10 Biggest Stories Of 2010 NFL Season: No. 9: Ben Roethlisberger Suspension

January 19, 2011   ·     ·   Jump to comments

(Although this incident technically happened in the offseason, the punishment was handed down during the regular season.)
In March of 2010, Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was involved in a sexual assault investigation. This was centered around the acqusation of a 20-year old college student in a Georgia nightclub.
The Steelers immediately began contacting other teams about trading a top 10 pick in the draft for Roethlisberger, including the Rams, Raiders, 49ers, Jaguars, Bills, Seahawks, and Browns.
They didn’t receive much interest in Roethlisberger and kept him for the 2010 season.
Despite having no criminal charges being filed against Roethlisberger, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Roethlisberger for the first six games of the 2010 season. The suspension was later shortened to four games for good behavior.
Roethlisberger was the 16th player suspended under new commissioner Roger Goodell but he was the first to be susp...

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