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Roethlisberger denies civil allegations of sexual assault

NFL_roethlisberger2.jpgIn a complaint that reads like the rape allegations made several years ago against NBA star Kobe Bryant, Harrah’s employee Andrea McNulty alleges sexual assault against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in a lawsuit filed last week in Washoe County, Nevada.

But lawyer David Cornwell strongly denied the allegations Monday night, in a statement released to PFT.  “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty,” Cornwell said.  

In the civil suit, which Cornwell confirms was served on Roethlisberger over the weekend and a copy of which our own Gregg Rosenthal has obtained, McNulty alleges that Roethlisberger asked her to come to his hotel room to fix the television, and that he thereafter forced her to have sex with him. 

Roethlisberger faces one civil count of assault, one civil count of sexual assault and battery, one civil count of false imprisonment, one civil count of false pretenses, one civil count of fraud, and one civil count of intentonal infliction of emtional distress.

McNulty also claims that the coworkers named in the complaint thereafter defamed her by making allegedly false and inflammatory statements, and by allegedly serving as aiders and abettors of Roethlisberger’s alleged misconduct after the fact.

Cornwell, a finalist for the position of NFLPA Executive Director who has represented in the recent past Saints running back Reggie Bush and Browns receiver Donte’ Stallworth, points to the fact that no criminal complaint has been filed, and that no criminal investigation has occurred. 

“The timing of the lawsuit and the absence of a criminal complaint and a criminal investigation are the most compelling evidence of the absence of any criminal conduct,” Cornwell said.  “If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated.”

It’s unknown at this point whether McNulty ever has attempted to file criminal charges as a result of the incident, which allegedly occurred in July 2008.

“Ben will not be baited into a public discussion about his personal life, but we will defend
him vigorously,” Cornwell said.  “The limited value that Ms. McNulty derived from public disclosure of these viciously false allegations is the only value she will ever receive from Ben in this case.”

Regardless of how this one turns out, it has the potential to serve as a significant distraction for Roethlisberger as the 2009 season approaches, especially if the lawsuit triggers a criminal probe.

UPDATE:  Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett acknowledged the situation to WTAE-TV late Monday night.  “We are aware of the allegations but cannot comment on the specifics of
the case,” Lockett said.  “We’ve been told Ben’s side of the story and we fully support
him at this time.”

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161 Responses to “Roethlisberger denies civil allegations of sexual assault”
  1. LiveNBreatheFootball says: Jul 20, 2009 9:47 PM

    Go to the Super Bowl, have a weird offseason. last time he just broke his face.
    However, yeah, no criminal complaint makes me might suspcious. At least in the Kobe Bryant case there was a police report first.

  2. ncoolong says: Jul 20, 2009 9:47 PM

    I believe Jerome Bettis was accused of something similar back in 95 or 96. The lady was looking for a settlement as well.

  3. Facts Domino says: Jul 20, 2009 9:50 PM

    It is a sad world but in cases like these he’s guilty until proven innocent and some will still use it to bash him even if he is fully exonerated.

  4. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jul 20, 2009 9:51 PM

    Ben Rapistberger?

  5. Lumas101 says: Jul 20, 2009 9:57 PM

    I don’t like Cornwell’s quote, “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty.”
    Does that mean there are other women who Roethlisberger has come closer to sexually assaulting?
    I know I’m reading too far into it, but when dealing with assertions as serious as sexual assault, it’s not a good idea to misspeak.

  6. BuckyBadger says: Jul 20, 2009 10:01 PM

    That is funny lumas
    Hope all works out for Big Ben if he is innocent.

  7. ncoolong says: Jul 20, 2009 10:05 PM

    Read the report, LiveNBreathe, it allegedly happened in 2008, not 2009.

  8. Ben Roetlisbunger says: Jul 20, 2009 10:06 PM

    Ben has probably had dozens of women. For a young, wealthy superstar, it was only a matter of time before some one-night-stand decided to cash in.

  9. beastroid says: Jul 20, 2009 10:06 PM

    @lumas
    “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty.”
    the first part of that quote clearly states that Ben never assaulted anyone;
    the second part of the quote is a shot directed at the accuser

  10. realityonetwo says: Jul 20, 2009 10:06 PM

    “We will defend him vigorously.” Every defendant’s lawyer says those exact words. As if we expected him to say, “We will defend him languidly.”

  11. CincyJungle says: Jul 20, 2009 10:08 PM

    It’s hard to see this one getting legs unless a criminal investigation commences.

  12. FLORIOLEADSWITNESSES says: Jul 20, 2009 10:10 PM

    So far Florio no-one else has this story but you.

  13. Bob Loblaw says: Jul 20, 2009 10:15 PM

    Was the TV ever fixed?

  14. IStateYourName says: Jul 20, 2009 10:16 PM

    Adios Benny boy. Have a seat over here, have you met Adam, Michael and Donte…?

  15. smbarnes says: Jul 20, 2009 10:16 PM

    I am also in doubt that one would be assaulted and not file a criminal complaint, but find the need to file a civil suit. It it were an average citizen, this would not even be considered. It’s Big Ben and his bank accounts compliment his name. I am female and therefore sensitive to this kind of crime, however I do not feel the twinge in my gut I felt when hearing about other news coverage of a rape story. I feel badly for Ben that he has to endure this and hope the truth comes out. It does in my opinion give a strong message to athletes to not hook up because they can. The side effect can be damaging and not worth the 20 minutes of gratification.

  16. Ravenmaniac says: Jul 20, 2009 10:17 PM

    Wow….atleast Ray didnt rape anyone……or wait am I convicting Ben for something that he has not been covicted of or proven that he has done….you know Steeler fans kind of like Ray and all of the murder charges you throw around……ahhhhh karma is a wonderful thing!!!

  17. VegasChris says: Jul 20, 2009 10:18 PM

    Well, at least he didn’t drive his car over a guy and kill him.
    3 days community service ought to cover it.

  18. My Sources says: Jul 20, 2009 10:20 PM

    Let me, as a white person, be the first to cry racism if Ben doesn’t get the same treatment as Kobe regardless of his guilt or innocence.

  19. Raider Pride says: Jul 20, 2009 10:22 PM

    So, she said he forced her to have sex?
    Did she mention if his “Nick Name” is accurate and correct?

  20. pantherdan89 says: Jul 20, 2009 10:28 PM

    This can’t be true. Everyone knows Ben is gay.

  21. Facts Domino says: Jul 20, 2009 10:31 PM

    His nicname Raider Pride was Pablo Canada

  22. Phyxsius says: Jul 20, 2009 10:33 PM

    Big Ben is in Big Trouble

  23. PatsRPerfection says: Jul 20, 2009 10:40 PM

    I hope the Commissioner responds as quickly and as harshly as he has with other players. I think at minimum this warrants an 8-game suspension, possibly an indefinite suspension until the issue is settled…
    Ben has embarrassed his fellow NFL players who are upstanding citizens, he has brought embarrassment to the league. It can’t be tolerated.

  24. DrLou says: Jul 20, 2009 10:41 PM

    Probably some Browns fan put her up to it. They’ll try anything to beat the Steelers.

  25. TrueLiz says: Jul 20, 2009 10:43 PM

    If Ben gets the same treatment as Kobe, he’ll get an MVP award, have a top selling jersey, win a gold medal & another world championship…
    There were criminal charges in Kobe’s case. Plus he’s married. So at worst Kobe is a rapist. At best, he’s a man who wasn’t in the hotel 10 minutes before cheating on his wife. Ben is single. I find all rapists to be repulsive. I just question only a civil case looking for money with no criminal charges…

  26. healthpellets says: Jul 20, 2009 10:47 PM

    well damn it. post up a copy of the PDF or scan it so we can all read it. i’ll do my own legal analysis, thank you very much.

  27. maddencurse2010 says: Jul 20, 2009 10:50 PM

    Ben has heard mumbling that he should’ve done what Shaq does.

  28. MasterShake says: Jul 20, 2009 10:50 PM

    The defendant better be ready for the “He’s been know to not protect his head” and the, “He thought a helmet was only the thing that protected his melon”.

