This is Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Or former House of Pain member Everlast. I'm not sure which. I always get them confused.
Anyway, an anonymous reader sends us this tale of Big Ben's Halloween:
Apparently, Big Ben didn't lock the gate to his house on Halloween and some 14-year-old kids decided to go up and ring the doorbell. Roethlisberger answered the door, they said, "trick or treat" and he said sorry, he didn't have anything for them.
One of the kids asked for an autograph, and his response was:
"It's Halloween. Not Christmas."
They walked back out the gate, then it was immediately shut and locked.
What a douchebag.
A couple things about this story. First off, the fact that the kids are 14 makes me sympathize with them less. I'd really like them to be like 6 or 7, which would make Big Ben a real jackass here. But 14-year-olds are exactly the type to ring your doorbell without a costume on and ask for candy, then got all huffy when you don't give them anything. Little fuckers.
The other thing about it that really surprises me is that Roethlisberger knew what time of year it is. Who's to say that was even his house? He could have easily just stumbled into it while in his regular permadaze. Anything is possible.