Posts Tagged ‘Santonio Holmes’

Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger suspended 6 games

April 21, 2010

The long awaited decision on whether Ben Roethlisberger would be suspended finally was announced today and the verdict is six games.

Baltimore fans, with our schedule out as of 7 p.m. yesterday, that means our first meet with our division rivals for game four in the 2010 season  is going to be sans Big Ben.

Roethlisberger was suspended by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell for violating the Personal Conduct policy after he was accused of sexually harassing an underage college girl in a Georgia nightclub last month.

Ben Roethlisberger suspended six games for the upcoming 2010 season. Will he remain in steel city?

Goodell said in the letter to Roethlisberger: “In your six years in the NFL, you have first thrilled and now disappointed a great many people.

“I urge you to take full advantage of this opportunity to get your life and career back on track.”

There have been rumors already of Art Rooney II and the Steelers franchise talking about trading Big Ben–could he be more trouble than he is worth?



Steelers trade Holmes; Roethlisberger no longer charged for assault case

April 12, 2010

The Pittsburgh Steelers 2010 season is already off to a rough start, and preseason hasn’t even started.

Sunday, April 11 brought the trade of former Superbowl MVP wide receiver Santonio Holmes. For those of you who didn’t hear, Holmes is in some trouble.

He splashed the news with his glass throwing misconduct in an Orlando night club. Then, hours after the Steelers traded him for a 5th round draft pick to the New York Jets, he was suspended for four games for substance abuse.

The Jets now have Braylon Edwards, LaDainian Tomlinson, Antonio Cromartie and Holmes for QB Mark Sanchez to look to. The Jets are going to be a pretty nasty team this upcoming season as they move the chains offensively.

The other big news story up in the Pitts is on Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger. Big Ben once again got himself in a rape/assault case when an underage girl in Georgia accused him of assaulting her in a nightclub bathroom.

At 2 p.m. today, it was announced that Roethlisberger will not be charged.

However, what does that mean for him in Pittsburgh? NFL commissioner Roger Goodell plans on meeting him later this week to talk about disciplining the QB who seems to put himself in these positions.

Even if Goodell doesn’t suspend him, and gives him a ‘slap on the wrist’ and tell him “bad boy, Ben!” there is no telling yet what the Steelers will do, especially when they just traded Holmes after being fed up with his actions off the field.

Personally, I am just glad the thug life isn’t being directed at the Ravens as is the typical.