RUSH: Ben Roethlisberger spoke yesterday at the Pittsburgh Steelers south side practice facility after he had been cleared of any charges being filed in Georgia in relation to a sexual escapade there.
ROETHLISBERGER: I’d like to begin by expressing gratitude for the thorough investigation process in Georgia and the prosecutor’s decision not to bring charges. I know without a doubt it was the right conclusion. I don’t intend to discuss any details related to the events in Georgia and I’m happy to put this behind me and move forward. I am truly sorry for the disappointment and negative attention I brought to my family, my teammates, coaches, the Rooneys, and the NFL. I understand that the opportunities I have been blessed with are a privilege and that much is expected of me as a quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers. I absolutely want to be the leader this team deserves, valued in the community and a role model to kids.
RUSH: Terry Bradshaw, the four-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback of the Steelers isn’t buying any of it.
BRADSHAW: Our relationship is not any good. You know, when I told him to park the motorcycle, he got (bleep), all right? Then he had the accident. And since then there’s — you know, he doesn’t like me, and I’m learning not to like him. In my opinion, he has got to realize who he is. He is an elite athlete in the National Football League. He is under a magnificent spotlight, and he has got to be careful about what he does in the off season.
RUSH: That’s Terry Bradshaw responding to Roethlisberger’s statement, says, (paraphrasing) ‘Look, I know he wants to break my records, go for it, my job’s done. If he wants to go out and wine and dine and do all this stuff, fine, do it after playing football. He’s gotta realize who he is.’ That’s a great point, actually, a sense of presence, realize who he is, quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.