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Ben Roethlisberger says he and Martavis Bryant talked and all is well

August 2 2017 9:37 PM

All appears to be well between Steelers teammates Ben Roethlisberger and Martavis Bryant.

The tension between the pair began in May, when Roethlisberger said Bryant would need to earn back the trust of his teammates after he missed the entire 2016 season for violating the league's substance abuse policy.

Bryant responded in July, saying he wanted a "man-to-man" conversation to discuss Roethlisberger's comments.

Now the pair have had their talk, and Big Ben said it went well, although he didn't go into detail about what was discussed.

"We were never really off the same page," Roethlisberger said about Bryant, via ESPN.com. "It appeared that way to outsiders, but between us, there was never an issue."

Even though the 2017 season is about to start, Bryant is still suspended and will remain sidelined until the NFL clears him. Now that Bryant has Roethlisberger in his corner, Roethlisberger is ready for Bryant to rejoin the team.

“He’s done everything the league has asked,” Roethlisberger said. “I’m not really sure why they keep holding him out from being out there with the guys. To me that’s the best is for him to be out there with his brothers. I’m not sure what the holdup is but I know he’s doing everything he can to be out there. … Goodness, you’d think he’s paid his dues.”

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