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Big Ben -- 'I Have Committed No Crime'

4/26/2010 3:20 PM PDT

Ben Roethlisberger -- 'I Have Committed No Crime'

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has just announced that he will not appeal his suspension by the NFL -- even though he claims he "committed no crime."

Roethlisberger just issued a statement regarding his 6-game suspension for his actions in Milledgeville -- in which Ben declares, "I am accountable for the consequences of my actions."

He continues, "Though I have committed no crime, I regret that I have fallen short of the values instilled in me by my family.  I will not appeal the suspension and will comply with what is asked of me ─ and more."

The statement concludes, "I am disappointed that I have reached this point and will not put myself in this situation again. I appreciate the opportunities that I have been given in my life and will make the necessary improvements.”

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