Roethlisberger visits youth camp

Updated: June 23, 2010, 4:46 PM ET
Associated Press

MARS, Pa. -- Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was a surprise visitor to the youth football camp he usually runs each summer north of Pittsburgh.

Roethlisberger has run the camp at Mars Area High School the last two years but begged off after offseason legal problems that saw him accused of rape at a Georgia nightclub in March but not prosecuted.

Steelers coach Mike Tomlin has been running the camp and even brought his 8- and 9-year-old sons. Roethlisberger made a surprise visit Wednesday.

Tomlin says he's enjoyed getting to "babysit" the camp and may return next year, even though he expects Roethlisberger to be back running the camp.

Camper Bethany Carcaise, of Illinois, says she misses Roethlisberger "because he used to play with us more. He acted like a kid."


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