Ben Roethlisberger and Ray Lewis frequently exchange text messages. "He texted me last night and things like that,'' Lewis said on a conference call this morning with members of the Pittsburgh media who cover the Steelers. "It's a respect we have for each other, but more importantly it's a respect you got to have for yourself." Lewis said he and Roethlisberger have been in contact since the Pittsburgh quarterback was accused of sexual assault in March. Lewis said he advised Roethlisberger to put his troubles behind him and move ahead. "You're not trying to please the world; if you're trying to please the world you're going to confuse yourself,'' Lewis said today. "If you're going to worry what people say about you, you're going to confuse yourself. "All you can do is move on, live on and whatever he puts behind him as a man, and he puts behind him whatever he's going through, leave it there. Don't let nobody pull you back into it, don't let nobody make you keep talking about it. Once it's done, it's done."