Yeah, so there’s a reason why Commissioner Roger Goodell’s comments about reducing Ben Roethlisberger’s suspension sounded so confusing.
According to league spokesman Brian McCarthy, Goodell will not consider reducing Roethlisberger’s suspension below four games. He will consider whether to reduce the six-game suspension to four, which has been the plan all around.
The confusion likely came from Goodell not hearing the questions asked by a Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reporter this morning. (Or just the odd nature of the question itself.) The paper says Goodell was asked twice whether it was possible for Roethlisberger’s suspension to dip below four games, and both times Goodell gave vague answers.
The league spoke clearly following the story being published, and the Post-Gazette has updated their information. Fans of the Falcons, Titans, Bucs, and Ravens thank them for doing so.