3/06/2010

Steelers QB accused of sexual assault

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates after teammate James Harrison ran 100 yards with an interception for a second quarter touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals during the NFL's Super Bowl XLIII football game in Tampa, Florida, February 1, 2009.

BEIJING, March 6 -- Authorities in Georgia say Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in an allegation of sexual assault, media reported Friday.

According to the Associated Press, officers said the alleged assault occurred early Friday morning at a nightclub in Milledgeville, about 85 miles southeast of Atlanta. The player owns a home nearby.

The player and some of his friends were seen visiting local restaurants and bars Thursday night.

Roethlisberger and the alleged victim have been interviewed and the woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released.

Separately, Roethlisberger has been sued by a woman who claims he raped her in 200

8 at a Lake Tahoe hotel. The Steelers star denies those allegations and has asked for counter-damages.

Agent Ryan Tollner says that "given the prior accusation against Ben, we are skeptical of motive, but we will continue to cooperate with everyone involved."


Steelers overcomes Cardinals for sixth Super Bowl title

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger celebrates Steeler's win over the Arizona Cardinals in the NFL's Super Bowl XLIII football game in Tampa, Florida, Feb. 1, 2009.

WASHINGTON, Feb. 1 -- The Pittsburgh Steelers won a record sixth Super Bowl title by overcoming the Arizona Cardinals 27-23 in the National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl XLIII in Tampa, Fla., on Sunday.

Steelers wide receiver Santonio Holmes, named the Super Bowl MVP with nine catches for 131 yards, held onto a pass to catch the game winning touchdown pass from Ben Roethlisberger with just 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Full story

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger runs out onto the field prior to the start of the NFL's Super Bowl XLIII football game between the Steelers and the Arizona Cardinals in Tampa, Florida, February 1, 2009.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (C) dives into the endzone for a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the second quarter of the NFL's Super Bowl XL in Detroit, Michigan February 5, 2006.

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Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger throws a pass in second quarter play during the NFL's Super Bowl XL against the Seattle Seahawks in Detroit, Michigan February 5, 2006.
(Agencies)

2 comments:

Jack Fact said...

Well, despite all that is happening, Ben, the Pittsburgh Steelers, and Steeler Nation can take solice in knowing that Chad Ochocinco of the rival Cincinnati Bungals has been tweeting his support all morning long.

March 6, 2010 at 2:03 PM
jason heyward said...

Just a terrible all-around situation. Either Ben sexually assaulted this woman, or she is falsely accusing him and trying to capitalize on his fame. Nothing positive to take from this situation.

March 6, 2010 at 5:28 PM