Sideline style

Audrey Smiles, Staff Writer

This month, Pittsburg Steelers quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger was fined $5,000 by the NFL for wearing an apple watch on the sideline of the Steelers vs Bengals game. Roethlisberger was fined because of the rule that prohibits wearing or using any sort of electronic device that is able to transmit any kind of messaging, which even applies to injured players such as himself. Compared to Troy Polamalu’s fine of $100,000 for using his phone on the sideline, and Ray Farmer’s four game suspension, Roethlisberger has the easiest punishment by far. Roethlisberger plans to appeal the fine ,but the odds are not in his favor seeing as he is photographed numerous times wearing the device. On the other hand, Roethlisberger could win his appeal by simply arguing, “I can’t text anyone because have you seen my left arm?”, which is currently broken. Only time will tell what will happen with Roethlisberger and his fine, but let us hope he has learned his lesson.