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Steelers Give Back: Highlighting the little-known charity work of Ben Roethlisberger

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Ben Roethlisberger keeps his cards close to the vest, but it doesn’t mean he isn’t doing a massive amount of good in communities across the nation.

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Ben Roethlisberger is a guarded individual. There have been myriad reports which echo this profile, but don’t confuse a lack of public exposure for not caring about the community.

The star quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers has been in the news a lot throughout his 14-year career, and at times for all the wrong reasons. Whether it was the motorcycle accident, the rape allegations or reports of his downright nasty demeanor to fans who supported him through thick-and-thin.

Nonetheless, with all the negative publicity, Roethlisberger didn’t take the common public relations move of countering the negative news with positive news. Instead, even though Roethlisberger withdrew into his shell, at the same time he started doing something truly great through his Ben Roethlisberger Foundation that few knew about.

In fact, it’s amazing how many people, including Steelers fans, still don’t know about what Roethlisberger does through his foundation for police units across the country.

It all started after a K-9 officer was killed in his hometown of Findlay, OH, and it slowly expanded to Roethlisberger buying a K-9 canine for every city in which the Steelers play, including Pittsburgh, every season.

Check out the video below to learn about Roethlisberger’s actions from the man himself: