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Roethlisberger No Longer A Steelers Captain

The Pittsburgh Steelers voted on their team captains recently. Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, who is serving a month-long suspension after being accused of rape for the second time in as many offseasons, was not among them.

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Instead, the captains are wide receiver Hines Ward, tight end Heath Miller, middle linebacker James Farrior, and backup linebacker and special teams standout Keyaron Fox. 

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Roethlisberger wasn't the only former captain to get snubbed by his teammates this year: kicker Jeff Reed and outside linebacker James Harrison, both former captains, were not among those to receive the honor. 

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It's probably a good thing that Roethlisberger wasn't selected. After all, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell recently reduced Roethlisberger's suspension for four games to six -- to Terry Bradshaw's dismay -- a positive development for the Steelers' on-field production, but perhaps not for the purposes of humbling Roethlisberger into finally behaving himself.

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