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phillyesq
09-03-2010, 11:17 AM
Per PFT:


Roger Goodell reduces Ben Roethlisberger's suspension to four games
Posted by Michael David Smith on September 3, 2010 11:11 AM ET
As expected, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell has reportedly reduced Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger's suspension to four games.

Jason La Canfora of NFL Network is reporting that Roethlisberger met with Goodell today, and Goodell reduced the suspension.

Roethlisberger was suspended under the league's personal conduct policy after he was accused of sexual assault this offseason. Goodell had previously said Roethlisberger would have his suspension reduced from six to four games if he stayed out of trouble, and more recently Goodell said Roethlisberger had done everything asked of him and more.
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No real surprise here.

JAR
09-03-2010, 11:20 AM
KDKA confirms it too. BFD Goodell, you maroon.

grotonsteel
09-03-2010, 11:26 AM
Screw Goodell..........What was ARII doin there...???? He can't influence Goodell?? Uneblievable.


Ben should have taken Dan Rooney with him.

frankthetank1
09-03-2010, 11:29 AM
it could be worse, it could be 6 games. its still not right but im glad it isnt more than 4 games. 0-2 games would seem appropriate.

Crash
09-03-2010, 11:45 AM
Ben's biggest crime is that he's white.

proudpittsburgher
09-03-2010, 11:47 AM
it could be worse, it could be 6 games. its still not right but im glad it isnt more than 4 games. 0-2 games would seem appropriate.


I'm with you frank. It does no good to bellyache about Goodell now, I'm just glad it was reduced to four. Lately, and I guess it's because we were closing in on D-Day, I was getting more and more nervous that he was going to throw a curveball and leave it at 6. I'm glad I was wrong.

feltdizz
09-03-2010, 11:50 AM
Ben's biggest crime is that he's white.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

he went in with 4 to 6... came out with 4.

what were people expecting? +2

Crash
09-03-2010, 11:51 AM
Four or six is the same thing. Here's was Goodell's chance to right his wrong. And he wouldn't do it. Why? Ben's white, and Goodell loves the city of Baltimore.

It's not a coincidence that one of the four games Ben is missing is against the Ravens.

frankthetank1
09-03-2010, 11:57 AM
Four or six is the same thing. Here's was Goodell's chance to right his wrong. And he wouldn't do it. Why? Ben's white, and Goodell loves the city of Baltimore.

It's not a coincidence that one of the four games Ben is missing is against the Ravens.

uhhh it is? last time i checked 4 is two less than 6. i could be wrong but i am pretty certain that is correct. if its the same thing than why did ben and the team care if it was reduced?

stlrz d
09-03-2010, 11:59 AM
Call him up and tell him what an idiot he is for what he is doing to Ben and to the league too!

212.450.2027

Crash
09-03-2010, 01:48 PM
Ben's biggest crime is that he's white.

:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

he went in with 4 to 6... came out with 4.

what were people expecting? +2

Convicted felon Mike Vick got two.

That's what uncharged Ben should have gotten.

aggiebones
09-03-2010, 01:58 PM
You can pay a dumb ho to keep her mouth shut....you cannot pay off the FBI. Well, not out in the open.

RuthlessBurgher
09-03-2010, 02:00 PM
Screw Goodell..........What was ARII doin there...???? He can't influence Goodell?? Uneblievable.


Ben should have taken Dan Rooney with him.

I'm sure he wasn't busy with anything else.

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brothervad
09-03-2010, 05:52 PM
Boy some of you guys are so Steelers-centric you can't see through it. Goodell cares about the Steeler brand but not at the expense of the NFL brand.

The folks who pretend to suggest that he "right the wrong" are clueless.

The NFL cares about $$$$

Tell me the wronged few, do you really think that Goodell worries about your patronage. You ain't going anywhere.

But anyone who has kept up with recent events has seen that the NFL has had a marked increase in a target demographic over the past decade.

Women.

Yep you got it...women. Goodell isn't doing it because of race...He is doing it because of green.

Now I don't have a crystal ball and say if it goes below 4 weeks they will lose x amount of women...but the NFL will tread very lightly here.

Believe it or not Steeler nation does not rule the NFL...it is an important voice, just not omnipotent.

Get over it...it's 4 weeks...start talking X's and O's....

except for Lenny Bruce...who can't seem to discuss anything other than this topic.

brothervad

Crash
09-03-2010, 05:59 PM
Tell me how much Goodell cares about green if the Steelers are 0-3 and they have 20K no shows in game #4?

NJ-STEELER
09-03-2010, 05:59 PM
how many dog lover fans did the NFL lose when vick's suspension went from 6 to 2 games.

or even by letting him back in the league

brothervad
09-03-2010, 06:05 PM
uh he went to jail...and was out of the league for about 3 years. Not exactly the same thing. Apples and Oranges...

But keep on chiming...I will again refer to my point...you ain't going anywhere.

Are you going to boycott the league?

