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BlackGold4vr
04-20-2010, 05:03 PM
The Steelers are expecting to hear Wednesday what punishment Ben Roethlisberger will receive from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell in connection with his alleged sexual-assault incident in Georgia, the Post-Gazette has learned.

Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/steelers/#ixzz0lfmS0xri


It would be nice to know heading into the draft what the punishment is going to be. :crossfingers:

Big T
04-20-2010, 06:04 PM
hopefully no more than 4 games....that would work well with the schedule

JensK
04-20-2010, 06:10 PM
more than 4 would be insane anyway imo...

SteelCityKid5
04-20-2010, 06:18 PM
Im saying he either gets 2 games with some rehab type deal or like community service thing or 4 games without. My guess is 4 games.

Dee Mca
04-20-2010, 06:32 PM
First offense as far as I know I still say if anything 2 games. Anymore then that he needs to get his attorney involved.

steelersbabex25
04-20-2010, 06:46 PM
I think 4 would still be too much. I'm guessing 2.

Nolrog
04-20-2010, 06:49 PM
Im saying he either gets 2 games with some rehab type deal or like community service thing or 4 games without. My guess is 4 games.

What I heard someone say (sorry, no source, think it was Francesca on FAN NY) is that he may get an certain number of games and then could be reinstated earlier if he behaves or something. Almost like open ended but could apply for re-instatement after 2 games.

I'm thinking 2, hope it's not 4, that would really stink.

Bones
04-20-2010, 07:04 PM
Four games has been pretty much the norm under the Goodell regime, so I figure that's what it will be with a chance of it being reduced later.

Dee Mca
04-20-2010, 07:20 PM
What time tomorrow will they make announcement? What time zone? Like can some of our friends in say Asia where it's already tomorrow tell us how many games Ben got?

75Steeler
04-20-2010, 08:00 PM
I'm hoping for only 2 games. I just hope the Commish doesn't use this as an opportunity to flex his muscles and make an example of Ben. The message will be sent strongly enough just by the suspension with no charges being filed. If I were a betting man I'd bet he gets 4 though.

BlitzburghRockCity
04-20-2010, 08:00 PM
This will be THE Ben punishment thread; I will update the thread title once we get the low down on what the punishment will be.

nuclearchihuahuas
04-20-2010, 08:22 PM
I think if its more than two we should deluge the Commish office with complaints...2 is appropriate...any more than that and he's punishing us too

SteelCityKid5
04-20-2010, 08:58 PM
The race card will be played regardless of how many games he'll be suspended.

nuclearchihuahuas
04-20-2010, 11:03 PM
You are probably right; I am just hoping he plays for the Ravens game---that would be the fourth game of the season

Zachintosh66
04-20-2010, 11:06 PM
Im guessing with the trade the Steelers FO already knows how long hell be gone... with looking at schedule im guessing 4 games...

cmerrifield
04-20-2010, 11:08 PM
I am guessing 4 games is right, any more and Ben and the players association will appeal. They may appeal 4 but who knows

LatrobePA
04-20-2010, 11:12 PM
7 games but Ben will only have to serve 2 of them!! Mess up again and his year is over...Commish will lay the law!

75Steeler
04-20-2010, 11:26 PM
Seeing the schedule makes me think he will suspend him till the bye week. That is gonna really suck bad if that is the case.

LatrobePA
04-21-2010, 11:39 AM
4-6 games...Ben will have the chance to reduce it based on compliance...Pretty harsh IMO, yea I was down on him, but this is unfair!

coldrolled
04-21-2010, 12:26 PM
4-6 games...Ben will have the chance to reduce it based on compliance...Pretty harsh IMO, yea I was down on him, but this is unfair!

maybe its 4 and he can knock off 2-3 with conseling and AA

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7 games but Ben will only have to serve 2 of them!! Mess up again and his year is over...Commish will lay the law!

of course the law is layed down on the steelers... for no arrest...

we will see this year all the dui's that get a small fine.



Thread redirected here with the news of Ben's punishment by the league...TG

http://www.steeleraddicts.com/forum/showthread.php?t=24581