  29. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 20, 2009 10:52 PM

    Yeah, the fact that criminal charges weren’t filed makes this questionable.
    Of course, he looks like he’d rape a bitch.
    So I’m flummoxed.

  30. urbusted says: Jul 20, 2009 10:53 PM

    OK, I admit I don’t like Roethlisberger but I seriously doubt the veracity of this story. No criminal complaint just does not make sense. This way it takes the criminal investigators out of the picture so they can’t punch holes in her story. It takes less to prove a civil complaint legally than it does to prove a criminal charge. The only thing Ben is guilty of is over acting after an injury.
    Go Browns.

  31. Tiki's Barber says: Jul 20, 2009 10:53 PM

    beastroid says:
    July 20, 2009 10:06 PM
    @lumas
    “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty.”
    the first part of that quote clearly states that Ben never assaulted anyone;
    the second part of the quote is a shot directed at the accuser
    I agree with lumas. His lawyer should have said “never sexually assaulted anyone; INCLUDING Andrea McNulty.”

  32. fervor says: Jul 20, 2009 10:59 PM

    @My Sources
    I don’t know if you’re a white person or not but you’re definitely an idiot.

  33. Fan_Of_ Four says: Jul 20, 2009 10:59 PM

    I hope he doesn’t have Michael Jackson’s lawyer or he could end up settling out of court even though he’s innocent.

  34. LiPo says: Jul 20, 2009 11:02 PM

    I probably should not just assume he is innocent.
    But the chances that they had consensual sex and now she wants a pay day are just so damn high.
    She has probably been in contact with him or more likely his agent for a while trying to blackmail him to get money not to drag his name through the mud and he refused to give in.
    I should not assume but there it is.

  35. EdReed4prez says: Jul 20, 2009 11:09 PM

    By nature I hate him and his plastic face. That being said this sounds ridiculous. What kind of chick goes just for money not justice? Money hungry bitches that’s who.
    That being said… Suspend his ass for a year just in case.

  36. cleanface says: Jul 20, 2009 11:12 PM

    This sounds like total BS. A civil suit w/o any criminal complaint. Where is Washoe county? Reno? If you’re an NFL player with a 9 figure contract are you going to sexually harass a Harrah’s dealer at some broke ass casino in Reno? I don’t think so. I wouldn’t dignify this crap with a comment if I was Ben either.

  37. IceBurgh says: Jul 20, 2009 11:16 PM

    So he gets to be named MVP of his league and gets a Nike puppet commercial?
    “My Sources says:
    Let me, as a white person, be the first to cry racism if Ben doesn’t get the same treatment as Kobe regardless of his guilt or innocence.”

  38. Real Football Fan says: Jul 20, 2009 11:25 PM

    I’m the last person to make light of sexual assault, but she lost her credibility immediately by pursuing civil charges in the absence of any criminal investigation.
    On the face, this looks like a money grab from a woman that’s hoping to get a wind fall to make this negative publicity go away.

  39. MasterShake says: Jul 20, 2009 11:29 PM

    Kobe is black!?

  40. matthoover says: Jul 20, 2009 11:34 PM

    Any Pittsburgh-native who heard the neverending stories of Ben’s off-the-field “activities” with the women here, especially in his first 2 seasons, won’t be surprised at all by this article. The guy is/was a pig. The stories died down after he got his face crushed in, and most were hoping he’d maybe grown up and stopped getting his picture taken drunk at the bars wagging his tongue at girls’ tits. According to this, perhaps he hasn’t. Having your face smashed in and winning a Super Bowl will buy you a lot of privacy and support, but if any of this stuff turns out to be true, expect to hear more claims come out. I personally witnessed him display some lewd language and behavior to a girl not even 18-years old. Big Ben will always be a Big Dick in my book. And that was before I heard the story of him dumping a girl off in the middle of a bad neighborhood, alone, at 3am after she wouldn’t blow him in his car.

  41. dlcreed44 says: Jul 20, 2009 11:46 PM

    Find everything you know about this Pittsburg……..
    then…..

  42. dlcreed44 says: Jul 20, 2009 11:48 PM

    please note matthoover’s i.p address for slander

  43. steeler560 says: Jul 20, 2009 11:49 PM

    Florio needs to do some basic legal research before writing this article.
    If I am not mistaken due to the fact that McNulty waited over a year to file a suit means absolutely no chance for a criminal investigation or suit. There is no way to collect the necessary evidence that such an act ever took place now. There is absolutely no way this turns into even a minor distraction.
    Also, that McNulty is claiming co-workers in the same suit and cites emotional trauma all points to a text book attempt to score a quick settlement check out of it all. Her lawyer sounds like they are gunning for both Roethlisberger and Harrah’s when they claim co-workers in the suit.
    The easy thing to do is to write her a check and let her go away…if I am Ben Roethlisberger I push to counter sue for defamation of character and don’t give this clown a dime. Funny how she decides to file a suit after he signs a mega million dollar contract extension.

  44. rize says: Jul 20, 2009 11:50 PM

    Hey Ravenmaniac, if all witnesses in this story decide to hide from the court and have sudden amnesia, then this story is just like Ray Ray and the murder of two guys. And if Ben left in a white limo with blood all over it, then the story will be similar. Until then, I am not saying Ben is like Jesus, but this story has no similarities to that unfortunate night in Atlanta.

  45. southernboi727 says: Jul 20, 2009 11:58 PM

    Its a one night stand gone wrong. Bitch is out to get money. It happened a year ago. She doesn’t go to the police. It takes her a year to file a civil complaint. She’s in it all for the money.

  46. CincyJungle says: Jul 21, 2009 12:00 AM

    I previously made the comment that this story likely won’t have legs since their isn’t a criminal investigations, but after reading some of the comments wanted to add a couple of thoughts. The absence of a criminal investigation doesn’t mean Ben is innocent. As it has been pointed out, a criminal case has a higher burden of proof than a civil case and maybe prosecutors just felt like they couldn’t win a criminal case, we just don’t know that piece of information. I know that prosecutors have very full work loads and don’t take on cases unless they feel like they have a reasonable chance of winning. It doesn’t mean that a civil case shouldn’t be pursued or the allegations are patently false.
    I’d have to agree that this is a story worthy of coverage, given Ben’s superstar status on one of the most winning team’s in the NFL, second only to the Patriots in this decade and second to none in Super Bowl victories as a franchise, his status just like Kobe is what makes this so newsworthy.
    I don’t prejudge his innocence or guilt at this point, more information needs to come forward.

  47. mashoaf says: Jul 21, 2009 12:00 AM

    I love that ESPN has not made a peep yet about this. I guess they’re mad they didn’t get to the story first.

  48. VegasChris says: Jul 21, 2009 12:02 AM

    Sometimes you feel like a McNulty, sometimes you don’t…

  49. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Jul 21, 2009 12:08 AM

    I would like to help clear up this matter for all parties involved by hiring an independent group to conduct lie detector tests on Mrs. Andrea McNulty and Ben Roethlisberger.
    Sincerely,
    Randy Lerner

  50. Silver&Black666 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:10 AM

    Life is a B!tch and then you marry one…..in his case get sued by one. If this lawsuit doesn’t work out for her maybe she could get a job in porn?

  51. patspsycho says: Jul 21, 2009 12:13 AM

    wasn’t he dating Missy Peregrym?

  52. TSE says: Jul 21, 2009 12:18 AM

    ATTN DAVID CORNWELL:
    You sir are a sorry sack of horse crap. You are a disgusting excuse for a lawyer and an unbelievably STUPID person.
    So how the hell would you know if Ben has NEVER assaulted somebody? Are you God?
    And then you have the gaul to say ESPECIALLY this woman? If you don’t assault somebody how could somebody be ESPECIALLY NOT assaulted?!?!?
    That makes no sense you freaking LOSER!
    I believe Ben is guilty of this crime just on the basis of your bizarre comments of “especially not” that person, it almost sounds like you inadvertently are tipping off that you really think she did do it. It doesn’t help that you have no understanding of logic or common sense in how to actually speak English.
    Ben you should fire this guy for being a complete dumbass of epic proportions. This lawyer deserves to be publicly humiliated to the point that he can no longer generate a living as a lawyer.

