As if the Steelers haven't had enough bad news recently, ESPN's Chris Mortensen reports Commissioner Roger Goodell will meet with QB Ben Roethlisberger this week regarding recent allegations of sexual assault.
A woman is claiming Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in a Georgia bar. ESPN reported over the weekend that charges are not expected.
An official announcement from the DA's office will happen Monday afternoon.
Roethlisberger could face civil charges, which would be the second civil suit for an alleged incident of sexual assault.
Goodell has said before that criminal charges aren't a necessity when determining a league-imposed suspension. He has said on numerous occasions that the NFL holds its players to a higher standard and it would seem that Roethlisberger has violated that standard.
Will a suspension come? Early speculation is indicating no.
However, it's possible the Steelers could impose their own suspension. In my opinion, this would be the best move for the Steelers.
Santonio Holmes was shipped off Pittsburgh because of character and legal concerns so a Roethlisberger suspension could quell some of those calls of a double standard.