Roethlisberger and Goodell might meet Thursday

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National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell is expected to meet with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger tomorrow when he visits Steelers training camp in Latrobe, but it is not known if he will use the occasion to alter Roethlisberger's six-game suspension.

Roethlisberger will begin serving a suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy when the preseason is over. Goodell has said he will consider reducing the suspension to four games if Roethlisberger meets all the requirements of his punishment and exhibits good behavior.

"I assume I will, but it's not scheduled that I know of," Roethlisberger said today of a meeting with Goodell. "It could be a last-minute thing. I'm not really sure."

Asked what he will say to Goodell, Roethlisberger said, "I think he does know some of the things I want him to know. I have done everything he has asked, and I've tried to go above and beyond."

During a visit to the Baltimore Ravens training camp today, Goodell seemed to agree, according to the Associated Press. Goodell said: "He is doing what he's been asked to do -- and frankly more."

Goodell added that Roethlisberger "understands the seriousness of this and the fact he has to change the way he's doing things. I'm encouraged by that."


The Associated Press contributed to this report.


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