Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review has an “exclusive” interview with Ben available on the newspaper’s website today.

Ben answers questions from Mr. Brown about discipline in the NFL as it pertains to the Personal Conduct Policy, the hits he takes on the field, and his thoughts on being selected as a team captain this year.

On the honor of being named captain:

“I always vote for Hines and Heath, and I think Willie Colon is a candidate,” Roethlisberger said. “If I’m not voted (a captain), it’s not going to hurt my feelings at all because we’ve got many guys that are capable and should be captains.

“Obviously it’s an awesome honor, but if I am a captain or not, I’m still going to be a leader and try to help these guys however I can — and this team.”

You can read the interview here.

Also Today:

Ben and all of his teammates and coaches were in attendance for the 2011 Steelers Kickoff Luncheon that took place at the Wyndham Grand in downtown Pittsburgh this afternoon.

You can watch video highlights here and see a few photos here.