Steelers president Art Rooney II held a press conference following the news that the NFL had handed down a six-game suspension for Ben Roethlisberger.
The timing was especially nice from a media point of view because it had just been reported that the Steelers were contacting teams with top 10 draft picks about a possible trade.
However, Rooney avoided any and all trade talk during the session.
"We really can't answer any questions about trades, particularly this time of year," Rooney said. "We go into every draft with the idea we're going to do anything we can to make our team a better football team. So we just have to stick with that and not discuss trades in advance."
He also said he agrees and supports the NFL on the suspension. He does not expect Roethlisberger to appeal and expects the other players on the roster to step up and play without him.