Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger's Suspension Reduced to Four Games

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger met this morning with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell in New York City regarding his six-game suspension.

Jason La Canfora of the NFL Network reports that after meeting the Commissioner's conditions this off-season, Roethlisberger's suspension has been reduced to four games.

The reduction is contingent on Roethlisberger continuing to adhere to the conditions the Commission laid forth in the spring, and upon Roethlisberger not violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Roethlisberger will be eligible to return to the team on October 4. The Steelers have a bye in Week 5, so Roethlisberger's 2010 regular season debut will come against the Cleveland Browns on October 17.

During Roethlisberger's suspension, which will cost him $1.894 million in base salary, the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback plans to bring his quarterback coach from California to the Pittsburgh area and work out at a local high school.

"I know for a fact I’m going to bring my quarterback coach (George Whitfield) in from California to work out with him during the time off, however long it might be," Roethlisberger told Scott Brown of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review. "I want to make sure I got my cleats on, and balls that I’m throwing, doing drills to stay as sharp as I can without having a pass rush. That’s right now more definitive. But there are a number of things I want to be involved with, but we’re not quite sure."

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