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Goodell says Roethlisberger has done all he's been asked, and more

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will visit the Steelers’ training camp on Thursday, where he’ll come face to face with Ben Roethlisberger, the quarterback Goodell has suspended for the first six games of the season.

And in a sign that Goodell may eventually reduce the length of that suspension from six games to four, Goodell says he’s been impressed with Roethlisberger’s off-field conduct.

“He is doing what he’s been asked to do — and frankly more,” Goodell said.

Roethilsberger says he hasn’t specifically scheduled a time to talk to Goodell on Thursday, but he expects to see the commissioner. And Roethlisberger says Goodell already knows that he’s making a conscious effort to rebuild the reputation that was severely damaged by sexual assault allegations this offseason.

“I think he does know some of the things I want him to know,” Roethlisberger said. “I have done everything he has asked, and I’ve tried to go above and beyond.”

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  1. steeler560 says: Aug 4, 2010 6:32 PM

    Reduced to 4 games?! He should do the right thing and wipe out the suspension all together! He did nothing wrong…

  2. onlymyopinionmatters says: Aug 4, 2010 6:33 PM

    So Goodell is impressed with the Rapist’s off-field conduct?
    hmm, wow it’s only been a couple of months. I guess it’s easy to impress the comish, Only staying out of trouble for 2 whole months must be quite impressive. If he stays out of trouble for a whopping 12 months, will Goodell give him bj?

  3. Florio-is-a-tool says: Aug 4, 2010 6:39 PM

    If this is true then good for him – I’ll never like him. Funny though how Vick needs a posse of babysitters to keep him from messing up. Even then he went borderline. But Goodell didn’t give Rothlisberger a single advisor. Maybe Dungy is a bad influence, if not then Vick is seriously handicapped.

  4. onlymyopinionmatters says: Aug 4, 2010 6:44 PM

    “He is doing what he’s been asked to do — and frankly more,” Goodell said.
    Has he went around to each of his victims and made things right?
    Has he went around to all the night spots in the Shittsburgh area and apologized for being a turd to each and everyone he offended?
    Has he acknowledged that he is an a$$hole?
    Has he stopped pi$$ing on the golf courses?
    What exactly has the Rapist done right Mr. Goodell?

  5. The_D says: Aug 4, 2010 6:49 PM

    Isnt doing what’s more than “asked” what got him in this pickle?

  6. ochostinko says: Aug 4, 2010 6:50 PM

    How the hell do you go above and beyond not getting accused of rape? The vast majority of us are able to do that every day.

  7. 2010_DHB_70rec_900yds_10tds says: Aug 4, 2010 6:52 PM

    the key to the steelers is not Jen Rapesagirl. The key reason they will not win another superbowl is o.c Bruce Areins. Steelers are a run the ball ,controll the tempo of the game, and let Dicks defence bust heads. Bruce passes to much, extends the game. The proof is in there defence last year, look at there 4th quarter stats. So 4 games 6 games? dont matter .

  8. jfd117 says: Aug 4, 2010 7:08 PM

    Did Goodell ask him to pee on a golf course?

  9. jm4385 says: Aug 4, 2010 7:09 PM

    Ben never raped anyone. And everyone knows that. Its just a lame excuse (that got old quick) for Steeler haters to have sumthing to make fun of us for. In all reality…….u losers wish u had him. 2 time superbowl champ. Wait…wait….isnt that more than choke artist Manning????? I mean really. make fun of him all u want….its kinda funny the stuff u losers come up up with. Cant wait till we smash faces in this year. Cant wait for Ben to shut u all up. LOL. GUNNA BE 7 REAL SOOOOOOON SUCKAS.

