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FORT WORTH, TEXAS (AP) - Howdy, Hines. Welcome to Big D.
Pittsburgh’s star wide receiver, who embraces his reputation as one of the league’s most aggressive _ and some say, dirtiest _ players, was decked out in a big black cowboy hat, a black sequined Western-style shirt, blue jeans, boots and a Texas-sized silver belt buckle.
“I’m in Dallas, Texas,” Ward said, smiling. “I wanted to put on my whole cowboy outfit and enjoy it. No nerves.”
He sure looked loose, and almost like a native Texan. Not bad for a guy born in South Korea who grew up in Georgia and has played in Pittsburgh for 13 years.
“Where’d I find all this stuff?” an amused Ward asked, repeating a reporter’s question. “A little place in Monroeville (Pa.). It’s my little diamond in the rough there.”
“We’re enjoying this,” Ward said. “We know right now that there are a lot of guys who would love to have this opportunity. Being here, there’s a comfort level. We kind of know what to expect.”
That includes all the hoopla that goes along with being one of the teams playing in the Super Bowl.
“You step off the plane and you’ve got helicopters, you’ve got police, media and then this,” quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said. “If you’re not used to it, it could be overwhelming.”
Roethlisberger is plenty used to this wild environment, and he has tried to take a low-key approach since winning his first ring back in his second season, when the Steelers beat the Seattle Seahawks 21-10 in 2006. It was the same three years later, when he engineered a late comeback win as Pittsburgh rallied to beat Arizona 27-23.
And, this all comes after an offseason in which he was accused of sexual assault of a 20-year-old college student, but a prosecutor in Georgia declined to bring charges. But, Roethlisberger was still suspended by the NFL for the first four games of the season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
“We’re all human,” Roethlisberger said. “We all make mistakes, and it’s how can you bounce back from your mistakes? Just like a football game, you throw interceptions, you lose a game, you’ve got to be able to bounce back and find a way that it doesn’t happen again.”
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