Roethlisberger Accused of Sex Assault

Incident is second in 3 years involving Steelers QB
By M. Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 5, 2010 5:46 PM CST
Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger blows a bubble prior to a game against the Ravens, Sunday, Nov. 29, 2009, in Baltimore.   (AP Photo/Gail Burton)
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(Newser) – Police are investigating a Georgia woman's allegation that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her at a nightclub. A team rep confirmed the investigation, the second involving Roethlisberger, 28, in less than 3 years. A Nevada woman sued him last summer, alleging he raped her at a hotel in Lake Tahoe in 2008, but no criminal charges were filed.

"Ben and his friends met a group of women and everyone mingled together throughout the evening," Roethlisberger's agent told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. "We have spoken to law enforcement. Based on information currently available, an allegation was made against Ben, which appeared to be dismissed after a preliminary investigation last night." But authorities in Milledgeville, 100 miles southeast of Atlanta, said the case is still open.

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