Commish: Roethlisberger violated league policy

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell hinted Monday at disciplinary action against Ben Roethlisberger during an interview on the syndicated Dan Patrick Show.

"The issue here is respect to a pattern of behavior," said Goodell, who told Patrick the Steelers quarterback violated the NFL's personal conduct policy.

Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright announced last Monday that he would not be filing charges against Roethlisberger for an alleged rape at a Milledgeville nightclub. The accuser's varying accounts and the lack of conclusive physical evidence were cited by the DA, though the alleged victim contends a rape did occur, according to documents released by the GBI.

Goodell is expected to fine and/or suspend Roethlisberger, a decision expected sometime this week. The commissioner told Patrick he is still reviewing the GBI documents. "Obviously there is a dispute about the facts that occurred that night," he said.