Yeah, The Bachelorette Will Definitely Be Featuring Accused Rapist Ben Roethlisberger

Bachelor franchise creator Mike Fleiss, who is apparently now spoiling his own show in an attempt to outpace Reality Steve, has indirectly confirmed the latter’s claim that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is featured on a Bachelorette group date during the show’s upcoming season.

Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault twice in 2009-10, and therefore seems like someone who should not be appearing on a dating show, but what do I know? Fleiss’s picture also shows retired NFL players Hines Ward and Brett Keisel; they were there, according to Reality Steve, to host a “football obstacle course” for new lead JoJo’s suitors.

(We’ll have to wait until the season airs to find out if anyone got a concussion this time, but seems pretty likely!)

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