Sunday, November 02, 2008

Distractions, Distractions 

Posted by James at 1:00 PM ET

From the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Among Ben Roethlisberger's stated concerns about playing the Washington Redskins is their Cheerleaders.

That's what he said, anyway.

"I'm not a big fan of playing there because it is loud, they're really good at home and they try to make their Cheerleaders stretch in our tunnel before we come out of the locker room. That's just not good," Roethlisberger said yesterday.

The practice by the Redskins Cheerleaders was so legendary around the league that when commissioner Roger Goodell sent out a memo to all teams last year banning the practice some dubbed the "Redskins Rule."

"The couple of preseason games I've played down there, we've seen it," Roethlisberger said.

Redskins Cheerleaders

And it's a distraction?

"It can be, let's be truthful. They've done it before. I've heard a rumor that they're not allowed to do it anymore."

A source from inside the Redskins Cheerleaders organization commented to us, "Lookout Ben...we'll see you MONDAY NIGHT!"

[Washington Redskins Cheerleaders]

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