  10. HJC says: Aug 4, 2010 7:17 PM

    Nothing like a good Roethlisberger story to keep the buzz going around here.
    The last Ben story got 125 comment while other stories get 10 if they are lucky.
    “BEN IS A RAPIST” There I’ve said it for all you loser Steeler-haters. Do you feel better?
    Its as if your sorry-ass existence, your sorry-ass job, your sorry-ass family, your sorry-ass credit card debts and especially your sorry-ass football teams that don’t know how to win super bowls are all made better by saying ….
    “BEN IS A RAPIST”
    Well keep on saying it… we Steeler fans will focus on football and winning more Super Bowls

  11. DanRooney says: Aug 4, 2010 7:21 PM

    the key to the steelers is not Jen Rapesagirl. The key reason they will not win another superbowl is o.c Bruce Areins. Steelers are a run the ball ,controll the tempo of the game, and let Dicks defence bust heads. Bruce passes to much, extends the game. The proof is in there defence last year, look at there 4th quarter stats. So 4 games 6 games? dont matter .
    ———————————————–
    Yeah, because Bill Cowher won SBs without Jen Rapesagirl. Oh wait. He didn’t. 15 years of having arguably the best D and running game and still couldn’t win one without Ben. He truly is the best QB in the game. Sorry.

  12. Airperuvian says: Aug 4, 2010 7:21 PM

    Wasn’t there a report not to long ago that him or one of his entourage was peeing on a golf course in plain sight and were caught. So doesnt that show that he still hangs out with the wrong people. So how is that going beyond?
    Goodell- “Hey i saw you pissed my name on the golf course.”
    Ben- “Haha, i thought you’d like that.”
    Goodell- “Nice, O and dont worry about that girl who saw you guys.
    Ben- “Really what changed her mind.”
    Goodell- “Took your advice and pulled a Ben on her.”
    Ben- “Works everytime.”

  13. Jbrd273 says: Aug 4, 2010 7:22 PM

    The offensive coordinator has nothing to do with the defense! The steelers d suffered last year without their 2 best players, polamalu, and Aaron smith! Put those 2 guys in the mix and they win at least 2 of those tight 4th quarter losses and then who knows what they would have done in the playoffs. They proved that in 2005! Also, Ben has never been charged let alone convicted of any crime, drop it already with the rapist comments!

  14. Deb says: Aug 4, 2010 7:33 PM

    @2010_DHB etc. …
    Arians was offensive coordinator for our last Super Bowl. If he could call a championship offense once, he can do it again.

  15. LewD says: Aug 4, 2010 7:44 PM

    I’ve tried to go above and beyond …..
    .. and in and out …
    I’m “steppin’ up” so …. over and out!

  16. fellasheowed says: Aug 4, 2010 7:50 PM

    i’m looking for some ravens fans to chastise onlymyopinionmatters for a clear lack of decorum.

  17. Blackn'Gold says: Aug 4, 2010 8:15 PM

    That is some encouraging news. Things have been pretty low since March when Ben dug that big hole for himself. Apparently, Ben’s trying to fill the hole back in.
    GO STEELERS!

  18. steelers rule says: Aug 4, 2010 8:17 PM

    No charges were files= suspension uplifted!

  19. svenhoek says: Aug 4, 2010 8:20 PM

    Why the hell does it say these comments go through moderation? Is there and entire staff of moderators that find Ben is a rapist jokes amusing?

  20. Steelintn says: Aug 4, 2010 8:50 PM

    onlymyopinionmatters says:
    August 4, 2010 6:33 PM
    So Goodell is impressed with the Rapist’s off-field conduct?
    hmm, wow it’s only been a couple of months. I guess it’s easy to impress the comish, Only staying out of trouble for 2 whole months must be quite impressive. If he stays out of trouble for a whopping 12 months, will Goodell give him bj?
    onlymyopinionmatters says:
    August 4, 2010 6:44 PM
    “He is doing what he’s been asked to do — and frankly more,” Goodell said.
    Has he went around to each of his victims and made things right?
    Has he went around to all the night spots in the Shittsburgh area and apologized for being a turd to each and everyone he offended?
    Has he acknowledged that he is an a$$hole?
    Has he stopped pi$$ing on the golf courses?
    What exactly has the Rapist done right Mr. Goodell?
    ————————————————
    Oh man, someone has a problem. How bad did Ben beat your team’s ass??

