Big Ben's Statement
Today, Ben Roethlisberger released a statement dealing with his suspension from Commissioner Goodell. It read as follows:
The Commissioner’s decision to suspend me speaks clearly that more is expected of me. I am accountable for the consequences of my actions. Though I have committed no crime, I regret that I have fallen short of the values instilled in me by my family. I will not appeal the suspension and will comply with what is asked of me ─ and more.
Missing games will be devastating for me. I am sorry to let down my teammates and the entire Steelers fan base. I am disappointed that I have reached this point and will not put myself in this situation again.
I appreciate the opportunities that I have been given in my life and will make the necessary improvements.
This sentiment is nothing new from Ben. Only time will tell if he truly means what he says. I know that a good many of you have already made up your mind about the guy, and that’s fine, but just know that if you’re a Steelers fan, you’re going to root for the team regardless of who is on the roster. Personally, I don’t care if he is an asshole. I just want touchdown passes and championships from him.