NFL commissioner Roger Goodell made the right call in suspending Roethlisberger, who was accused of sexual assault twice in the past year and violated the league's personal conduct policy. But the Steelers are fortunate to still have a chance to salvage their 2010 season.
The Steelers should have a good chance to make the playoffs if Ben Roethlisberger plays well when he returns.
A suspension of eight games would have all but ended Pittsburgh's season before it ever began. If you thought the team looked average last year without safety Troy Polamalu, imagine how below average the Steelers would be without their $100 million quarterback for half the season.
Roethlisberger is at fault, and he got the brunt of the punishment. Here is a breakdown of how much money Roethlisberger is set to lose depending on the length of his suspension.