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    Re: Art Rooney to hold PC at 230

    Quote Originally Posted by JAR
    Quote Originally Posted by proudpittsburgher
    After imposing an appropriate level of discipline and outlining the steps we feel will be necessary to be successful as a player and a person, we intend to allow Ben the opportunity to prove to us he is the teammate and citizen we all believe he is capable of being. And we hope the entire Steelers community will allow Ben the opportunity to prove to them that he deserves their trust and their respect.

    I was watching the NFLN broadcast, and I wanted to jump through the screen and strangle jason lacanfora and Rich Eisen. They heard what they wanted to hear, but missed this part. . . . intend to allow Ben the opportunity WITH US he is the TEAMMATE and citizen we all believe he is capable of being. And we hope the entire STEELERS COMMUNITY will allow Ben the opportunity to prove TO THEM that he deserves THEIR trust and THEIR respect.

    Seriously, which part of that did they misconstrue into thinking Ben was possibly being traded because of what happened in Georgia? Now, if they were to go on and say "if he does anything else . . .'; but they were talking trade now. I thoguht it was pretty clear there would be a suspension of some kind then Ben would return to the team.
    The media is nothing but one big tabloid, ruining lives, one person at a time, eff them all.
    Eisen doesn't like anything Steeler & LaCanfora is desperately trying to live up to the standard Schefter set & tries to make everything sensational.
    It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust & sweat & blood...

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    Re: Art Rooney to hold PC at 230

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    Statement by Steelers President Art Rooney, II

    Thank you for being here.

    Let me start with an update of Ben Roethlisbergerís situation.

    As you know, on Tuesday Ben met with Commissioner Goodell in New York. Since then I have talked with the Commissioner about his review of this matter. As far as the timing of any disciplinary action, the Commissioner has told me he would like to take at least a couple weeks to review this matter. So, I donít expect we will be announcing any final decisions until the week after the draft, at the earliest.

    Next, I want to say that I have informed the Commissioner that the Pittsburgh Steelers are prepared to take disciplinary action at this point. However, I want to make clear that any discipline will be agreed to and coordinated between the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Commissioner. In other words, there will not be two separate decisions on discipline.

    Let me say at this point that we believe that each of our players not only has a responsibility to live up to the highest standards on the field, but also to equally high standards off the field. Receiving the support of the Pittsburgh Steelers fans all over the world is something that must be earned.

    I have made it clear to Ben that his conduct in this incident did not live up to our standards. We have made it very clear to Ben that there will be consequences for his actions, and Ben has indicated to us that he is willing to accept those consequences.

    As you maybe aware, Ben has rejoined the team in participating in our offseason conditioning program. We allowed Ben to do this after we were convinced that he was sincerely contrite for his past behavior, as well having Benís assurance that he is firmly committed to working hard everyday to regain the trust and respect of this organization and Steelers fans.
    I thought Ben could do as he pleases off the field? Who do these Rooneys think they are?
    The DA found no wrong doing in accordance with the law of the land. Had the media not made the issue they did, I have a feeling there would have been no discipline.
    nah......If Ben didn't have the McNulty case and this was the first accusation there would be no discipline.

    Getting another accusation is what has Goodell and the Rooneys concerned.

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    Re: Art Rooney to hold PC at 230

    Quote Originally Posted by SteelAbility
    Quote Originally Posted by Wolfhound45
    Quote Originally Posted by RKSteel
    Quote Originally Posted by NW Steeler
    Whew! Now I guess we don't need to worry about getting that 5th round pick in exchange!

    You know who you are.
    A 5th is pretty high, a future undisclosed draft choice and some beef jerky sounds about right.
    No trade! If there is no Bubble Yum involved we are walking!

    Yeah! And no pre-smushed packages of Bubble Yum neither!

    Have to agree. Pre-smushed is definitely a deal killer.


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