Google Says Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger Is The 'Owner' Of The Cincinnati Bengals

Dec 7, 2017

Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been a busy investor this season, thanks to a presumed Steel City fan making changes to Google results.

If you searched for the "Cincinnati Bengals" on Thursday, the response on Google reported Roethlisberger was the "owner" of the team, rather than real long-time owner Mike Brown. A similar prank made waves just ahead of this season in September, when the sidebar entry for the Baltimore Ravens also listed Roethlisberger as the team owner.

A screenshot captured from Google at about 2 p.m. in Pittsburgh on Thursday, Dec. 7, 2017, following the Steelers' 23-20 win against the Cincinnati Bengals earlier in the week, erroneously shows Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger owns the rival team.
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Roethlisberger, now in his 14th season with the Steelers, became just the eighth quarterback in NFL history to surpass 50,000 career passing yards during Monday's violent contest in Cincinnati. The game featured a trio of brutal hits -- including a bruised spine and subsequent stabilization surgery for Steelers linebacker Ryan Shazier -- that Roethlisberger attributed to typical play for a competitive AFC North rivalry.

"It's tough. Anytime anybody goes down... It's scary, sad. Emotions are running like crazy," he said after the game.

Make no mistake, Coach Mike Tomlin said: "This is a tough game, tough business... and [the risk of injury] is a tough element of our game, one that we all understand."

Roethlisberger is 21-7 against the Bengals and 11-9 versus the Ravens in regular-season play, plus 2-0 and 2-1 in the postseason, respectively.