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Big Ben: 'Marquee' QBs get the calls

Updated: October 20, 2011, 6:38 PM ET
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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger said he believes certain "marquee" quarterbacks get more penalty calls from officials than others.

In an interview with Jim Rome, Roethlisberger said the officials "know who are the marquee guys and they want to protect them ...

"I think in part because the league doesn't want certain games to be played without certain quarterbacks," Roethlisberger said. "No offense to the other Patriots, but who's gong to watch the Patriots without ...

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