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Report: Roethlisberger's accuser declines to be re-interviewed

On Tuesday, the news that police have dropped a request for an DNA sample from Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was regarded as an indication that full exoneration is coming.  There’s been another development that points more directly to the possible collapse of the case.

According to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, the alleged victim has declined to be re-interviewed by authorities.  She last talked to police on the evening of the alleged incident.

Unless the alleged victim, who has retained private counsel, has opted to focus only on a civil claim, the move makes no sense.  And even if she plans to focus on the civil claim, a viable criminal case provides a high degree of leverage.

Then there’s the possibility that there has been a secret and confidential settlement, and that the deal specifically required her to no longer cooperate with the criminal investigation.

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211 Responses to “Report: Roethlisberger's accuser declines to be re-interviewed”
  1. Buck Stallion says: Mar 24, 2010 7:49 PM

    You just hit it on the head with that last sentence.

  2. jibfest says: Mar 24, 2010 7:51 PM

    Ben pays off another one…..

  3. Rasta says: Mar 24, 2010 7:54 PM

    Big Ben has paid the Lady, he can afford it, But untill he has to pay more than money (which he has plenty of) he will just go back, and it again,and again.

  4. Spoonthis says: Mar 24, 2010 7:54 PM

    She was probably out drinking again and was too hung over to be reinterviewed. Oh wait…she is only 20. A nice girl like that wouldn’t be in the bars and night clubs drinking.
    She is not cooperating with the police investigation and she is the only witness. Hmmm, maybe she can’t remember all of the lies she told that night. I know most of you will say that she has been paid off but I am still waiting for some factual information.

  5. irishfan4life says: Mar 24, 2010 7:56 PM

    ben buys his way out of trouble……….again!

  6. Phokus says: Mar 24, 2010 7:57 PM

    It’d make sense… Roethlisberger has a lot to lose if he’s indicted. Any hush money this woman is asking for is chump change compared to ROFLberger’s career if he’s indicted and/or convicted.

  7. steeelfann says: Mar 24, 2010 7:59 PM

    Uhm, as I stated time and time and time again here, Ben is guilty of arrogance and stupidity. That is about all. Think people.
    1. Vegas – Many of that girl’s fellow workers said it was a ruse.
    2. The sorority girls, her own sisters, did not buy into it either. Where was the support of this girl over this vicious attack. It was ridiculous.
    Ben makes huge money and he is not going to throw it away. He might push the envelope over being in wrong situations, and he needs personality skills. But he is no criminal.
    He has never even tried to hide a bloody fur coat or anything like that. Hasn’t run over an innocent person. All he does is wins super bowls.

  8. Jeff0621 says: Mar 24, 2010 7:59 PM

    Loser Ben has paid her off. He’ll get away with it again.

  9. BuckFigBen says: Mar 24, 2010 8:00 PM

    woohoo, he is free to rape again. He’s probably so pent up from staying home. Good news ladies, Ben will be at a bar near you soon.

  10. Kaz says: Mar 24, 2010 8:00 PM

    He paid her off! McNutty is going to be pissed…

  11. Ravens Macg says: Mar 24, 2010 8:00 PM

    If this dies then you KNOW the douchebag paid her off. Hopefully the NFL won’t drop it. Players like this need to be punished with the only thing they care about………take away their $$$$$$$$$$ !!!!!

  12. steeltownpride says: Mar 24, 2010 8:00 PM

    Ut ohhhh . Looks like the case is crumbling . Maybe since she is sober she is starting to wise up and realize that Ben didnt do anything wrong . Or maybe she realizes she looks like a slut and is to embarrased to talk .

  13. Occam says: Mar 24, 2010 8:00 PM

    I bet she wouldn’t have declined another interview if Roethlisberger was black.
    Wait. What?

  14. No-I-In-team says: Mar 24, 2010 8:00 PM

    Yeah Florio, it must be that a “Secret” settlement was reached. It couldn’t possibly be that the accuser was an underaged drunk college girl who flirted and fooled around with a football star only to be rejected so she accused the 6″5 241 lb player of assaulting her while his two off-duty police officers guarded a bathroom door.

  15. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 8:01 PM

    Pretty obvious that Ben and the girl have made a cash settlement. 1 Million dollars to her in exchange for not pressing charges and releasing a tell all sex book called ” 2 Minute Drill: My Brush with Big Ben”

  16. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 24, 2010 8:03 PM

    Not Guilty.

  17. Terry says: Mar 24, 2010 8:04 PM

    “Cha-ching”!!

  18. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 24, 2010 8:04 PM

    She finally came to her senses and realized she bit off more than she could chew.

  19. fc1_87 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:06 PM

    One way to earn money for collage.

  20. Moist Towelette says: Mar 24, 2010 8:06 PM

    Awesome. Now Ben can go back to raping the Ravens’ secondary.

  21. kneejerker says: Mar 24, 2010 8:08 PM

    Reading the article, it sounds like she didn’t want to speak with police at all after the initial allegation. If she were paid off you’d think she would be 100% participating with investigators up until the moment the deal was cut.
    More likely is that she just doesn’t want the attention a case like this brings (right or wrong) or she made a claim while drunk and is backing away from it with blazing speed.

  22. Spoonthis says: Mar 24, 2010 8:09 PM

    I love how you douchebags keeps saying that Ben is getting away with it again. What did he do the first time? What was the criminal charge against him the first time? Is that silence I hear? I love it.
    You don’t have to like him but you’re gonna learn to love him. Whoooooooooaaaaaa.

