All signs Monday point to any possible charges against Ben Roethlisberger being dismissed, meaning things slowly should get back to normal for he and the Steelers. The last month has been one of story after story coming out about the night of March 5th, as Roethlisberger has been under a microscope as well as exactly what went down with a 20-year old accusing him of sexual assault. Now though, those distractions should go away.
Despite that, it remains blurry about what, if any, type of punishment the QB will have to face from the league. Sure, no charges were levied at Roethlisberger, but taking into consideration what took place last offseason with another woman involving the QB, has commish Roger Goodell finally seen enough? A decision about if the QB is going to have to face a suspension is up to Goodell, and here’s betting despite being not charged with a crime, Ben is going to have to sit a pair of games.
Now one would say that it’s not a fair judgment to have to suspend a player that was not charged with a crime that easily could have been considered hear-say, but Goodell will throw the “player conduct policy” charge at the QB, meaning that it’s time to take a seat and think about his actions.
Fair? Maybe. Then again, if Roethlsiberger has to sit games one and two of the season, and let’s say those are games against the Ravens and Bengals, and the team starts 0-2 with Dennis Dixon under center, then Steeler Nation is going to be in quite the uproar. On the other hand, will sitting Ben a couple game get him the message that he simply has to end this 18-year-old behavior.
My guess -Ben’s gonna sit two games. What do you think?