Nearly everybody's heard about or read this week's Sports Illustrated cover story chronicling Ben Roethisberger's boorish misadventures around and about the Great City of Pittsburgh.
A sidebar story in the same issue is perhaps even more interesting. The topic has been raised previously: Did Ben Roethlisberger sustain frontal-lobe brain damage due to repeated concussions and his motorcycle accident in June 2006? ... in addition to possible brain cells being wiped away from binge drinking, not to mention being non-existent from the very beginning because they weren't there in the first place.
Nobody knows the answer, but supposedly (as reported in the Post-Gazette and other outlets over the past couple weeks), the NFL commissioner's office wants to know -- which is why Pig Ben's been ordered to undergo neuro-psychiatric testing, as part of his league-mandated evaluation to determine his fitness to return to play, as well as the length of his suspension from the team.
If you haven't read it already, check out the "brain damage" story from Sports Illustrated.
The SI cover story is here.
It will be interesting to see if he ever appears in a Steelers' uniform again. Everyone assumes he will return, but we're not so sure.