The Commissioner has spoken, the owner has spoken, and now the player has spoken.
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has issued a statement through the team regarding his suspension, which was reduced from six games to four games earlier today.
“I have learned a lot over the past several months about myself as a person,” Roethlisberger said. “I am committed to continuing on this path of being the type of person my family raised me to be, and exceeding what is expected of me as the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.”
If we thought that Roethlisberger actually wrote the statement, we’d consider raising the fact that he fails to thank Goodell for reducing the suspension or the team for supporting him. But since Roethlisberger likely didn’t write the statement, it doesn’t really matter.