Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn’t like playing in Washington, but not only because the Redskins are tough to beat at home, but also because the cheerleaders create a little bit of a distraction.
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.
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.”
I’m sorry – what’s the problem again? How is this bad?