Speaking just about to the ManUp Pittsburgh conference earlier this week, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger mentioned his struggles with being addicted to alcohol and pornography.
During the net convention, which “encourages and teaches men to be godly leaders for their families and raises awareness of the devastating impact of fatherlessness among youth today,” the 38-year-old mentioned his shortcomings as a person and as a Christian, in accordance to The Pittsburgh Tribune-Review.
“I’ve fallen as short as anybody,” Roethlisberger said. “I’ve been addicted to alcohol. I’ve been addicted to pornography, which makes me then not the best husband, not the best father, not the best Christian I can be. You have to dedicate yourself and understand that you can get out of it because of the grace of God.”
Roethlisberger, who confronted two separate sexual misconduct accusations in 2009 and 2010 however was by no means formally charged, married his spouse Ashley in 2011 and they’ve three kids, two sons and a daughter.
In an odd coincidence, it was after all of the allegations — which additionally embrace an incident the place he allegedly left adult film star Stormy Daniels “terrified” after Donald Trump launched the 2 — and his marriage that Roethlisberger re-affirmed his religion, going as far as to have a second baptism three years in the past.
“I just felt that I needed to do that,” Roethlisberger stated. “I wanted to have a closer walk, a better relationship with Jesus, my wife, my kids, my family — become a better person.”
Roethlisberger missed the vast majority of final season after present process season-ending elbow surgical procedure following a loss in Week 2 that dropped the Steelers to 0-2. He is anticipated to be totally wholesome coming into this season, his 17th within the NFL, and has already been throwing and figuring out together with his teammates.
The Steelers, who’ve by no means had a shedding report underneath coach Mike Tomlin, failed to make the playoffs final season for the second straight yr after qualifying for the postseason in 4 straight seasons.Read the full story at the Tribune-Review
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