Steelers’ First-Round Pick Mistakes Ben Roethlisberger for Travel Coordinator

by | April 30, 2012 at 1:55 PM | NFL, Sports

David DeCastro (Gene J. Puskar/AP)

Ben Roethlisberger is giving the Steelers’ first-round draft pick, offensive guard David DeCastro, a hard time and for good reason. Roethlisberger spoke on Saturday night at an event and during his remarks said that when he called David DeCastro to congratulate him on being selected by Pittsburgh with the 24th overall pick, DeCastro didn’t realize it was his future teammate.

Instead, DeCastro asked Roethlisberger about his “flight plans,” mistaking the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback for the team’s travel coordinator.

According to The Altoona Mirror:

Roethlisberger said he phoned DeCastro to welcome him to the team, but DeCastro thought he was talking to a Steelers official who was handling his travel arrangements.

“He was saying, ‘Did you get those flight plans? Did you get those flight plans?”’ Roethlisberger, with his wife, Ashley, at his side, told an audience of 1,100 Saturday night at the 25th anniversary of the Blair County Sports Hall of Fame induction ceremony at the Blair County Convention Center. Roethlisberger said after a few seconds, DeCastro realized who he was talking to.

“I can’t wait once we get started to get on him about that,” Roethlisberger joked.

From the looks of it, DeCastro is going to have a very long and difficult training camp this summer.

H/T Deadspin


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