Thursday, May 27, 2010

Roethlisberger reinstated

Here's the word from the NFL regarding the status of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger:

"Based on the reports and recommendations of our medical experts, Commissioner Goodell advised the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger today that he is cleared to return to team activities beginning next week. The commissioner will continue to monitor Roethlisberger’s progress as he begins the next phase of his recommended plan and will meet with Roethlisberger again at the appropriate time.

"There has been no decision on any modification to the length of Roethlisberger’s suspension. In his April 21 disciplinary decision, Commissioner Goodell announced that Roethlisberger is suspended without pay for the first six games of the regular season. The commissioner said he would review Roethlisberger’s progress prior to the start of the regular season and consider whether to reduce the suspension to four games. Failure to cooperate and follow his plan could result in a longer suspension."

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

That sucks, Leftwich needs all the distraction-free time he can get with the first-string offense.

Anonymous said...

No, I say let the circus happen NOW, get it over with before preseason hits.....I still say this is a bunch of Hollywood political crapness, but whatever.

dale, is the situation with Big Ben the same as Vick's, if he doesnt play and practice in the regular season, he doesnt count towards the roster count??

Dale Lolley said...

As I understand it, as long as his suspension lasts, they get a roster exemption for him.

Anonymous said...

Roethlisberger reinstated - women of Pittsburgh lock themselves in their houses, Pittsburgh police issue code red, on high alert.

Anonymous said...

More precarious situation?

Woman in restroom with Roethlisberger? or Paper Towel Dispenser in restroom with Reed?

Anonymous said...

If you are going to be a troll on Steeler sites at least be amusing please!

Anonymous said...

Alright, it looks as if Big Ben is taking all the necessary steps to get back on the field. I am in Big Legend's corner!! Dale, I can't read your future blogs on Ben this week. Finally, a writer with integrity.

Homegrown Misanthropist said...

Dale,

Any news on Keenan Lewis, as of now who is the number 2 LCB? I heard he is looking a lot better at OTA's.

Anonymous said...

If Ben doesn't rape again will his suspension be reduced to 4 games?

Anonymous said...

Yes. But if he rapes again, the suspension could go as high as eight games.