Following the Pittsburgh Steelers 23-10 win Sunday over the Buffalo Bills, quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was asked about the report earlier in the day by Ian Rapoport of NFL.com in which he stated the quarterback was going to ask to be traded after the season.
“When it comes to wanting to go somewhere else or anything like that, that’s completely unacceptable,” said Roethlisberger. “I don’t know where that came from. It’s one of the most BS stories I’ve ever heard of. I always said I wanted to be a Steeler for life, I love it here, I’m happy here and I don’t want to go anywhere. No one in my family, in our camp, agents, no one has ever said anything about that, so wherever this was made up from, it’s totally false.”
Roethlisberger’s response is not surprising and now that he, his agent Ryan Tollner and team president Art Rooney II have all released statements on the matter, Rapoport is now wearing a lot of egg on his face.