The Pittsburgh Steelers will be in Cincinnati on Saturday night to play the Bengals. The division rivalry runs deep enough for a local radio station to air a fake warning to its listeners that Ben Roethlisberger will be in the area.
“The Tri-State is currently under a Big Ben warning from now until early Sunday morning,” the spoof begins. “The Steelers quarterback has been spotted in the downtown Cincinnati area. All females ages 18-40 are to use extreme caution, especially if heavily consuming alcohol. Males should also be on the lookout just in case.
“If you see Big Ben and he flashes Little Ben, you are asked to report it to authorities immediately … Again, he poses the greatest threat to 18-to-40-year-olds, especially those with boob jobs.”
The spot is a reference to Roethlisberger’s 2010 suspension after two sexual assault allegations. Both cases were eventually dismissed.
The station told TMZ it plans on continuing to run the bit through the weekend, so any outrage could be futile.