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Jack McCallum's article about troubled Pittsburgh quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was heartbreaking. As a Steelers fan I want the team to keep Big Ben, but it's hard to tolerate his behavior. Thank you for showing that fame can turn even a seemingly moral person into an arrogant egomaniac.
Dominic Francisco, Berkeley, Calif.
One of the many tragic aspects of the Roethlisberger situation (The Hangover, May 10) is that most of the Steelers are leading their lives and playing football without controversy. Many of them are outstanding contributors to the community as well: Safety Troy Polamalu, receiver Hines Ward and backup quarterback Charlie Batch are just a few examples. There are a lot of reasons to continue to be a proud Steelers fan, and so I will remain one, but it pains me that the attention the team is receiving is the result of some really bad, immature behavior on the part of one player.
Cheryl Bleiler Veldman
Round Rock, Texas
The one sponsor who should have kept Roethlisberger as a spokesman was PLB Sports. Who better to sell beef jerky than a beefy jerk?
Dana Casale, Ben Avon, Pa.
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Pittsburgh has two athletes who are polar opposites in the ways they conduct themselves. Sidney Crosby (Alone at the Top, May 10) is a winner both as an athlete and as a human being. Roethlisberger, although a winner as an athlete, is a loser as a human being. My hope is this latest incident is a wake-up call for Big Ben.