Roethlisberger returns to Steelers practice

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - Beleaguered Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger practiced with his team mates for the first time since being suspended by the NFL six weeks ago for violating the league's personal conduct policy.

Roethlisberger participated in stretching and passing drills Tuesday but did not talk to the media.

He was suspended by commissioner Roger Goodell on April 21 after a Georgia college student accused the two-times Super Bowl winner of sexually assaulting her. No charges were filed.

Roethlisberger is suspended for the first six games of the regular season. He is allowed to take part in the Steelers' final six off-season drills and to attend training camp, which begins July 30.

(Reporting by Gene Cherry in Raleigh, North Carolina. Editing by Steve Ginsburg)