Ben Roethlisberger Loses Captain Status While Suspended

In addition to being suspended four games for violating league rules Ben Roethlisberger is losing his captaincy during that time fram as well. Per Yahoo:

Roethlisberger, suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season, was not chosen a Steelers captain in a vote by his teammates. He has been selected the previous two seasons. Wide receiver Hines Ward and tight end Heath Miller will be the offensive captains.

This makes sense, why have a guy who is not going to be around for a month to be a captain of their team.  A captain should not be someone who has not been in trouble with the law.  

"The captain's not just what you do on the field, it's what you do off the field,"  [Hines] Ward said. "Heath lives here (at the training facility), he's constantly here during coaching sessions and offseason workouts. It's well deserved."

Things are just not going Big Ben's way this past off season, and for his sake lets hope Roethlisberger is focusing on the upcoming season, as he said.

 

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