April 21, 2010

Roethlisberger should return for Saints-Steelers Halloween game

The Saints and Steelers play on Halloween night on national television in the Superdome in Pittsburgh's seventh game of the season.

Which means that suspended QB Ben Roethlisberger should be available.

Roethlisberger's suspension of six games will be reduced to four with total cooperation with counseling.  It is hard to imagine Roethlisberger failing to comply and only being suspended six games.  If anything, failure of compliance - or another incident like the alleged sexual assault in Georgia in early March - would result in a lengthened suspension.

Roethlisberger is 1-0 against the Saints, winning a 38-31 shootout contest in 2006 when Willie Parker torched the Saints for 213 yards on the ground and two late, game deciding touchdowns.  Brees outdueled Roethlisberger on that day,

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