspin's Video Director.

EmailTwitterPosts
PGP Fingerprint: CDD8 B3DD 3565 1540 B1F9 4D63 D2B5 398E 0CAF 2F9CPGP Key
OTR Fingerprint: 69085D53 4F369233 EA007F99 B4926AAD 8C458956