Terry Bradshaw: 'I pray they don't cut' Ben Roethlisberger's suspension
Updated at 11:53 a.m.
"Going to bars -- treating women like that; oh my God," Bradshaw, the Steelers' Hall of Fame quarterback, told the Shreveport Times (via ESPN). "I pray they don't cut [his NFL suspension] to four games. I hope they leave it at six. There is no excuse for that. The egos get out of hand."
The Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback was suspended in April for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. Earlier that month, Georgia prosecutors decided not to file charges in connection with accusations by a 20-year-old college student that he sexually assaulted her.
Roethlisberger is expected to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell today and will learn whether his suspension has been reduced.
No matter what the duration of the suspension, the Steelers will need a fill-in at quarterback. After suffering a knee injury Thursday night, don't expect that person to be Byron Leftwich.
Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon are the candidates to start after Leftwich sustained a knee injury in a second-quarter collision in Pittsburgh's final preseason game.
Leftwich, according to the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, tore his medial collateral ligament and will be out indefinitely.
September 3, 2010; 7:29 AM ET
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