This week in sports

By Holly Prendergast
April 18, 2010

Roethlisberger joins Steelers again

Since being accused of sexual assault last month on a Georgia college student, two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, has not been participating in practices with the Pittsburg Steelers.  While the rest of the team has been practicing since March 29, Roethlisberger has remained away from the facility for fear of being a distraction to the rest of the team. Roethlisberger will not be charged for the accused crime and it is reported that he will attend practices beginning on Monday, April 19.  Although he isn’t being charged for this crime, Roethlisberger is still involved in an ongoing lawsuit in Nevada from a hotel worker claiming sexual assault.

Broncos trade Marshall to Dolphins

The Denver Broncos traded wide receiver Brandon Marshall to the Miami Dolphins on Wednesday, April 14.  In exchange for the trade the Broncos received second-round draft picks for the 2010 and 2011 seasons.  Marshall and the Dolphins agreed to a four-year, $47.5-million contract extension with $24 million guaranteed.  The deal includes $29 million in his first three years.  This deal makes Marshall the highest-paid receiver in NFL history.

Jimmy Rollins on the disabled list

The starting Phillies shortstop, Jimmy Rollins, has been placed on the disabled list for at least two to four weeks.  After leaving the home opener before the game even began,  Rollins suffered a right calf strain.  Rollins acquired the injury during the pregame workout on Monday, April 12.  Rollins is the longest veteran of the Philadelphia Phillies and a crucial asset to the team.  Rollins is going to make a full recovery, and he should be returning to the starting roster within the next few weeks.

Holly Prendergast

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