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Grdnic: Roethlisberger pleased to hear Goodell’s comments on eve of visit

By Dale Grdnic
LATROBE, Pa. — On the eve of his visit to the Pittsburgh Steelers’ training camp at Saint Vincent College, NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell told the media in Baltimore Wednesday that quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has gone above and beyond what he needs to do since being suspended for the first six games this season due to violating the league’s standard code of conduct.
Roethlisberger noted that it was positive encouragement to hear that.
“Everybody thinks he’s just coming here to see me, but he’s touring all the camps,” Roethlisberger said. “So, I assume that we’re going to talk, but we might not even (talk). I really don’t know.”
When told about the Commissioner’s comments, Steelers coach Mike Tomlin was asked if he had a reaction to that. Tomlin said he had none.
“I’m sure they’ll meet in some form or fashion,” Tomlin said. “(But) Ben has done everything that we’ve asked him to do and then some. I’m not going to speculate. We know where we sit (at least six games).
“And we know where we potentially could sit (four with good behavior). When the Commissioner renders a judgment, based on the information that we have, we’ll just continue on the path that we’re on until we get new information.”
To accommodate the Commissioner’s visit, the Steelers practiced just once Wednesday afternoon and moved the scheduled morning one to Thursday so he would have something to watch.

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Dale Grdnic

TIOPS Steelers Beat Writer

Dale Grdnic is a contributor to Inside Pittsburgh Sports, covering the Pittsburgh Steelers and Pitt Football. Dale has covered the Pittsburgh Sports scene for over 15 years with various publications

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