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Tribal Warfare
04-19-2010, 01:06 AM
Sources: Big Ben suspension coming by Tuesday (http://sports.yahoo.com/nfl/news;_ylt=AmU.aG_W1PVjc0Dki5ObwGlDubYF?slug=jc-roethlisbergersuspension041810)

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to suspend Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger(notes) on Monday or Tuesday as a result of the recent sexual assault investigation in Milledgeville, Ga., multiple sources have indicated to Yahoo! Sports.

Though the Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney announced last Monday that Roethlisberger wouldn’t be charged in the case and no player has ever been suspended under the league’s personal conduct policy without being at least charged with a crime, sources close to the quarterback said he is unlikely to fight the punishment.

Roethlisberger, who apologized following last week’s announcement for the negative attention the incident garnered, would prefer to put the matter to rest as quickly as possible, three sources close to him said.

Ben understands where this is going and he knows there’s punishment he’ll have to take,” one of the aforementioned sources close to Roethlisberger said. “He knows how much this hurt the team and the league. He wants to make this right.”

While NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said he has been given no timetable for a decision, the question remains whether Goodell will keep the suspension to one or two games or make it four games or longer. It is also unknown whether the Steelers will levy an additional penalty upon Roethlisberger or if a punishment will be factored into the league’s suspension. Over the weekend, two league sources said Goodell was growing angrier by the day as more information from the investigation became public.

The investigation has included statements from witnesses in the case that a bodyguard in Roethlisberger’s entourage blocked other people from going to find Roethlisberger and the woman in a bathroom in the bar where the incident took place.

While the investigation details damaging evidence against the accuser as well and includes a statement by the woman that she didn’t want to press charges against Roethlisberger, it is clear that Roethlisberger is losing in the court of public opinion.

“After you read the file and you listen to the player, the only conclusion you can come to is that what he did is unbelievably stupid,” one of the league sources said. “How could he have really thought this was a good idea?”

This is the second straight offseason in which Roethlisberger has faced sexual misconduct allegations. A Nevada casino worker last July accused Roethlisberger of raping her in 2008. No criminal charges were filed in that case and the civil suit, which includes counter damages, is still ongoing.

The aftermath of the Roethlisberger investigation stands to dampen an eventful week for the NFL. The league will announce the 2010 NFL schedule on Tuesday and the 75th draft begins in prime time on Thursday.

Chocolate Hog
04-19-2010, 01:07 AM
Trade them Brodie for a pick.

Pushead2
04-19-2010, 01:08 AM
more time off so Big Ben can get another case brought upon himself.

KurtCobain
04-19-2010, 01:08 AM
Trade them Brodie for a pick.

Fuck that, trade them Cassel for a keychain.

Tribal Warfare
04-19-2010, 01:08 AM
Trade them Brodie for a pick.

fuck that Cassel, let's give them the 28 year old "rookie"

Chocolate Hog
04-19-2010, 01:10 AM
**** that Cassel, let's give them the 28 year old "rookie"

Yea lets keep the guy who hasn't won a game and can't stay healthy. Outstanding logic.

KurtCobain
04-19-2010, 01:10 AM
So, I'm just chilling in a club last night, and bam! Big Ben raped me. Get him off the streets!

Chocolate Hog
04-19-2010, 01:12 AM
It shouldn't be rape if she cums.

Tribal Warfare
04-19-2010, 01:12 AM
Yea lets keep the guy who hasn't won a game and can't stay healthy. Outstanding logic.

Realistically, if it was a trade straight up Croyle would have no value but Cassel would. Plus, since Ben can take a shitload of punishment the backup QB position wouldn't matter.

Chocolate Hog
04-19-2010, 01:16 AM
Realistically, if it was a trade straight up Croyle would have no value but Cassel would. Plus, since Ben can take a shitload of punishment the backup QB position wouldn't matter.

