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Roethlisberger Says He’s Praying For Ray Rice And His Family

Ben Roethlisberger

If there’s one player on the Steelers that has had bad times in his personal career, it’s quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Now four years removed from being sat for the first four games of the 2010 season, Big Ben is on the other side, being asked about the issues surrounding just released Ravens running back Ray Rice.

In what sounded more like a prepared statement, Roethlisberger spoke just briefly today when asked about Rice in a conference call with the Baltimore media.

“We pray for him and his wife and his family,” Roethlisberger said.

“The biggest focus is the game on Thursday. That’s really all that we can afford to deal with right now on such a short week and notice. That’s the most important thing for us right now is what we control.”

Rice was released by the Ravens and suspended by the league on Monday after a video was released by TMZ Sports that shows the former running back striking his then-fiancée Janay Palmer. The video shows each hitting the other before Rice knocks Palmer off her feet and into a railing inside an elevator.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.



  1. DaveB.

    September 10, 2014 at 5:11 am

    Ray Rice needs prayer . In addition , he needs to take a long hard look in the mirror . His career as one of the best running backs in football is probably over . In addition his marriage is in shambles and his reputation is damaged to the point that he may never get it back to what it once was . The facts are simply this , Ray Rice is an abuser of women and lastly , he is a coward . Thats alot for one man to fix .

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