Potential discipline for Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger will not be announced on Monday, ESPN and the New York Times reported.
Yahoo Sports had reported on Sunday night that commissioner Roger Goodell was prepared to hand down discipline to Roethlisberger as early as Monday or Tuesday. ESPN reported that while the decision won’t be announced on Monday, it remains possible that it could come on Tuesday.
The league is also announcing its regular-season schedule on Tuesday evening, just two days ahead of the NFL draft.
So if news of a Roethlisberger punishment emerges on Tuesday or beyond, it will wedge into a crowded week for NFL news.
Steelers team president Art Rooney II said last week he did not anticipate news of punishment for Roethlisberger, which he vowed was coming, until the week after the draft.
Roethlisberger is under fire because of allegations of sexual assault levied against him in Georgia. A local DA declined to prosecute him last week, citing insufficient evidence. — Sean Leahy