Cowher: Roethlisberger Finally Showing Maturity

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Former Pittsburgh Steelers coach Bill Cowher
says it was hard to get through to Ben Roethlisberger after his
early success, but now "you're going to see a different person."

The quarterback was suspended six games after a Georgia college
student accused him of sexual assault. Although he was not charged,
commissioner Roger Goodell cited a "pattern of behavior" that set
a bad example.

Under Cowher in 2006, Roethlisberger became the youngest
quarterback to win a Super Bowl. Cowher told The Associated Press
on Tuesday that with his early success, Roethlisberger's reaction
to advice about his off-field actions was: "But we're winning
games. We're wining championships."

Cowher's says his response was, "Yeah, but there's more to it
than that."

The former coach says, "I really think he understands that

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