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Ben Roethlisberger, Roger Goodell to meet Friday

Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet on Friday, and at that meeting Roethlisberger may find out whether he’ll be suspended for four or six games.

Ben Roethlisberger is scheduled to meet with Commissioner Goodell on Friday to discuss Ben’s upcoming suspension,” Steelers President Art Rooney II said in a statement released by the team. “We are looking forward to hearing from the Commissioner, but we will not have any further information or comment until after they speak.”

In April Goodell suspended Roethlisberger for the first six games of the regular season for violating the league’s personal conduct policy. Goodell said from the beginning that Roethlisberger could have his suspension reduced to four games if he stayed out of trouble, and Goodell has said recently that Roethlisberger has done everything asked of him, and more.

So Roethlisberger will most likely be suspended four games. We’ll be eagerly awaiting word on the suspension to come out of the league office on Friday. And in the mean time, we’ll trust the Washington Post not to fabricate any stories on this one, at least as long as Mike Wise is on suspension.

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36 Responses to “Ben Roethlisberger, Roger Goodell to meet Friday”
  1. Percy Headachin says: Aug 31, 2010 3:10 PM

    Goodell- So Ben have you sexual assaulted any young women lately?
    Ben- ummmmmm well, what is your definition of young?
    Goodell- Ben you are a scum of a human being but you are the face of an nfl dynasty and a potential hall of famer so I cant really suspend you for more than 5 games. I mean your white so I cant suspend you forever even tho raping young women is worse then making dogs fight.
    Ben- I like football.
    those are the official minutes of that meeting

  2. false floor says: Aug 31, 2010 3:10 PM

    Still not over this?

  3. Rhapsody says: Aug 31, 2010 3:11 PM

    Give me a break. This news is four days old.

  4. Sk8r Steve says: Aug 31, 2010 3:14 PM

    You sure it will not be 5 days ?

  5. PurpleNGold says: Aug 31, 2010 3:15 PM

    Roger, bring your own beverage!

  6. dlr4skins says: Aug 31, 2010 3:15 PM

    Quit the crying already Mike!
    Many of us have stuck by you through your questionable reportings over the years. Enough already.

  7. jediwrstlr says: Aug 31, 2010 3:16 PM

    4 games, if thats all that CONVICTED FELLON Vick got, thats all Ben will get.

  8. AllThat says: Aug 31, 2010 3:18 PM

    Is he spending his time away in Milledgeville?

  9. CaptainManhattan says: Aug 31, 2010 3:19 PM

    You guys can rip Mike Wise all you want but…
    “Who’s the more foolish: The fool, or the fool who follows him? ”
    – Obi-Wan Kenobi

  10. BobsCountryBunker says: Aug 31, 2010 3:20 PM

    In order to exhibit his new found maturity, Ben will follow his attorney’s advice and wear a suit and tie in lieu of the “Screw the Man” t-shirt that he had laid out ready to go.

  11. sgraham628 says: Aug 31, 2010 3:20 PM

    I have a feeling the Steelers know something the fans do not know. Big Ben starting two preseason games makes me wonder…will the suspension be less than 4 games? I know there was an interview where Goodell was asked this question, and he gave a very vague answer…Fingers crossed that Ben will be back sooner rather than later.

  12. tomiesteel says: Aug 31, 2010 3:21 PM

    Im willing to bet it will only be 2 games.
    Once Goodell sees how bad the qb situation is He will fell guilty for punishing the Rooney’s and the fans for Ben’s stupidity

  13. MikeFlorioIsMyBitch says: Aug 31, 2010 3:22 PM

    Great news story…..im so glad you’re here, otherwise I’d be lost!

  14. mama tried says: Aug 31, 2010 3:23 PM

    Lets just hope it not in a bathroom!!!!!

  15. Tomthebombtracy says: Aug 31, 2010 3:24 PM

    I was pleased to see the Post take action against “Wise guy.” With his Twitter identifying himself “of the Washington Post” he brought their credibility into play. He’s lucky he didn’t get fired. It’s not the Washington Times we’re talking about here.
    But I was also pleased to see PFT get jerked around a little. Just a little. We are junkies and so that’s why we’re here.
    Big Ben’s “vacation” is set for 4-6 games. I’ll get the Raven ravers something to choke on here. The commish is so happy with Ben’s attitude adjustment he’ll reduce to 3 games…..jsut in time for Ben to play against Baltimore Week 4 at Heinz.

  16. dean11 says: Aug 31, 2010 3:33 PM

    everyone knows it’s four games,that’s why the league waited to release the schedule so they could put the “easy”games at the beginning of the season the NFL has a deal w/the Steelers and has since the 70’s just look at their last two superbowls!

  17. Nosredna says: Aug 31, 2010 3:34 PM

    Jus gotta get another dig in cause those of you at PFT got burned for not finding any other confirming sources don’t you……

  18. lichnor says: Aug 31, 2010 3:36 PM

    I heard Terry Bradshaw just died. Why don’t you go cover that, Florio?

