Friday, December 03, 2004

Sports: The Cincinnati Post

Sports: The Cincinnati Post: "Ben Roethlisberger might be 9-0 as a starting quarterback for the Steelers, but he's 0-2 with the NFL's uniform police.
Roethlisberger was warned to stop or pay a $5,000 fine if he continues to write messages on his white Nike game shoes.
Roethlisberger has written the No. 40 on the sides of his shoes this season in honor of late Arizona Cardinals safety Pat Tillman, and written the initials 'PFJ' on the toes of each shoe. The initials stand for Play For Jesus, a message Roethlisberger has carried onto football fields since he was a high school sophomore in Findlay, Ohio.
Earlier, Roethlisberger removed a yellow LiveStrong Lance Armstrong band from his left wrist after the NFL warned him. He has not been fined for either violation because he stopped doing it after he was warned.
Merton Hanks, a former San Francisco 49ers cornerback who now works in player development for the league, apparently noticed an item in the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette this week about Roethlisberger's shoe ritual. Hanks called Steelers equipment manager Rodgers Freyvogel, who relayed the warning. "

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