It's no secret the Steelers are livid with Ben Roethlisberger's off-field problems, despite the fact he won't be charged in a case involving sexualt assault allegations last month. But up until now, there hasn't been any talk about the team deciding to trade him.
That might not be the case any longer.
According to Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network, the Steelers have had internal discussions about whether to trade the quarterback. La Canfora said the team would listen seriously if anyone inquired about Roethlisberger.
"The Rooneys are livid," a source told La Canfora.
He reports the Steelers haven't talked to any teams about Roethlisberger (pictured), but that Pittsburgh would certainly be willing to listen.
We should know more when Steelers president Art Rooney addresses the media later this afternoon.
It seems to us that trading Roethlisberger would be a stretch, since the Steelers have so much invested in him and because he has already won two Super Bowl championships. But more than most teams, the Steelers are highly concerned about how their fan base perceives Roethlisberger. And right now, that fan base is none too happy about the quarterback's behavior.