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Big Ben Spends Weekend At Clinic

PITTSBURGH (AP) - The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported Monday

that Ben Roethlisberger spent the weekend in a clinic being

evaluated as part of the sanctions handed down by NFL commissioner

Roger Goodell.

The newspaper cited an unidentified team source saying the

evaluation will take days rather than weeks. Goodell suspended the

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback six games without pay last month.

A Steelers spokesman said the team is prohibited by league rule

from discussing Roethlisberger's treatment. NFL spokesman Greg

Aiello said all details of the evalation are confidential.

The two-time Super Bowl winner was ordered to undergo a

"comprehensive behavioral evaluation by professionals" after

violating the NFL's personal conduct policy. Goodell announced the

punishment a week after prosecutors decided not to charge

Roethlisberger in a case involving a 20-year-old college student

who accused the quarterback of sexually assaulting her in a

Milledgeville, Ga., nightclub.

"I have talked to him," coach Mike Tomlin said Sunday,

according to the report. "I will continue to talk to him, and I

don't have a crystal ball in regards to when he's going to be back

in the (Steelers') facility. A lot of that has to do with the

things he needs to do and of course the judgment of the

commissioner."

 

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