Roethlisberger, Cops Took Pics Before Alleged Assault

One wrote up first report without mentioning star QB
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 12, 2010 8:25 PM CST

(Newser) – Hours before investigating a sexual-assault complaint against Ben Roethlisberger, a Georgia police officer posed for photos with the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback. And though Milledgeville Sgt. Jerry Blash later wrote a skeletal report that didn’t even mention Roethlisberger, 28, “the photographs did not and have not affected the investigation at all,” Blash’s boss tells the Union-Recorder.

Police Chief Woodrow Blue says though Blash, an 8-year force veteran, wrote the initial report, he’s had little to do with the subsequent investigation—but wouldn’t disclose further details, citing the ongoing case. Click the source at right for the photos.

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