Earlier 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.