Browns D-linemen may be suspended

Updated: August 5, 2010, 8:57 PM ET
Associated Press

BEREA, Ohio -- NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell still hasn't decided on the fate of two Cleveland Browns players facing suspensions.

Shaun Rogers and Robaire Smith were arrested three months apart when stopped by airport security for carrying weapons.

"Both cases are still under review by our staff," Goodell said Thursday during his visit with Browns players, coaches and fans. "I don't have any plans to specifically sit down with either one of them."

Goodell is certain that some penalty will be enforced.

"I'm not going to make any judgments about it other than it's a clear mistake," he said. "It is a violation of law. It's the kind of judgments that we have to make sure we do a better job of avoiding."

Goodell praised Rogers for recently helping police stop a motorist driving under the influence through a Cleveland suburb near the Browns' camp, but stopped short of saying it would influence his decision.

"It's a great example of a young man making a mistake on one hand and then doing something positive on the other," he said.


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