OT - Ben Roethlisberger suspended six games

Submitted by Argyle on April 21st, 2010 at 1:46 PM

http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5121614

**EDIT** He was also ordered to undergo a "comprehensive behavioral evaluation." Until that evaluation is complete he won't be allowed to participate in any off season team activities. This also leaves the door open for his suspension to be reduced.

Comments

Wahlberg

April 21st, 2010 at 2:01 PM ^

Just because he wasn't charged doesn't mean he's innocent; it only means that they didn't believe they could get a conviction given the evidence available to them. The girl was too drunk to give concrete testimony.

Also, the NFL personal conduct policy specifically states that not being charged with a crime is not enough to avoid punishment from the NFL.

Steve Lorenz

April 21st, 2010 at 1:55 PM ^

When Pittsburgh starts out 0-2, I'll be waiting for the news about how well his behavioral evaluation turned out and how after lots of thought, the suspension was reduced to 3 or 4 games.

sec20

April 21st, 2010 at 1:55 PM ^

In other news Ben Roethlisberger was suspended 6 games by the NFL.

according to yahoo search this Ben Roth is some sort of designer or artist

Beavis

April 21st, 2010 at 6:25 PM ^

Since when are all NFL players expected to exhibit "admirable" behavior 24/7?

Goodell should have "kept it real" and said, "Ben, I've read the reports and let me just say - I had to take a shower afterward. At no point within the rambling story did I ever find anything resembling admirable, let alone - normal - behavior. We are all now worse people from having read this story".

But yeah - admirable? Obviously not.

BlueVoix

April 21st, 2010 at 2:04 PM ^

He should be suspended for being a dipshit. He could go anywhere, and I do mean anywhere, in this town and get more ass than this entire board combined. And he chooses to act this way? Brilliant.

CraigMack

April 21st, 2010 at 2:06 PM ^

My point exactly BlueVoix, he walks into a bar or club and girls practically drop there pants for him, shouldnt even be mentioned in the same sentence as sexual assault, he deosnt need to do it

BlueVoix

April 21st, 2010 at 2:14 PM ^

Yup. Name off a neighborhood in PGH and Ben could have half the women there. Pittsburgh worships the Steelers and a good sixty percent of Heinz Field on any given Sunday is wearing number 7.

Well, that was last season at least. Vendors apparently can't even move the things now, as everyone is hoping he'll be traded.

BlueVoix

April 21st, 2010 at 3:00 PM ^

It's really game to game. They didn't even bother to show up last night and that's the kind of result you should expect when that happens. Luckily it's best of seven, not best of three. We'll see what happens tomorrow but I can't say I'm hugely disappointed with the defense. Without Campbell, and with Duncan and Keith having the mental aptitude of Tristan Llewellyn on a bad day, I'm expecting our offense to carry us.

I think the West in general has been a big disappointment. I'm not seeing a team right now that could beat the Caps, and unfortunately I think Ovie is taking that team to the finals.

mghorm

April 21st, 2010 at 2:40 PM ^

and everyone i know who has met him says he's an absolute douchebag. For example he walks into restaurant's and just says where the fuck is my table? and bitches if they don't have one immediately available. So it wouldn't shock me if he lost it after being turned down.

hokiewolf

April 21st, 2010 at 3:26 PM ^

Go see some of the theatre productions. It's where the hot women hang out.

CMU's program is one of the best in the country. I saw "The Wild Party" there a few years ago, and it was enjoyable on a lot of levels (including eye-candy). Great production overall, and both leads are currently on Broadway.

ijohnb

April 21st, 2010 at 2:10 PM ^

has some psyciatric issues, namely bipolar, and it looks as though he is making things a lot worse by drinking a lot. Post below was right, sex and a lot of it should not be a problem for this guy. There is something else he is feeding here, going back to the motorcycle incident. I, for one, actually don't expect it to stop, unless he actually gets significant help. Tragic ending coming soon.

wisecrakker

April 21st, 2010 at 2:18 PM ^

"As the District Attorney concluded, the extensive investigatory record shows that you contributed to the irresponsible consumption of alcohol by purchasing (or facilitating the purchase of) alcoholic beverages for underage college students, at least some of whom were likely already intoxicated. There is no question that the excessive consumption of alcohol that evening put the students and yourself at risk. The Personal Conduct Policy also states that discipline is appropriate for conduct that 'undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL, NFL clubs, or NFL players.' By any measure, your conduct satisfies that standard."

MGlobules

April 21st, 2010 at 2:29 PM ^

Do you think he sues the NFL for damages? Is that recourse open to him?

Or the obverse--does taking his punishment now without complaining suggest that he is guilty?

From what I have read, I don't want this guy around my daughter--he sounds like a big-time jerk, and a jerk who screws up other people's lives. Having your goons deliver women to you is decidedly uncool, and there was more than a hint that this was SOP for the guy.

But if I am his lawyer, and looking to protect the guy's rep, these are the questions I'm asking now. And I think Roethlisberger's response to this--or lack of one--could be pretty telling.