  53. myteemouse says: Jul 21, 2009 12:21 AM

    Yeah right. A good looking NFL QB who has women throwing themselves at his feet all the time has to lure a woman to his suite under the pretense of having her fix his television so he can get some action. I’m more likely to believe that the Energizer Bunny assaulted her.

  54. attorney says: Jul 21, 2009 12:24 AM

    I know he’s guilty. That guy is a liar.
    He screwed his face up on a motorcycle.
    So, now he’s going to Vegas for his
    sweet deserts.
    As a Vegas person, I believe this happened.
    He should just pay her off to
    keep her pie hole shut.
    See you in the Jungle.

  55. JJ22 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:26 AM

    Really an 8 day suspension, you must be high or stupid as. How are you gone to convict a man when the girl is filing charges A YEAR LATER!!! all i can she is some stupid skank bitch hoe who is just looking for her 2mins of fame and is gonna down a star athlete so she can get her money. you dont think that nasty trashy bitches dont throw themselves at these men. especially someone like Ben. A man who just won his second Superbowl in what 4 years, was the first rookie to do it. Maybe you should take a look at how these athletes feel, hell ask there wives that bullshit they put up with and how these girls really act. then you’ll know that stupid bitch int so innocent. if she was raped or sexually assaulted (w.e the bullshit crap she is crying wolf to) then she would sung like a canary RIGHT AFTER IT HAPPENED. i happen to know a girl that has hung out with the steels players and been around Ben and she happens to know that he is a very respectable young man and treats lady’s the way they should be treat even though some people portray his as being an ass. maybe you should tell this no name hoe to keep her legs closed and stop trying to get her 2mins of fame and taking down an innocent man. if i was ben i would sue for defamation of character and send this stupid tramp on her way. she cant say she was sexually assaulted after a year, there is no evidence there and she makes it seem like it was him and her. shit if i say ben sexual assaulted me can i get money to( not that i would ever do that, im true hearted Steelers fan and love Big Ben) cuz thats all that hoe wants and we all know. maybe her momma should have raised her better……Go Steelers#1….Love ya Ben

  56. Bob S. says: Jul 21, 2009 12:28 AM

    Koby Bryant too. These pro athletes should stay clear of all “wild women” that were not personally introduced to them by someone they know well.
    Ben R. was her big score if she could pull it off!

  57. cyberhostage says: Jul 21, 2009 12:29 AM

    Not only am I outraged if the rape allegation is true, but also because he managed to get a female to check his TV. For me it always seems to be the nerdy kid from those Far Side cartoons. And don’t get me started on the difficulties in getting those “erroneous” adult movie charges reversed the next morning.

  58. PhillyHouse says: Jul 21, 2009 12:30 AM

    Roethlisberger is innocent until proven guilty.

  59. pittchickjen says: Jul 21, 2009 12:36 AM

    @ TFBuckfutter….
    I am more than offended by your “rape a bitch” comment. I don’t know if Ben is innocent or guilty and didn’t even want to respond until I read what you wrote. I created an account just to respond to your ignorance. To anyone reading this….rape is a serious crime that has lifetime effects on a person and I know it first hand. To use comments like rape a bitch, or hoe or whore, makes light of the situation and also takes away the fact that it is a HUMAN we are talking about, not a DOG.
    If he is guilty….may he pay a severe price. If he is innocent…shame on her, it is too serious a subject to play with.

  60. FumbleNuts says: Jul 21, 2009 12:36 AM

    Ben Splitherburger……………?

  61. knot4u1 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:45 AM

    This is so fake, why would Ben ask a woman Harrah’s employeee to FIX HIS TV IN HIS HOTEL ROOM? idk, this sounds fishy.

  62. Opie says: Jul 21, 2009 12:57 AM

    So, did she fix the damn television at least?!?
    I don’t pretend to know what area of the casino she is employed, but I don’t know a single television repair person that I’d sleep with consensually…….or assault, or imprison.
    As for emotional distress, well charge me and don’t fix my television…..oh wait, I have a Sprint phone because Florio told me to get one!!
    Just saying

  63. EdReed4prez says: Jul 21, 2009 1:01 AM

    Matthoover.
    It’s well known throughout Pittsburgh? It’s funny how that shit never gets well known outside of town. Guess it’s like each town protecting it’s own. Still leaving a chick in a seedy neighborhood cause u can’t get head is pretty fing weak.

  64. Indyeagle says: Jul 21, 2009 1:10 AM

    Kobe=married
    Ben=single
    There is your difference in social opinion. Not saying it is right or wrong, just saying it isn’t racist.

  65. fervor says: Jul 21, 2009 1:15 AM

    @My Sources
    I don’t know if you’re a white person but you’re definitely an idiot.

  66. Facts Domino says: Jul 21, 2009 1:18 AM

    Speaking of Mcnulty….
    “Do you know what the plural of pussy is?…Pussia! Jimmy taught me that. I need to get some of that PUSSAI! JIMMAY!”
    Bunk – The Wire, HBO

  67. fervor says: Jul 21, 2009 1:36 AM

    Hey Matt Hoover you’re an idiot too (Big Time!). I’m sure the people of Pittsburgh are really proud of you you. So what if the guy likes to go out with a lot of women. Matt Hoover grow up and get a life you sorry ass loser.

  68. Streetr says: Jul 21, 2009 1:42 AM

    pittchickjen, so it’s cool to rape a…DOG?
    C’mon, even opposing teams fans are commenting on how ridiculous this is.
    The PROSECUTOR files a CIVIL case a year after the incident allegedly happened because he didn’t have evidence to pursue it on a CRIMINAL level………..uhhh, yeah……………

  69. botchedextrapoint says: Jul 21, 2009 2:06 AM

    Flick back through the comments and look at the number of posts where people have assumed that the woman is “after money” or making it up. Notice how many of them refer to the woman as a bitch and then ask yourself why would she have come forward when it happened. Because she would have know that that is how the public would have reacted. Most victims of sexual assault try to block it out and pretend it didn’t happen. It is only after the passage of time when the pain doesn’t go away that victims often come forward to try to get some sort of resolution. She may be lying but it is wrong to assume that now. Best to file this story away in your memory and wait to see how if it develops. If it is true I can bet you that she won’t be the only one and others will come forward.

  70. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Jul 21, 2009 2:14 AM

    Was this the same hotel that hosted the Erin Andrews peepshow videos?

  71. bbq says: Jul 21, 2009 2:28 AM

    matthoover said:
    “Big Ben will always be a Big Dick in my book. And that was before I heard the story of him dumping a girl off in the middle of a bad neighborhood, alone, at 3am after she wouldn’t blow him in his car.”
    Well, bitch wouldn’t go down. What do you expect?

  72. Rasputin says: Jul 21, 2009 2:34 AM

    Good ole Ben Rocksthefurburger.
    I just wish I could have seen Roger’s face when they told him that the SB-winning QB was up on charges.

  73. VoxVeritas says: Jul 21, 2009 2:58 AM

    “This is so fake, why would Ben ask a woman Harrah’s employeee to FIX HIS TV IN HIS HOTEL ROOM?”
    So he could rape her.
    Sorry, but you can tell he’s a debaucher just by looking at him. Giant Frankenstein head, walks around with his arms extended talkin about “arrrrrrgh aaaaaargh”, rarely is allowed to throw more than 15 times in any one game. Ben Rapedherburger would be a good nickname for him if I were predisposed to assigning such nicknames.

  74. travisbickle says: Jul 21, 2009 3:07 AM

    “# attorney says: July 21, 2009 12:24 AM
    I know he’s guilty. That guy is a liar.
    He screwed his face up on a motorcycle.
    So, now he’s going to Vegas for his
    sweet deserts.
    As a Vegas person, I believe this happened.
    He should just pay her off to
    keep her pie hole shut.
    See you in the Jungle.”
    Attorney – As a “Vegas person”, I’m sure you’d know that Vegas is in CLARK COUNTY, not Washoe County.

  75. smittycoo says: Jul 21, 2009 3:09 AM

    She’s a money-grubbing whore and I hope she gets exactly what she deserves.
    I think it’s safe to say that if you’re RAPED, you don’t skip the whole police calling thing in favor of going directly to the big civil payday.
    Money grubbing whore. I hope they throw her to the wolves.

