NJ football fans weigh in on Big Ben's troubles
Garden State Steelers fans are split on the NFL's decision to sideline team quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for six games.
Last week, prosecutors decided not to charge Roethlisberger after a 20-year-old college student accused him of sexually assaulting her in a Georgia nightclub in March. Roethlisberger will be suspended without pay for violating the league's personal conduct policy.
NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell announced Wednesday that Roethlisberger must undergo a "comprehensive behavioral evaluation by medical professionals," before returning to professional football.
Some New Jersey fans say the commissioner made the right decision in suspending the Pittsburgh quarterback. "The NFL is a privilege just like your license, if you lose that privilege you're going to get fined," says Robert Giarraffa, of Jersey City.
Other fans believe that since charges were dropped, Roethlisberger should not have been fined.
Commissioner Goodell also said Roethlisberger's suspension could be reduced to four games for good behavior after the behavioral evaluation is completed.