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Updated: Roethlisberger Banned 6 Games

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Updated: 4/21/2010 1:25pm

New York (AP) -- Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been suspended for six games without pay for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Commissioner Roger Goodell made the announcement Wednesday. Roethlisberger also must undergo a "comprehensive behavioral evaluation by medical professionals."

The suspension could be reduced to four games for good behavior after the behavioral evaluation is completed.

Last week, prosecutors decided not to charge Roethlisberger after a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Georgia nightclub in March.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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New York (AP) -- A person with knowledge of the decision says Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be suspended for four to six games for violating the NFL's personal conduct policy.

The person spoke to the Associated Press on Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the league hasn't announced its decision.

ESPN first reported the suspension.

Both ESPN and Foxsports.com are reporting that the suspension would contain conditions that would allow the length of the ban to be reduced.

Last month a 20-year-old college student accused Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her in a Georgia nightclub.

Last week, prosecutors decided not to charge Roethlisberger in the case.

(Copyright 2010 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)


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