Originally posted by KowboyKiller:
Ben wasn't suspended the first time this happened, with the Nevada case. However now with two accusations in less than one year it's clear that Ben is behaving in a way that Gooddell finds unacceptable, I mean even Ben admitted that something happened and that he acted inappropriately. And the whole bodyguard blocking the friend thing? That makes him look very bad.
You don't see this sort of thing happening with Peyton Manning or Patrick Willis. For two accusations in less than a year to occur, I completely agree with the league in suspending him and having him take corrective action, just as any company with employees and expected behavioral standards would.
Agreed. He let the first incident slip. He couldn't let incident # 2 slip, and the 6 game suspension let Ben know there better not be an incident # 3.
The NFL is an organization based on image. I have no problem with the league taking action against any employees who's actions have publicly tarnished that image, regardless of arrest or criminal charges, or during public or private situations.
If a Ben Roethlisberger sex tape leaked out onto the internet, and the video featured him choking the b***h at her request, violating her anally, and finishing it off by nutting in her eye and telling her to "clean that off you f**king b***h", do you think the NFL has the right to suspend him then?
[ Edited by TheSixthRing on Apr 22, 2010 at 12:33 PM ]