Roethlisberger Investigation Continues: “No Assault”

Claims made against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback  Ben Roethlisberger by a college student on Monday, March 8, 2010 have been denied by Reothlisberger’s attorney Ed Garland. The 20-year-old claimed that the two-time Super Bowl winner sexually assaulted her at a Milledgeville, Georgia nightclub while out barhopping with friends. Roethlisberger has not yet been charged, but is under scrutiny due to previous allegations of rape.

CBS News legal analyst Jack Ford speaking with Harry Smith on The Early Show about Roethlisberger’s lawsuit alleging sexual assault and his consensual contact claim.

Garland stands by the statement: “There was no criminal activity by Ben,” but is refusing to release any other facts until further investigation takes place.

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6 responses to “Roethlisberger Investigation Continues: “No Assault”

  1. mbutle

    I love your layout, good way to personalize your blog! I heard about this scandal and my first thought was, “What is Roethlisberger doing in Milledgeville?” In country towns like this people take advantage of irresponsible situations like this with celebrities. I do believe it was consensual but his PR team has a tough time because the allegations are still powerful. I think its best that he avoids gallivanting around young college girls for a while. This reminds me of the Kobe Bryant scandal, and his PR team had to work had to erase that memory from the publics mind!

    • WOW! “Country town like this people take advantage of..” Being from a small town, about 15 minutes away from Milledgeville to be exact, I take offense to that comment. There have been many suspect things that have gone with investigation. I think its best for us not to make assumptions seeing as though we were not there when the alleged assault happened and we are not involved with the investigation case.

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  3. I hadn’t heard about this so, thanks for sharing. I like how you included a poll (that I took). It is sad how many of these stories have emerged over the past few years. So, a word to the wise for celebrities is be careful. Whether they are guilty or not, these kind of accusation cans severely damage reputations. More time often then not, these accusations are not true. But, knowing that celebrities need to be careful. Suing has become almost a sport, so not only celebrities, but companies need to be careful who they come in contact with and under what circumstances. Try not to put yourself in vulnerable situations with people you do not know, and sometimes the ones you do know.

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