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
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
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