Goodell Suspends Roethlisberger for 4-6 Games

Everyone knew a suspension was coming, the only question was for how long and from who.

Today NFL commissioner Roger Goodell suspended Ben Roethlisberger for 4 to 6 games. The length of the suspension will vary depending on Ben’s cooperation with a “medical” evaluation.

Trade or No Trade

The announcement came on a day when trade rumors flew fast and furious. Several media outlets reported that the Steelers were alternatively shopping Ben around and/or were in close talks.

Such news sent Steelers Nation into an uproar, as entries appeared on the “Sound Off Blog” on PG Plus at a furious pace, with many fans sounding as if a deal had been consummated.

Risings’ Read

Both Ed Bouchette and Gerry Dulac weighed in on the issue before the day’s end. Both men reported that the Steelers were not actively trying to trade Ben Roethlisberger, but that they were getting offers.

Based on what their sources are telling them, both men still seemed to think it was unlikely that Roethlisberger would be dealt, but were clear that a trade might be possible.

Let’s hope Ed and Gerry are right and that these trade rumors are bogus….

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