Good news to all Pittsburgh Steelers fans: NFL commissioner Roger Goodell has cut the Steelers quarterback’s suspension from six games to four.
The decision was announced by the league after Goodell and Roethlisberger met up on Friday at the NFL headquarters in New York. This is definitely reason enough for the Steelers supporters, football betting enthusiasts, and NFL fans to rejoice (or groan in disappointment, if you are a fanatic of a rival team)
In March this year, a 20-year-old college student accused Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her in a bar in Georgia. Fortunately, the prosecutors did not proceed with the filing of charges against him. However, the NFL suspended him the following month for infringing its personal conduct policy.
But after reviewing and observing Roethlisberger’s conduct months after the incident, the commissioner did not find any more reason to further instigate Roethlisberger. Goodell said the Steelers QB has displayed satisfactory behavior and an apparent commitment to staying out of trouble, making him decide to reduce his penalty to a four-game suspension.
So to all football fanatics out there, get ready to see Roethlisberger in action two games earlier, as he returns to Heinz field on October 17. He and his team will go up against their long-time rivals, the Cleveland Browns.