Ben Roethlisberger Comments on Controversial False Start Penalty vs. Patriots

September 11, 2015   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The New England Patriots can't seem to escape controversy, and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger may have generated more following his team's season-opening loss to the Pats on Thursday night.
According to Tom Pelissero of USA Today, Big Ben was upset over a play early in the fourth quarter that saw the Patriots defensive line draw Steelers offensive tackle Kelvin Beachum into a false start by shifting.
"I thought that there was a rule against that," Roethlisberger said. "Maybe there's not. Maybe it's just an unwritten rule. ... We saw it on film, that the Patriots do that. They shift and slide and do stuff on the goal line, knowing that it's an itchy trigger-finger type down there."
The infraction occurred on a 3rd-and-goal at the 1-yard line, and Pittsburgh eventually settled for a field goal to narrow the Patriots' lead to 21-14. New England essentially put the game away on the ensuing possession with a touchdown.
Although there is a rule ag...

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