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Time for someone to suspend Roethlisberger

I hate prepared statements.

Any time I see an athlete read from a prepared statement, I doubt their sincerity.

Anyone can read from a piece of paper. Anyone can rehearse and deliver a speech written by someone else.

I can't help but think that was the case Monday when Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger delivered his short words.

Can't an athlete speak from the heart these days?

I know, I know, there are those worried that an athlete could misspeak, so prepared remarks can keep him on topic.

I don't buy it.

And I hope the league or the Steelers aren't buying it either.

One or both need to suspend Roethlisberger.

I'm tired of his antics. I'm sure the Steelers are too. Probably throw in NFL commish Roger Goodell.

Maybe the return of sensibility to the Steelers organization won't end with Sunday's trade of Santonio Holmes.


  1. Ben Roethlisberger is a great player, but he really needs to be more careful with his off-field behavior. This latest incident has caused a great deal of embarrassment to the Steelers organization and the NFL, and he really needs to work hard to regain the respect of fans. Even though he wasn’t charged with anything, I think commissioner Goodell needs to suspend him for a game or two in order to ensure that he won’t have a serious lapse of judgment ever again.

  2. I agree, although a one-game or two-game suspension might not be enough.

    And a suspension for a preseason game would be a slap on the wrist.


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