Roethlisberger suspended for six games
UPDATED (3:27 p.m.)...
The NFL suspended Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the first six games of next season for violating the league's personal conduct policy, the league announced Wednesday.
The suspension potentially could be reduced to four games by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell if Roethlisberger meets certain conditions tied to his potential reinstatement, according to the league's announcement.
Goodell also could extend Roethlisberger's suspension if he chooses for any failure by Roethlisberger to comply with the conditions of his reinstatement, the league announced. Roethlisberger was ordered to undergo a medical evaluation. Goodell punished Roethlisberger for off-field misbehavior and conduct detrimental to the NFL even though the quarterback was not charged with a crime.