Jerome Bettis spoke to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review about Ben, and about what he thinks the QB has to do to get back some love from the fans and those teammates that might not be so happy with him right now.
“It is a situation where he has to prove his heart is in the right place,” Bettis said. “And I know from knowing Ben that his heart is in the right place.”
Bettis said he hasn’t had much of a shot to catch up with Roethlisberger, but has exchanged text messages with the quarterback.
The QB was suspended by the NFL for violating the NFL personal-conduct policy, and will sit for the first four games at least.
“He has to keep his head down, play hard and give back to the community,” Bettis said. “If he does that, slowly but surely, he will be able to work through the process. It is not going to be a quick fix.”