And here, I was wondering why people won't stop talking about the Roethlisberger case. It's people like Hines Ward who keep bringing it up.
Did he not watch the news? Damn you Hines! With all due respect, shut your damn mouth and move on.
I guess I can't complain much. Sound like he just wants to hear it from Ben himself.
Steelers receiver Hines Ward wants QB Ben Roethlisberger to go to confession about the missteps that landed him on NFL suspension. Ward was on the NFL Network’s Total Access on Wednesday and said Roethlisberger should address the team going into training camp so "we can all put it behind us and move forward."
Trouble is, according to ProFootballTalk.com, anything Roethlisberger says to the team could be used against him in a court of law. In addition to civil action filed by the victim of an alleged sexual assault in Georgia, Roethlisberger also faces trial in a 2008 civil case in Nevada in another alleged sexual assault
Roethlisberger is facing a possible six-game suspension, which can be reduced to four, to start the 2010 season. The Steelers appear ready to begin with Byron Leftwich their starter, making it likely Roethlisberger would have to take the job away from him when he returns.
Earlier this month, Roethlisberger declined to comment on allegations in the Georgia case in an interview with WTAE-TV in Pittsburgh. He said he was sorry for "dumb" and "immature" behavior while a member of the Steelers, according to a USA Today blog.
Also earlier in June, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation released interviews with Roethlisberger’s accuser in which she said the quarterback’s March 5 appearance in Milledgeville, a town 80 miles southeast of Atlanta that is home to Georgia College & State University, was "weird." Video of the interview appeared on the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette website.
Roethlisberger owns a vacation home near the Georgia bar where the assault allegedly occurred.
The alleged victim said she didn’t fight back because she was afraid. "His temper kept her from trying harder to stop him, she said, though she insists she was clear in rebuffing Roethlisberger’s advances," according to a report in the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, who ordered Roethlisberger’s suspension, allowed the quarterback to return to team activities on June 1. In a later interview on the Steelers’ website, team president Art Rooney II said he was pleased with Roethlisberger’s attitude and performance. "Ben’s trying to make a commitment to make the changes he needs to make." Rooney also said he thought Goodell’s "actions were appropriate under the circumstances."