Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he won't appeal the six-game suspension given him for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.
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Saying he is disappointed with himself, Roethlisberger apologized Monday to his teammates and fans for his behavior last month in a Georgia bar, where a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexual assault.
In a short statement released by the team, Roethlisberger promised he will not put himself in such a situation again.
In his first comments since being suspended Wednesday by commissioner Roger Goodell, Roethlisberger said that while he did not commit a crime, he fell short of the values instilled in him by his family. He also said it will be ``devastating'' to miss games.
Posted: 4/26/10 11:58PM ET