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A decision on Roethlisberger coming down soon

From all reports it looks like a decision on QB Ben Roethlisberger is going to be made soon by NFL commish Roger Goodell:

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he will decide soon whether to punish Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his off-the-field troubles. “I think he understands how important the personal conduct policy is to the NFL,” Goodell said while attending a dinner honoring Steelers chairman Dan Rooney on Wednesday night.

“And I hope he has a better understanding of how important it is for everybody in the league. We’ll continue to gather more information. We’ll continue to have that analysis done and we’ll consider it and make a decision in the near future. We like to be thorough. We like to be sure we fully understand it. We’ve talked to, obviously, the player. We’ll talk to the players association. I think anytime you can get more input into the various factors that are going on, the better decision you’ll make.”

Goodell and Roethlisberger met for several hours Tuesday in New York, one day after Roethlisberger learned he would not be charged for the alleged sexual assault of a Georgia college student. While Roethlisberger faces no criminal charges, he remains involved in a Nevada civil suit that alleges he sexually assaulted a hotel employee there and the NFL could punish the two-time Super Bowl winner under its code of conduct.

Matt Loede has been in the sports media for over 16 years, with experience covering the MLB, NBA, and NFL. On Sunday’s during football season, you can hear Matt on national networks like Fox Sports Radio, Associated Press, and others. Born and raised in Cleveland Ohio, Matt studies and talks football inside and out, and is anxious to share his thoughts and comments with readers on a daily basis.

5 Comments

5 Comments

  1. George H

    April 15, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I say he gest suspended for two games and appeals it down to one game. Hopefully he doesnt get suspended at all!

  2. mark

    April 15, 2010 at 10:46 am

    I am with GeorgeH. But I do think he will sit for 2 games.Again, he is only guilty of stupidity and the so called “Conduct policy” is vague and really just a personnel (Goodell) judgement call. If Ben was going to trial, had been arrested/handcuffed,found guilty, etc.. then by all means suspend,release,go to jail for being a criminal. But none of this happened.Lets see if the policy in place gets a makeover after this because of its vaguaries

  3. mr.niceguyakajoe

    April 15, 2010 at 2:29 pm

    i say let him play lets make the run 4 number 7 and be the team to beat

  4. Steve

    April 15, 2010 at 2:30 pm

    I think it’s two games without an appeal. He needs to sit the full amount to really feel the pain. Unfortunately, we might have to feel it as well. That is unless Dixon goes out and does a good job which is entirely possible.

  5. DEBBIE TILLMAN

    April 15, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    I THINK THEY SHOULD DO SOMETHING I AM AN AVID AND DIE-HARD FAN OF THE STEELERS ALWAYS HAVE BEEN ALWAYS WILL, BEN NEEDS TO START THINKING OF THE TEAM IN THE OFF SEASON AND TO ME HE ISNT DOING THAT. WE HAVE RARELY HEARD OF BAD PRESS WHERE THIS KIND OF BEHAVIOR IS CONCERNED HE”S MAKING THE TEAM LOOK BAD. DONT GET ME WRONG HE IS A GOOD QUARTERBACK, BUT IN MY OPINION HIS BEST YEARS ARE BEHIND HIM.

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