By Peter Gleason
Chalk this one up to one more Donald Trump lie.
Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger says he won’t be taking a podium on behalf of Donald Trump anytime soon.
The presidential candidate is publicly courting Roethlisberger and other sports luminaries for next month’s Republican National Convention, but Big Ben told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette he’s not endorsing Trump at the convention or otherwise.
Trump said in Virginia that he wants to create a “winner’s evening” of sports champions, listing Roethlisberger, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady and UFC president Dana White among his supporters. He wanted these stars to address the convention in Cleveland as examples of “winners” instead of “these people,” or politicians, according to the Times.
“Our country needs to see winners,” Trump reportedly told the crowd. “We don’t see winners anymore.”
Brady has publicly supported Trump as a friend, but Roethlisberger says he is staying out of the political game. Roethlisberger generally stays low-key, so this decision isn’t surprising.