Suspend Ben Roethlisberger Under the Team Policy

April 16, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

It's been a Big Ben kind of day. Lots of opinions floating out there about what kind of suspension is going to fall, and why. The biggest buzz came not from the Rooney press conference , but from the victim statements released by the Milledgeville, GA district attorney. Here's a few of her statements on record with the police immediately following the incident:

"I told him it wasn’t OK, no, we don’t need to do this and I proceeded to get up and try to leave. I went to the first door I saw, which happened to be a bathroom."

"I still said no, this is not OK, and he then had sex with me. He said it was OK. He then left without saying anything."

A suspension is a foregone conclusion. It's going to happen. The question is for how long. Well, that depends on a few things. This afternoon Art Rooney shared that the disciplinary action will be coordinated with the league. All fine and dandy, but that merges two independent policies. The team enforced poli...

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