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SteelCityMom
10-17-2010, 02:38 PM
Roethlisberger given loud pregame cheers at Heinz Field



Associated Press
Published: Oct. 17, 2010 at 01:34 p.m.
Updated: Oct. 17, 2010 at 01:44 p.m.



PITTSBURGH -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (http://www.nfl.com/players/benroethlisberger/profile?id=ROE750381) received a loud ovation while being introduced minutes before the opening kickoff in Sunday's home game against the Cleveland Browns (http://www.nfl.com/teams/clevelandbrowns/profile?team=CLE).



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Roethlisberger flashed a No. 1 gesture with his left index finger as numerous fans at Heinz Field stood and cheered. He was suspended for the first four games of the season for violating the NFL's personal-conduct policy.


The Steelers more often introduce their starting defense before a home game, but they chose to announce the offensive starters so the crowd could recognize Roethlisberger's return. He received by far the loudest cheers for any starter.


Heinz Field has few areas where banners can be hung, but several of the few that were displayed referred to Roethlisberger. One large sign read: "Ben's Back, Stay Focused."


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Lady Steel
10-18-2010, 03:46 PM
I'm so happy Ben was received well at Heinz Field yesterday. It definitely meant a lot to him and he was emotional about it. The Steelers did the right thing by announcing the offensive starters so the fans could recognize Ben's return. Classy.

Fire Arians
10-18-2010, 03:57 PM
good for ben. we have the best fans in the world