PITTSBURGH, OH (WOIO) - Pittsburgh Steelers QB, Ben Roethlisberger issued a statement today regarding his suspension.
Statement By Ben Roethlisberger
"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 "Ÿ 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."
The agent for the quarterback admits Roethlisberger showed "bad judgement" by getting involved with a drunk, underage college student.
Big Ben's agent also admits he was warned an "indefinite" suspension was possible.
Roethlisberger instead will sit out six games.