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Cincinnati radio station issues 'Big Ben Warning' for females

Sporting News logo Sporting News 1/8/2016 Jordan Heck
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Cincinnati radio station 700 WLW is catching some criticism for its "Big Ben Warning" audio that's currently running.

The warning is supposed to make fun of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger ahead of the upcoming playoff game against the Bengals. The spoof advertisement is in reference to Roethlisberger's sexual assault allegations in 2009 and 2010, both of which were eventually dismissed.

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Here's how the spot plays:

"This is a severe Ben Roethlisberger update from 700 WLW.

"The Tri-State currently under a severe Big Ben warning from now through early Sunday morning,” the spoof begins. “The Steelers quarterback has been spotted in the downtown Cincinnati area. All females ages 18-40 are to use extreme caution, especially if heavily consuming alcohol. Males should also be on the lookout just in case.

“If you see Big Ben and he flashes Little Ben, you are asked to report it to authorities immediately.

"He poses the greatest threat to 18-to-40-year-olds, especially those with boob jobs in the downtown Cincinnati area. You are safe if you live in Butler or Clermont counties, pretty much anywhere in Kentucky and most of southeast Indiana."

As expected, the spot has been controversial with some Twitter users saying the station should be "ashamed" of itself. But the station thinks it's hilarious, and tells TMZ it will continue to run it through the weekend.

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