If Pioli got a pick for Thigpen he could get a pick for Croyle too. It'd be cool if they traded Cassel but it's not realistic.

Tribal Warfare
04-19-2010, 01:22 AM
If Pioli got a pick for Thigpen he could get a pick for Croyle too. It'd be cool if they traded Cassel but it's not realistic.

They traded Thigpen to Pioli's father in-law so that helps. The only team that would trade for Croyle would be Buffalo and that's because of Chan Gailey. The "SIC" info is the Buffalo Bills interest in Brodie.

Saccopoo
04-19-2010, 01:24 AM
It shouldn't be rape if she cums.

I have to tell you, that's the biggest piece of shit response I've seen on this place. Even if you are joking, it isn't funny. When someone ends up raping your mom or sister or wife or daughter, I hope you think it's cool to post shit like this.

Johnny Vegas
04-19-2010, 04:16 AM
fuck Sac, you really need to get over yourself. fuck. its the goddamn internet.

BigMeatballDave
04-19-2010, 05:35 AM
Yea lets keep the guy who hasn't won a game and can't stay healthy. Outstanding logic.Moron. What fucking difference does it make? Croyle is fragile, and may be a damn good QB. Cassel is durable and sucks ass.

Bane
04-19-2010, 05:36 AM
If Pioli got a pick for Thigpen he could get a pick for Croyle too. It'd be cool if they traded Cassel but it's not realistic.
No GM in the league is stupid enough to trade for Cassel......Oh wait..........
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pr_capone
04-19-2010, 06:07 AM
**** Sac, you really need to get over yourself. ****. its the goddamn internet.

I agree with Sac actually.

That said, when I saw that it was Billay who posted it I was less than surprised.

-King-
04-19-2010, 06:46 AM
I will laugh my ass off if Dennis Dixon has a 4-0 start while Roethlisberger is gone.
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Over-Head
04-19-2010, 06:58 AM
These stupid fuggers make a gazallion dollars a year, and haven't got enough sence to just go get their rocks off by hiring a call girl for a few hundred, wam, bam, it's over and NO press coverage. :shake:

Old Dog
04-19-2010, 07:02 AM
I agree with Sac actually.

That said, when I saw that it was Billay who posted it I was less than surprised.

+1

Bane
04-19-2010, 07:15 AM
These stupid fuggers make a gazallion dollars a year, and haven't got enough sence to just go get their rocks off by hiring a call girl for a few hundred, wam, bam, it's over and NO press coverage. :shake:

And he probably wouldn't have to get them shit faced drunk so they'd have sex with him.My favorite part if the initial report was when they said some of the girls didn't know who Ben Roethlisberger was till they told them he was QB of the Steelers.
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OnTheWarpath58
04-19-2010, 07:27 AM
Didn't Goodell just say he wanted to take a few weeks to think this over before making a decision?

chiefzilla1501
04-19-2010, 07:49 AM
Didn't Goodell just say he wanted to take a few weeks to think this over before making a decision?

This is surprising to me too. I've heard Goodell didn't want to decide until after the draft, because it would only create negative NFL attention before one of their more positive events of the year. I guess he wants to get it over with so that the media can focus on the draft on Thursday instead of badgering Goodell with questions about Big Ben.

CoMoChief
04-19-2010, 07:56 AM
Yea lets keep the guy who hasn't won a game and can't stay healthy. Outstanding logic.

QB's can't win games when they're surrounded by shit.

Brodie is a better QB than Cassel. I'd say trade Cassel, draft Clausen.

Garcia Bronco
04-19-2010, 08:12 AM
Lucky BEn. He should be in jail.

Bane
04-19-2010, 08:15 AM
Lucky BEn. He should be in jail.

Give him time....
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notorious
04-19-2010, 08:17 AM
QB's can't win games when they're surrounded by shit.

Brodie is a better QB than Cassel. I'd say trade Cassel, draft Clausen.

Fuck CoMo.


There goes our draft hopes..........


J/K :)