  76. Jerseyf15 says: Jul 21, 2009 3:34 AM

    PittChicken,
    I also registered just so that I could say this…… “Rape a bitch, Rape a bitch, Rape a bitch”
    Don’t go to all the trouble logging on here just to preach at people. You say you’re offended by the previous comment, but you’re not really. Was he directing that comment at you? Was he calling you a bitch? No, he wasn’t. So what you’re really saying when you say “I was offended” is that you want everyone to get nervous so they’ll pay more attention to your phony speech.
    The whole concept of people getting “offended” is really a way to draw attention to themselves at the expense of others. Unless the malice is directed at you personally, than be a damned adult and quit crying.
    Oh, and once more with feeling… “Rape a bitch!!”

  77. MyVersionTheTruth says: Jul 21, 2009 4:22 AM

    Hmmm Rape accusation these are harder to shake than he touched my little boy in his naughty place accusations good luck Ben.
    signed the late MJ.

  78. LisainNM says: Jul 21, 2009 5:05 AM

    This sounds fishy as all get out. Why wait for a year to file a civil suit? Why not immediately call the police, file a rape report, get the tests done, and then file a civil suit. Don’t wait a year after an alleged assault, then file a civil suit. For one thing, you can’t prove your own claims, and for another, you look like nothing more than a blackmailer. This stinks to high heaven. And for Ben, he is presumed innocent until proven guilty.

  79. jarrett2005x says: Jul 21, 2009 5:21 AM

    # Bob Loblaw says: July 20, 2009 10:15 PM
    Was the TV ever fixed?
    —————————————————————–
    lol no but something else was probably fixed.
    I personally don’t know Ben. But he doesn’t strike me as a sexual predator.

  80. Outfoxed says: Jul 21, 2009 5:47 AM

    “We will defend him vigorously.”
    What I am hearing is, “We are well paid by this financially secure young man. Every attempt will be made to exonerate Ben, even IF there are strong evidences of impropriety.”

  81. killachap says: Jul 21, 2009 6:23 AM

    “My Sources says:
    Let me, as a white person, be the first to cry racism if Ben doesn’t get the same treatment as Kobe regardless of his guilt or innocence.”
    Let me, as a white person, get back some dignity and remove some preceived stupidity you just put on all white people. Kobe Bryant’s accuser called the cops and had a criminal investigation. This broad just wants money. You’ve been served.

  82. BottleKnockers says: Jul 21, 2009 6:25 AM

    @mashoaf. Now it’s nearly 12 hours later, and still nothing by ESPN. Let’s see. I bet at 4.26pm EST on NFL Live, Wingo will mention it for all of 10 seconds. Way to go worldwide leader.

  83. mrmagoo says: Jul 21, 2009 6:28 AM

    Ravenmaniac says:
    July 20, 2009 10:17 PM
    Wow….atleast Ray didnt rape anyone……or wait am I convicting Ben for something that he has not been covicted of or proven that he has done….you know Steeler fans kind of like Ray and all of the murder charges you throw around……ahhhhh karma is a wonderful thing!!!
    _______________
    Ahhhh. You’re just mad at what you see as the infidelity of Ben screwing someone other than the Ravens.
    Huge difference. Ray was indicted and things weren’t going anywhere good for him until all of a sudden witnesses began to forget things and turn into Ray Charles on the night that Ray tried to be a ‘peacemaker’. In all fairness to him, it is hard for the other guys to raise hell when they’re dead so I guess he succeeded.
    Suing co-workers for their roles? A conspiracy to get Ben laid? I don’t want pre judge the accuser, but she’s making it tough for me not to.

  84. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 21, 2009 7:26 AM

    “myteemouse says:
    July 21, 2009 12:21 AM
    Yeah right. A good looking NFL QB”
    Your keyboard has braille keys, doesn’t it? http://dorothyonthehill.files.wordpress.com/2009/02/p1_ben_pensive1.jpg
    I don’t remember anyone ever calling Ogre from Revenge of the Nerds “good looking”
    “pittchickjen says:
    July 21, 2009 12:36 AM
    @ TFBuckfutter….
    I am more than offended by your “rape a bitch” comment. I don’t know if Ben is innocent or guilty and didn’t even want to respond until I read what you wrote. I created an account just to respond to your ignorance.”
    Hey….I’m making the PFT pool grow! Sorry my comment offended you, it was intended as a tongue-in-cheek reference to the general attitude of athletes with regards to women, but I can understand it would be hard to infer that through words on a screen.

  85. Beeftek says: Jul 21, 2009 7:39 AM

    I wonder if Bill Belichick has the video…
    I’ll check with Danny on the lot…

  86. BrenstonBuckner says: Jul 21, 2009 8:04 AM

    Bens gonna parasail into court…Whatta friggin joke!!—frivolous lawsuit #6,778,897…

  87. realityonetwo says: Jul 21, 2009 8:07 AM

    southernboi727 says:
    July 20, 2009 11:58 PM
    Its a one night stand gone wrong. Bitch is out to get money. It happened a year ago. She doesn’t go to the police. It takes her a year to file a civil complaint. She’s in it all for the money.
    —-
    My guess is that she saw a lawyer long before this summer. Said lawyer tried to extract money from Ben’s “vigorous” lawyer, who wouldn’t bite. Then the plaintiff’s lawyer decided to spring the lawsuit 10 days before training camp. Good move, in my estimation. Your move, Vigor Boy…

  88. footballnut says: Jul 21, 2009 8:24 AM

    As much as I dislike the Steelers and as much as I would love to talk trash about this…something is not right.
    This went straight to a civil complaint and suit and no criminal report or complaint was ever filed.
    Hmmmm…me thinks someone is looking for a quick fu…I mean buck.
    Curious to see how this plays out…

  89. mrmagoo says: Jul 21, 2009 8:26 AM

    VoxVeritas says:
    July 21, 2009 2:58 AM
    “This is so fake, why would Ben ask a woman Harrah’s employeee to FIX HIS TV IN HIS HOTEL ROOM?”
    So he could rape her.
    Sorry, but you can tell he’s a debaucher just by looking at him. Giant Frankenstein head, walks around with his arms extended talkin about “arrrrrrgh aaaaaargh”, rarely is allowed to throw more than 15 times in any one game. Ben Rapedherburger would be a good nickname for him if I were predisposed to assigning such nicknames.
    ______________________________
    Vox, don’t let your franchise envy get in the way of your better judgement. One day after Jethro has moved on you guys will win a playoff game.
    Even when he’s not doing fat chicks, Romo would never get off the bench if they were on the same team.

  90. whodey67 says: Jul 21, 2009 8:26 AM

    Kind of has a familair ring to it, “I did not have sexual relations with that woman……Monica Lewinski”, now “Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty.”
    We all saw how the first one turned out!! The lawyer doublespeak can be the most incriminating thing of all sometimes. Plus, she has something behind her story, because why would he ask a front desk worker to come to his room to fix the TV? Every hotel I have worked at and been to, that is the maintenance department’s job. But I guess the maintenance guy could have turned him down first. That should have been their first statement, “he called the front desk and she came instead of maintenance.” But it WASN’T!!
    See you in the Jungle, Benny!!!

  91. iclightpounder says: Jul 21, 2009 8:36 AM

    This story only endears him more to the heart of us Burghers. Man of the Year anyone?

  92. now_im_done says: Jul 21, 2009 8:40 AM

    As long as Brett Favre is living and breathing – this story won’t show up on ESPN.
    Since when is being an NFL Super Bowl winning QB not enough to land a chick? The TV is broken might be the worst line ever.

  93. SteelersFan116 says: Jul 21, 2009 8:53 AM

    First of all let me say that if I was forced to have sexual relations with anyone I would be pulling a Lorena Bobbit on him…secondly I would not be waiting a year to open my mouth…and third I wouldn’t only be filing for a civil suit. And as for karma, I was at the AFC Championship game and I’m pretty sure that Karma followed the Steelers the whole way to Tampa. These allegations have nothing to do with karma, it’s just some tramp in Vegas wanting money. If it was rape she would have filed for criminal charges as well.
    PatsRPerfection maybe if your coach had any skills of any class whatsoever he wouldn’t have had to embarass every coach in the NFL by stealing and videotaping their playbook. He shouldn’t even be allowed to watch football on his couch at home.

