Tiger King gets stepson a Big Ben boombox for his birthday

; Joe Schreibvogel speaks with the media after giving a statement at the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park, formerly known as the G.W. Exotic Animal Park
; Joe Schreibvogel speaks with the media after giving a statement at the Garold Wayne Interactive Zoological Park, formerly known as the G.W. Exotic Animal Park Photo credit © Nate Billings/The Oklahoman-USA TODAY NETWORK via Imagn Content Services, LLC

“Tiger King” Joe Exotic reached out to Ben Roethlisberger last month, asking for a signed jersey for his stepson for his birthday.

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While we aren’t sure if a jersey ever got to the stepson, Exotic has announced that he is getting a custom Roethlisberger boom box.

Exotic says Bumpboxx donated the device so he could give it to his stepson on his birthday.

The Bumpboxx retails for $499.00

In a letter posted to his Facebook page last month, Exotic wrote the following letter to Roethlisberger asking for a jersey

The letter reads in full:

Hey Ben Roethlisberger,

Not sure if you have heard of me or not. It's Joe Exotic, the Tiger King. As you know, the United States of America has kidnapped me so Carole Baskin and PeTA could try to pass the Big Cat Safety Act because I'm the only one that could educate Congress about why this law should never pass.
Anyway, they got my ass in prison for now and I need a favor from you please sir.

I have this amazing stepson named Johnny Graham and I promised him an autographed jersey by you because he thinks you are the shit and he holds you on a pretty big pedestal. There is one on eBay, but I don't have the $600 to buy it for his birthday. My fans helped get everything else he wanted. I'm just missing your jersey.

Can you help a man out that is fighting for his own freedom? Every kid needs a hero and you are his! If so, just private message and my people will go from there.

With all the respect,

Joe Graham "Joe Exotic"

Exotic, along with Baskin were subjects in the 2020 documentary “Tiger King” which swept the nation during the beginning of the pandemic.

The 59-year-old Exotic is currently serving a 21-year prison sentence.

Roethlisberger retired from the Pittsburgh Steelers this past January after 18 seasons in the NFL.