  21. steeltown22 says: Aug 4, 2010 9:14 PM

    @onlymyopinionmatters
    Do you usually go around and apologize for things you never did?
    If Ben wasn’t such a big name he would have never even been suspended. The whole thing is bullshit.

  22. Bob Nelson says: Aug 4, 2010 9:15 PM

    Paying off the hush money saved the NFL some embarrassment.
    There will be plenty of signs and pictures in opposing stadiums.
    Week 6 is a home game so less bad publicity. Week 5 is a bye week, no publicity.
    Week 4 is a home game
    It doesn’t matter to anyone but the demented psycho sex deviant in Satan worshiping clothing if it is there is a reduction to 6 games, 5 games or 4 games. It is only money.
    Sounds like the Satanic clothing, pentagrams and soul destroying freak stuff has not been seen in public recently.
    Publicly exposing himself to females on a golf course did not help.
    I’d say it may be 5 games.

  23. OchoUno81 says: Aug 4, 2010 10:18 PM

    @Steeltown22 Most of us to go around banging chicks ten years younger than ourselves who are so drunk they can’t make decisions for themselves in the local mens restroom.
    And he didn’t do this once or twice. This is a pattern. Rape or not, Ben crossed some major lines a guy in his position should never have to.
    He’s a turd and you should be embarrassed for defending him.

  24. salty says: Aug 4, 2010 10:32 PM

    uhhhh by “done”, the commish clearly means “done raped”…

  25. badthing says: Aug 4, 2010 10:41 PM

    svenhoek says: August 4, 2010 8:20 PM
    Why the hell does it say these comments go through moderation? Is there and entire staff of moderators that find Ben is a rapist jokes amusing.
    ______________________________________
    Truth kind of hurts doesn’t it?

  26. Burning River says: Aug 4, 2010 11:04 PM

    How can anyone expect most Steelers fans to ever understand that what Roethlisberger did to that girl was wrong? It’s impossible for them to separate their man-love for him from the jackass he really is.
    Besides, many of those same fans refer to their sisters as “practice-girls” and end up marrying them, anyway.
    It’s PITTSBURGH…what do you expect?

  27. Sarg. says: Aug 4, 2010 11:14 PM

    Isnt this the same guy caught urinating in the bushes at a golf course, then fled shortly before police arrived. This guy is a joke, he needs to make an example out of Ben.

  28. Richm2256 says: Aug 5, 2010 12:10 AM

    In a related story, Goodell’s 20 year old daughter – who is accompanying him on this tour of NFL camps – will remain firmly locked in his car, using an empty soda can for a bathroom.

  29. mborz says: Aug 5, 2010 12:36 AM

    I can’t believe how much the PFT comment section has gone downhill over the past few years. The vast majority of these comments are completely useless (yea, I know mine is too…..)
    Doesn’t anyone here discuss the actual sport of football anymore? Is it really that much fun to get a dig on someone who you don’t know and will never meet that causes so many people do it over and over and over again?
    I must be getting old….

  30. CKL says: Aug 5, 2010 1:27 AM

    My mom basically worships this guy and is PISSED he got suspended. I of course have always felt it should have been up to the TEAM and not Goodell to suspend him. BUT…I feel the tam and Goodell cooperated because I don’t think the team can give more than 2 games without pay. The way I put it to her to get her to look at the bright side is this: had Goodell not suspended him, he is NOT the type of person from all public accounts who would have changed his boorish behavior on his own. So whether you think it’s fair or not, it COULD end up being the thing that keeps his career going if he takes it as a wakeup call…a PERMANENT wakeup call.

  31. rollli1967 says: Aug 5, 2010 2:20 AM

    We will see how Worthlessburger conducts himself AFTER the suspension (regardless of its length) is over. Of course right now Worthlessburger is going to keep it in his pants!!!
    One would wonder how he will act when this whole suspension saga is over and Goodell no longer has to monitor whether Worthlessburger is showing signs of whipping out his pee-pee again to determine the length of his suspension.
    Given Worthlessburger’s history of embarrassing himself and the Steelers….fueled by excessive alcohol consumption, I would not put any money on him staying on the strait and narrow long term.
    People with a history of alcohol related mis-behavior tend to REPEAT their idiotic actions until they first ADMIT they have a problem with alcohol and then get treatment for it.
    Arrogant Worthlessburger has done neither. Steeler fans should expect more embarrasment from Worthlessburger….but probably not until the next off-season when the “heat” on him is less.

