The NFL is weighing possible disciplinary action against Ben Roethlisberger, who met with league commissioner Roger Goodell one day after the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback learned he won't be charged in the alleged sexual assault of a Georgia college student.
Roethlisberger described the Tuesday afternoon meeting in Manhattan as "very productive," but he didn't say whether or not he expects to be suspended or fined for several off-the-field incidents that have damaged his reputation and angered the franchise he has led to two Super Bowl championships.
"It's a very serious matter, one we take serious," Roethlisberger told ESPN as he and his representatives left the meeting with Goodell at the NFL's offices.
NFL spokesman Greg Aiello said the league will review the facts and follow up with Roethlisberger and the Steelers. Aiello didn't give a timeline.
Possible options include a suspension, a fine or having the quarterback undergo counseling or rehabilitation.
"Commissioner Goodell met today with Ben Roethlisberger and his representatives to discuss the recent incident involving his personal conduct," the league said in a statement. "In accordance with the league's personal-conduct policy, our office will review all the facts and follow up at the appropriate time with the Steelers and Ben."
The Steelers had no comment Tuesday as they await the NFL's findings, and the team isn't expected to discuss the issue until the league makes its ruling.