Ben

In the past 11 months Ben Roethlisberger went from being ripped in the press to receiving the Chief Award for cooperation with the media.  He has been more accessible and more approachable to reporters, Roethlisberger himself said his improving relationship with the media underscores the changes he has made in his life.

After being accused of sexually assaulting a 20 year old female college student in a Millersville, Georgia bar (despite not being charged) he was punished by the NFL for violating the personal conduct policy. His penalty was a suspension for the first six games of the 2010 season, it was however reduced to four games for good behavior. He understands that not every story will be positive and the reporters have a job to do. According to a Tribune Review telephone poll that was done on Dec 21 and 22, 25% of Steelers fans still dislike Big Ben. He has made huge strides this year, but he can’t have another off the field incident. Steelers fans know what happened to Santonio Holmes.

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