Roethlisberger to Meet with Commish
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is set to discuss his suspension in a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell on Friday. That according to Steelers president Art Rooney, who in a statement said the team is looking forward to hearing from Goodell, but will have no further comment until after the meeting. Roethlisberger was suspended for the first six games of the regular season for violating the NFL’s Personal Conduct Policy, although the commissioner could reduce the suspension to four games. The suspension came after Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault twice over a nine-month period. In each case, Roethlisberger denied the accusations and he was not charged with any crime. The seventh-year quarterback has appeared in two preseason games this year, completing 10-14 passes for 143 yards and an interception. Veteran Byron Leftwich is expected to be the Steelers starter during Roethlisberger’s suspension.