Roethlisberger's Accuser: 'I Said No'

Georgia police report offers details on alleged bar assault
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 16, 2010 6:38 AM CDT
Roethlisberger's Accuser: 'I Said No'
A file photo of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.   (AP Photo/Rob Carr, File)

(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 himself. "I told him, 'It wasn't OK, no, we don't need to do this,' and I proceeded to get up and try to leave," the 20-year-old college student told police.

"I went to the first door I saw, which happened to be a bathroom. He followed me into the bathroom and shut the door behind him. I still said no, this is not OK, and he then had sex with me," she wrote. "He said it was OK. He then left without saying anything." The Steelers are working with the NFL to determine how to punish the quarterback, and some kind of suspension looks likely when the new season begins.
(Read more Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault stories.)

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