Report: District attorney won't file charges against Roethlisberger

Posted April 11, 2010 @ 12:44 a.m.
Posted By PFW staff

A Georgia district attorney says he has reviewed all of the evidence in the case involving sexual assault allegations against Steelers QB Ben Roethlisberger and will declare whether or not he'll file charges at a 2 p.m. ET news conference.

Meanwhile, ESPN is reporting that the district attorney, Fred Bright, will announce that he has decided not to bring charges against Roethlisberger.

A 20-year-old college student had alleged that the quarterback assaulted her early March 5 at a club in Milledgeville, Ga. Local police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had been gathering evidence.

This is the second time in a year that Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual misconduct. Last July a woman filed a civil suit against the QB, alleging that he had raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe casino and hotel. No criminal charges were filed in the case, and Roethlisberger has countersued the woman.

Big Ben did not report to the Steelers' workouts last month, and the team will begin OTAs April 19.


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