Once thought to be unimaginable, the Steelers have had internal discussions regarding trading Ben Roethlisberger, according to Jason La Canfora of NFL Network.
According to the source, Steelers ownership remains dismayed and embarrassed by Roethlisberger's actions in a Georgia college town this offseason and finds his string of off-the-field incidents troubling. The team has been closely monitoring the public backlash against Roethlisberger.
"The Rooneys are livid," the source said.
La Canfora makes it clear that these are just internal discussions and no talks with other teams have taken place.
Steelers president Art Rooney II will address the media shortly although no suspension is expected to be announced at that point.
If Rooney doesn't make it loud and clear that Roethlisberger is not for sale, then expect the trade rumors to continue to crop up.