Steelers Confirm Ben Roethlisberger Will Be Disciplined After The Draft

Steelers president Art Rooney II spoke with the media at a 2:30 PM press conference and confirmed that Ben Roethlisberger will be disciplined.

"I've made it clear to Ben that his conduct in this incident did not live up to our standards," Rooney said. "There will be consequences for his actions."    

Rooney indicated any discipline would come after the NFL draft next week. He also said he will be working with Commissioner Roger Goodell on the discipline.

The team can suspend him up to four games for conduct detrimental to the team.

As we explained before, it's important from a public relations standpoint that this discipline comes from the team and not the league. If the NFL issued some sort of suspension, it could create the perception that the Steelers were unwilling to discipline him, which would be taken negatively in the Pittsburgh community.

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