Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger vowed to change his ways after his alleged rape of a young woman earlier this year.
The question is will the change last?
According to Pro Football Talk, Roethlisberger was given the “The Chief Award.” The award is given annually to someone in the Steelers organization that exemplified “the spirit of cooperation” with the media shown by franchise founder Art Rooney.
That is all well and good now, but real change takes work every single day until it becomes second nature.
Obviously, Roethlisberger is human and there could come a time where he could come off the tracks. That will be the real indicator if he changed, for if he did he will assume full responsibility for it and get right back with the program.
Before the incident Roethlisberger’s relationship with the media wasn’t really on the greatest of terms.
In the end, let’s hope the change is permanent, because if it isn’t a promising career could be stunted by off the field problems.