Statement From Steelers President Art Rooney II On Big Ben's Retirement

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Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger announced his retirement on Thursday morning after 18 seasons with the team.

Steelers President Art Rooney II issued a statement about the news that says, "Ben was an integral part of our success since we drafted him in 2004 in the first round. He helped us win two Super Bowls during his career, and we are forever grateful for all the success he has helped bring to the organization the past 18 years."

Mr. Rooney added, "Ben will always be viewed as one of the all-time greats in our team history, and his determination, toughness and competitiveness will be remembered by everyone in the organization as well as Steeler Nation throughout the world."


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