Roethlisberger Releases Statement On Suspension
After getting benched for up to the first 6 games of the 2010 season for his alleged cookie-taking incidents, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger finally responded to Commissioner Goodell’s punishment Monday. Big Ben released the following statement:
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.
Whoever wrote this statement did a decent job of making Roethlisberger appear to be remorseful of his questionable actions. But only time will tell if Big Ben will truly decide to make his next move his best one and strictly deal with respectable Craigslist hookers just like everybody else.