NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell says Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has done everything asked of him, and as a result it’s widely believed that Goodell will reduce Roethlisberger’s suspension from six games to four.
But Roethlisberger reportedly wants the suspension to be even shorter than that.
Sal Paolantonio of ESPN reports that Roethlisberger’s representatives plan to ask Goodell to reduce the six-game suspension by at least three games.
Steelers president Art Rooney II apparently supports the idea and plans to attend the meeting to press the case to Goodell.
Although Goodell has gone out of his way to praise Roethlisberger’s off-field behavior in the four months since handing down his suspension, it seems awfully unlikely that Goodell would be receptive to a request for a suspension of three games or fewer. Goodell has indicated from the beginning that four games would be the minimum length of Roethlisberger’s suspension, and the commissioner is unlikely to waver.