And you can do whatsoever you please in the calm certainty that you will never receive any punishment worse than a slap on the wrist. I say that because I think someone should just point out the obvious truth. Here’s the proof (in case you need it) –
Ben Roethlisberger is getting time off for good behavior. He’ll be back on the field for the Pittsburgh Steelers two games earlier than expected after convincing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell he is turning his life around. The star quarterback, accompanied by team president Art Rooney, met with Goodell early Friday and was told he could return on Oct. 17 against Cleveland after missing four games. He was suspended in April for six games for violating the league’s personal conduct policy, but Goodell said at the time he would review the player’s behavior over the next few months. Goodell was satisfied that Roethlisberger has followed the league’s guidelines and stayed out of trouble.
Yes he stayed out of trouble. Wow. That in itself is miraculous for an athlete. And given the fact that he molested an underage girl he needn’t have expected any harsher punishment than that nearly unbearable and cruel six whole game suspension which turned out to be just four games…
Yes, dear jocks, you’re above the law. You should enjoy it to the fullest and do whatever comes to mind. Don’t worry- no one will say anything.
- Roethlisberger’s suspension reduced from six games to four (denverpost.com)
- Roethlisberger suspension reduced to 4 games (seattletimes.nwsource.com)