Big Ben Ready To Become Leader Again

PITTSBURGH (KDKA/AP) — Ben Roethlisberger is ready to become the leader of the Steelers after spending six seasons following and learning from Jerome Bettis, James Farrior and Hines Ward.

Roethlisberger understands why his teammates stripped him of his captaincy this season as it’s difficult to be a locker-room leader while serving a four-game suspension for misconduct.

Roethlisberger is trying to repair his image — that of a self-absorbed star who can be rude to the public and players alike.

He believes that with the Steelers at a critical juncture in the season, it’s demanded of him that he become more of a leader. And he knows that running the huddle won’t be enough.


One Comment

  1. rlg says:

    Good for him – time will tell if his actions back up his “beliefs”

  2. stoopm says:

    His image apparently doesn’t matter to brain dead Steeler fans, so what if he’s twice been accused of sexual misconduct, as long as he helps the team win on the field. Sorry, but no matter how much he claims to have changed, I wouldn’t trust him as far as I could throw him.

  3. Barb says:

    What a joke……

  4. Sue says:

    Everyone out there must think they never sinned. Maybe you need to start reading the bible ” HE WITHOUT SIN LET THEM CAST THE FIRST STONE” !

  5. Dottie says:

    I feel like alot of you need to get a life..and quit worrying so much about what ben or any other young players doing in their personal life..give me 10 minutes in a room with these “accusers” and ill get the truth out once and for all….ben you need not try to control what others believe…after all if they have nothing else but your private life to try and discredit..imagine just how truly boring their lifes really are..stay focused..your better than that..your biggest fan…lots of luck to all of my steelers tomorrow…have fun..and kick some ass…show them you came to play…

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