Originally written on BlackSportsOnline  |  Last updated 3/1/13

PITTSBURGH - NOVEMBER 15: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers looks to make a pass play during their game against the Cincinnati Bengals at Heinz Field on November 15, 2009 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. The Bengals defeated the Steelers 18-12. (Photo by Rick Stewart/Getty Images)
  Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger signed a restructured contract earlier this week. A team move, that will ultimately give the Steelers more cap space to work with to help the team in other areas. Big Ben also decided to put the bed the rumors of a torn locker room. “For anybody to say there are locker room issues or leadership issues are completely off base, said Roethlisberger to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.  “I believe that’s the frustration. I believe that it’s frustration of last year, I honestly do.” Ben feeling the need to say this stems from anonymous comments from a teammate, who criticized Lamar Woodley’s conditioning. “Obviously, last year was frustrating for all of us, and when you’re frustrated and the season doesn’t go the way you want it to and things don’t go the way you want them to, things are said. I know all too well, after the Dallas game I was frustrated and said some things. “The important thing to know is, there are no issues in our locker room. There are no issues with LaMarr. There are no issues on our team.” One of the things about locker room issues, no matter what you say in the media the truth will eventually come to light. I’m not saying Ben isn’t being honest. But I cant imagine him announcing that there are issues either. It was just smart to make it known that there are no issues. Regardless of whether or not there actually are.
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