However, if they want Ben to continue to have success, it needed to happen.
I am not going to even pretend to know what happened between Ben and the two different women who have accused him of sexual assault. Both cases are a matter of he said, she said.
What I do know, though, is between those two incidents and his motorcycle accident, Ben doesn't make the best decisions when he's not on the field.
Big Ben needed a wake-up call and I believe this six game suspension, without pay I might add, is just what the doctor ordered.
Thus far in his short career, Roethlisberger has won two Super Bowls and lived an apparent wild social life with little or no repercussions.
With that much success and money and no one telling you that you can't do something, that is a recipe for disaster.
Even though Ben was never arrested and charges were never brought against him, the NFL had to do something. Not only to protect their image, but to try and get one of their star players back on (if he was ever there) the right track.
This is a moment in Roethlisberger's life where he can look in the mirror and decide if what he sees isn't who he really is. He can clean up his act, or can blame everyone else but himself and end up getting bounced from the league.
I hope he makes the right choices from here on out.