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Old 04-22-2010, 08:56 AM
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Originally Posted by Alanboy395 View Post
Goodell's motive may be to send a message and make an example out of him.
I don't get this though. Why should he be sent a message? Ben went to a bar with friends and had drinks. There was not a crime committed.

The leagues policy is almost as if the players are in prison. What is next.... NFL players can't go to Best Buy or to the grocery store?
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:57 AM
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If you read the transcripts, there was alot more to it than just going to a bar and buying drinks...

Ben is not just some college kid out getting hammered on a Friday night.

If you or I did what he did and it became public, our jobs would probably be gone.
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Old 04-22-2010, 12:52 PM
Location: Pittsburgh--Home of the 6 time Super Bowl Champions!
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Originally Posted by TheCity View Post
Ben went to a bar with friends and had drinks.
Oh...a LOT more happened than just this!! ^^^^
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Old 04-22-2010, 10:12 PM
Location: Long Island,New York
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Originally Posted by Gnutella View Post
Beats me. I would have suspended him for two games and ordered a psychological evaluation. Four games is the maximum I'd accept. Six games is a bit excessive. Hopefully there is a way that he can get it reduced to four games.
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Old 06-05-2010, 03:30 AM
Location: Yucaipa, California
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6 weeks its excessive. Ben will miss the first 6 games of the regular season starting on sun sept 12th. Atlanta (Home), tenn (Away), tampa bay (A), balt (H), cleveland (H) & miami (A). Luckily the bye week is after cleveland. Ben will start on halloween nite at new orleans saints. Its a sunday night football game. The steelers play 1 monday nite game on 11-8 at cinn, 3 sunday nite games at new orleans (10-31), home against new england on 11-14 & away at bal on 12-5. Those are 4 straight tough games. They play thurs nite at home vs carolina. Overall the steelers dont have a easy schedule especially with ben out the first 6 games. NFL, Pittsburgh Steelers Release 2010 Regular Season Schedule - kdka.com (http://kdka.com/steelers/Steelers.Schedule.2010.2.1645273.html - broken link)
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