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Roethlisberger ends Hometown feud

Ben Roethlisberger has finally ended his personal feud with his own Hometown after the 2010 incident that drove him away.

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For the past seven years, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger grew up in a little place called Corey Rawson, Ohio, according to the team’s media guide. The thing is, that's not true and Corey Rawson doesn't exist.

Big Ben has decided to put a dark chapter of his life behind him however, and part of that is acknowledging Findlay, Ohio, is his actual hometown where he saw his rise to prominence.

This all goes back to a 2010 incident which saw Roethlisberger accused, but never charged, with rape after a night out at a Milledgeville, GA, nightclub. When the story broke, his old friends, colleges, teammates and acquaintances seemed to come out in droves to throw him under the bus.

Feeling betrayed, Roethlisberger severed all ties to Findlay, including listing the town on his own bio.

Years later, temper have cooled and Roethlisberger was trying to find reconciliation with his hometown. He achieved that this year, when he, and his sister, were inducted into Findlay's Hall of Fame, commemorating outstanding members of their community.

Roethlisberger took this honor as a chance to make amends and bury the hatchet.

In an interview with Ron Cook, the quarterback said: "let the negative comments of a few cloud my judgement about the many. The voices of the few haters are so much louder than the voices of the many”. 

Roethlisberger said that his membership in the Hancock County (Ohio) Sports Hall of Fame is one of his greatest achievements, because there is nothing like being honored by your hometown. Roethlisberger himself has come a long way, taking responsibility for the actions that got him into trouble in the first place, and acknowledging his own mistakes.

It's always good to see the hometown kid make good with the locals, everyone should feel welcome at home.

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Source: MATTHEW MARCZI- SteelersDepot · Photo Credit: KEYSTONE PRESS