  19. contract says: Aug 31, 2010 3:38 PM

    Mark it down … Goodell will give Ben the full 6 game suspension because he urinated on a tree during a round of golf.

  20. flake13 says: Aug 31, 2010 3:44 PM

    THE SUSPENSION WILL BE LESS THAN 4.
    Goodell’s been setting this up for weeks.
    Think of all the players he’s let slide lately–players who have been arrested, or charged. [And the little slip in the interview about the suspension could be less than four.] He realizes that he overeacted to Ben’s situation and he’s trying to lessen the impact when he knocks it down to 2 or 3.
    When Gerald Ford pardoned Nixon, didn’t he let the draft dodgers off as well, to lessen the public outcry?
    Same deal here.
    You read it here: Ben will be suiting up against the Ravens in week 4 [who incidentally, haven’t beaten him in about 5 years]

  21. The Terminator says: Aug 31, 2010 3:45 PM

    Free Big Ben!

  22. Rhapsody says: Aug 31, 2010 3:55 PM

    (6/2) + ( 4/2) = 5 games. Goodell’s new math.

  23. Holeinone09 says: Aug 31, 2010 4:01 PM

    LOL! The Steeler-thread troll, “AllThat”, can barely wait to post on EVERY SINGLE thread that discusses the Steelers! He is completely OBSESSED with posting at least one negative post on every Steeler thread. I bet he actually thinks that when he says something on a thread, it actually makes a difference! What a L-O-S-E-R!!
    BTW IMHO Ben’s suspension won’t be more than 4 games, and quite frankly shouldn’t have been more than 2 games. But what’s done is done, and life will go on.
    GO STEELERS!!

  24. Suitcasehead Golic says: Aug 31, 2010 4:12 PM

    Suck it -Mother Effin Haters– 6 Lombardis!!—Have any more original Rapist posts??—

  25. petro says: Aug 31, 2010 4:13 PM

    Goodell drafted Ben in fantasy and forgot he had suspended him so now he needs to reduce it to safe face in his league cause his buddies have been busting his chops non-stop.

  26. ArtModellsPimp says: Aug 31, 2010 4:19 PM

    Four game suspension, and Ben will only be allowed to date Pittsburgh women, until he retires.
    Serves him right…

  27. queenie says: Aug 31, 2010 4:48 PM

    Holeinone09 says:
    August 31, 2010 4:01 PM
    LOL! The Steeler-thread troll, “AllThat”, can barely wait to post on EVERY SINGLE thread that discusses the Steelers! He is completely OBSESSED with posting at least one negative post on every Steeler thread. I bet he actually thinks that when he says something on a thread, it actually makes a difference! What a L-O-S-E-R!!
    BTW IMHO Ben’s suspension won’t be more than 4 games, and quite frankly shouldn’t have been more than 2 games. But what’s done is done, and life will go on.
    GO STEELERS!!
    ____________
    yea I think he has a “man crush” on Big Ben’s wang!

  28. Newguy says: Aug 31, 2010 5:20 PM

    So, if it’s 5 games, does Wise get his suspension revoked and an apology?
    (I think it will be 4 games.)

  29. 90ragtop says: Aug 31, 2010 5:46 PM

    Ben
    Show up sober and keep your knees tight.
    The Yinzville crowd

  30. Coalregion says: Aug 31, 2010 6:10 PM

    4 games, with the stipulation he has to play right field for the Pirates next year…

  31. C.Bass says: Aug 31, 2010 6:41 PM

    Free Ben!!
    Btw jediwrstlr, Vick got 2 games, not 4.

  32. DanRooney says: Aug 31, 2010 6:41 PM

    Mike Florio would rather use false info and post it on here. Mike Wise ring a bell? ;)

  33. tk1966 says: Aug 31, 2010 6:46 PM

    Original Text:
    # dean11 says: August 31, 2010 3:33 PM
    everyone knows it’s four games,that’s why the league waited to release the schedule so they could put the “easy”games at the beginning of the season the NFL has a deal w/the Steelers and has since the 70’s just look at their last two superbowls!
    ____________________________
    Translated: Wahhhh!

  34. YourJustJealous says: Aug 31, 2010 7:12 PM

    SuitCaseHead Golic;
    Dude, lay off the whiskey Superman.
    You sound like a complete dumba$$

  35. Occam says: Aug 31, 2010 7:25 PM

    mama tried says:
    “Lets just hope it not in a bathroom!!!!!”
    You win the, “10,000th Time Someone Made The Same Exact Joke Award.”

  36. Deb says: Aug 31, 2010 7:56 PM

    It was announced days ago that Roethlisberger would fly to New York immediately after our final preseason game Thursday night. Doubt any of us believed Goodell would meet him at the airport, so it was understood that they’d meet on Friday. The only thing new in this piece is that Mike Wise has been suspended. Good news, but not good enough. He should have been fired.

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