  23. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:10 PM

    Ha Ha haters. You wanted so badly for him to be guilty. Now you are saying he paid her off! LMAO! You just can’t let it go can you? Like I said before, Ben has been with hundreds of women since McNutty, It was only a matter of time before someone else took a page out of her book and cried wolf.

  24. Lurch says: Mar 24, 2010 8:10 PM

    I’m sure it’s nice to be a pro quarterback and all … the job, the life … the money. But beyond that, it might just suck a bit too.
    Can’t go anywhere without being mobbed by well meaning fans … very little private life that most of us mortals have come to enjoy.
    And then there’s the rubes … the boys and girls out there who would like to tap into that fat wallet of his. He has to be extremely cautious … if not overly cautious … he can’t live his life out in society like you and me.
    So yeah … the money is great, the job is fun … but fame and all the pitfalls that go with it would suck.

  25. JPeezy says: Mar 24, 2010 8:10 PM

    I expect this thread to be full of retractions and apologies from everyone calling Ben a rapist.
    NO SEX, NO DNA, NO CHARGES!!!! Two money hungry whores. You people should have learned from Duke Lacrosse and Kobe Bryant. Sluts and nuts just want fame, attention and CASH MONEY!
    AFC North haters can start planning on fighting it out for 2nd place.

  26. marktg30 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:11 PM

    The Steelers will have so many protesters from NOW it will make PETA’s presence in Philly look like a side-show.

  27. Terry says: Mar 24, 2010 8:11 PM

    Once the case is done, for whatever reason, the BR camp’s response, regardless of the words spoken, will be very telling. If they raise their arms and scream “total exoneration”; no settlement. If, on the other hand, they remain silent we”ll know $$ was exchanged!

  28. ahajha says: Mar 24, 2010 8:11 PM

    Ravens will punish him on the field this year.

  29. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Mar 24, 2010 8:12 PM

    Poor gal is so traumatized by her ordeal she just wants to put the violence past her. Law & Order: SVU covers topics like this every week. Now on Wednesdays at 10:00, only on NBC. (bing,bing,bing)

  30. Bens Attorney says: Mar 24, 2010 8:12 PM

    Again a pertaint part was left out and we only have is Florios spin, and his wishful thinking, he knows what hits and comments it will generate,.
    So I will share a Key part of the story that Florio left out. Per the KDKA article….
    Sources close to the investigation say that investigators have had trouble re-interviewing the woman since the night of the incident.
    Sources say the 20-year-old co-ed did not show up for a scheduled interview a week ago yesterday and that as of Friday she still had not come in to be questioned.
    And the same source says the investigation seems to have it a brick wall.
    “Well they would have hit a brick wall,” Robert Del Greco, a Pittsburgh area defense attorney, said.
    Del Greco says if the victim does not cooperate, the case falls apart.
    “Bottom line is no cooperative victim under these circumstances, probably no crime,” he said.
    So it seems she has been uncooperative all along it is amazing what you realize after you sober up.
    This case was going no where and I doubt very seriously he paid her.
    So I will ask this ,”poor victim” has been unwilling to talk to police since making accusation, so if Ben was planning on paying her then Why would he hire a high powered criminal attorney and High dollar PI ? You know that couldnt have been cheap. If he was going to pay her then couldnt his other attorney that he already has on retainer Uh Mr. Cornwell taken care of that.

  31. KaiserSoze says: Mar 24, 2010 8:14 PM

    “Then there’s the possibility that there has been a secret and confidential settlement…”
    Just had to tack on your unsubstantiated innuendo didn’t ya Florio?
    It just galls you to even think “not guilty” doesn’t it?
    Then again, I guess that’s understandable, since if this case gets dropped for lack of evidence or a dropped complaint, and after all the slanted articles you’ve written these last few weeks, you’d wind up looking like a complete asshole.
    It wouldn’t be the first time.

  32. funi says: Mar 24, 2010 8:15 PM

    Ben is INNOCENT LIKE I HAVE SAYING! All you idiots who called him rapethisburger own him an apology! Another slut exposed! Now the media needs to tell her name!!!

  33. BuckFigBen says: Mar 24, 2010 8:15 PM

    steeelfann doesn’t come across as bias or anything. lol

  34. Cincinnasty says: Mar 24, 2010 8:16 PM

    “Then there’s the possibility that there has been a secret and confidential settlement, and that the deal specifically required her to no longer cooperate with the criminal investigation”
    “Have a case against me baby be a millionaire”-Big Ben Remix !

  35. Laxer37 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:16 PM

    Even if he paid her off and she doesn’t want to file charges the DA can and will still charge Ben if they have any evididence a crime occured. It doesn’t matter what the alledged victim wants.
    Sounds like there might be evidence suggesting she embelished the truth a bit so her lawer is protecting her from saying the wrong thing.
    Bottom line, Ben will get mandatory treatment, miss 1 or 2 games, and Browns, Ravens and Bengals fan will be pissed.

  36. SportsDevil says: Mar 24, 2010 8:16 PM

    This guy reminds me of that sick yellow dude from Sin City that goes after the little girls. The only difference is he does it in bathrooms and his daddy doesn’t pay, he does… I smell a rat.

