Ben Roethlisberger has taken to his personal website to revise and extend his remarks about the turf at Ralph Wilson Stadium.
Roethlisberger, who blamed the turf for the injury suffered by teammate David DeCastro on Saturday night, issued a statement acknowledging that he was wrong about FieldTurf being the surface used for Buffalo’s home field, but reiterating that he believes football should be played on grass.
“In my post-game interview on Saturday, when asked about the knee injury David DeCastro suffered, I mistakenly referred to the artificial grass in Buffalo as FieldTurf,” Roethlisberger said at BigBen7.com. “My intention was only to say I believe real grass is the safest surface for football, and allows some knee injuries to be avoided. I was really bothered by David’s injury in that moment, and can only wish him the best now in his recovery.”
On the issue of grass vs. artificial turf, Roethlisberger’s opinion is shared by many NFL players, and many NFL fans. Even if he was wrong about the specifics of the artificial turf in Buffalo.