NFL: Roethlisberger to accept suspension, coach says
PITTSBURGH — Steelers coach Mike Tomlin says quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is ready to accept his six-game suspension and will issue a statement about it Monday.
Roethlisberger does not plan to hold a news conference. He is barred from taking part in any Steelers activities until he has undergone the behavioral evaluation ordered by NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
The two-time Super Bowl winner has been suspended for six games. Goodell handed down the punishment after prosecutors decided not to charge Roethlisberger after a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Georgia nightclub last month.
On April 12, Roethlisberger apologized for his off-field behavior and promised to work to regain the trust of his teammates and fans.