While suspended, he worked out at suburban Hampton High School, near his home in Hampton Township. He was tutored during the workouts by private quarterbacks coach George Whitfield Jr., who heads Whitfield Athletix in La Jolla, Calif.
Roethlisberger said of his routine, “I worked out for 2-2½ hours, longer than I would be if I was out here practicing, threw more balls than I would have if I was here.”
Whitfield told SI.com’s Peter King that Roethlisberger is going to come back “sharper and hungrier.” The quarterback will have a bye week to get ready for Pittsburgh next game at home against the Cleveland Browns.
Whitfield said Roethlisberger threw to high school players and former NFL receiver Devard Darling
The PIAA has strict rules against non-coaches participating in practice — a rule that landed Pine-Richland and Neshannock baseball teams in trouble last spring. So, if Roethlisberger did throw to Hampton players, it would have had to been away from practice for it to be allowed.
— Chris Harlan (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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