Steelers Issue Statement Regarding Roethlisberger, 'Focus Now On Preparing For Regular Season'

Shortly after NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell lessened Ben Roethlisberger's suspension from six games to four, the Steelers issued a statement, saying the team is focusing on moving forward.

"Ben has done a good job this summer of growing as the person that he needs to be, both on and off the field. I am confident that Ben is committed to continuing in this positive direction. As a team, our focus is now on preparing for the regular season and getting off to a good start on opening weekend."

Additionally, the NFL released a statement of their own.

"You have told me and the Steelers that you are committed to making better decisions," Commissioner Goodell said in a letter to Roethlisberger. "Your actions over the past several months have been consistent with that promise and you must continue to honor that commitment."

Roethlisberger will be eligible to play against the Browns at home in Week 6 (Pittsburgh has a bye in Week 5). While he is suspended, he "cannot be at the team's practice facility, attend games, represent the club publicly in any way, have contact with any member of the coaching staff or other football operations personnel, or engage in any team football-related activities or discussions with teammates away from team facilities," according to the NFL. 

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