Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault

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Vick Repeats as Biggest Sports Villain

Forbes list of most disliked athletes has a new name: Tiger Woods

(Newser) - Michael Vick has been out of federal prison for almost a year , but the Eagles quarterback still has some image-polishing to do: For the second straight year, he tops the Forbes list of most disliked people in sports . New for 2010 are Ben Roethlisberger and how-the-mighty-have-fallen poster child Tiger Woods,... More »

Old Jocks Club a Dangerous Place for Women

Huguely, Roethlisberger, Taylor cases have similar threads

(Newser) - It's been a rocky spell in the headlines for women and male athletes, and the cases of Ben Roethlisberger, Lawrence Taylor, and George Huguely make Sally Jenkins wonder: "Should women fear athletes?" For the Washington Post columnist, the bottom line in the allegations against all three: "The alleged... More »

The Dirty Details of Big Ben's Bad Behavior

Shots for underage girls, crude comments, 'Clinton sex'

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger has led Pittsburgh’s beloved Steelers to two Super Bowl victories—but even a die-hard fan with a tattoo of Big Ben says, “It's to the point where he's embarrassing the franchise.” Sports Illustrated takes an extensive look at Roethlisberger’s most recent accusation of sexual... More »

Roethlisberger: 'I Have Committed No Crime'

Disgraced QB won't appeal 6-game NFL suspension

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger will not appeal NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's decision to suspend him for six games for violating the league's personal conduct policy. "More is expected of me," the Steelers quarterback said in a statement released today, over 6 weeks after the night of barhopping that ended with... More »

Roethlisberger Will Sit 6 Games

Hopes of a 2-game suspension dashed

(Newser) - Pittsburgh fans can forget any hope that Ben Roethlisberger will get off with a slap on the wrist. The league today suspended Big Ben for the first 6 games of next season for violating its personal conduct policy, reports ESPN . Some in the Steelers organization had actually feared an... More »

Roethlisberger's Accuser: 'I Said No'

Georgia police report offers details on alleged bar assault

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger may have escaped criminal charges over allegations he raped a woman in a Georgia bar, but the police report sheds light on disturbing details, reports the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette . One of his bodyguards, an off-duty Pennsylvania trooper, led the 20-year-old woman into a hallway before Roethlisberger approached and exposed... More »

Roethlisberger Won't Be Charged in Alleged Assault

Case against Steelers QB can't be proven, DA says; NFL action pending

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger will not be criminally charged in an alleged sexual assault last month in Milledgeville, Ga., the local district attorney said today. A 20-year-old college student accused the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback of assaulting her in a nightclub bathroom March 5. This doesn't mean Roethlisberger is off the hook, the... More »

Roethlisberger Will Learn Fate Monday

Steelers QB could face prosecution for alleged rape

(Newser) - Ben Roethlisberger will find out Monday whether he will face prosecution after being accused of sexual abuse. A 20-year-old George College & State University student alleges that the Steelers quarterback sexually assaulted her in March, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. "The investigation, interviews and report in the Roethlisberger matter have... More »

Roethlisberger, Cops Took Pics Before Alleged Assault

One wrote up first report without mentioning star QB

(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... More »

Roethlisberger Admitted Sexual Contact With Ga. Accuser

But not intercourse, sources say

(Newser) - Sources say Ben Roethlisberger told police he did have some sexual contact with the Georgia woman accusing him of assault—but that the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said there was no intercourse, and that the woman injured her head after slipping and falling. Investigators are still seeking DNA from Roethlisberger, 28,... More »

Georgia Police Will Quiz Roethlisberger Again

Sexual assault investigation involving Steelers QB continues

(Newser) - Milledgeville, Ga., police and Georgia Bureau of Investigation agents will interview Ben Roethlisberger this week about the allegations of sexual abuse against him. They're investigating accusations by a 20-year-old college student, who identified the Steelers QB as the man who "sexually assaulted or sexually manipulated" her Thursday. Police say... More »

Roethlisberger Accused of Sex Assault

Incident is second in 3 years involving Steelers QB

(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... More »

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