Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Big Ben Gets A 6-Game Staycation.

After months of deliberation, and charges of racial double standards, the NFL finally got off its a$$ and dropped the other shoe on Steeler's QB "Big" Ben Roethlisberger.
The NFL has suspended Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for six games following a rape accusation against him by a college student earlier this year in a case where the prosecutor declined to press charges.

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell elected to go for the maximum punishment since reports were that a suspension could just be four weeks for Roethlisberger violating the league's personal behavior rules.
Its difficult to claim this somehow isn't "fair". Big Ben's the QB of one of the league's marquee franchises, and these allegations mark the second time he's been caught up in questionable zipper-related behavior. Doing nothing wouldn't have been a good look for the NFL's continual push to make the game more appealing to female fans.[1] You can't exactly try and get chicks interested in your sport when one of your biggest stars is going Mystikal on broads in the offseason. So, I guess this is the right decision.

Still, I'm sure some will complain that the NFL gave Big Ben too much rope and didn't suspend him more proactively like they did Pacman Jones and Michael Vick. What do you think?

Question: Is Big Ben's suspension too much, too little, or just right?!?

[1] Google the term "NFL Her" for evidence.

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