NFL Commissioner Roger Goddell gave Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger a six-week vacation to start the 2010 NFL season, while sending a strict warning to the rest of the league: For the love of God, please stop getting accused of rape.
Although the District Attorney decided to not pursue sexual assault charges against the 28-year-old Super Bowl champion for various reasons, Goddell elected to take matters into his own hands by suspending Roethlisberger for violating the league’s personal conduct policy.
Much like prison, with good behavior (i.e. not getting accused of rape for the third time) Big Ben can have his sentence reduced. Early reports claim it could be cut down to four games.
It almost makes you think twice about putting yourself in a situation where a belligerently drunk, underage college student can accuse you of pulling out your penis before taking her into a bathroom stall to have forcible sex with her while your bodyguards make sure nobody interrupts.
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