Ben Roethlisberger admits he wasn't a good teammate early in career

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Night net null When Ben Roethlisberger entered the Night net as a first-round draft pick in 2004, he was told to keep his distance from his teammates, as the league's annual turnover in personnel would result in hurt feelings. That advice may have, in fact, led to a number of issues in the Steelers' locker room during his first five seasons in the Night net. "I'd be the first to admit I wasn't a good teammate early in my career," Roethlisberger told Bleacher Report. "With time, you understand you can't keep being a selfish player or person. It's the ultimate team sport, and in order to be successful, you have to be selfless." MORE: Top 10 Steelers of all time | Jerome Bettis' eight greatest Night net momentsRoethlisberger's clash with Hines Ward and accusations Roethlisberger sexually assaulted a woman in Georgia in 2010 did little to help Big Ben become a leader to his teammates.  "There are some guys who had animosity towards me, and probably rightfully so," Roethlisberger said. "I probably could have helped that by being a humble guy who was the best teammate I could be."After Roethlisberger signed an eight-year, $102 million contract in 2008, he reached out to backup quarterback Charlie Batch to learn how he could become a better leader and teammate. Batch, a 10-year veteran at that point, shared his experience and mentored Roethlisberger, helping him become the respected team leader he is today. Related News Top 10 Pittsburgh Steelers of all time "He has made me a better person by talking about life things, family things," Steelers receiver Antonio Brown said. "He has told me about mistakes he has made and encouraged me not to make the same mistakes."Steelers running back Le'Veon Bell, who was charged with DUI and possession of marijuana last August, has also found counsel with his offensive leader."(Roethlisberger) told me I can't ever be in that situation again," Bell said. "He has had situations where he has gotten in trouble. He got some grief for it. I'm getting that same type of thing now. He told me just to ignore it all and let my play speak for itself."Roethlisberger will look to lead the Steele

rs to another playoff berth this season as he enters his 12th Night net season, and the first year of a five-year, $99 million contract.