Ben Roethlisberger Issues Statement Responding To NFL's Six-Game Suspension

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger was suspended for six games by the NFL last week. He waited until the draft was over to make a statement.

Here is his full statement:

"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 ─ 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."

Roethlisberger is becoming more PR conscious. Notice how he pointed out that no crime was committed.

For more on the Steelers and Roethlisberger, check out Behind The Steel Curtain.

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