Originally written on Steel City Blitz  |  Last updated 3/1/13

MIAMI - JANUARY 03: Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers throws a pass against the Miami Dolphins at Land Shark Stadium on January 3, 2010 in Miami, Florida. (Photo by Doug Benc/Getty Images)
I’m going to be blunt here. I don’t agree with Ben Roethlisberger’s statements yesterday made to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette’s Ed Bouchette. Roethlisberger claims the locker room is fine and that recent comments made by a number of current players and a former one are out of “frustration” over an 8-8 season. Frustration is often the result of  much more though and that’s where I differ. I believe where there is smoke there is fire. There were issues in that locker room as the season wore on whether they were in regards to LaMarr Woodley or whether there was friction between Antonio Brown and Mike Wallace. Obviously Ben is a helluva lot closer to the locker room than I am, but it’s clear to me there were significant issues in 2012. Where I couldn’t agree more with Roethlisberger  is how he addressed this situation. First of all, he didn’t go to the first network that would put him on camera and air the team’s dirty laundry as Ryan Clark, Antonio Brown and Hines Ward did. He allowed the
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