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Old 03-07-2010, 03:20 PM   #1
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Default Should Ben be suspended?

OK, I know some of you will laugh and shake you're head at even the suggestion of Ben being suspended, but I believe their could be merit for it, and you need look no farther than Pacman Jones. At the time Jones was suspended by Goodell, he had not been convicted of anything. There were only charges and allegations. To this day, the only coviction Jones has is for felony obstruction and that came long after his suspension. Goodell didn't suspend Jones because he was found guilty of anything, but for his alleged repeated actions. Here's what Goodell said about the suspension....

"We must protect the integrity of the NFL," commissioner Roger Goodell said in a statement. "The highest standards of conduct must be met by everyone in the NFL because it is a privilege to represent the NFL, not a right. These players, and all members of our league, have to make the right choices and decisions in their conduct on a consistent basis."

In a letter to the player, Goodell wrote: "Your conduct has brought embarrassment and ridicule upon yourself, your club, and the NFL, and has damaged the reputation of players throughout the league. You have put in jeopardy an otherwise promising NFL career, and have risked both your own safety and the safety of others through your off-field actions. In each of these respects, you have engaged in conduct detrimental to the NFL and failed to live up to the standards expected of NFL players. Taken as a whole, this conduct warrants significant sanction."

Haven't Ben's actions, whether criminal or not, brought embarrassment upon himself, the Steelers and the League? Remember that you don't have to be charged with anything to be suspended! I think this may be something that Goodell has to look at, if he hasn't already. I personally like Ben as a player, but his conduct off the field has been at the very least..immature, embarrassing, and selfish!
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Old 03-07-2010, 03:28 PM   #2
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he should suspend all players for going to the clubs and leading promiscuous lives right before him and the owners lock them out.

screw goodell.

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Old 03-07-2010, 03:30 PM   #3
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My guess is IF he's charged then either Goodell or the Steelers themselves will suspend him pending the outcome of the case.
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IF he is charged i would bet tony paycheck the steelers FO will suspend him. That is just the steelers way.
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I wish Chad would get a lifetime ban!!! One less headache!
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Pacman has been arrested and charged multiple times. Neither has happended with Ben.
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If Roethlisberger is convicted in criminal court, then I wouldn't be surprised if the Steelers cut him.

If he's acquitted in criminal court, he should be deactivated for four games by the team.

If he never goes to criminal court, then he should be deactivated for two games as a warning that nobody's going to put up with his shit anymore.
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If Roethlisberger is convicted in criminal court, then I wouldn't be surprised if the Steelers cut him.

If he's acquitted in criminal court, he should be deactivated for four games by the team.

If he never goes to criminal court, then he should be deactivated for two games as a warning that nobody's going to put up with his shit anymore.
I wouldn't be surprised to see the Steelers do something drastic to at least get his attention.
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This has already been discussed at length in the other Ben sexual assault threads.
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