Jimmy Haslam, president and CEO of
Pilot Travel Centers and part-owner of the Pittsburgh Steelers, says he has “no special plans to watch” tonight’s NFL player draft.
But the head of the Knoxville-based company had stronger comments on the suspension of the Steelers’ star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
“The NFL obviously takes very seriously the behavior of their players and rightly so, as do the Pittsburgh Steelers,” Haslam said.
“We are certainly very disappointed in Ben’s behavior.
“We hope this will be a life-changing event for him and are looking forward to seeing him straighten his life out and get back on the right path.
“We fully support the Commisioner’s decision.”
Haslam bought a minority stake in the Steelers a little more than a year ago.
(Roethlisberger photo by Associated Press)