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Report: Rooney won't seek 3 games for Big Ben

Posted on: September 3, 2010 9:00 am
Edited on: September 3, 2010 10:27 am
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Posted by Will Brinson

If Wednesday was all about Matt Leinart, you can expect today to be all about Ben Roethlisberger. After all, today he finds out just how much time he'll miss courtesy of a suspension from Roger Goodell.

So, let's get this party started: word on the street, courtesy of Gerry Dulac of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette , is that Art Rooney will NOT try to ask for a reduction down to three games for Big Ben's suspension.

"That door is not open," a source who is familiar with the meeting told the Post-Gazette .

This is obviously in stark contrast to a Sal Paolantonio report from Wednesday afternoon that indicated Big Ben and Co. would actively seek a reduction of the six-game suspension down to three.

But, it's good news if it's true because -- as Andy and I recently discussed -- Big Ben and his people strolling into the NFL offices and seeking three games when everything about the situation seems to indicate that he'll get lucky with just four games, well, that's just plain greedy.

The fourth game is a home date against the Ravens and the Steelers could really use Ben back, especially with the Byron Leftwich injury that occured on Thursday . That being said, they can stay afloat through the bye week and, if they can have him in uniform in time for Week 6, their season isn't shot.

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Since: Aug 19, 2006
Posted on: September 3, 2010 10:20 am
 

Report: Rooney won't seek 3 games for Big Ben

A lot of people take shots at the Rooneys for trading holmes but not Ben.  They claim this a double standard.  I likewise am most definately not a steelers fan but I think that any comparision b/w the teo situtations is very very unfair.  Trading a WR with his contract is much much easier than trading a starting qb with no quality backup in place.  I am not sure if it a moral statement about the Rooneys or them just protecting their "product" but I likewise agree that they should be commended for not letting the "tail wag the dog".  I know ben is important to the success of that team right now but don't be surprised if in the offseason they look for a way to move that contract and go in another direction.  I am not saying they will or they should I'm just saying, don't be surprised.



Since: Aug 13, 2010
Posted on: September 3, 2010 10:04 am
 

Report: Rooney won't seek 3 games for Big Ben

I am not a steeler fan by any stretch of the imagination, but my hat goes off to Mr. Art Rooney.  He is a stand up guy and a good man in a world of creepy money hungry NFL owners. The only thing that seems to concern him is doing the right thing.  Way to stand up for what you believe in!


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