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Roethlisberger's statement on suspension

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RoethlisbergerPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger made his first public statement Monday following his six-game suspension for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Here is the full statement from Roethlisberger:

"The Commissioner's decision to suspend me speaks clearly that more is expected of me. I am accountable for the consequences of my actions. Though I have committed no crime, I regret that I have fallen short of the values instilled in me by my family. I will not appeal the suspension and will comply with what is asked of me -- and more. Missing games will be devastating for me. I am sorry to let down my teammates and the entire Steelers fan base. I am disappointed that I have reached this point and will not put myself in this situation again. I appreciate the opportunities that I have been given in my life and will make the necessary improvements."