Representatives meeting with Roger Goodell on Friday on behalf of Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will ask the commissioner of a reduction of at least three games from his conditional six-game suspension, according to a report by ESPN's Sal Paolantonio.
When the suspension was first handed down in April, Goodell said that the suspension would be reduced two games if Roethlisberger passed a comprehensive behavioral evaluation and stayed out of trouble. Goodell remarked in early August that Roethlisberger has been "doing what he's been asked to do -- and frankly more."
Most observers believe Goodell will reduce the suspension to four games. Any more than that would likely be viewed as a capitulation from the commissioner's original stance.