Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger and team president Art Rooney II will meet with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell Friday morning in New York, but they will not be politicking to have his suspension reduced beyond two games, the Post-Gazette has learned.
Reports have suggested that Rooney is accompanying Roethlisberger to the meeting to have his suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy reduced from six games to three games. But that is not the case.
"That door is not open," a source who is familiar with the meeting told the Post-Gazette.
Roethlisberger started at quarterback tonight for the Steelers in their final preseason game against Carolina at Heinz Field.