If I were the Bachelorette and I saw Ben Roethlisberger approach me and say "hey gurl, I'm part of your group date," I would gently set down my $19 glass of wine (paid for by ABC), turn around and power walk to my waiting car (also paid for by ABC).
JoJo Fletcher may be a better lady than I, for she reportedly did the ole "grin and bear it" during a group date which - according to Jezebel and Reality Steve - included the Green Bay Packers quarterback.
Having abandoned the Bachelor/Bachelorette when Jillian and Ed got together, I'm not caught up on the specific meaning of a "group date." I can, however, assume that it involves the star (in this case, Fletcher) and a bunch of dudes.
Roethlisberger is married with two kids, so what the he*k is he doing on a group date?
According to Reality Steve, probably adding to the flare of a "football obstacle course" at Heinz Stadium in Pittsburgh.
And then a cryptic tweet from the show's creator, Mike Fleiss.
The Ohio native was accused of sexual assault not once, but twice. First, in 2008 and then again in 2010. Both cases were dropped due to lack of evidence, but the damage on Roethlisberger's image had already been done.
"People will always have opinions of everybody and me, and that’s fine, they’re entitled," he told the Associated Press after proposing to now-wife, Ashley.
"People can say that it is whatever, but people who know and can see and are around us and know me, know that it’s something special when you find that person, and I’m extremely lucky."