Ben Roethlisberger retires after spending all his 18 NFL seasons with the Steelers. He was part of the team that led the legacy franchise to success in the Super Bowl. The quarterback’s career was overshadowed by allegations of sexual assault and injuries.
The 39-year-old Ben Roethlisberger had foreshadowed announcing his retirement for a large part of the ongoing season. It was the end for the Pittsburgh Steelers this season as they were pushed out by the Chiefs in the playoffs. It was the wild-card round.
Ben Roethlisberger tweeted that it was his last game. He said that it had been an exhilarating journey that was fueled by completion and defined by relationships. He added that it was finally time to hang up his cleats, empty his locker, and devote more time to his family. He added that he was retiring, truly grateful.
Ben Roethlisberger Was Thanked By The Steelers
The Pittsburgh Steelers thanked Ben Roethlisberger for his past contribution to Twitter. The team was a dominant one in the 70s. It was famous for its defensive steel curtain.
Ben Roethlisberger was selected in Ohio straight out of Miami University. He was a fresher from Miami University in the 2004 NFL draft.
He belonged to a classy group of quarterbacks who emerged that season, including Philip Rivers and Eli Manning.
Ben Roethlisberger was known for his ability to wiggle out of a tight situation, and his massive 77-inch, the 240-pound structure that would do justice to a linebacker, Ben Roethlisberger was there when the Steelers won their 1st championship in 2006. It was a first over two and aaa. They defeated the Seahawks in the Super Bowl XL by 21-10.
Ben Roethlisberger moved to the Super Bowl twice more; once winning against the Cardinals in a thriller in their 2008 season. They fell to the Packers in 2011.
Two incidents marred his exemplary career. He was accused of sexual assault by a resort employee in Lake Tahoe, Nevada, in 2009. Another incident was reported a year later by a student.
He settled the lawsuit involving the hotel employee while in the second case, a judge declined to file criminal charges due to lack of evidence.