What really interests me with Ben is when people close to him talk, such as Jerome Bettis did on First Take. Jerome was very tight with Ben when he was in Pittsburgh so he has some very close first hand knowledge with Ben and he was sort of a mentor to Ben when he was here. This is what he had to say:
Now Jerome got into talking about how he knew Ben as the real Ben Roethlisberger, which to me is good news. This kind of contributes to the story that Ben just got caught up in all the limelight and lost in who he was. This also gives me hope that he realized that (finally) and he is trying to get back to who he truely is. Maybe I am just really optimistic about this but I think he can get it together since that is who he really is. Recognition is the first step.
Also today the Steelers released their training camp schedule. Per the PG:
The Pittsburgh Steelers have annouced today that the team will report to training camp at Saint Vincent College, in Latrobe, on July 30.
All afternoon practices will begin at 2:55 p.m. and are open to the public, beginning July 31. The lone night practice will be held on August 6 at 7 p.m. at Latrobe High School. The last public day of open practice is Wednesday, August 18.
They will host their first pre-season game against the Detroit Lions on August 14.
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