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Ben Roethlisberger's Suspension Will Reportedly Be Reduced To Five Games

[Note: Apparently, Mike Wise, the source of this report, is bragging on the radio that he picked up Twitter followers by fabricating a story which means that the report below is not true.]

NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this offseason suspended Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger for six games. He also included a possibility that the suspension could be reduced to as few as four games based on, among other things, good behavior by Roethlisberger.

Mike Wise of the Washington Post now reports that Roethlisberger's suspension will be reduced from six to five games.

The two are expected to meet after the Steelers preseason finale.

This means that Roethlisberger will miss games against the Falcons, Titans, Bucs, Ravens and Browns. The timing with the Steelers schedule isn't great for Roethilsberger's return. They have a bye in week five.

If this report is accurate, Roethlisberger would be eligible to return Monday, Oct. 18.

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