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.