  94. Jamson64 says: Jul 21, 2009 8:59 AM

    Re: VoxVeritas says: July 21, 2009 2:58 AM —
    Actually the last two years he has averaged 25-30 passes so we can see your football knowledge is flawed.
    Additionally, there have been no criminal charges in regards to this matter. Anyone can sue for anything. I suspect your knowledge of the law is limited.
    So he could rape her eh? So you were there? You can read his mind? You idiots kill me. Thank god you are not on the other side of such charges.

  95. Bretski says: Jul 21, 2009 9:04 AM

    I like the comment “did the TV get fixed?” Excellent question cause you know she’s seeing $$$$ end of story… please let’s move on to something of more SUBSTANCE!!!

  96. Jamson64 says: Jul 21, 2009 9:05 AM

    Re: “# iclightpounder says: July 21, 2009 8:36 AM
    This story only endears him more to the heart of us Burghers. Man of the Year anyone?”
    I see you have him guilty already. Real nice. /sarc

  97. matthoover says: Jul 21, 2009 9:17 AM

    Perfect picture of a Pittsburgh Steeler fan: classless enough to stand up for a quarterback with a local reputation as a womanizer accused of rape without thinking twice. I love everything about this city…except Steeler fans.

  98. zygi milf says: Jul 21, 2009 9:21 AM

    Lesson learned –
    NEVER have sex with someone at their place of business. (Or at yours, for that matter.)
    If this happened at the hotel across the street from where she worked, she would have to have been a voluntary guest in his room; rather than an employee doing her job.

  99. KingJoe! says: Jul 21, 2009 9:23 AM

    He looks guilty to me. All white guys look guilty of rape.

  100. JeninPGH says: Jul 21, 2009 9:29 AM

    I live in Pittsburgh and while I LOVE the Steelers, I cannot STAND Big Ben. He’s arrogant, disrespectful and sooooo full of himself. I know of several Pittsburgh police officers who have been called to his home for noise violations to find under-age girls drunk and half-naked. One girl was even questioned while she was leaving his home during a party and told the police officer that Ben told her to perform oral sex on him (those weren’t her terms, but you get the idea) or leave – she was 14!!! I have absolutely no respect for this animal – I would rather see Michael Vick back in football than continue watching Ben!!! I hope he gets what he deserves. There may be a slight – very slight chance that he didn’t assault this girl, but I seriously doubt it. I have a friend who tried to file assault charges against her b/f because he fractured the bones around her eye. The DA decided not to follow through with the charges because he didn’t feel as though he could get a conviction. Just because charges weren’t filed, doesn’t mean that the woman didn’t try!! BTW – my friend is now suing the ex-b/f for medical bills she incurred – so is her insurance company.

  101. HW says: Jul 21, 2009 9:32 AM

    I find it interesting that it is men who will claim to know so much about how it feels to be raped. Only approx. 10% of rapes ever get reported to the police because we are afraid of the ridicule from people like you (i.e. she asked for it, maybe she was dressing provocatively, why did she go into his room in the first place, etc.).
    I am not ready to throw Ben under the bus, but with an ego like his he might have done it thinking she should be happy…
    Let the process run it’s course – for both of their sake!

  102. Raider Pride says: Jul 21, 2009 9:32 AM

    myteemouse wrotte:
    July 21, 2009 12:21 AM
    “I’m more likely to believe that the Energizer Bunny assaulted her.”
    ————————————————-
    Now that explains why this civil suit was filed a year after she entered the hotel room…
    That bunny and been going…. and going …. and going…. for a year.

  103. smg says: Jul 21, 2009 9:36 AM

    Dear Mr. “rape a bitch” Jerseyf15,
    If people like you were in charge, America would be exactly as bad as the Taliban. Why don’t you go back to beating your family and leave those of us who don’t live in the stone age alone.
    Thanks.

  104. Travis_Henry's_Connect says: Jul 21, 2009 9:37 AM

    He looks like he got a little retard in him..
    Why are you staying at Harrah’s anyway you cheap bastard?

  105. viz says: Jul 21, 2009 9:45 AM

    First, let me state that I was born and raised in Pittsburgh and am a woman…just so you know my point of view….
    1) I too have heard of Ben’s less than stellar dating escapades …BUT there’s a big difference with being a “douche” and being a rapist!
    2) if this woman is telling the truth, it’s not uncommon for rape victims to wait for a long time to bring up allegations, usually b/c of being scared or intimidated. HOWEVER, if she is not telling the truth, this is a very sad situation. Even if Ben is cleared, he will then have these charges follow him (think of the Duke lacrosse player). Also, making false accusations about rape hurts all women. It weakens the chance of a woman who was actually raped to be believed by authorities and the public. I wish there were more serious consequences for people who make false accusations
    If she is telling the truth, I am happy she was finally able to come forward. If she is lying, shame on you! Rape is too serious of an issue. And, I will reserve my judgment on either party until this matter is settled

  106. robt927 says: Jul 21, 2009 9:49 AM

    I am sure that this women is a Ravens fan and attempting to beat up Ben since Ray Ray can’t do it himself. (Note: Let’s not forget the Ravens made a request to the NFL to not have to play a night game in Pittsburgh.)
    Perhaps it may come out later that Ben is the actual father of Michael Jackson’s kids. Next Debbie “Pig” Rowe will come out and try to extort money from Ben just like she did MJ.
    Give me a break, a year after the assault and now she is coming forward.

  107. Titan says: Jul 21, 2009 9:51 AM

    I think Lockett’s statement is more interesting then the lawyer, Lockett said ” We have been told Ben’s side of the story”..hmmmm…. so, looks like something did happen in that room or else it wouldn’t it be we “talked to Ben and he denies all of this”. Just an observation.

  108. Horndawger says: Jul 21, 2009 10:19 AM

    These guys need to keep their “little friend” in their pants….they know these girls are going to accuse them of raping them!!!!!!!

  109. smtp4me says: Jul 21, 2009 10:23 AM

    I don’t know Ben personally and I don’t know this woman, but I seriously doubt this is true.
    Where is the police report? Where is the investigation? Oh, that’s right, there are none! She waited an entire year to come forward. “She was too afraid and ashamed to report it”, until she realized she could cash in!
    People in the public eye will unfortunately always be vulnerable to this kind of extortion
    Here’s a suggestion to this woman and to any other person who dabbles in frivolous litigation: earn your money the old-fashioned way – get a job!

  110. VoxVeritas says: Jul 21, 2009 10:24 AM

    “I personally don’t know Ben. But he doesn’t strike me as a sexual predator. ”
    Too white or what?

  111. callie253 says: Jul 21, 2009 10:31 AM

    Speaking as a 2-time rape survivor, the first thing a ‘victim’ should be doing is calling the rape crisis hot-line. It’s in every phone book. Or call 911 or call 211 (for crisis information). But wait a full year and make an accusation in a civil court, which we all know is for $$$$, where the burden of proof is so much lower than the criminal system…..well, need I say more?

  112. Kage10 says: Jul 21, 2009 10:35 AM

    MSNBC should be embarrassed for even “printing” this “story”. This happened a year ago, she didn’t even go to the police and now all of a sudden she’s been assaulted? Give me a damn break. I’m sorry but if I got assaulted by some guy, I would go to the police immediately. She’s a dumb, money hungry ho and I hope Ben doesn’t pay her a DIME! That’s ridiculous. Oh, and to one of the readers, Ben is NOT handsome.

  113. VoxVeritas says: Jul 21, 2009 10:36 AM

    “Even when he’s not doing fat chicks, Romo would never get off the bench if they were on the same team. ”
    WTF does Romo have to do with Ben Rapedherburger?
    At least when Romo does a chick, he doesn’t have to force her, unlike Frankenstein, Jr. And when he does do a chick, it’s not some random skank that’s looking for a meal ticket. It’s at this point where you get frustrated and try to divert attention into yet another direction by talking about Michael Irvin and his legal issues from over a decade ago.

