Keith Srakocic/The Associated Press
This is Big Ben’s Beef Jerky on display in a store in Zelienople, Pa., north of Pittsburgh. PLB Sports, a Pittsburgh company that markets food products endorsed by local sports stars, has dropped its beef jerky sponsorship deal with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Company president Ty Ballou says Roethlisberger is “falling short” of the company’s standards, even though a Georgia prosecutor announced Monday he will not prosecute the quarterback over a sexual-assault allegation.
Just as well. There’s enough jerkiness in Ben’s life at this point.