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SCB Steelers Quick Hitters: The “Beard of Burden” Edition

Good Wednesday to you Steelers’ fans.

The beard of Ben Roethlisberger has become quite a topic of conversation lately. Not that it wasn’t a big deal during the season but since that video of him throwing last week emerged it appears the issue of his weight has regained a place in the discussions of those who don’t know any better. Apparently, the beard is a significant cause of the misplaced allegations of his “major weight gain.” Is Big Ben at his ‘playing weight?’ No, he’s probably about 10-15 pounds over that but this isn’t uncharted territory. In recent seasons, he’s reported to Training Camp in very good shape and I have no reason to believe he won’t again this summer.