Ben Roethlisberger: Are the Pittsburgh Steelers Bigger Than Big Ben?

July 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

"We can't defend the behavior or the actions as an organization and we won't, but we do defend his opportunity to make right, and I think that's the right thing to do."
Kevin Colbert said this when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell decided to suspend Roethlisberger for up to six games due to an incident back in March when a Georgia college student accused Roethlisberger of raping her.
"This guy has helped us win two world championships. He's made some mistakes, but he also deserves the opportunity to rectify those mistakes. And we stand behind his opportunity to do that," Colbert said.
Colbert is the Pittsburgh Steelers director of football operations (also known as the general manager).
Since Colbert returned to his hometown in 2000, the Steelers won five AFC North titles, four AFC Championship Games and two Super Bowls.
The Lions went to the playoffs five times, in the 10 seasons Colbert spent in Detroit. 
"Kevin's impact is immeasurable. We ...

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