Exactly....

brothervad

RuthlessBurgher
09-03-2010, 06:13 PM
Tell me how much Goodell cares about green if the Steelers are 0-3 and they have 20K no shows in game #4?
I will be at game 4 even if we lose the first three (as would any other true Steeler fan who had such an opportunity...seriously, who'd miss a Steeler-Raven battle regardless of record?). Because of our season ticket base, these games are guaranteed to be sold out well in advance. The only money they could potentially lose would be concessions and parking for any no-shows that have already paid for their ticket, but I'd imagine that even the fairweather loser who have tickets but don't want to go if we are 0-3 would sell their tix to someone else who would go.

Crash
09-03-2010, 06:15 PM
uh he went to jail...and was out of the league for about 3 years. Not exactly the same thing. Apples and Oranges...

Agreed. Vick plead guilty, served his time.

Ben was not even charged, and he's sitting 4 weeks when ex-Con Vick sat for two when he got out.

brothervad
09-03-2010, 06:27 PM
uh he went to jail...and was out of the league for about 3 years. Not exactly the same thing. Apples and Oranges...

Agreed. Vick plead guilty, served his time.

Ben was not even charged, and he's sitting 4 weeks when ex-Con Vick sat for two when he got out.

Lenny,

again you take snippets and try to make it the crux of an arguement. We can't assess how long Vick would've been suspended without the incarceration.

You act as though he only got 2 games. Uh dude he got 3 years + 2 games. You know what--he ain't making the type of cash he was prior to the dog incident. So in some ways he is langering as a backup making a whole lot less.

Tell you what add up Ben's 4 games...to the money Vick lost on his original contract alone...that's what Vick lost.

But that won't support your arguement. All you want to do is rant about how evil Goodell is and how it's some great injustice.

Hell even if somehow the Steelers were to go 4-0 you would gripe at the fact at how they had to win...and that if Goodell wouldn't have held Ben out we would've dominated.

Darfur is an injustice...this is a minor annoyance.

brothervad

fordfixer
09-03-2010, 10:31 PM
Details from Roethlisberger's meeting
By Sal Paolantonio
http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_ ... rs-meeting (http://espn.go.com/blog/afcnorth/post/_/id/16968/details-from-roethlisbergers-meeting)

NEW YORK -- Here's what happened at Friday’s Ben Roethlisberger-Roger Goodell meeting:

After a brief session with lawyers for both sides and team president Art Rooney, the commissioner and Roethlisberger met privately. In that one-on-one meeting, Roethlisberger was contrite, according to a source with knowledge of the meeting. Then Goodell informed Roethlisberger that the suspension would be reduced to four games -- but that Roethlisberger must continue to avoid any further violations of the personal conduct policy.

What's next for Big Ben? This weekend, he's going to re-group with close friends and former Steelers running back and current ESPN analyst Merrill Hoge, who has become his mentor. "We're going to talk about how to stay mentally sharp during the suspension," Hoge said. "He's going to work out with high school football players in Pittsburgh, coach my little guys in youth football here in northern Kentucky. He is going to use his services to help others, and make sure he's ready to come back better than ever."

Crash
09-03-2010, 10:46 PM
You act as though he only got 2 games. Uh dude he got 3 years + 2 games.

So what? He was in jail. Plax wasn't suspended by the league, he's in jail too.

Jail isn't an NFL suspension, it's jail.

Apples to oranges.

fordfixer
09-03-2010, 10:51 PM
Statements on Roethlisberger suspension

http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/ ... f8ae29b700 (http://www.steelers.com/news/article-1/Statements-on-Roethlisberger-suspension/f6e0ac66-739c-41e4-bffb-27f8ae29b700)

NFL STATEMENT

Commissioner Goodell met with Ben Roethlisberger today and notified him that his suspension has been reduced to the Steelers’ first four regular-season games. The reinstatement is contingent on Roethlisberger continuing to adhere to the program established by our advisors and avoiding any further violations of the Personal Conduct Policy. During the suspension, Roethlisberger cannot be at the team’s practice facility, attend games, represent the club publicly in any way, have contact with any member of the coaching staff or other football operations personnel, or engage in any team football-related activities or discussions with teammates away from team facilities. “You have told me and the Steelers that you are committed to making better decisions,” Commissioner Goodell said in a letter to Roethlisberger. “Your actions over the past several months have been consistent with that promise and you must continue to honor that commitment.”

Statement from Steelers’ President Art Rooney II on Ben Roethlisberger

“Commissioner Goodell informed us today that Ben Roethlisberger’s suspension has been reduced to four games. Ben has done a good job this summer of growing as the person that he needs to be, both on and off the field. I am confident that Ben is committed to continuing in this positive direction. As a team, our focus is now on preparing for the regular season and getting off to a good start on opening weekend.”

Statement from Ben Roethlisberger

“I have learned a lot over the past several months about myself as a person. I am committed to continuing on this path of being the type of person my family raised me to be, and exceeding what is expected of me as the quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.”

brothervad
09-03-2010, 11:23 PM
Well Lenny,

Since you like to take selective points from people's posts instead of discussing like an adult...let see if I can give it a try.

"Apples to oranges."

I am glad you agree with my points...

Hey I am sure you can find 420 out there somewhere and get him to join here...that way you can get to 200,000 posts in no time. :roll:

brothervad