“Norma and Logan were so excited for the game and they both love Big Ben! Go Steelers.” — Wendy Hall.
“Of course I’m a Big Ben fan!! Been one ALL my life!” — Wade Andrews. Photo: Andrew Adams
My boy’s 1st season of @steelers football. Let’s do this Pittsburgh! @_BigBen7 @TeamJuJu @_TJWatt #HereWeGo
@_BigBen7 you made my second grader’s English story. He was so excited to get your autograph!
“My husband obtained his K9 with the Stafford County Sheriff’s Office through the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation in 2016. He sadly passed away on Saturday, 09/14/19. Steel was a major part of our family. Not only was he an asset to our community but he was so loving to my husband, me and both of our young children. He was loved deeply and again, I just want to thank Ben’s foundation from the bottom of my heart.” — Maria Demirci.
“It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of K9 Steel. [On Saturday, September 14th], we said goodbye with a final salute to our SCSO hero. Please keep his handler, Deputy Demirci, and his family in your thoughts and prayers as they mourn the loss of their K9 family member. Deputy Demirci and Steel have worked tirelessly to protect the community — from searching for dangerous criminals to finding missing persons. We will miss Steel and never forget his service to our county. #RIPSteel” — Sheriff David P. Decatur, Stafford County (VA) Sheriff’s Office.
The following statement was released by Steelers Team Spokesperson Burt Lauten on Monday evening:
Ben Roethlisberger had successful surgery on his right elbow on Monday in Los Angeles at the Cedars-Sinai Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic. Dr. Neal ElAttrache performed the procedure in consultation with Steelers Team Physician Jim Bradley, who began his career at the Kerlan Jobe Orthopaedic Clinic.
Once Ben returns to Pittsburgh, he immediately will begin working with the Steelers’ medical staff on his rehabilitation, and he is expected to make a full recovery and return to the field for the 2020 NFL season.
“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family as you go through this difficult time. God Bless you.” — Brenda Hart.
@_BigBen7 Ben is my hero of the team. I will be so lost without him this year. I will honor him with my Ben jersey all season long at each game. I pray for a great surgery and speedy recovery. You will come back to us stronger than ever!
@_BigBen7 Ben will be missed and I hope he heals as painless as possible. This is a devastating season!!!
“I just want you to know, whether you come back and play or decide to move on with your life, how much you have meant to me in my life and how much joy your play has brought me. I’m 26 now and have been a Steeler fan since 2002. I have been there thru every Super Bowl, tough loss, winning playoff games, and 6 touchdown games. I’m not looking for anything or even for a thank you, I just would like to let you know how much you have brought to me and I am truly thankful to have you as a QB and as a leader of the Steelers. I wish you nothing but good health, to you and your family, and hope to see you next season. Thank you for everything Ben!! Go Steelers!!!” — Derek Jones.
@_BigBen7 In Ben we trust. God speed your recovery Ben I know you will come back stronger than ever, I know you will get another shot to the big game.
Steelers 2019 Schedule