After meeting with Ben Roethlisberger recently, NFL commissioner Roger Gooddell has decided to reduce Roethlisberger’s suspension from six games to four games.
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger’s six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal-conduct policy was reduced to four games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell after the two met on Friday, NFL Network insider Jason La Canfora reported, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.
Roethlisberger is on his way back to Pittsburgh, according to the sources.
With the shortened suspension, Roethlisberger will not be eligible to play again until the Steelers’ Oct. 17 home game against the Cleveland Browns. The Steelers’ bye occurs the previous week, so Roethlisberger will have two weeks of practice entering that game.
The move by Goddell isn’t surprising at all. Now the question becomes can the Steelers stay afloat until Big Ben comes back?