Mike Tomlin shares concern for Ben Roethlisberger

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ORLANDO, Fla. — Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says he talks to Ben Roethlisberger daily while the star quarterback is being investigated for an alleged sexual assault.

Tomlin says they talk “about football, about personal life; that’s the nature of our relationship.”

Roethlisberger is accused of assaulting a 20-year-old college student in a Georgia nightclub on March 5. Roethlisberger’s attorney says the quarterback committed no crime. Roethlisberger has yet to be interviewed by police in Milledgeville, Ga., and charges have not been filed.

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has said he will meet with Roethlisberger, and Tomlin says Goodell “is well within his right in terms of meeting with him and I share his concern.”