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Old 09-01-2010, 06:31 PM   #1
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Default Ben reps will ask Goodell to reduce by atleast 3 games

as per espn. good luck.

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Default Roethlisberger wants shorter ban

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In Friday's meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, Ben Roethlisberger's representatives plan to ask the commissioner to reduce the six-game suspension by at least three games, bringing along team president Arthur J. Rooney II to the New York meeting to support the quarterback's case, sources with knowledge of upcoming proceedings told ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.

Roethlisberger was suspended in April for six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy a week after prosecutors decided not charge him in a case involving a 20-year-old college student who accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Georgia nightclub in March.

At the time, Goodell pledged to consider reducing the length of the suspension if Roethlisberger complied with a number of league imposed conditions, including a comprehensive behavioral evaluation, and stayed clear of any other off field problems.

Most observers believe Goodell has had in his mind all along to reduce the suspension by two games to four. But Roethlisberger's attorney, David Cornwell, is expected to ask for a greater reduction in the suspension, according to those with knowledge of discussions between the commissioners office and the quarterback's representatives.

Some in the Roethlisberger camp have argued since Roethlisberger is the first player suspended by Goodell under the personal conduct policy who has not been arrested, charged with or convicted of a crime, he should not be suspended more than two games. His camp has always considered the six game suspension too harsh. But few believe Goodell will go that far, and some in the Roethlisberger camp do not want to anger the commissioner by asking for too much.

Goodell wrote to Roethlisberger in April: "The Personal Conduct Policy makes clear that I may impose discipline 'even where the conduct does not result in conviction of a crime' as, for example, where the conduct 'imposes inherent danger to the safety and well being of another person' ....or conduct that 'undermines or puts at risk the integrity and reputation of the NFL.' "

At the time of the suspension, Rooney released a statement agreeing with and supporting the Goodell's ruling. It's not known what role Rooney will play during Friday's meeting between the commissioner and Roethlisberger.

If the suspension is reduced to four games, as expected, Roethlisberger would presumably spend the Steelers bye in Week 5 getting ready to start at home against the Cleveland Browns in Week 6 -- giving him two weeks of preparation for his first game back.
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Damn you beat me by one minute.

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Bout damn time!

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Default Re: Ben reps will ask Goodell to reduce by atleast 3 games

it'll never happen. godell didn't leave the door open, to reduce below 4. besides...the rooneys lobbied for the harsh penalty...some posters have said so ...
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Default Re: Ben reps will ask Goodell to reduce by atleast 3 games

It won't hurt to try.

Hell, by this point, I don't see why not since Goodell is holding possibly one of the worst double standard rules attended to certain players this season that it's beyond laughable.

It's okay for Michael Vick to be involved in a shooting with ties to a birthday night club, countless numbers of DUI's being let slide by multiple players within the same organization, Pro athletes like Vince Young caught on tape for beating a fan & letting other players slide, like Santonio Holmes, who violated the NFL policy but yet gets to practice with teammates, gets to watch game film and train on the facility while a player like Roethlisberger, who wasn't arrested or convicted by allegations, isn't allowed to have such privileges. Goodell is ****ing up the whole entire system into a laughing stock.

That would be sweet if Ben gets 3, just in time to spank the Ravens in a big divisional game. I still think it'll be 4 though.
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I'll be shocked if it goes to 3. Love it to happen though.
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It won't hurt to try.

Hell, by this point, I don't see why not since Goodell is holding possibly one of the worst double standard rules attended to certain players this season that it's beyond laughable.

It's okay for Michael Vick to be involved in a shooting with ties to a birthday night club, countless numbers of DUI's being let slide by multiple players within the same organization, Pro athletes like Vince Young caught on tape for beating a fan & letting other players slide, like Santonio Holmes, who violated the NFL policy but yet gets to practice with teammates, gets to watch game film and train on the facility while a player like Roethlisberger, who wasn't arrested or convicted by allegations, isn't allowed to have such privileges. Goodell is ****ing up the whole entire system into a laughing stock.

That would be sweet if Ben gets 3, just in time to spank the Ravens in a big divisional game. I still think it'll be 4 though.
That list goes on and on with all the other players not mentioned. Speaking of DUI, didnt cedric benson get another one?
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