Big Ben Has Problem With Redskins' Cheerleaders

Steelers QB doesn't want to get distracted

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    The Washington Redskins cheerleaders strike a pose during the game against the Cleveland Browns on October 19, 2008 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md.

    Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger doesn't like to play the Washington Redskins at FedEx Field.

    Is it because of the raucous crowd?

    Not entirely.

    Is it because of the Redskins' intimidating defense?

    Not really.

    Is it because of the cheerleaders?

    Well ... yeah.

    "I'm not a big fan of playing there because it is loud, they're really good at home and they try to make their cheerleaders stretch in our tunnel before we come out of the locker room," Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "That's just not good."

    Big Ben isn't the only player who has noticed the cheerleaders.  In fact, the Redskins' cheerleaders were a prime example for why NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell banned all cheer squads from warming up in front of the opposing team's locker room before games.

    Don't worry Ben, what's the worst that could happen? 

    True, you could lose the game.  But you could also end up marrying a cheerleader...