Ben Roethlisberger told ESPN THE MAGAZINE that he has a bodyguard with him at all times (and it’s not Steelers LT Trai Essex). The reason? Not what we thought Big Ben feared most - cheerleaders - but something a little more serious: gun-toting lunatics who might make him the next NFL player to become a victim of violence.
Roethlisberger told the magazine (via REUTERS) that he hired the protection after an incident where a nutcase threatened him by waving a gun in his face. But Big Ben was able to use his powers of persuasion to get out of what could have been a tragic situation: