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Fame, stupidity and Ben Roethlisberger

It's too late for Big Ben. But when will other athletes learn the limits of privacy?

Originally Published: April 19, 2010
By Jeff MacGregor | ESPN.com

Ben Roethlisberger is no gentleman.

Nor does he imbibe his leisure time highballs in moderation. This we know to a certainty merely by doing an online image search. An "image" search! Perfect!

Thus some hurried thoughts this week on private life and public image, on celebrity and loneliness, on stupidity and appetite and shame, cowardice and money, technology and sex, crime and punishment, DTF and WTF and the GBI and the NFL.

In a society ...

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