Ben Roethlisberger returned to the Pittsburgh Steeler’s facility to join his teammates who he has to be away from for a while because of silly things he did (or didn’t do) in woman’s bathroom bar in Georgia. He has embarrassed his team and organization, but today he spoke to the media…briefly. And FYI he is not longer sporting the “Rudy Poo trailer park trash” haircut that he had at his initial press conference a few weeks back.
First question: “You got a lot of public support from your teammates; do you see this as a new beginning?” [Editor's note: "A lot of public support from your teammates"? Really? Maybe I've simply been asleep. For three months.]
Answer: “Yeah, it’s been great to read and hear from those guys, not just text messages and calls they send to me but to read the things in the media they said. So I say it’s great to be out here with my brothers because they really are family to me. Like I said, I spent a lot of time evaluating and looking at my life both on and off the field. I think this is time for me to kind of close the chapter of the last couple years of my life and move on to a new one, kind of a new start. I’m kind of really excited about it.”
Second question: “What kind of changes are you talking about that you want to make?”
Answer: “A lot of them are personal things, you know, which is just something that I need to do. But it’s been neat being able to really re-evaluate my life and spend time with my family and kind of re-evaluate and re-figure what’s important in my life. That’s me . . . evaluating what I need to do and be smarter when it comes to certain things. Like I said it’s a new chapter and I’m looking forward to it and it starts with football. I’m glad to be back here . . . I’ll be talking to you guys a lot more.”