Star quarterback is not permitted to participate in any team activities
Lost in the shuffle of commissioner Goodell’s announcement is that Ben Roethlisberger is not permitted to participate in team activities.
Just minutes ago Commissioner Roger Goodell notified Roethlisberger today that he 1) must undergo a comprehensive behavioral evaluation by medical professionals and 2) will be suspended without pay for the first six games of the regular season for conduct detrimental to the NFL in violation of the league’s Personal Conduct Policy.
The commissioner also announced that Roethlisberger may not attend any team off-season activity after today until he has completed the evaluation and the evaluating professionals confirm with the commissioner that Roethlisberger may resume football activities. If so cleared, Roethlisberger will be able to participate in training camp and preseason games this summer.
The Steelers have 12 OTA practices and one mandatory mini-camp remaining before training camp in July.
Voluntary workouts are on-going throughout the off-season.