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.