Found March 01, 2013 on Pro Football Zone:
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that any claims of issues in their locker room, are false. “For anybody to say there are locker room issues or leadership issues are completely off base,” Roethlisberger said Thursday, shortly after he signed a restructured contract to create $6 million of salary cap room for the Steelers in 2013. “I believe that’s the frustration. I believe that it’s frustration of last year, I honestly do.” Big Ben reitereated that there aren’t any issues in their locker room. “I want to make sure people know there is no issue in our locker room,” Roethlisberger stated. “We’ve got great leadership. We have plenty of older guys — myself now, Ike Taylor, Larry Foote, Willie Colon, Brett Keisel, Casey Hampton — we have a ton of guys. “The great thing is we have a lot of young guys stepping up as leaders — Maurkice Pouncey, and, I feel last year Keenan Lewis did a great job stepping up; Woodley, Lawrence Timmons, all kinds of guys. “I want it to be known there is no locker room issue, there is no leadership issue. Even if guys say it out of frustration, they’re trying to find something to say. I think it’s important to know we all have each other’s back.” I would love to believe Roethlisberger, but even his former teammate Hines Ward said they have issues.  All that matters right now is that they clean things up and become stronger heading into next season.   Need NFL Tickets? var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; var _CI = _CI || {}; (function() { var script = document.createElement('script'); ref = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; _CI.counter = (_CI.counter) ? _CI.counter + 1 : 1; document.write(''); script.type = 'text/javascript'; script.src = 'http://widget.crowdignite.com/widgets/27484?_ci_wid=_CI_widget_'+_CI.counter; script.async = true; ref.parentNode.insertBefore(script, ref); })();
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