HASSELBECK CALLS BIG BEN A GIRL, IN JEST
Posted by Mike Florio on December 4, 2008, 1:33 p.m.
As part of the NFL’s “Play 60″ program aimed at encouraging kids to get off their overgrown rear ends and sweat out the Little Debbies to engage in at least an hour of physical activity per day, Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck was one of a dozen NFL players who went to school on Tuesday with a student.
At one point, Hasselbeck was asked by a young girl, “Do you think girls should be allowed to play in the NFL?” one girl asked.
“Girls can play in the NFL. Ben Roethlisberger plays for the Steelers, right?” Hasselbeck said.
Hasselbeck then said that he was joking.
Good luck convincing Steelers fans of that.
Matt? If you’re ever at a restaurant in Pittsburgh, don’t order a hamburger. Or, really, anything else. Unless you like saliva.