  37. Steelersforever says: Mar 24, 2010 8:16 PM

    HAHAHAHA,
    That’s right Steelers haters, STFU, you had your chance to talk, now the Steelers are over this mess, they have awesome depth now, Polamalu is healthy, and the Steelers are going to RUN through the NFL next season.

  38. WeegieFanClub says: Mar 24, 2010 8:17 PM

    It is shocking how many of you just happened to be there in a bar in Milledgeville. It is great to have eyewitnesses on the page to tell us what REALLY happened.

  39. Bens Attorney says: Mar 24, 2010 8:18 PM

    @n Steelfann
    2. The sorority girls, her own sisters, did not buy into it either. Where was the support of this girl over this vicious attack. It was ridiculous.
    I also seen that , I read the tweets that her own sisters put up and the facebook postings before they were made to take them down and not one backed her story up, they said that she went willingly and that she was not upset when she came out of the restroom and said that she was making it up , but the best one was from one of her sisters that said she was the type that would be how would you put it… “Oppourtunistic” and that it wouldnt suprise her that she made the whole thing up… And I am sure that the investigator that Ben hired probably already has this info, and I am sure she knows it.. I would walk to from what I read on there.

  40. JPeezy says: Mar 24, 2010 8:18 PM

    Hey Foolio and haters, stop speculating on what happened and read some facts from ACTUAL NEWS SOURCES, not this internet rag:
    here you go:
    http://kdka.com/steelers/Ben.Roethlisberger.investigation.2.1587357.html
    “Sources close to the investigation say that investigators have had trouble re-interviewing the woman since the night of the incident.
    Sources say the 20-year-old co-ed did not show up for a scheduled interview a week ago yesterday and that as of Friday she still had not come in to be questioned.”
    You see, the girl probably woke up the next day and realize what she did in a drunken stooper. Even her sorrority sisters were not supporting her and tweeting the whole thing was made up the very next day… I’m glad you all convicted an innocent man before he even had been charged.

  41. oaklandx510 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:18 PM

    Just shows you that you have to be white in the NFL to get away with a crime. But oh no you better watch out if your black in the NFL, cause if you are then your getting the book thrown at you. This is so stupid….

  42. naz says: Mar 24, 2010 8:18 PM

    should not be allowed to pay someone off on a sex beef

  43. Florio-is-a-tool says: Mar 24, 2010 8:19 PM

    Ben will now be following Nickleback on tour until training camp starts.

  44. doktorzeep1968 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:19 PM

    Yeah, steeelfann, homer much? The guy’s is a creep. It’s only going to get worse. Better to move on now, there are QB’s in this draft. The NFL is not happy about this. Their security is looking into it. What’s happens to the Steelers if it’s during the season? Screwed! I’m not a fan of your team, but come on man! I’m a fan of the NFL and this jerkoff is just one of many giving it a black-eye. One day he’s not going to be able to buy someone off and then the Steelers are in a bad way. He’s a bad seed. Guys like him should be out of the league. He’s not the only one. The Steelers are a proud franchise and this punk is making them look very bad. YOU KNOW the ROONEY’s are NOT HAPPY with THIS JERK!

  45. emmac13 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:20 PM

    He too refuses to be re interviewed. If he did pay her off it is called prostitution. Maybe he didn’t do a thing. Maybe she thought whore sounded better than slut.

  46. tombrookshire says: Mar 24, 2010 8:22 PM

    Roethlisberger is clearly not the sharpest knife in the drawer but if he emerges from this one unscathed, he should take page from Tim Tebow’s book and turn his life around. He came thisclose to spending the rest of his life as a turnip after he crashed his bike. Then, a rape charge, and a second. Earth to Ben, someone is trying to tell you something, dude! This is no way to go through life.

  47. Markle says: Mar 24, 2010 8:23 PM

    I’m going to start a website with photo’s of women that falsely accuse men of sexual assault.

  48. BlueEyeDevils. says: Mar 24, 2010 8:23 PM

    I sure misjudged Ben. Twice now he’s been falsly accused of a crime he didn’t commit.
    I hope we can all get along from here on out.

  49. Dan says: Mar 24, 2010 8:25 PM

    Or Big Ben is innocent.. of course you cant mention that…

  50. Ovechkin888 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:27 PM

    i bet that sleazy steeler fans have hassled her so bad that shes scared to go on with it… with his rap sheet, rapistberger should start using a fake name when he goes out

  51. Florios'Lawyer says: Mar 24, 2010 8:29 PM

    The lynch mob’s new mantra:
    “He paid her off! He’s buying his way out!”
    Have at it dickheads.
    We are Steeler Nation.
    We feast on your tears.
    Your pain is our joy…
    Suck on it.

  52. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 8:30 PM

    Pretty obvious that Ben and the girl have made a cash settlement. Dough to her in exchange for not pressing charges and not releasing a tell all sex book called ” 2 Minute Drill: My Brush with Big Ben”

  53. Laxer37 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:31 PM

    BuckFigBen says:
    steeelfann doesn’t come across as bias or anything. lol
    ———————————————
    Dude, your username is BuckFigBen.
    You hide your bias about as well as steelfan. lol

  54. steelcarrot says: Mar 24, 2010 8:33 PM

    Ravens will punish him on the field this year.
    When’s the last time Ben lost to the piss poor ratbirds? Not too recently!

