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August 9th, 2014, 7:30pmET

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View Poll Results: What will Goodell do to Big Ben?
Suspended 12 24.49%
Fined 9 18.37%
Forced into counseling 17 34.69%
Put in the NFL's substance abuse program 6 12.24%
Just a stern lecture 23 46.94%
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Old 04-12-2010, 02:56 PM   #1
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Default Roger Goodell vs. Ben Roethlisberger

Note: Mods, if you feel this should be with the other Ben threads, feel free to move it (which you would do anyhow).

Okay, Big Ben is not going to be prosecuted for sexual assault in Georgia, yet he still has to meet with Goodell and face whatever sanctions Goodell sees fit.

The possibilities are:

Suspension, minimum of four games.

A fine. Not sure how much it will be, probably at least a few game checks.

Forced into counseling. This is what I think will happen. I don't think there are grounds for a suspension or even a fine, but he does have a problem and could probably use the counseling.

Put into the NFL's substance abuse program. There have been photos of Ben drunk, and the Georgia incident has involved alcohol. The only reason I think this won't happen is because alcohol is legal for him to consume, and I don't feel the NFL has the right to tell him he can't drink, only a judge can do that putting him on probation....and since he hasn't done anything illegal he isn't on probation. He has never had a problem with illegal drugs, never tested positive or missed a test.

Simply a stern lecture.
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Old 04-12-2010, 04:38 PM   #2
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The Patriots suck and Tom Brady is gay
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The Patriots suck and Tom Brady is gay
Word. Except you should never capitalize names. ;-)
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I vote a stern lecture, but Goodell will do what Kraft tells him to do.
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Forced into counseling..Goodell knows there is no reason he can suspend Ben. Counseling saves face and makes it look like he's doing something. The Steelers will probably sit Ben one game. I hope the first game isn't a division game. But then I'm selfish like that.
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Forced into counseling..Goodell knows there is no reason he can suspend Ben. Counseling saves face and makes it look like he's doing something. The Steelers will probably sit Ben one game. I hope the first game isn't a division game. But then I'm selfish like that.
I don't think that the Steelers are going to sit Ben for a game. If Goodell can't find reason to suspend him, I don't think the Steelers will either.
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I dont think they can suspend him for something that he didnt do (at least not enough evidence to charge). Goodell would have to go off the "Ben, you put yourself in bad situations," speach which would lead to a stern lecture and a promise of suspension if anything happens again.
Hopefully Ben realizes on his own and changes his way. (But think about it.... Ben really can not go to a bar and drink anymore because he will be putting himself in a "situation"
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But think about it.... Ben really can not go to a bar and drink anymore because he will be putting himself in a "situation"
No he can't, because by doing so, he'll make himself a target for every goldigging barfly who wants a quick payday he comes within eyeshot of. If he's accused again, even if he's never within 50 feet of the accuser, he's automatically going to be judged guilty.
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In "counseling" do you have to listen to the pinhead or can you listen to your ipod?
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