First, Roethlisberger reportedly lost an endorsement deal Tuesday, following his second sexual assault allegation in less than a year. Then came a meeting with NFL commissioner Roger Goodell, which Roethlisberger called "very productive."
Based on the meeting, Goodell will later determine if the Steelers' franchise quarterback will be suspended for any games this season. It was announced earlier this week that Roethlisberger will not be charged for a sexual assault allegation in Milledgeville, Ga., which makes for an interesting decision by the league office.
With the 2010 NFL schedule slated to be released soon, many opponents on Pittsburgh's schedule will keep a close eye on which teams get the early games. If Roethlisberger is not in the lineup for one, two or four games, the Steelers would certainly be a less formidable opponent to start the season.