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NFL: NFL needs more time to determine Roethlisberger punishment

April 19, 2010

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell joined the show to talk about the state of the NFL on draft week and where he stands on Ben Roethlisberger.

Goodell was asked if reports that he would announce his suspension today or tomorrow were true. “There may be plenty of reports. I make the decision when I”m prepared to do so,” Goodell said.

Goodell was asked if there has been a violation of the NFL’s personal conduct policy.

“Yes, there has been a violation of that,” Goodell said. “The issue here is respect to a pattern of behavior … bad judgments.”

Goodell said he needed time to review all the facts. “Obviously there is a depute about the facts that occurred that night,” Goodell said.

Here are some of Goodell’s other takes:

— Goodell still wants to add two regular-season games. “We’re thinking of flipping two preseason games and making them regular-season games,” Goodell said. “It’s in response to our fans and better for the game. We would still be staying within our 20 games.”

— Goodell said he still wants a franchise in Los Angeles, but the NFL has to settle the CBA first.

— Goodell said Tim Tebow hasn’t let him know yet if he’ll be coming to the draft. Goodell said that Jimmy Clausen called him and he’s not coming so he can spend time with his family.

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