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Posted on: Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Goodell: NFL "thorough" in Roethlisberger probe


Associated Press

PITTSBURGH NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he will decide soon whether to punish Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his off-the-field troubles.

Goodell was attending a dinner honoring Steelers chairman Dan Rooney on Wednesday night.

He says the NFL will be "thorough" in looking at the Roethlisberger incidents.

Goodell and Roethlisberger met for several hours Tuesday in New York, one day after Roethlisberger learned he would not be charged for the alleged sexual assault of a Georgia college student.

While Roethlisberger faces no criminal charges, he remains involved in a Nevada civil suit that alleges he sexually assaulted a hotel employee there. The NFL could punish the two-time Super Bowl winner under its code of conduct.