Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been actively denying that he has any interest in a trade this offseason. He has also repeatedly said that he doesn’t know where the trade rumors have come from and doesn’t want to talk about them any more.
“To me it’s about this game and things like that take away from this team and what we’re trying to do,” Roethlisberger told reporters covering the Steelers, via Scott Brown of ESPN.com. “It’s a non-issue with me because it’s silly so it’s not worth addressing, and to me the focus is on this week and the Detroit Lions.”
“I’m tired of it,” Roethlisberger told 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Tuesday. “It upsets me. I have no idea where it came from, and I wish I could find out where it came from because it’s so stinking upsetting. It just fires me up. Where do people make this stuff up from? It’s unbelievable.”
He told the Detroit Lions reporters that he didn’t want to address it as well. The Lions play the Steelers on Sunday.
“It’s so ridiculous,” Roethlisberger said, via Brown. “I just talked to our guys that I’m not even going to address it because what it does is it takes away from what we’re trying to do and that’s win this football game and that’s all that matters to me. So to me, it makes me so mad I don’t even want to address it anymore.”
Will they stop asking about it? Maybe. If they lose a couple of games and Roethlisberger looks visibly frustrated in the game they might resurface.