  114. VoxVeritas says: Jul 21, 2009 10:40 AM

    “Since when is being an NFL Super Bowl winning QB not enough to land a chick? ”
    When the QB is a notorious douchebag and looks like he was pieced together on some mad scientist’s examination table and brought to life by lightning hitting lightning rods that are attached to the electrodes in his neck.

  115. VoxVeritas says: Jul 21, 2009 10:42 AM

    “Actually the last two years he has averaged 25-30 passes so we can see your football knowledge is flawed.”
    It was a joke, dummy. Clue: He’s not really Frankenstein, either.

  116. TFBuckFutter says: Jul 21, 2009 10:46 AM

    “Travis_Henry’s_Connect says:
    July 21, 2009 9:37 AM
    He looks like he got a little retard in him..”
    Rape or consensual, it sounds like Andrea McNulty did too.

  117. smtp4me says: Jul 21, 2009 10:52 AM

    In this country, we have this basic judicial assumption: Innocent Until Proven Guilty
    Sexually based crimes always provoke passionate responses from the public, and unfortunately people tend to believe the worst – guilty until proven innocent.
    There are people who know and exploit this. Remember Kobe and Michael Jackson? If you wanted to use a lawsuit as a means to make quick money, what would you do? Maybe sue a celebrity, athlete, or politician for a sexually based crime because you know that it’s your word against theirs?
    Maybe she tried to seduce Ben and when he turned her down, she got bitter and wanted revenge? Maybe the story is true, and Ben did assault her? We’ll never know, and only the two of them know the truth, yet people are posting that they are sure one way or the other. I for one have a hard time believing her, especially when she waited so long to come forward and never filed criminal charges, only civil.

  118. Real Football Fan says: Jul 21, 2009 10:53 AM

    Matthoover , I’ve heard similar questionable behavioral stories about Roethlisberger. However, being a pig isn’t a crime in this country.
    A lot of men, famous or otherwise are pigs because they can be. Taking the next step to say he forced sex upon a woman, just because he doesn’t respect women much past a carnal value, is a leap.
    The absence of any kind of criminal litigation in lieu of civil litigation just doesn’t sit well with me.
    I’ve been in close contact with my share of athletes and entertainers over the years, so I’m not surprised by the transformations many of them take outside of the limelight. Therefore, anything I hear about many in the public eye is possible because these people often display some strange behavior. However, this law suit sounds fishy on its face.

  119. RoomKeys says: Jul 21, 2009 11:17 AM

    Here is how it likely happened:
    (fiction)
    McNulty: How many room keys will you need today Mr. Roethlisberger?
    Ben: Uh, better make that three. I’m gonna see if I can get lucky on the casino floor.
    McNulty: I’m sure you won’t have any trouble with that, sir. Here are your keys. The elevator is to the right. Is there anything else I assist you with.
    Ben: Uh, perhaps there is. Can you do me a favor and make sure that any movies I order don’t show up on the hotel bill. Someone else is picking up my stay.
    McNulty: The only way for us to do that is to manipulate the box in the room. Would you like me to explain that to you? I could get fired for this.
    Ben: Tell you what. Here is a key, can you keep this quiet? (slips her a $100 bill)
    McNulty: Thank you. I’ll be happy to adjust your antenna myself. We’ll keep it between the two of us. (Wink)
    ——
    Cornwell: Did you assault this woman?
    Ben: The girl from the hotel in Reno? Hell no. I have never assaulted anyone. I mean, I’ve been with a lot of women and some could accuse me of being persistant or rough, but not this one. “Especially” not this one.
    ——
    Just a story of boy meets girl. Girl does something stupid that she regrets. She smells money after having similar relations with a lawyer at the hotel a few weeks later. This is lunacy.
    (For the record, I’m a Browns Fan. Bring it on. No excuses.)

  120. Jamson64 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:35 AM

    VOX VERITAS-
    no one said he was Frankenstein
    sheesh the idiocy

  121. Matt says: Jul 21, 2009 11:39 AM

    Coming from Pittsburgh, I was just waiting for the hordes of people with the stories, ala “My great aunt, whose hairdresser’s paperboy’s brother’s plumber from Bloomfield who has a brother that is a cop in Monaca, told me that her hairdresser’s paperboy’s brother’s plumber’s cop brother said that his uncle, who’s a cop in the North Side, said that Ben once tried to …”
    Don’t know anything else about the story, but so much he says-she says. We’ll see what happens.

  122. alliekat says: Jul 21, 2009 11:44 AM

    Ok from a womans point of view.
    If someone had done what she is claiming to me….I’d be at the station right away making sure the person was arrested.
    If this happened what a year ago, why is the first we are really hearing about it? Why are girls such greedy drama queens????

  123. Jamson64 says: Jul 21, 2009 11:45 AM

    Re: # matthoover says: July 21, 2009 9:17 AM
    Perfect picture of a Pittsburgh Steeler fan: classless enough to stand up for a quarterback with a local reputation as a womanizer accused of rape without thinking twice.
    —————————————————-
    I know what you mean because womanizers are rapists.
    /sarc
    Based on the information at hand I think it is very wise to be very careful with this story before you tear down a man’s rep. He will be tarnished either way no thanks to jerks like you.

  124. SteelerLady3866 says: Jul 21, 2009 12:29 PM

    Hey, PatsRPerfection….
    I totally understand where you are coming from…..demanding a suspension before anything is proven….is pure genius!!!!!
    It’s understandable you’d be crying for this….only way the Cheatriots will have a chance this season!!!!!

  125. mrmagoo says: Jul 21, 2009 1:06 PM

    VoxVeritas says:
    July 21, 2009 10:36 AM
    “Even when he’s not doing fat chicks, Romo would never get off the bench if they were on the same team. ”
    WTF does Romo have to do with Ben Rapedherburger?
    At least when Romo does a chick, he doesn’t have to force her, unlike Frankenstein, Jr. And when he does do a chick, it’s not some random skank that’s looking for a meal ticket. It’s at this point where you get frustrated and try to divert attention into yet another direction by talking about Michael Irvin and his legal issues from over a decade ago.
    _______________________
    You don’t frustrate me, sugar britches. That would be another of your fantasies you like to share on PFT. Since it’s lunch time I’ll place an order with Domino’s so you can share the rest of your views while I pay you for the pizza.
    What diversions are we discussing? Someone files a lawsuit you so desperately want to be true that you’re wiping off your monitor? I’d tell you that you’re going to look like an idiot when all of this comes out but that fear hasn’t stopped you from posting anything else on here.

  126. nyjetgurl83 says: Jul 21, 2009 1:55 PM

    Sooo….a guy allegedly rapes you….and wait…u don’t go to the cops…which is understandalbe…cuz many woman don’t….but you wait a year to collect some cash.
    As a woman i don’t understand, how ur first thought is to go after the cash….. I’d be shocked if she gets anything….seriously

  127. smtp4me says: Jul 21, 2009 2:16 PM

    Sounds like VoxVeritas is just a Steelers hater who is looking for someone to pay attention to their mindless dribble.
    Hey Vox: What is your team? Who is the QB? Does you team have 6 rings, and does your QB have 2 in their first 5 seasons. NO!!! Sounds like the little green jealousy monster is showing it’s claws.
    Taking shots at Ben and the Steelers will not help your pathetic team in the upcoming season. Stop whining, hating, and letting jealousy rule your empty life!

  128. tuckerm83 says: Jul 21, 2009 2:45 PM

    Sexual assault is a serious charge. If it’s true, why not go to the police and report it? Why not ask for a trial so that you can put the accused away for breaking the law? The most likely answer is because you want to be shown the money!
    I’m not a Steelers’ fan or hater…but it blows me away how so many of you can’t leave your “team loyalty” (to whichever team it is) out of it. He’s innocent until PROVEN guilty. Michael Vick was PROVEN guilty. Other people have been PROVEN guilty.
    Given the logic of some of the posters here, if you want your rival teams’ best players not to play in the big game, all you need to do is find someone to accuse them of something worthy of a temporary suspension by the league office – they don’t HAVE to be guilty of it – just accused. Yeah, that makes sense. Wish you were running the NFL instead.

