In Roger Goodell’s first televised words on Ben Roethlisberger since the league allowed the Steelers quarterback to re-join his team, the NFL Commissioner expressed confidence Roethlisberger is beginning to “understand his responsibilities.”
“Since the time we issued the suspension and asked him to go through the
evaluation Ben’s been working hard and cooperating fully with all of
our medical experts and with the league program,” Goodell told Tom Curran of Comcast Sports New England. “I spoke
to him earlier and I think he’s understanding his responsibilities as
an NFL player. He can resume his activities but he still has work to do
and he knows that.”
Goodell was at UMass Lowell for the posthumous awarding of a Doctorate of Humane Letters for his late father Charles. (For background on Charles Goodell’s fascinating story, check out this article.)
Curran also spoke to Goodell about the American Needle case (Goodell thinks too much importance has been placed on decision) and the recent hGH scandal involving Santana Moss.
The whole interview is worth a look; attaboy Tom!