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I'll not forgive Ben...?



Just read an article over at the Trib that had a Steelers fan going on about how he won't ever forgive Ben for the incident in Georgia.  I am thoroughly disgusted with the whole Ben scenerio and for a moment wished he was traded, but in the end, the Pittsburgh Steelers organization made the right decision and Ben is still a Pittsburgh Steeler and I'm fine with that.  My question is... what gives this guy the right to judge Ben?  Sure we were all angry about the mistake but the situation is over now, Ben has made his apology and the fact that it was written instead of verbalized should make no difference.  All of us Steeler fans owe him an opportunity (like Colbert said) to win back the respect of his teamates and us as fans.  To deny him that opportunity is just being selfish and virtually glorifying yourself as a perfect human being.  Furthermore, we will be cheering for Ben and the Steelers again this season and that is a good thing. The notion that we shouldn't cheer for Ben because of his mistake is ludicrous.  I am a staunch supporter of a women's right to say "no," a staunch support of good moral conduct from public figures, and was extremely disappointed by Ben's actions, but what's done is done and an apology has been issued.  What right do we fans have to continue to "punish" Ben in this situation?  Time to put this situation in the rear-view mirror and get back to Steeler football. 

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