  55. Dr. Kenneth Noisewater says: Mar 24, 2010 8:33 PM

    She got P A I D

  56. ecummins82 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:34 PM

    To all on here that are saying that Ben is going to get away with this again, I’m confused? What exactly did he get away with the first time? How can someone get “away with something” (whether it be once or twice or whatever) if the “case” is still pending and isn’t/wasn’t even a CRIMINAL investigation?!? The first “case” is a CIVIL suit you morons and everything revealed thus far about THAT one PROVES that McNutty ONLY wanted MONEY out of Ben! If she had really been raped she would have done everything in her power to bring about a CRIMINAL investigation regardless if any physical evidence had long since gone cold (due to her waiting a FULL YEAR to come forward, which in and of itself automatically looks fishy!).
    All those on here saying that Ben is going to “get away with it again” are simply fans who have lost to the Steelers on a regular basis more than likely. One word for all of you: H-A-T-E-R-S!

  57. FumbleNuts says: Mar 24, 2010 8:34 PM

    I feel more sorry for the Make-A-Wish kid he ignored.

  58. Steelersforever says: Mar 24, 2010 8:36 PM

    This witch hunt is exactly why commentators on this site are among the dumbest on the Internet, congratulations.

  59. FoozieGrooler says: Mar 24, 2010 8:37 PM

    What’s got my attention here isn’t all the bloodthirsty morons screaming “He’s getting away with it..”, but rather how many of you clueless twits are yelling “He’s getting away with it, AGAIN!!”
    Please, any one of you idiots, please stand up and explain when the FIRST time was.
    freakin’ brain dead dumbasses…

  60. BuckFigBen says: Mar 24, 2010 8:37 PM

    How will Pittsburgh welcome him back. I live here and they’ve been blasting him through the whole thing. sharing stories, saying I bet he’s guilty..etc. It’s not like the city supported this tool bag. Should make for an interesting return home for Ben. LOL
    So he looks dumber Ben or Steeler fans that were piling on?

  61. trickbunny says: Mar 24, 2010 8:38 PM

    I wonder how Ben’s *next* sexual assault case will turn out…

  62. Laxer37 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:38 PM

    oaklandx510 says:
    “Just shows you that you have to be white in the NFL to get away with a crime. But oh no you better watch out if your black in the NFL, cause if you are then your getting the book thrown at you. This is so stupid….”
    ———————————————–
    Kinda lose your credibility when you make this statement the same day Warren Sapp has domestic abuse charges dropped.
    It’s the money you jokers, not the color of their skin!
    Right OJ?

  63. Spoonthis says: Mar 24, 2010 8:38 PM

    @ doktorzeep1968
    Wah, wah, wah. Ben is such a creep. Boo hoo. According to your logic (or lack of), Ben is a creep and bad news because he has been falsely accused twice? “The NFL is not happy about this”. WTF do you know? Oh no, the NFL security team is looking into it. What are they looking into moron? If the cops can’t get the little slut to support her false allegations, what is the NFL security gonna do? Get real dude. Why should Ben be out of the league? I bet your Wonderlic score would be lower than Vince Young’s.

  64. jallen69 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:39 PM

    “Ben is INNOCENT LIKE I HAVE SAYING! All you idiots who called him rapethisburger own him an apology! Another slut exposed! Now the media needs to tell her name!!!”
    Her name? So dumb shit fans like you can seek her out. Sit in the basement of your Mothers house in your Roethlisbergers Jersey and never come out! I bet you are a bigger scumbag than he is!

  65. FLYBOY says: Mar 24, 2010 8:39 PM

    I’m hearing from my sources that Heinz will be selling the “Ruthlessonfurburger” burger this season and the accuser reportedly will be receiving anywhere from 25-30% of the gross.
    By the way, the burger consists of a little bun, lots of pink meat, along with some mayo and ketchup.

  66. yazman of steel says: Mar 24, 2010 8:40 PM

    Again more lies and speculation from Florio. Pro Football Garbage should be the name of this site. It’s funny reading the jealously and hated here. Ben is a target now and needs to be smarter about where he hangs out. Sure he’s a moron, but the last Steeler QB accused of not being able to spell “cat” after being give the “c” and the “t” won 4 Super Bowls. I hope Ben gets his two more. Enjoy jealous haters. BTW, he hasn’t gotten away with anything in Vegas, that civil suit is still pending. She even asked to be paid off and an apology, which he refused. So where’s the logic in saying he paid off this stupid clumsy drunkin’ fool. Nice try, I’ll be enjoying Ben tearing up the league again next year, hopefully Steelers D improves, cause I want NUMBER SEVEN!

  67. jallen69 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:40 PM

    “Ben is INNOCENT LIKE I HAVE SAYING! All you idiots who called him rapethisburger own him an apology! Another slut exposed! Now the media needs to tell her name!!!”
    Her name? So dumb shit fans like you can seek her out. Sit in the basement of your Mothers house in your Roethlisbergers Jersey and never come out! I bet you are a bigger scumbag than he is!

  68. karmathaitch says: Mar 24, 2010 8:41 PM

    Ravens will punish him on the field this year.
    Thats funny!!
    The case is not over. It could be worse!! Then, Goodell is going to suspend him 4 games. Then the Roonys are going to cut ties with the punk.
    If it wasnt for the rings, he would be on Ryan Leaf pace…
    OK, not that bad, but getting close..

