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    No decision on Big Ben suspension length until after preaseason

    http://www.post-gazette.com/pg/10217/1077941-100.stm

    Could Roethlisberger's suspension be fewer than 4 games?
    Goodell talks to quarterback, reporters
    Thursday, August 05, 2010
    By Ray Fittipaldo, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

    Matt Freed/Post-Gazette
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, right, talks with former coach John Madden, center, and Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Thursday morning at Steelers training camp.


    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell spoke to reporters this morning at Steelers training camp and appeared to leave the door open that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's suspension could be fewer than four games.
    Roethlisberger had been suspended for a minimum of four games and a maximum of six games by Goodell after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman in Georgia in the spring.
    When asked if there was any chance Roethlisberger's suspension could be fewer than four games, Goodell responded: "I'll make that decision later this month, but that's the way it was designed. We'll evaluate all of that at the end of the month."
    When he was asked to clarify whether the suspension could be fewer than four games, Goodell was vague: "We'll make that decision on what the suspension is going to be at the end of the month."
    Goodell said Roethlisberger has gone above and beyond what the commissioner asked him to do when he was suspended.
    "Ben is doing great," Goodell said. "I had a chance to chat with him briefly and hopefully we'll talk again later today. I've been encouraged by what I have seen. He's understanding the seriousness of the issue. I think that's a very positive development."


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    seeing this all over the place this morning lol

    i hope its 2, that would be awesome.

    ben looks pretty lean btw...probably the best shape hes ever been in this early in camp

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    I say 2 games too, unless he makes a chick touch his ding-a-ling in Latrobe...

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    No decision on Big Ben suspension length until after preaseason

    No decision on Big Ben suspension length until after preaseason

    LATROBE, Pa. -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell talked briefly to Ben Roethlisberger during a visit to the Steelers' training camp on Thursday, but Goodell has not yet decided whether the quarterback's suspension for bad behavior will be reduced.

    Goodell's camp tour
    In addition to visiting Steelers camp in Latrobe, Pa., NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell is seeing five teams in three days while riding in John Madden's famed "Cruiser." More ... Goodell won't decide whether to trim the suspension from six to four games until the end of the month. For the second day in a row, he praised Roethlisberger's steps to reshape his life, saying the quarterback has gone beyond what the NFL asked him to do.

    Goodell was vague when asked several times if there was a possibility Roethlisberger's suspension could be reduced to fewer than four games. Goodell said the punishment was designed to be a minimum of four games but no final decision will be made until the preseason ends.
    Less please!!!....that would be way too good to happen to us.

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    Please less Goodell

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    IMO he splits it and makes it three weeks.

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    This is good news if this pans out to be true.

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    2 would be wonderful but i think he will end up with 4 games!!

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    I think Goodell has probably gotten alot of chit about his inconsistency as far as giving suspensions go. I wouldn't be surprised if he made it fewer than 4 weeks.

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    They're just delaying the inevitable here. No way Ben sits out 6 games and I wouldn't be surprised if it was reduced to 3

    Quote Originally Posted by K Train View Post

    ben looks pretty lean btw...probably the best shape hes ever been in this early in camp
    I agree, he's going to be on a rampage when he gets back

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