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Galax Steeler
04-14-2010, 03:40 AM
Big Ben's Beef Jerky is no more.

PLB Sports, the Robinson-based producer of sports-branded specialty items, terminated its contract with Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger on Tuesday, the quarterback's first endorsement going back to his rookie season.

"We have taken the product off the website, we have stopped production of the product, and have no plans to reinstate," president Ty Ballou said.

The company also will dispose of the packaging for the jerky, along with all remaining inventory.

Mr. Ballou said that PLB was the first company to sign a branding contract with Mr. Roethlisberger, inking a deal with him in his first season with the Steelers. The jerky "had done very well, and was doing well," he said.

The company's second three-year contract with Mr. Roethlisberger was slated to expire at the end of this year.

Founded in 1996, the company carries a number of athlete-branded products, including both clothing and food items endorsed by such personalities as Jerome Bettis and Terrell Owens.

Mr. Ballou said that while product lines have been canceled in the past due to an athlete's career changes, this is the first time the company has discontinued a product that was still being actively promoted.

http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10104/1050163-66.stm

solardave
04-14-2010, 04:56 AM
No surprise here.

HometownGal
04-14-2010, 05:10 AM
Not a big deal. That jerky tasted like shit anyway. :yuck:

Maybe if Ben had done the "jerky", he wouldn't be in all of this hot water now. :chuckle:

stillers4me
04-14-2010, 05:36 AM
Not a big deal. That jerky tasted like shit anyway. :yuck:

Maybe if Ben had done the "jerky", he wouldn't be in all of this hot water now. :chuckle:

:toofunny:

Men of Steel
04-14-2010, 09:08 AM
whats this world coming to!...
wonder whats next......

XxKnightxX
04-14-2010, 09:16 AM
like the south park epiosde. " OHH NO YOU TOOK ANOTHER ENDORSEMENT HOW DID YOU DO THAT!!??, EASY YOU PRESS A and X at the same time lmao.