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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 09:50 PM
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ESPN: Criminal charges dropped against Ben Roethlisberger
April 9, 2010 / ESPN.com news services

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not be charged after an investigation into accusations of sexual assault by a 20-year-old woman in Georgia, sources told ESPN.

Sources confirmed to ESPN's Kelly Naqi that District Attorney Fred Bright will announce on Monday that charges will not be brought against Roethlisberger. Bright said in a statement Friday he has reviewed all the investigation reports and will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. ET Monday.

Milledgeville police Chief Woodrow Blue said Wednesday his department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had wrapped up their investigation into a 20-year-old college student's claim that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her early March 5 at a club in Milledgeville.

It was the second time in a year that Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual misconduct. He also faces a lawsuit filed last July by a woman who says he raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel and casino, an allegation he denies. Roethlisberger has not been criminally charged in either case and has claimed counterdamages in the lawsuit.

LINK: http://sports.espn.go.com/nfl/news/story?id=5071769

Roger Cossak, legal analyst for ESPN, says there were inconsistencies in the testimony presented by the plaintiff that convinced the D.A. criminal charges could not be proved beyond a reasonable doubt. I suppose there's still a civil case that could be tried.
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MadBadger Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:28 PM
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1. Charges were never filed in the first place.
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JonLP24 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 10:49 PM
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2. You're right
Headline at the link and on the very top on my screen say that. "...Roethlisberger will not be charged" and "Charges won't be brought".
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Auggie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Apr-09-10 11:22 PM
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3. Oh man... I screwed up...
Too late to edit, too. Please accept my sincerest apologies.

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