Plenty of you have expressed to us a belief that the decision of authorities in Georgia to drop the request for a DNA sample from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a sign that the next thing to be dropped will be any and all charges against him arising from the March 5 allegations of sexual assault.
And plenty of you have expressed to us a belief that the move means that the authorities already have more than enough evidence, and that they have decided they don’t need anything more.
We think it’s neither reason.
In our view, the DNA evidence isn’t necessary, given reports that Roethlisberger agreed that “sexual contact” occurred.
Of course, if it wasn’t necessary, why did the authorities want it? Maybe they simply wanted to see whether Roethlisberger would truly cooperate with the investigation. And maybe they wanted jurors in the Court of Public Opinion to know the answer to that question, too.