Long-Suffering Pitt Media Turning On Big Ben?

Last Saturday I noted a blog post from 30-year Pittsburgh sports media member John Steigerwald. In the piece, Steigerwald called Ben Roethlisberger a “punk” and a “jackass“, intimated the quarterback might’ve been high on drugs the night of his alleged sexual assault and relayed a story about Roethlisberger blowing off a Make-A-Wish kid.

Ben Roethlisberger  Zoning Violation Grips City

(The I-Team scares out Big Ben’s old, moldy zoning violations!)

Along with the charges pending against Roethlisberger, Steigerwald’s piece may have signaled a dam break in the Pittsburgh media, which has apparently long covered for a quarterback untrained in the art of basic decency.

Another sign of that might be WPXI-TV Pittsburgh reporter Alan Jennings‘ semi-irrelevant piece today about how in June, 2008, Roethlisberger broke zoning rules by erecting a fence 24 inches too high in his neighborhood. Read more…