  69. lifelongphinfan says: Mar 24, 2010 8:42 PM

    i could care less what happens to ben , what does bother me is how many retarded people there are out there that just refuse to believe anything else but what they think and what they read on some blog, come on people grow some brain cells.
    has anybody said anything about a settlement between ben & the accuser? no is the anwser to that so where do you morons get he paid her off?
    and so many people keep acting as if he committed a horrible rape in nevada, well that case is even lamer than the bull crap this one is.is ben guilty of bad judgement?certianly he is. is ben guilty because 2 golddigging hussy’s say he is and want money for thier stories? no he is not.and are you people guilty of a rush to judgement? you most certianly are if it were a popular player on your team you would want him treated fairly so why can’t you people at least wait untill you have real evidence to bash ben or any other player or make horrible accusations and then find out later you were wrong.what am i saying? the almighty hisself could come down from the heavens and say he’s not guilty and you still wouldn’t believe it would you -losers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  70. Spoonthis says: Mar 24, 2010 8:43 PM

    oaklandx510
    You don’t have to be white to get away with a crime, you just need to be innocent.

  71. DoctorK says: Mar 24, 2010 8:43 PM

    Oh Baltimore. You were praying that by some luck the Steelers were going to lose their quarterback. You were hoping for a suspension and perhaps even jail time. Now this.
    We’ll be reminding you of this when the Steelers once again spank your pathetic asses this year.

  72. trickbunny says: Mar 24, 2010 8:44 PM

    You’d have to force yourself on girls, too, if you were a 300 pound doofus with eyes that are too close together (making you look retarded)…

  73. Steelcurtains says: Mar 24, 2010 8:44 PM

    So if there are no charges filed…how has he given the NFL a black eye?? It seems 2 women now have made up lies, but it’s Ben’s fault? He’s a young, single guy…is he not allowed to have a one-night stand like every other person in America? Is he not allowed to go out to the bars like everyone else? Yes, from now on he needs to be more careful, but it seems to me that he’s not the criminal here. The girl in this latest case is the one that needs to be charged with a crime for wasting all this time and money on this so-called “investigation”!!
    All you idiots on here that seem to KNOW what happened in that bathroom…even though none of you were there…and now think he paid her off…without any proof…just need to shut up and move on to something else.

  74. Steeler-lady says: Mar 24, 2010 8:45 PM

    She has declined since the night of the incident..Perhaps when she woke up with a hangover she realized she screwed up.. its happened a billion times before.
    Why is the haters still calling Ben names..LOL cus yall asses are eating your words now.
    What makes him a bad seed,,lol cus women hang on him n his wallet?? What man other than a few of the gay ones who post on here dont love a woman? Its NEVER been proven hes ever done anything wrong….. other than being silly n hanging with the wrong crowd. Hes dated several women and only these 2 have claimed this BS..
    Cant wait to go root Ben on ………f you haters!

  75. Green n' Gold says: Mar 24, 2010 8:45 PM

    Here’s 2 million babe, now go away.

  76. SoFlor Steeler says: Mar 24, 2010 8:46 PM

    C’mon u guys – a bit of perspective – two women agree to get friendly with Ben and then decide to cash in by crying rape and u get all twisted out of shape…
    Then we have Antonio Cromartie who reportedly has 9 kids by six different women [or is it nine women by six different kids - it is so confusing] and he skates – no commish intervention – no order to pay his child support – nothing…
    Get a grip…

  77. JPeezy says: Mar 24, 2010 8:46 PM

    doktorzeep1968, are you calling for the Lakers to cut Kobe Bryant right now? Are you one of those idiots who convicted the poor Duke Lacrosse kids?
    Beyond being a total flipping idiot, you are wrong on every single thing you said.
    1. The NFL does not employ investigators.
    2. How does a $100 million man being falsely accused of something give a black eye to the league, especially when he is exonerated?
    3. He’s NEVER bought anyone off. He’s counter suing McNulty, and that civil case has zero legs to stand on. He never paid this girl a dime, she stopped cooperating the very next day after the event happened,
    4. He’s a bad seed and should be out of the league??? You realize he’s never even been charged with a single crime, let alone tried or convicted.
    5. He’s a punk and a jerk? That’s your opinion, but if they booted all of the jerks and punks out of the league we’d be down about 75% of the players in the NFL.
    Get off your high horse and educate yourself a little kid. You are making a fool out of yourself here.

  78. Ravenmaniac says: Mar 24, 2010 8:47 PM

    The sad part about this for ben is if they do not press this incident, the amount of exposure of what a douche bag he has been/is to sports writers as well as others.
    And remember Roger isnt done with him yet.

  79. Steeler-lady says: Mar 24, 2010 8:51 PM

    Yazman .. id love it if Ben threw a slander suit against some of these asses.
    lol Jalen,,, why not post her name?? If she lied which its looking just like that.. why not call her out too?? Its not like the chick has been sitting at home sulking.. 2weeks after she was out with her sorority sisters partying it up.
    Why is it the man is ALWAYS the bad guy in America?? Have you ever taken a look at how many innocent men are in jail?? Or how conieving women can be?? Remember I believe her name was Susan Smith? She claimed a blk man stole her kids…etc….she LIED! Or how about the crazy bitch in Fla who said she was kidnapped cus she didnt want to get married? The list goes on n on… its a money hungry world and people look for easy paychecks.
    Or it simply could be.. she realized everything got dramatized and he didnt do anything wrong.

