Looming Suspension for Ben Roethlisberger and Its Fantasy Impact

April 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

With NFL commissioner Roger Goodell’s announcement that he plans to meet Ben Roethlisberger at the appropriate time to discuss his recent off the field issues, there is a growing sense that the league will suspend the Steelers quarterback for a portion of the 2010 season.
Roethlisberger was involved in a second sexual assault investigation since last July when, in early March, a 20-year-old college student accused him of assaulting her in a bathroom of a bar in Midgeville, Georgia. Previously, Roethlisberger was accused of raping a hotel employee at Lake Tahoe in Nevada. He still faces civil proceedings related to that incident.
In Pittsburgh, fans largely supported him after the Lake Tahoe incident, but that support seems to have eroded since the second allegation, as the number of troubling incidents regarding his behavior seems to have reached a breaking point.
Fans in Pittsburgh are well aware of his penchant for the town’s night life and his refusal to a...

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