Steelers PR guy Dave Lockett confirmed with Commissioner Roger Goodell that indeed Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not have his suspension lowered less than 4 games. Goodell held a very poor press conference on Thursday and vaguely answered questions on if Ben indeed could have his suspension lowered from 6 games to under 4 games.
Goodell said he won\’t decide whether or not to trim the suspension from six to four games until the end of the month. For the second straight day, he praised Roethlisberger\’s steps to reshape his life, saying he has gone beyond what the NFL asked him to do. Goodell was vague when asked several times if there was a possibility Roethlisberger\’s suspension could be reduced below four games. Goodell said the punishment was designed to be a minimum of four games but no final decision will be made until the preseason ends.
UPDATE: My report about the Ben suspension not being any less than 4 games is now backed up by NFL PR Guy, Brian McCarthy on Twitter.