  80. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 8:52 PM

    I just ordered the new book at Oprah’s Book Club written by the girl who Ben took into the john. “Two Minute Drill: My brush with Big Ben”
    Ben is going to be pissed,the details are not flattering!

  81. getoverit says: Mar 24, 2010 8:53 PM

    Just look at the passion and hatred from the anti ben people. They are being irrational and hate that they still have to watch him beat their teams. The only thing the other side of the argument ever requested was restraint and not a rush to judgment. What’s more sane. Take your hatred out of it and follow what facts you have and there ain’t much folks. As was said, if he paid the girl off, it wouldn’t eliminate charges if the medical evidence was there. I think sorority sisters not having her back and her dissapearing act with the authorities is the most telling.

  82. troypola43 says: Mar 24, 2010 8:53 PM

    No surprise when you consider she was a .27!

  83. sfout says: Mar 24, 2010 8:53 PM

    Don’t forget that all the social network sites have sites like tweeleted.com that store deleted messages. Not mention they retain messages even if you can’t find them. I wouldn’t be surprised if Roethlisberger’s attorney already gained access to both facebook and twitter to read the messages.
    I laugh at the fact that most of the people bagging on Ben are fans of the teams in their division….Like none of you are biased towards hating a rival team.
    Our justice system says “innocent until proven guilty” not the other way around and with this girl not cooperating pretty much since the incident happened and no one supporting her, I wouldn’t be surprised if she faked it and was just trying to get money. She was 20 years old in a bar and screwed a celebrity it’s is really obvious that she just regretted the decision and tried to cover it up. Ben needs to learn his lesson and not go clubbing anymore. He is a multimillionaire and 28 years old, it’s time to grow up and represent his investors and employers with respect.

  84. spyboots says: Mar 24, 2010 8:55 PM

    @ KaiserSoze
    Comment rating 5!

  85. copes cabana says: Mar 24, 2010 8:58 PM

    oaklandx510:
    how is this at all a race issue? Was ray lewis white for a day? Marvin Harrison? I’m sure they just got off as part of some white persons scandel. Was Matt Jones black? I love race issue people. You’ve tried to make everything a race issue and now that is a joke. Your just like these girls falsely accusing atheletes. When a girl is raped, no one believes it but the people that hate the athelete. Just like now when people hear someone cry racism. the first respose is “get over yourself buddy, no one cares you are black but you.” I’ve gotten out of a lot of trouble with the police, not because I am white, but because I am respectful and dress like I have money (it makes them think you are no trouble).

  86. BuckFigBen says: Mar 24, 2010 8:59 PM

    BuckFigBen says:
    steeelfann doesn’t come across as bias or anything. lol
    ———————————————
    Dude, your username is BuckFigBen.
    You hide your bias about as well as steelfan. lol
    ———————————————
    wait WHAT!!!! I never even noticed…what a coincidence.

  87. horntoad says: Mar 24, 2010 9:00 PM

    Is Terry Bradshaw still dead?

  88. getoverit says: Mar 24, 2010 9:01 PM

    sorry, uses the first accusation as pseudo-evidence of past criminal behavior and presto, you’ve got the loons and Afc north opponents seeing a pattern that is really a fabrication. If what this girl claims is true, then she would be the actual first rational victim and Ben should be punished, but I think you will find that she maybe took a foggy drunken escapade and tried to turn it to cash. Not that far fetched folks.

  89. Deb says: Mar 24, 2010 9:01 PM

    @brownsfn, jibfest, Irishfan4life …
    Do you feel any obligation to follow the facts? Are you just ignorant of the facts? Are you so blinded by team hatred you don’t care about the facts? Or are you just stupid?
    Andrea McNulty had sex with Ben in 2008. In 2009, she filed a civil suit claiming it was rape and asking for $3 million. The police said there isn’t any evidence a crime occurred. Witnesses have filed sworn statements that she bragged about having sex with him. Her own text messages conflict with her story. AND BEN HASN’T PAID HER ANYTHING.
    So how is he paying off another one and getting away with it again?
    You’d think as men, you’d be as offended by a woman making a false rape claim as I am. But then again, you would first have to actually be MEN.

  90. Spoonthis says: Mar 24, 2010 9:04 PM

    Alright, move along folks. Nothing to see here, let’s move along.
    Oh and RebaT, please go find another team to root for and take ItalianArmyGuy with you. I’m tired of hearing you be a hater with no facts to back up your talk and about how Terry Bradshaw was let go at the end of his career by the Rooneys and that’s why Ben should be gone. Are you 2 married?

  91. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 24, 2010 9:04 PM

    Sorry guys- I got the name of the Ben tell all book wrong that was written by his victims. It is ” 2 Minute Drill: Our Brushes With Big(lil) Ben”

  92. mos says: Mar 24, 2010 9:05 PM

    I am not a lawyer, but this looks like very good news…….season still intact. Hopefully this cools Goodell off. Back to business. Now, who do we take in the draft?

  93. SteelTown_6 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:06 PM

    Well, it looks like Roethlisberger’s going to be totally exonerated, and as an added bonus, all you asinine half-witted haters will be pissed stupid for years. It doesn’t get any better than that.
    Yup, it’s a good day to be a Steelers fan.
    Cry me a river you imbeciles.

  94. Spoonthis says: Mar 24, 2010 9:06 PM

    @ BlueEyeDevils.
    Your apology is accepted. (You aren’t being sarcastic are you?)

