Already on Sunday we learned that Ben Roethlisberger is expected to make his 2010 debut at Steelers practice tomorrow, according to the AP. And now, Yahoo! Sports' Jason Cole is reporting that a decision on the troubled quarterback's future will come much sooner than a couple weeks from now, which was the original thinking -- Roethlisberger's expected suspension will be announced on Monday or Tuesday, according to sources.
While NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said he has been given no timetable for a decision, the question remains whether Goodell will keep the suspension to one or two games or make it four games or longer. It is also unknown whether the Steelers will levy an additional penalty upon Roethlisberger or if a punishment will be factored into the league’s suspension. Over the weekend, two league sources said Goodell was growing angrier by the day as more information from the investigation became public.
Roethlisberger is "unlikely" to appeal any suspension, hoping that everything can be put behind him as soon as possible.
“Ben understands where this is going and he knows there’s punishment he’ll have to take,” one of the aforementioned sources close to Roethlisberger said. “He knows how much this hurt the team and the league. He wants to make this right.”