  129. Putzbergh says: Jul 21, 2009 2:47 PM

    First of all, this is the best news to Browns fans we’ve had in along time. Second of all, when are these overpaid idiots going to realize that maybe it’s not in their best interest to nail everything that moves. If I was a NFL owner paying millions of dollars to my players, I would never accept hearing stories like this or the rumors of late-night parties with underage girls and alcohol. Remember Mark Chmurra from Green Bay. The Cheeseheads were crazy for that guy until he decided to get into a hot tub with underage women and alcohol. He was run out of there faster than a Brian Urlacher jersey. But the silver lining to this and the Steve McNair tragedy, is that maybe theses guys will keep it in their pants, and more importantly never put themselves into a situation that could be turned around on you. if Big Ben stayed with a roomate/witness this story would never happen. But when you bring a woman into your room all by yourself, you better understand the possible consequrnces of that. I live in Reno, NV and the fix my TV crap is totally bogus. I have stayed in almost every resort in the area and not one time did I ever have a problem with the TV. And if I did i can guarantee the semi-cute blonde at the counter would NOT be the one coming to my room to fix it. It takes 2 to tango, and somewhere along the line she knew this could happen too. But because Big Ben is a Big Idiot he caught his thing in her ringer and her lawyer is cranking the handle. If I was the NFL I would be calling Trojan to make the Steve McNair condom and hand them out to every player as a reminder of what can happen when you think with the wrong head.

  130. cyberhostage says: Jul 21, 2009 3:20 PM

    The Chinese symbol for “Crisis” is the same one for “Opportunity” (at least if I am to believe that particular fortune cookie).
    So I plan on introducing a new product that athletes can rent at check-in: the “Valuables Safe”. Similar in concept to the collar “dish” that prevents animals from accessing their surgical scars, my invention installs (and locks) at the waist and prevents all sexual activity (except for the solo variety, which would prevent any adverse impact on Pay-per-View sales).
    The only key is to be retained by the check-in agent, who is either a confirmed lesbian or a member of the clergy.

  131. DMCD says: Jul 21, 2009 3:49 PM

    Was he wearing a helmet this time?

  132. Stlrgrl22 says: Jul 21, 2009 4:28 PM

    Ok so let me get this straight a 6’5″ NFL star Quarterback who went to college at Miami, Ohio asked a girl to help him w/ the tv… mmmmmm She couldn’t come up w/ something better than that…LIKE, he needed her to pull the sheets down or something…everyone’s out for a buck,, all i’m sayin is if Ben asked me to go into his room for whatever reason… let’s just say…. GAME ON!

  133. steelergirlinga says: Jul 21, 2009 4:43 PM

    First of all I think her allegations are ridiculous. There have been no criminal charges filed and she waits a year to file a civil suit. Sounds like she is looking for nothing but what she can get from Ben’s bank account.
    I am a steeler fan but leave the football fan part out of this. These are very serious allegations, and she is messing with someone’s livelyhood.
    All of you Pittsburgh haters believe these to be true because your first thought is… “Now we will have a better chance next year with Big Ben distracted”. Please can you think of anything else?
    I am a woman and if someone violated me whether it is Joe Smoe off the street or a celebrity, 911 would have been my first move, making sure evidence was obtained. None of that happened and it should make you think why?
    Browns, Pats, Ravens fans or others, if this happened to your QB you would be defending him as well. Tom Brady, Tony Romo, Reggie Bush are all over the internet and TV with who they are seeing. I have never once heard anything about Ben’s private life. He has always just been a football player to me, not flashy, and absolutely not a rapist!

  134. #steelergirl says: Jul 21, 2009 5:05 PM

    Mike Florio hates the Steelers and would publish anything negative towards them. I am sorry but I don’t think Ben would need an excuse as a broken tv to get a woman into his room. This woman is probably looking for an easy buck.

  135. Johnny says: Jul 21, 2009 5:10 PM

    Ben Roethlisberger is guilty of RAPE. These Pro athletes think they can get away with everything. Not this time, Ben. You will have to pay.
    At least he’s only going to have to pay money. If he went to jail he might possibly get raped himself.
    Ben Roethlisberger = RAPIST

  136. Johnny says: Jul 21, 2009 5:15 PM

    Why would Ben have to rape a woman? He has enough money to pay for it.

  137. CarsonStreetObserver says: Jul 21, 2009 5:19 PM

    I am from Pittsburgh… and work several nights a week at a very popular Southside bar… where I do see Big Ben on occasion.
    No, being a douchebag isn’t a crime. But, he is a douchebag a lot of times from what I MYSELF HAVE WITNESSED. He will come into the bar, usually with a few friends, a bodyguard, and a few young girls that followed him from wherever he was previously. He will make sure all attention is on him… humble would NOT be a word that describes him in public after a few Greygoose and Redbulls. Then… on more than a few occasions, I have seen him leave, out to his big black SUV… before his bodyguard comes back into the bar and asks a girl (or 4) if they want to join him. They may or may not go. I’ve seen him be much, much more blunt and forward on his own accord several times at Bar Louis in the Waterfront a few years ago. He is still a douchebag… but he does it a little more on the sly nowadays.
    That being said… sure, he tries to pull a lot of young ass. But, I still don’t get the impression that this McNulty woman was in the dark about what she was doing going into a guest room. I wonder how many other times she did maintenance calls? If I had a dripping faucet, would she come check that out for me? What if I needed extra towels. would she personally run them up to me? I doubt it… she knew who was up there… and that’s why she took it upon herself to NOT wait for maintenance to service the request.
    IF she was looking for a payday… she is stupid. IF she is that stupid, she probably no mental ninja and didn’t keep her mouth shut about her intentions, and it will come out sooner than later that she told someone about it.

  138. pittchickjen says: Jul 21, 2009 5:25 PM

    Jerseyf15,
    Wow, you have shown some real class here. I don’t think it was preaching. If you note, I even said, if she is lying, shame on her as well. But evidently your misogynitic ideals blocked your brain from working properly. So keep on using the phrase, hopefully from behind a jail cell someday since evidently you condone raping anyone. May no woman in your life ever go through it. Of course, maybe then you wouldn’t be a douche bag whose ignorance is on public display.

  139. Wonder Kat says: Jul 21, 2009 6:32 PM

    I have no idea what did, or didn’t, happen in that hotel room and I would assert that no one else that has posted here does either. Perhaps some people that have posted know what it’s like to live the life of a single, rich, star NFL quarterback but I would suggest it’s a life that very few of us know or understand. What I do know is that it’s human nature to want what someone says you can’t have.
    And, I don’t think Mike Florio hates the Steelers; but I do recall him once describing Big Ben as a unique combination of “arrogant and dumb” back in the days when Ben told Cowher to F#$@ off, he’d ride his motorcycle without a helmet if he wanted to. We see how that one worked out.

  140. girlsloveD says: Jul 21, 2009 6:33 PM

    Wow, for a civilized society the lynch mob mentality still never ceases to amaze me.
    As both a former police officer (6 years), and a life long sports fan in general, I have seen more than my share of false allegations of rape among other crimes.
    Already there are more holes in this story than I have the time to hash out but time will tell.
    IF he did it, he will DESERVE and face the consequences. Until then, why not put down the torches and gallows and see how the facts bear out in court.

  141. sirmartin49 says: Jul 21, 2009 7:02 PM

    She MUST be a Cardinals fan.

  142. sirmartin49 says: Jul 21, 2009 7:05 PM

    girlsloveD, you sound like you have a pervert name for being an x-cop. maybe you were accused and got off falsely?

  143. Nathan Guajardo says: Jul 21, 2009 8:08 PM

    Our court system will decide that Big Ben is inoccent and then this lady should be locked up for slander, damaging a reputation, and false accusations. This sound like a desperate women trying to cash in on Big Ben’s name. This women should have filed a police report regardless what ever cover up story she is trying to spread. BIG BEN I SUPPORT YOU ANDD BELIEVE IN YOU!
    YOUR ARE AND WILL BE ONE OF OUR CORNERSTONE FOOTBALL PLAYERS THAT WILL LEAD OUR STEELERS TO A SEVENTH CHAMPIONSHIP.

