Big Ben is set to enter his 16th NFL season. He’s played for the Pittsburgh his entire career after the Steelers selected him with the 11th pick in the 2004 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-5, 240-pound signal caller is known for his desire to keep plays alive out of the pocket and willingness to take a big hit if it means a big pass play. Roethlisberger has won two Super Bowls and has made 6 Pro Bowls in his career. He’s thrown for 56,194 yards and 363 touchdowns.
Roethlisberger twice has been accused of sexual assault, though he’s never been formally charged. In 2009, Andrea McNulty filed a civil suit in Washoe County, Nev., after she had to receive treatment at a hospital following an encounter in Roethlisberger’s hotel room.
The case was settled out of court. In 2010, Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault in a women’s bathroom at a nightclub in Milledgeville, Ga. There was not enough evidence to be charged, but the accuser did not recant her accusation.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Roethlisberger for the first four games of the 2010 NFL season following the repeated allegations.