Roethlisberger Won't Be Charged in Alleged Assault

Case against Steelers QB can't be proven, DA says; NFL action pending
By Marie Morris,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 12, 2010 1:30 PM CDT
Roethlisberger Won't Be Charged in Alleged Assault
Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger poses for photos with Milledgeville, Ga., police on the same night a 20-year-old college student accused the NFL star of assaulting her in a local nightclub.   (AP Photo/Union-Recorder)

(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 Post-Gazette reports: He could still face a civil suit similar to the one pending against him in Nevada following a 2008 incident, and the NFL has not yet acted.
(Read more Ben Roethlisberger stories.)

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