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Roethlisberger gets sued in Nevada

nfl_roethlisberger1.jpgEarlier today, our own Gregg Rosenthal received a tip regarding a legal claim that was about to be made against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.  And as we were doing our due diligence (primarily in order to avoid being on the wrong end of a legal claims of our own), Gregg was tipped off to the fact that a suit has indeed been filed.

According to the web site for the Second Judicial District of Washoe County, Nevada, Andrea McNulty filed suit against Roethlisberger and several others on Friday.  Though the details currently are scant, the lawsuit generally has been categorized as a claim for defamation.

That said, other types of claims possibly are contained in the suit papers against one or more of the defendants.

Per Rosenthal’s source, one or more of the other named defendants (John Koster, Guy Hyder, Mark Masters, Dave Monroe, Mike Rosenow, Debbie Neall, Bryan Casuscelli, and Stacy Dingman) currently work and/or used to work with McNulty at Harrah’s, where McNulty is still employed. 

Still, Roethlisberger’s connection to the case is unclear.  It’s possible that she claims that he did or said something to her for which civil liability could be imposed in his capacity as a customer at Harrah’s.

Given that a summons was issued on Friday, Roethlisberger might have been served suit papers while in Lake Tahoe for the 20th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. 

As we hear it, Roethlisberger regularly visits the area. 

Meanwhile, we’re in the process of tracking down more information.

We’ve got a feeling that, in this regard, we’re not alone.

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19 Responses to “Roethlisberger gets sued in Nevada”
  1. empty13 says: Jul 20, 2009 7:40 PM

    Case Description
    Case ID: CV09-02222 – ANDREA McNULTY VS BEN ROETHLISBERGER, ET AL (D10)
    Filing Date: Friday , July 17th, 2009
    Type: DF – TORTS-DEFAMATION (LIBEL/SLAND)
    Status: INITIAL – Case Initiated
    ///////////////////
    wanna bet he called her a dyke?

  2. screaming sheep says: Jul 20, 2009 7:45 PM

    I can’t believe that did have an alias of Big Ben listed for him.

  3. ncoolong says: Jul 20, 2009 7:47 PM

    This can’t be good…

  4. JoeSixPack says: Jul 20, 2009 7:50 PM

    Get your story straight Florio… first you say Rothlisberger got Sued and now you say her name is Andrea?
    Regardless, I thought what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas… guess not.

  5. superfan99 says: Jul 20, 2009 7:56 PM

    If this is a Libel/Slander case, considering the fact that the details are surfacing only AFTER a claim was filed, there is no way in heck that this lady will win the case.
    If there were an actual instance of “public defamation,” and Roethlisberger was involved, this would have been, you know, PUBLIC a long time ago.

  6. ncoolong says: Jul 20, 2009 8:06 PM

    I don’t agree with Empty13 very much, but I’m in complete agreement with him here.
    My prediction: She knew who he was, he hit on her before, at, during or after this tournament around a bunch of guys, he hit on her or something she perceived to be an advance toward her, she declined in one way or another, and he made a comment about her sexuality. They laughed, she realized she’ll get a five-figure settlement just because she can file the suit, Florio and the rest of the national media will run it into the ground and he’ll pay to make her go away.

  7. VoxVeritas says: Jul 20, 2009 8:28 PM

    “If there were an actual instance of “public defamation,” and Roethlisberger was involved, this would have been, you know, PUBLIC a long time ago.”
    Why did you put “public defamation” in quotes like somebody else said it? That’s your phrase, nobody else’s. Defamation is a lie that injures a person’s reputation and causes damages to that person. That’s it. Doesn’t have to be a lie told to the general public, could be between two people. For instance, if your ex-girlfriend were to tell your bible-thumper boss that you’re a practicing Satanist and he fires you over it.

  8. VoxVeritas says: Jul 20, 2009 8:33 PM

    “My prediction: She knew who he was, he hit on her before, at, during or after this tournament around a bunch of guys, he hit on her or something she perceived to be an advance toward her, she declined in one way or another, and he made a comment about her sexuality. They laughed, she realized she’ll get a five-figure settlement just because she can file the suit”
    In that scenario, she would realize that she’ll get a settlement because he was a dick and defamed her because she turned a Frankenstein-looking fool with a “everybody wants me and so do you unless you’re a dyke” attitude down. The world is full of opportunists, the key to staying out of their webs is denying them any opportunities.

  9. screaming sheep says: Jul 20, 2009 8:36 PM

    I can’t write. What I meant was, I can’t believe they didn’t have an alias of Big Ben listed for him.

  10. realityonetwo says: Jul 20, 2009 8:42 PM

    It’s infuriating that there’s no case summary on that docket report…
    Florio, it’s time to cue up those side-by-side photos of Brady and Big Ben and point out who got the supermodel and who’s hitting on Tahoe waitresses…

  11. empty13 says: Jul 20, 2009 8:43 PM

    making converts one at a time…

  12. stouty says: Jul 20, 2009 8:55 PM

    McNutty!

  13. methomps says: Jul 20, 2009 8:59 PM

    Why would they have an alias for him? That almost never happens, and the opposing party sure isn’t going to do it when filing.

  14. PARavensJeff says: Jul 20, 2009 9:21 PM

    Great job Ben

  15. Rasputin says: Jul 20, 2009 9:30 PM

    I can see a new edict coming down from the Reichstag about trips to Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City … or anywhere that fun can be had …

  16. superfan99 says: Jul 20, 2009 10:22 PM

    Because Libel and Slander are both public defamation charges. I could have just put LIBEL/SLANDER, but then I would have had to write a full paragraph explaining…oh nevermind, it wasn’t a very good post by me.

  17. Roethlisberger's Bitch Tits says: Jul 20, 2009 10:31 PM

    I called her a dyke because she sucked on my tits!

  18. OscarMooseFarmer says: Jul 21, 2009 4:24 AM

    So this means the Steelers cut him, right?
    No, wait! That’s only with marginal players…starting QB’s, super bowl MVP’s and DPOY’s can act however they want…

  19. ZombieRevolution says: Jul 21, 2009 10:50 AM

    “Given that a summons was issued on Friday, Roethlisberger might have been served suit papers while in Lake Tahoe for the 20th Annual American Century Celebrity Golf Championship. ”
    This site actually breaks a story (Greg from Rotoworld and he is here because of NBC) and what do you do- what Florio does best: speculate. 80% of this site is reguritated content that was reported by someone else and Florio spins it. Again his background and lack of any journalistic abilites shows in one of the few stories that originated here.

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