Roethlisberger Regrets Not Coming Out For National Anthem, Reports Say

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he regrets not coming out Sunday for the national anthem at Chicago's Soldier Field.  

In a statement, the Super Bowl-winning quarterback says it affected him so much, he wasn't able to sleep. 

Roethlisberger says the idea "was to be unified as a team when so much attention is paid to things dividing our country." 

But now, Roethlisberger says he wishes they would have approached things differently. 

He adds, the anthem is a "tribute to those who commit to serve and protect our country, current and past, especially the ones that made the ultimate sacrifice."

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