Come back stronger the next year and make sure you get better."Other popular content on Yahoo! Bachelor creator Mike Fleiss revealed on Wednesday, March 30, that Ben Roethlisberger, Hines Ward and other Pittsburgh Steelers players will appear on a group date during Jo Jo Fletcher's season 12 of The Bachelorette.After speculation, Fleiss shared a behind-the-scenes snap from the memorable excursion of Fletcher with current team quarterback Roethlisberger, 34; retired wide receiver Ward, 40; and former defensive end Brett Keisel, 37.Big Ben hobbled into the game with a bad ankle injury among other ailments and the road to physical recovery has been painful."Normally you finally start to feel good physically, and then training camp starts and it begins all over again," Roethlisberger said."This time it has been a bit tougher to get myself right but I will be good and ready to go."Any time your season ends like that you have just got to get over it.Fleiss, of course, was referring to Jordan Rodgers, the younger, football-playing brother of NFL superstar Aaron Rodgers, who's currently competing on ABC's series.Us Weekly broke the news earlier this month that Jordan signed on to film the show, and is currently a front-runner among the 25 guys vying for the beautiful brunette's affection.
But Roethlisberger insists the trip is not simply about recharging his batteries over the summer; it is designed to provide him with a mental challenge that will serve him well once football rolls around again."It is going to be pretty hardcore," Roethlisberger told Yahoo! "I will be playing something like 12 courses in 10 days and they are some of the very best ones that you can find.
I'm going to the K Club, St Andrews, and a bunch of others."The K Club, just outside the Irish capital of Dublin, hosted the 2006 Ryder Cup, and St Andrews is renowned worldwide as the spiritual home of golf.