Roethlisberger has fun with fake phone on sidelines Monday night
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger had some fun during Monday night’s win over the Chargers with the mini-controversy surrounding his purported use of a cell phone on the sideline.
Roethlisberger pretended to be making a phone call with his wristband playsheet, drawing a chuckle from head coach Mike Tomlin. Many viewers of last Thursday’s game against the Ravens thought Roethlisberger was using a cell phone rather than a wristband, which would in violation of NFL rules.
Well done, Ben Roethlisberger. Having fun with reports he had a cell phone on sideline during Steelers' last game. pic.twitter.com/W5CgYbLD3hArticle continues below ...
— Kevin Seifert (@SeifertESPN) October 13, 2015
The league investigated the matter and quickly determined that while there was a resemblance, Roethlisberger was indeed checking his playsheet and not his text messages.
Roethlisberger was seen looking at what looks like a cellphone. NFL:“Roethlisberger was holding a black armband" pic.twitter.com/zEeWXojKiO
— Rani Magayanes (@ranuragon) October 2, 2015
h/t: Sporting News