He said the team held a meeting and decided not to come out of the locker room for the anthem.
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In that same interview, Roethlisberger also claimed that it was a complete accident that Army veteran and lineman Alejandro Villanueva, 29, ended up alone outside the tunnel.
Villanueva stood at the tunnel opening at Chicago's Soldier Field with his hand over his heart as the Star Spangled Banner was performed despite Tomlin (pictured Sunday) asking the team for '100 per cent participation'Villanueva took a tongue lashing from head coach Mike Tomlin after he decided to take part in the pre-game national anthem ceremony on Sunday while the rest of his team remained out of sight in the locker room.'Like I said, I was looking for 100 per cent participation, we were gonna be respectful of our football team,' Tomlin said following his team's 23-17 loss to the Chicago Bears.
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He missed 4 games in 2015 with an MCL sprain to the same knee.
Beyond that, he has been remarkable durable for a QB who plays with such disregard for his physical safety.
He has averaged more than 14 games per season throughout his 13-year career.
Nov 29, 2015: Head Cranial Concussion Grade 3Nov 29, 2015: Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1Jan 3, 2015: Head Cranial Concussion Grade 3Jan 3, 2015: Head Cranial Concussion Grade 1Dec 5, 2010: Head Nose Fracture "Nov 8, 2015: Pedal Foot Sprain Aug 4, 2012: Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1Dec 8, 2011: Pedal Ankle Sprain/Pull Unspecified Grade 1Oct 2, 2011: Pedal Foot Sprain Nov 28, 2010: Pedal Foot Fracture Aug 21, 2009: Pedal Achilles Pull Grade 1"Roethlisberger got hit with a low sack at an awkward angle and had to be carted off the field (week 3).
We did not want to appear divided on the sideline with some standing and some kneeling or sitting.'He closed out by saying: 'I appreciate the unique diversity in my team and throughout the league and completely support the call for social change and the pursuit of true equality.'Moving forward, I hope standing for the Anthem shows solidarity as a nation, that we stand united in respect for the people on the front lines protecting our freedom and keeping us safe.