NFL: For Ben Roethlisberger, Readiness Will Be a Big Challenge

June 21, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

For Ben Roethlisberger, the long journey back is just beginning.
He's hurdled a few of the challenges, such as completing a battery of psychological evaluations and making all of the proper comments to the press outlets.
However, he still has a long road ahead of him.
It will take years to win back the support of a loyal but expectant fan base. Steelers fans not only expect victory, they expect their players to act like pillars of the community. Not hormonally and morally challenged college kids.
He can start by making a seamless return to the playing field when his suspension is finally lifted.
That, however, will also be a huge challenge.
Roethlisberger's suspension allows him to participate in the offseason program, training camp, and the preseason.
After that, he's out of the office until he's permitted to return.
That means no practices, no meetings, and obviously no games.
During that time, however, Roethlisberger must maintain his co...

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