Why was Roethlisberger suspended?

Ben Roethlisberger was suspended from the football for six games in the April 2010. Roethlisberger who was quarterback of Pittsburgh Steelers was suspended as per the player conduct policy by the NFL commissioner. The NFL commissioner, Roger Goodell has decided to suspend Roethlisberger for his illegal actions at Milledgeville. Roethlisberger was accused of a sexual assault in drunken state on a 20 year old woman at Georgia nightclub in March 2010. The suspension time might have been reduced to 4 games rather than six by Goodell by looking at the progress of Roethlisberger in the previous season.

But, if the player still does not comply with the policies of NFL, then the suspension time might be extended. Roethlisberger was prevented from entering into any off-season in-field activity of Steelers until he finishes the suspension period. The evaluators and Goodell allowed him to attend the training camp and preseason games for that immediate summer as long as he is cleared from allegations. Roethlisberger was the first player to be suspended by Goodell as per the conduct policy. Roethlisberger was only suspended without arresting or charging him with a crime.

Later, Roethlisberger’s suspension was reduced to 4 games and he was able to participate in preseason game of Steelers. He had to miss four regular games along with intermediate practices. Roethlisberger was not punished heavily as what he has done was within the limits of the conduct policy and he was expected to correct himself and respond further positively. This positive expectation was expressed by Goodell. Goodell made a telephone call to Roethlisberger and told him about his six game suspensions without payment and told him also that he has to undergo an evaluation on his behavi

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