  144. girlsloveD says: Jul 21, 2009 8:10 PM

    ‘Sir’martin,
    D is the first initial of my last name, ironic that in your attempt to call me out, you mistakenly chose to look at the potential sexual connotation of that rather than considering an alternative. Again sir– yours is a swing and a miss.
    This proves my point on it’s face. Know the facts before you hasten to judgement. What’s that cliche about assumptions?

  145. jtsacksyou says: Jul 22, 2009 12:22 AM

    I hope that if he is innocent the law backs him up. I am disgusted by women who play the “rape card”. Rape is a serious issue and it has to be taken seriously but it is difficult to believe a woman’s claims when there are constantly women looking to make a quick buck such as with kobe.
    The sad thing is that if this were some average guy no one would take his side (regaurdless of the circumstances) and he would be punished to the fullest extent. I recall a case where a man and woman were talking online, revealing fantasies and what not and decided to get together for some “rough play”. I believe they were both into bondage or something of the sort. So, with consent, the guy spanked her, penetrated her hard and left some marks on her body. When they were done she told the man to give her 50,000 dollars or she would play the “rape card”. The man didnt give in and went to jail for 10 years before the case was finally revisited.
    The point is.. I can’t stand women who would even mess around with this sort of thing. Its a very serious issue and i know that I can never fully believe any girl that claims to have been raped until there is substantial proof, beyond doubt, that it did indeed happen.

  146. RexRyan'sStressedLapband says: Jul 22, 2009 12:52 AM

    High fives to all the women who registered just to comment on the 47 posts on this topic!

  147. Lyn says: Jul 22, 2009 3:06 PM

    I too am a female born and raised in Pittsburgh, and I do think that Ben is probably a ‘pig,’ even at hearing the continued support he’s receiving from the local media. Of course he’s cool with them, they’re mail.
    With that being said, I do find this seem more than a bit shady. A year later.. only civil, etc….
    However, I’ve also scanned through the entire legal document detailing McNulty’s claims, (what occured, why she didn’t come forward with a suit sooner, who was all involced, bills incurred, etc.) and while I realize it is only one side of the story, it is an interesting read, and I urge you all to read it, before you can even possibly make the claims (both for and against) in this situation.
    I do not proclaim the guilt or innocence of either party, but it sounds like it ‘could’ get interesting.

  148. mirabella says: Jul 22, 2009 4:48 PM

    I am not buying into Ms. McNulty’s claims.
    I was amoungst Ben and a few others at Washington’s landing boating the Summer before his first Superbowl win, he wasn’t aggressive towards anyone. A gentlemen to everyone.
    Most would react immediately to a situation that was upsetting, not wait. Women are emotional by nature.
    I am not buying her story at all, this is coming from another woman. Leave Ben alone.

  149. swepsgirl18 says: Jul 22, 2009 11:32 PM

    Being a die hard Steelers fan I have to say in a way I can see both sides. Ravens fans please go away!!! Browns fans…I want to sit in the dog pound w/ you guys!!1 But I have a daughter who was attacked, almost raped (thank GOD she wasn’t) but she reported it IMMEDIATELY!!! She called me in the am so I could hear this horrible testimony to the Miami-Dade police department. All I can say is IF he did this I personally would love to show him how TRUE STEELERS fans handles “our boys”. Damn the motorcycle. No helmet needed in our state. If you think Bill did a lot of spitting and cussing on the field, you should see me on a Sunday. I support Big Ben but, true Karma is a BITCH (that’s why it was named after a female). This female needs to STOP, LOOK and LISTEN. If you go there, you put yourself in this type of situation BUT if it is legit them burn his ass. But let the LAW do it for you! I understand in a profession in life MEN do make the rules and “good ole boys” still control the reins. To Ms. McNutly…please do the right thing. If it’s true REPORT IT NOW!!! Statue of limitations in Nevada can be checked out. If you are in limitations DO IT NOW!!!!! Money IS NOT everything!!!! You can do this without him and his money. One day the money is gone! Just look at the ones with money today.
    BTW how did Romo get in this? I have laughed more at that all week than I have on any other comments. GO TROY!!! # 43
    Oh and can someone please stomp the Terrible Towel…I need to add to my decor in my Steelers room. (look it up if you do not know what I am talking about!)

  150. futuremrsroeth says: Jul 23, 2009 1:28 AM

    I think it is disgusting that women are actually stooping to the level of making rape/groping allegations against superstars to get money. While I appreciate the fact that this girl actually had a job; no one can argue that she wanted to work in a vegas hotel for the rest of her life. So i’m standing firm that this woman wants a settlement. And for all of you dis-respectful Browns, Ravens, Colts fans etc. stop acting like this hasn’t happened to one of the guys on your team. This type of thing has pretty much become proof that you have reached superstardom. I am a 22 year old girl and I don’t know very many girls that wouldn’t want a “relationship” with a professional quarterback in the nfl making an easy 20 mil a year but I do know that the ones with morals wouldn’t go back and claim rape. Let alone wait a year to do so. So for Andrea, if you were raped, i find it very hard to believe, but I am truely sorry because rape is no laughung matter. Which brings me to my next point. Andrea, rape is no laughing matter you are ruining Big Bens life right now. Stop lying.

  151. henkel1978 says: Jul 23, 2009 9:10 AM

    He did it.Jock A-hole rapist.

  152. steelersnation says: Jul 23, 2009 5:15 PM

    Too many loose straws with this case. I have always been a Steelers fan and a HUGE fan of big Ben Roethlisberger and I have tried to stay neutral at first hearing about this case but now that I have actually read it I can’t believe even a money-hungry lawyer would take this case against Ben. How do you remember exact events that occurred over a year ago after you ‘state’ that you were traumatized. I have had pretty traumatizing things happen to me about 9 months ago and I can tell you I couldn’t re-state those happenings that this lunatic is saying. I love Ben Roethlisberger & the Pittsburgh Steelers! :-)

  153. futuremrsroeth says: Jul 24, 2009 5:34 PM

    I support you Ben!!!

  154. Nasty says: Jul 24, 2009 10:31 PM

    Hey Florio, I guess you know more than this TRUE expert, huh?
    http://www.wpxi.com/news/20157940/detail.html

  155. Nasty says: Jul 24, 2009 10:34 PM

    How come no one has mentioned the fact that this woman had called the cops on three separate occassions as far from about 2003-2005 for things ranging from harassment to burglary, yet she DOESN’T call the cops after being “RAPED”?

  156. Nasty says: Jul 24, 2009 10:39 PM

    >>She has probably been in contact with him or more likely his agent for a while trying to blackmail him to get money not to drag his name through the mud and he refused to give in.

  157. smtp4me says: Jul 25, 2009 8:18 AM

    I don’t mean to sound shallow, but has anyone seen pictures of McNulty? Even if Ben isn’t the most attractive guy around, I’ll guarantee you that he gets more ass than a toilet seat. So why would he risk his career to assault this UGLY skank?
    If she’s lying then she should pay Ben damages, as well as go to jail for fraud. If we start holding people accountable when they falsely accuse others of crimes, especially something like rape, maybe this will stop. Not only is she hurting Ben, but she is damaging the credibility of women who really are raped!

  158. cfuska says: Jul 29, 2009 7:30 PM

    i love how bitter the ravens fans are. Ray Lewis kills someone and nothing happens. Roethlisberger is being hounded by a woman who just wants money and they want him run out of the league. Sour grapes if you ask me. Sorry you guys don’t have any receivers now, but I hope you enjoy the basement in the AFC North this year.

  159. Hovenaut says: Jul 31, 2009 2:59 PM

    Atta boy, Ben Roethdoucebagger.
    It’s not like he gave her a ride on the back of his motorcycle.

  160. Florios_a_tool says: Aug 1, 2009 6:39 PM

    “Roethlisberger denies civil allegations of sexual assault”
    …and this is news why?

  161. marieee23 says: Aug 9, 2009 4:49 PM

    I never really like ben roethlisberger either, but after reading this in the paper i am pretty mad about it. first of all this bitch is probably just looking for a handout because how many rape victims do we know that ask for almost 500,000 dollars. Second of all I think that without a police report WHEN IT HAPPENED there should be no case. 3rd of all ben definitely does get any girl he wants so why would he have to rape someone…I think they should investigate her and see what kinda skeletons she has in her closet because i bet none of them are pretty

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