Gregg accepts Roethlisberger's apology
When Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s nose was broken by an inadvertent left-handed blow by Ravens defensive tackle Haloti Ngata, Roethlisberger said he initially blamed his injury on nose tackle Kelly Gregg.
“I have to apologize to Kelly Gregg,” Roethlisberger said. “I blamed him for it during the game. I’ll have to apologize when I see him on the field. I was giving him a hard time. But any time that these two teams play, the winner walks off feeling pretty good about themselves. I know that because I know some of the guys over there and I know what this rivalry means. So like I said, it’s always a big-time game.”
After Tuesday’s practice, Gregg said he was eager to hear Roethlisberger’s apology.
“I’ll be looking for it,” Gregg said with a big smile. “Tell him to throw me a ball, too.”
Gregg said during the game, he tried to tell Roethlisberger that he was blaming the wrong guy, but Roethlisberger wouldn’t hear it.
“I told him it wasn’t me, but I don’t think he believed me,” Gregg said. “But his nose was messed up. Haloti got him good. He needs to go see a plastic surgeon about that.”