Goodell: NFL “thorough” in Roethlisberger probe

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell says he will decide soon whether

to punish Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for his

off-the-field troubles.

Goodell was attending a dinner honoring Steelers chairman Dan

Rooney on Wednesday night.

He says the NFL will be “thorough” in looking at the

Roethlisberger incidents.

Goodell and Roethlisberger met for several hours Tuesday in New

York, one day after Roethlisberger learned he would not be charged

for the alleged sexual assault of a Georgia college student.

While Roethlisberger faces no criminal charges, he remains

involved in a Nevada civil suit that alleges he sexually assaulted

a hotel employee there. The NFL could punish the two-time Super

Bowl winner under its code of conduct.