Our own Gregg Rosenthal, who received the tip that got the ball rolling as to our report regarding the civil lawsuit against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, also spent plenty of time Tuesday working the phones for more details.
Among other things, Gregg called pretty much every law-enforcement agency in Northern Nevada, and he learned that there are no criminal charges arising from the incident.
So, obviously, there’s no investigation.
But the Associated Press nevertheless felt compelled to officially “report” the reality that there can’t be and won’t be a criminal investigation unless and until criminal charges are filed.
“The victim is the only one who can do that,” Douglas County Sheriff’s Deputy Teresa Duffy told the AP. “Unless there was a third party that actually witnessed the
incident, which according to the civil case, was not the case here,” Duffy said.
But unless and until the statute of limitations for the filing of criminal charges expires, criminal charges could still be pursued.
And then there would be an investigation.