  32. svenhoek says: Aug 5, 2010 3:32 AM

    Badthing- Not in the way you think, only because it shatters my faith in humanity.
    Sarg. – That would be his friend. He was just golfing with him. Try actually reading a story sometime. Well, if you can read.

  33. RAVNATION says: Aug 5, 2010 9:22 AM

    Being that the Pittsburgh area is full of only a handful of high school grads and a ton of white trash, I can see how all their fans love their team…. It’s all they got.
    The Steelers just happen to fill a void that makes them feel like there lives are relevant.

  34. Bdrunk says: Aug 5, 2010 10:17 AM

    RAVNATION says:
    August 5, 2010 9:22 AM
    Being that the Pittsburgh area is full of only a handful of high school grads and a ton of white trash, I can see how all their fans love their team…. It’s all they got.
    The Steelers just happen to fill a void that makes them feel like there lives are relevant.
    ————–
    GUARANTEED you don’t have a job (with co-workers) or friends to vent your frustrations. I’m guessing pizza delivery. Not that there’s anything wrong with that. Maybe get yourself some a$$? Beg for it, pay for it, force yourself on it, hell kill it first and take what’s yours if you’re feeling really squirley. Get some sun.

  35. Realfan says: Aug 5, 2010 10:18 AM

    To MBORZ : Only REALFANS talk about sports.
    Ben will get 4 games suspension instead of 6, but he has truly embarrassed us ALL . WE ALL will be curious to see how he is treated the FIRST TIME he steps on to the FIELD @ HIENZ FIELD!

  36. Bdrunk says: Aug 5, 2010 10:29 AM

    badthing says:
    August 4, 2010 10:41 PM
    svenhoek says: August 4, 2010 8:20 PM
    Why the hell does it say these comments go through moderation? Is there and entire staff of moderators that find Ben is a rapist jokes amusing.
    ____________________ _
    Truth kind of hurts doesn’t it?
    ———————-
    Your posting hurts.

  37. Crip2knight says: Aug 5, 2010 12:52 PM

    Go Steelers and take the Pirates with you!

  38. FrankoBollo says: Aug 5, 2010 3:16 PM

    It all fits — the accuser’s story falls apart, people realize Ben did nothing wrong. Morons choke on their Haterade. Ampats continues to cry about what Ben did because he’s the “father of a daughter” while telling us all to leave that poor Lawrence Taylor alone. All is right with the world.
    Suspension reduced, should be erased quite frankly.

  39. Deb says: Aug 5, 2010 3:49 PM

    @mborz …
    With you on that. In the last few weeks, my poor mother has sat quietly through my dissertations on revenue-sharing, plans for European expansion, the new overtime rules, and speculation about how personnel moves will affect the play of our offensive line. While others send our hospitalized friend well wishes, I send notes about his team’s free agent acquisitions. That’s because the little bit of time I can take from work to come here is now consumed with bathroom graffiti and the hysterical rants of fools who project their irrational obsessions onto me. Maybe once the season starts we can get back to the more interesting FOOTBALL conversations we had before this off-season’s soap operas attracted so many flies that just want to feed off the carcass of a dead story.

  40. JapDouds says: Aug 5, 2010 9:34 PM

    Yes, our hero Ben has done all he should.
    He’s not raped in weeks!
    Hooray.
    The Steelers are again the class of the NFL.
    How embarrassing.
    What happened to us?

  41. steeltown22 says: Aug 7, 2010 12:09 PM

    @OchoUno81
    You don’t go around banging girls 10 years younger then yourself because you can’t get them, not because you wouldn’t. You know damn well your browser history says “18 years old” more then anything else.

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