The NFL has reduced Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger’s suspension down to four games. There were many that speculated that this would be the end result as Roethlisberger had exceeded the expectations placed upon him by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.

NFL Senior Vice President of Public Relations, Greg Aiello‘s Twitter account posted the following quote from Commissioner Goodell to Roethlisberger,

You have told me and the Steelers that you committed to making better decisions. Your actions over the past several months have been consistent with that promise and you must continue to honor that commitment.”

This decision could not have come at a better time for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they received bad news from an MRI confirming that Byron Leftwich has a torn MCL in his left knee that he suffered in last nights preseason game against the Carolina Panthers.