  95. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 9:06 PM

    It’s not over yet. Maybe Ben’s atty approached her atty and said we will pay you in 6 or 7 figures to go away, just like Kobe and Shaq did. This doesn’t mean anything and it doesn’t change the fact that Ben is a MORON! When I see all charged dropped and she gets NO money, Ben paid somebody else off. Like his buddies on the police force who were there.
    HE’S A LOSER! And Steeler-lady… so emotional!
    I’m suprised Deb hasn’t been on the board writing her usual novel and rambling blindness.

  96. Dazed says: Mar 24, 2010 9:08 PM

    “Then there’s the possibility that there has been a secret and confidential settlement, and that the deal specifically required her to no longer cooperate with the criminal investigation.”
    Mr. Florio -no attorney in his right mind would draft a settlement agreement that explicitly pays a witness not to cooperate with a criminal investigation – that is called obstruction of justice – the prosecutors could put the victim in the grand jury anyhow
    That law degree you obtained by mailing in two box tops to the cereal company obviously did not come with any books on criminal law and procedure

  97. ahajha says: Mar 24, 2010 9:11 PM

    Ravens will knock him unconscious again and follow him into the locker room for some highly illegal touching.

  98. trickbunny says: Mar 24, 2010 9:12 PM

    It’s funny reading all these Steeler fans getting completely apeshit furious at the comments. I’m pretty sure half of the people making accusations against Rapistberger don’t even necessarily believe he sexually assualted anyone, but we still like to make fun of him and the big payoff is all the Steelers fans coming on here blowing gaskets and bursting blood vessels, furiously pounding their keyboards in a laughable attempt to “straighten us out”. Now *that’s* comedy.
    Please keep the defensiveness coming. It just adds fuel to the fire. The more Squealer fans bitch, the more the rest of us want to call him Rapistberger and act like he did it, whether it’s true or not. But hey, you guys will just keep falling for it over and over…

  99. Holeinone09 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:13 PM

    Well well well. A lot of your morons out there are about to look as stupid in print as you are in person, and will owe Ben and Steelers a great big gift wrapped apology.
    If this is dropped, yes Ben will likely suffer some league/team punishment for violating terms of his contract. I am sure he will gladly serve any suspension and pay any fine at this point. And he will publicly apologize to the Steelers, their fans and league. More importantly, hopefully he will show better judgement about his future behavior off the field.
    But as we all know and have already witnessed with every turn of the screw, the scumbag haters and lynch mob lunatics will say anything they care to, about settlements, this and that. But who in the blue hell cares what these MORONS think or say? I LMAO at them all!!
    Make no mistake about it, when this is dropped, Ben will be throwing TD passes and leading the Steelers to MORE SUPER BOWLS.
    GET USED TO IT.
    GO STEELERS!

  100. Bens Attorney says: Mar 24, 2010 9:13 PM

    @Markle says:
    March 24, 2010 8:23 PM
    I’m going to start a website with photo’s of women that falsely accuse men of sexual assault.
    When Ben is exhonerated I can point you in the right direction on this one, McNutty;s pic wont be hard to find but this little one was a bit of a challenge but there are pics and not the one TMZ has,
    @ jallen 69 Her name? So dumb shit fans like you can seek her out. Sit in the basement of your Mothers house in your Roethlisbergers Jersey and never come out! I bet you are a bigger scumbag than he is!
    You know not all Steeler fans are dumbshits as you call us, I have known the poor victims name since it happened even seen a pic, know where to find one, and not from TMZ either,, not all Steeler fans are cold and heartless like you would like to believe I did give her a small window for doubt , she shot herself in the foot, We didnt…

  101. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 9:14 PM

    JPezzy,
    Nice name. Couldn’t come up with something original.
    Ben is a MORON and should not be allowed to play. Roger is not done with him yet.
    Remember Cedrick Wilson? The girlfiend said he slapped her and turned around the next day and said he didn’t. No charges and he was booted out of the league.
    Maybe Ben will get sacked 100 times more next season (obviously logical he would the idiot) someone will KNOCK some sense into him. Maybe he’ll end up like Troy Aikman did. Bu-bye.

  102. izzy says: Mar 24, 2010 9:15 PM

    Bring out the tinfoil caps, the Rooney’s made a bid to have the Zapruder film destroyed. Ben’s sexual escapades were also documented. Alas they reside in the bottom of the Confluence.
    The guy has the knack for being a jackass off the field. At the same time to call him a rapist is a whole different ballgame. If you think he’s a buffoon, well then he’s guilty as charged
    The guy needs an off the field mentor to keep his butt in line. Dean Vernon Wormer said to Ben “Flounder”Roethlisberger, “Fat, drunk and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”

  103. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 9:16 PM

    By the way, the chick doesn’t need a lawyer for a criminal case. Her lawyer is automatically the district attorney, duh.

  104. 123456 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:16 PM

    Because she probably has 10,000 steeler fans parking their Winnebago’s on her lawn and harassing her daily.

  105. SteelTown_6 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:20 PM

    ” # Ravenmaniac says:
    The sad part about this for ben is if they do not press this incident, the amount of exposure of what a douche bag he has been/is to sports writers as well as others.”
    Sad part? Must suck to be you then given the daily, voluntary exposure you provide of what a douche bag you are.
    “And remember Roger isnt done with him yet.”
    Slap on the wrist at most, and I bet that really pisses you off. Good.

