Steelers fan assumed to be pro-rape

Pittsburgh Steelers fan Jeff Thompson says he has been getting a lot of awkward glances at work today. "I'm a Steelers fan. I have repeatedly said that I think Ben Roethlisberger is one of the best quarterbacks in football, yes," said Thompson, an accountant at a Washington, D.C. accounting firm. "But I don't see why people are acting all strange around me. I didn't do anything. And by no means am I a fan of sexual assault just because I like the Steelers. That seems like a bit of a leap." Thompson's co-worker, Charissa Myers, isn't so sure. "We flirt a lot. There's something there. I was going to ask him out," she said. "But I don't know now. He's a Ben Roethlisberger fan. I don't know if Roethlisberger actually did anything, but is it worth the risk to date a guy who cheers for him? I don't think so."


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