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Roethlisberger’s Agent Says Rapoport Report Is Wrong And Inaccurate


The agent for Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, Ryan Tollner, has now released a statement on Twitter regarding the Sunday morning report made by Ian Rapoport in which he reported the quarterback wants the team to look into trading him following the season.

"Ian Rapoport's apparent sources seem to be guessing what Ben feels about the Steelers and being traded. This is completely wrong and inaccurate. Ben has always said he wants to play his entire career for the Steelers, and his roots are set firmly in Pittsburgh. He has a lot left in the tank and is 100% committed to winning more championships with the Steelers." -- Agent Ryan Tollner, Rep1 Sports

I would expect Roethlisberger to be asked about this after the game and his response is predictable.

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  • Matt Searls

    Hahaha I love when a “big” story for a reporter gets shut down by everyone else so quickly.

  • Brendon Glad

    That statement by the agent means as close to nothing as any statement could mean. The only way it would mean something significant would be if he said, “yes, the report is true.”
    “I have no comment” would mean “Yes” because any educated sports person knows that an agent can say “No, it’s inaccurate.” And even if he’s lying, it doesn’t matter if he lies…so we expect that.
    OFTEN, it is the agent HIMSELF who is the “anonymous source” on leaks like this…just to put it out there. My guess is: Ben wants several coaches fired, and that’s how he has chosen to express it.
    The real question is: How should the Steelers handle that salvo fired off by Ben? Personally, I would say: “Appease him.”
    I still believe in Ben. BUT, if ever there were a year to ponder the thought…considering the depth of the QB position in the college draft, and the expected position I have for the Steelers in said draft…IF EVER there were a year to ponder that thought…the spring of 2014 would be the year to ponder that thought. That’s all I’m saying.

  • pittsburghjoe

    Hey Glad, you stated, “I have not comment” means yes by an educated sports person. Exactly where does this leave you?

  • Jello

    I wouldn’t be surprised if Big Ben wants to be traded. He doesn’t like the direction
    that the Steelers ownership is taking the team, and as a fan, neither do
    I. It is very frustrating to watch the Steelers this season. Putting in
    Todd Haley as OC was questionable, but Todd Haley not compromising on
    his personal offensive terminology with Big Ben and the veteran offense
    was downright asinine; it shows this dolts arrogance and foolishness. He
    should have been fired yesterday. I hope the Steelers correct this OC
    BLUNDER before it’s too late for Big Ben to win another ring with
    Pittsburgh.

  • pittsburghjoe

    Jello, did the Steelers like Ben’s direction when he was accused numerous times of sexual misconduct? How about the time he got on a motorcycle and face planted into the pavement? He got off on the charges and healed from the injury, but is it fair to say his personal compass was misdirected and the organization stood behind him though thick and thin? If he wants out, so be it, however, it wont be quick, there are no direct flights out of Pittsburgh.

  • pittsburghjoe

    Jello, the worst job in Pittsburgh is OC. Other than yourself, who would you suggest for a replacement?

  • Brendon Glad

    I said, “I have NO comment”…not “I have NOT comment”…but Ok, I guess.
    I’m a “Ben Guy”. All I was saying is that if people in Steelers brass “AREN’T Ben guys”…and since I don’t think NFL insiders make-up stories very often…AND since this is one year where a nice group of QB’s will be available…that “give it some time” might be the easy way out for a comment. I think in Spring 2014 the Steelers need to either sign Ben to a lucrative extension, or cut bait.
    That’s my opinion…and frankly I’m 80/20 FOR the extension…but that 20% has come up from 0% in the last 12 months. So I don’t know what I think about it really…except it is a very interesting development….and a state of affairs.

  • pittsburghjoe

    OK, how about Ben saying the whole thing is B.S.? There you go, NFL insiders don’t make it up often. Can you get more “inside” than Ben?

  • pittsburghjoe

    Yep, see the BR post game interview. The guy just wants to win.

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