Ben says he is bringing them all with him. I understand his generous, selfless nature and it is customary to pay their way as a QB but if I were Roethlisberger I'd be looking into my life insurance policies with more scrutiny than keeping our sad sack line happy. Ben's '07 season has been every bit as dangerous to his health as his '06 Post-Super Bowl offseason.
Ben's doing it as a ploy. He plans to ditch them in Hawaii.
"I don't know what happened, guys. I thought we agreed to meet at the airport, unfortunately my cell was dead and I left my charger back in Pttsburgh. You know how tough it is to find a replacement charger for an iPhone in Hawaii on a Sunday evening? Damn tough, lemme tell you."