Roethlisberger suspended by NFL

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    Okay. Micheal Vick does two years in federal prison and gets 2 games. This guy isn't even charged with a crime and gets 6 with a possible reduction to 4? Doesn't really make sense to me.

     
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    Maybe the league took into consideration that Vick already paid a pretty big due by being locked up for 2 years.

    Ben gets more in lieu of not having gone to prison.

    This said though, I think it's harsh regardless. It's the offseason, the guy should be allowed to enjoy his life and party. Whatever else happened besides him getting drunk as fuck was merely alleged.

    The NFL jumped the gun on this one if you ask me.
     
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    Good for the NFL.

    He may be on the trading block. I'd trade him.
     
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    Sorry Paulie, but while I keep an open mind on the rape allegations Ben got not only his team but the league as a whole some really, really embarrassing publicity with his stupidity. If players can get fines in the thousands for not pulling up their socks, 4 - 6 games for this kind of black eye sounds about right.
     
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    I don't like the fact that the NFL suspends him when he was not even charged. So, now what happens? A big game coming up and a female fan of the other team suddenly claims she was gang raped by the entire backfield of the other team and they all get suspended?

    What a crock, NFL league officials are trying to destroy the NFL in the same way NASCAR has destroyed its "game".

    Immie
     
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    I agree with you. But Vick was convicted of a felony and Big Ben was never even charged. The NFL stepped on their dick on this one. They should have never been involved.
     
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    Take the alleged rape out of the equation altogether...

    What did the guy do that was so wrong?
     
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    We were talking about this at work today.

    This sets a dangerous precedent.
     
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    I'm going to take a vacation to Texas this summer with my girlfriend, and find out where Tony Romo is hanging out. I'll have my girlfriend claim he raped her in his vehicle outside of the place we were all hanging out at.

    That should be good enough to sit his ass on the bench for about 4-6 so the Eagles can get a game in without having to deal with him.

    In fact, I really don't think I want to have to deal with DeMarcus Ware, either.

    Looks like we'll be busy on our vacation.
     
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    I find it amazing that he got six games, I was expecting four at most. You're right, it does set a dangerous precedent. I have to wonder what happens in the future if other players are just merely accused of crimes and are found to be innocent, do they get 3 games?

    I understand how it should be severe if he were guilty of the actual rape, hell, he should of gotten a lot more along with jail. However, there was not enough evidence to even charge him, nor any medical evidence. So, deciding how to punish people by the court of public opinion can be very dangerous.
     

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