Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Getty Images)more pics »Ben Roethlisberge
r turned 28 one week ago, and so far, we'd say it's been the opposite of a very good year.
The Super Bowl champ has been accused of rape by Georgia woman -- the second such accusation against Reothlisberger in less than a year -- and pictures of the young man wearing a shirt with the slogan "Drink Like a Champion Today," have also surfaced.
His attorney has maintained his client's innocence. "The facts show that there was no criminal activity. No sexual assault occurred," attorney Ed Garland said in a statement. "Ben is completely innocent of any crime."
While Ben Roethlisberger will no doubt always remain a hero to the fans of Pittsburgh, his recent legal troubles are going to seriously tarnish his reputation. He is scheduled to be interviewed
Here are some of the best pics we could find of Ben Roethlisberger
drinking like a champion: