Ben Roethlisberger "Drink and Drunk" Graphic Prompts Apology From ESPN

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ESPN has issued an apology after airing a graphic Monday entitled “Ben Roethlisberger ‘Drink and Drunk’” ... instead of dink and dunk, football parlance for short passes.

“We have to tell you this for sure, earlier in the show we had a graphic error in the rundown,” Monday Night Countdown anchor Chris Berman said. “We apologize for the mistake."

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"Not sure how it happened. It won’t happen again, we’ll be back.”

So ... given that it's Ben Roethlisberger, and we're talking about two typos in a three-word sentence, is there any real possibility this was a mere "error"?

Berman’s apology caught him some flak, for this reason, as well as his lack of specifically mentioning the offending words or the player they referenced.

The Steelers QB was twice accused of sexual assault in recent years, though he wasn't charged criminally in either case; alcohol is believed to have played a role.

Unless you're a Ben Roethlisberger accuser, you have to admit, that "error" is pretty funny. Wouldn't it be great if ESPN actually acknowleged it as such?

“We’re very sorry for this incident, which was clearly a joke perpetrated by production folks who are totally getting fired ... but come on, it's Big Ben, and you laughed."

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Ben Roethlisberger, a.k.a. Big Ben, is the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He was drafted by the Steelers in the 2004... More »
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Benjamin Todd Roethlisberger