Ben Roethlisberger on Martavis Bryant: “He has to win back everybody’s trust”

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Ben Roethlisberger is glad to have Martavis Bryant back with the team. But it’s going to take some time to know whether the Steelers quarterback can trust the twice-suspended but just-reinstated wide receiver.

According to Ron Cook of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger supported Bryant during his first suspension, but “felt betrayed and even lied to” by the wideout before his second suspension.

Roethlisberger said he wanted to have a private conversation with Bryant, but the onus for getting back in the team’s good graces was on him.

“It’s more than just me. He has to win back everybody’s trust,” Roethlisberger said. “I would hope he comes up to me and we go somewhere to talk in private. After that, he has to show with his work ethic and by staying clean that he cares — really cares — about us. If he does that, it’ll be huge. He can really help us. He can be so great.”

And of course, Roethlisberger cares because he himself has recommitted to the Steelers, after scaring some fans with talk of retirement early this offseason (talk which few took seriously).

But the 35-year-old said he was all-in this year, and will look at things annually from this point forward.

“Just because you think about your future doesn’t mean you have to retire,” he said. “A lot of guys think about their future. Look at James Harrison [who retired briefly in August 2014] …

“I hope the people of Pittsburgh know me well enough to know I love football, I love Pittsburgh and I love the Steelers. My teammates and Steelers fans are going to get 110 percent from me. They don’t need to worry about getting anything less.”

And he’s going to make sure he gets the same thing from his teammates, if they want to come back to the family.

14 responses to “Ben Roethlisberger on Martavis Bryant: “He has to win back everybody’s trust”

  1. When your moral authority comes from a sex offender, you’re in deep doo doo.

  2. Nofoolnodrool says:
    May 5, 2017 9:24 AM
    Love when Ben gives lessons on integrity.

    Even money you voted for Trump. Ben has grown up …..I suggest you follow his lead.

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  3. “Even money you voted for Trump. Ben has grown up …..I suggest you follow his lead.”
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    Not sure what it has do with this but Google Roethlisburger and Trump, they are golfing buddies. You can see some great shots of Trump waiving a terrible towel.

    Glad he’s “grown up” and is no longer assaulting women.

  4. takeyourpunishmentandquitwhininglikeababy says:
    May 5, 2017 9:23 AM
    When your moral authority comes from a sex offender, you’re in deep doo doo.

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    Remember the statue outside Raven stadium…the one to a felon an accomplice to murder…And you are talking about moral authority….insulting.

  5. It’s amazing how much everyone loves to throw Trump into their conversation no matter how irrelevant. How did those famous words go again? Oh yes… “Elections have consequences.”
    Move on already.

  6. Ben hasn’t had any issues in over ten years and is a responsible married father of three these days. Get over yourselves, trolls. You’ve got the same silly lyrics in your every song.

    If Bryant can go this year without getting himself suspended again, while keeping his conditioning and attitude in check all year long, then I’ll trust him. Until then he’s on probation. Actually he’s on probation for the rest of his career, really, but for his sake I’ll be optimistic.

    Go Steelers!

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