A Pittsburgh-area police officer and a Pennsylvania state trooper were in Ben Roethlisberger’s posse on the night he was accused of sexual assault.
A lawyer for one of the officers told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that his client is close friends with Roethlisberger, and was in Georgia with him in that capacity.
Eyewitnesses have described larger bouncer-type friends protecting Roethlisberger at times while he partied. Surprisingly, neither man has been contacted by Georgia authorities yet, indicating that the investigation is going slowly.
The lawyer said both officers were “completely sober” on the night in question and will cooperate with the investigation. Authorities are seeking a sample of Roethlisberger’s DNA.