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Thursday, July 29, 2010
Thought of the Day: Big Ben's captaincy

By James Walker
ESPN.com

It's an interesting issue that will be addressed soon. But we will first open the discussion to our community in this week's "Thought of the Day."

Should starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger remain a captain this season for the Pittsburgh Steelers? He was one of six team captains voted by his teammates last year, and the Steelers will have another team-wide vote coming up soon once players report on Friday.

Roethlisberger is clearly a tough and deserving leader on the field. But his recent off-the-field behavior has caused embarrassment to the organization and led to a conditional six-game suspension that's put Pittsburgh's playoff hopes in jeopardy. Roethlisberger will be with the team throughout training camp, and it will be interesting to see if teammates back him with a vote of confidence.

But right now the vote is yours, Steeler Nation. Should Roethlisberger remain a team captain this season or has he lost that right?

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