  106. Bucfs says: Mar 24, 2010 9:22 PM

    this changes things completely
    rapistberger is no longer,
    If she declines to be interviewed, clearly she is afraid that her story will change
    shes full of shit or at least not telling us something

  107. JPeezy says: Mar 24, 2010 9:23 PM

    karmathaitch says: March 24, 2010 8:41 PM
    “The case is not over. It could be worse!! Then, Goodell is going to suspend him 4 games. Then the Roonys are going to cut ties with the punk.
    If it wasnt for the rings, he would be on Ryan Leaf pace…”
    Does this moronic statement even deserve a reasonable response??? You realize that the league has never punished a person who had never even been charged with a crime, let alone tried and convicted. You expect the franchise to cut their $100 million franchise QB? You are even stupider than your spelling and grammar would indicate.
    Ben would be Ryan Leaf if not for 2 Sb rings? That is like saying Albert Einstein would have been a retard if not for his 160 IQ. Then again you are a retard and I wouldn’t expect you to realize that Ben has the most wins in his first 6 years of any QB ever, and is top 10 ALL-TIME in win%, completion %, QB rating, and YPA.
    Idiots and haters keep lining up, and I’ll keep knocking you down. You too Ravenmaniac. Goodell isn’t suspending Ben, period. I can see why you’d have your fingers crossed, if my team couldn’t beat a rival when their star QB played I’d probably hope he went away too.

  108. sssteve1 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:23 PM

    Then there’s the possibility that Florio is the biggest slimeball on the internet. Tampering with a witness can be a more serious crime than sexual assault. You cant do a deal that where the witness wont cooperate in an ongoing investigation.

  109. Ravenmaniac says: Mar 24, 2010 9:24 PM

    I love all of the steeler fans that are ragging on Florio talking about what a bad writer he is and about this site sucks but…..all of you haters seem to be on here all of the time!!! I love it…

  110. Cprine says: Mar 24, 2010 9:28 PM

    KDKA used an anonymous source, apparently just one.
    How do you know that the report is accurate?

  111. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 9:30 PM

    She can absolutely refuse to press charges if she wants to. If there has been an agreement, that is what happened. If she doesn’t press charges, the DA can’t do squat… at all!
    Ben says, “I’m a sex addict and I need therapy. Yeah, where’s my hammer – BAM BAM BAM.
    Next time, and there will be one, I hope the girl uses her teeth! Chomp! OUCH – LMAO

  112. droppingloads says: Mar 24, 2010 9:31 PM

    I find it funny when guys call a girl a slut, as if, a slut is bad thing to be.
    Maybe Ben was innocent and he will go back to winning super bowls

  113. polishkingski says: Mar 24, 2010 9:34 PM

    i hope the average age of the pro-ben posters are in their twenty’s because they are extremely obnoxious and foul. this girl does not have to do anything once she has given her police statement the first time. i am sure her lawyer has told her to not say another word until the law has gathered their evidence if they can bring a case. i don`t care about ben.r or the steelers and i really do hope he did not do what people are accusing him of, but to say at this point its settled is just plain stupid.

  114. cbatchel says: Mar 24, 2010 9:35 PM

    Already talked to her once, probably recorded it most interviews are at the police station. So why do they need to do it again? I don’t blame her, Ben has declined being interviewed, she can do the same.

  115. Spoonthis says: Mar 24, 2010 9:38 PM

    RebaT, you are a fool. Ben should be out of the league? Please call Andrea McNutty and go with her to her next appointment to see her shrink. You’re a psyco. Cedrick WIlson was not booted out of the league, he was cut by the Steelers due to lack of production and no one else wanted him.
    Ohhhh, “Roger is not done with him yet”. Scary.
    Roger – “Ben, this is Roger, please stop envoking your right as a single man in America and having sex with women. This is inexcusable behavior. No NFL player has ever done this before”.
    Ben – “Roger, I haven’t done anything illegal and I have been falsely accused by lying bitches.”
    Roger – “Oh, I read on PFT that you were guilty. Sorry.”

  116. dawarre0 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:38 PM

    Hopefully ben will let his actions on the field do the talking from now on. browns, bengals, and ravens better prepare for a revamped steelers offense, special teams, and secondary. here we go!

  117. Laxer37 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:39 PM

    @Ravenmaniac
    The Steelers lead the head-to-head series 19-11 with your last victory a late game comeback against the Steelers #3 QB.
    I’d be holding out hope on a suspension too.
    Denial is the first step of the grief process.

  118. DB26 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:40 PM

    A) He is only getting away with it because he is white (saving devilblue the post)
    B) Eventually, Ben will figure out that it will be a lot more economical to go out and pay for a prostitute. $100 for head or $1 mil for not so good snatch? I’ll take head from a crackhead for $100 Alex!

  119. RebaT says: Mar 24, 2010 9:40 PM

    I just read on NFL news that Dixon will likely be moved up to @2. I believe it said that Batch is a free-agent this year. It also mentioned the interest in Leftwich again.
    Maybe Dixon will be #1 in the next month, OH YEAH.
    How many players have experience as a QB? Rapistberger, Batch, Dixon, Randle-El and Hines Ward. Hmmm. Randle-El was the only one who threw for a TD in SB XL.

  120. SteelTown_6 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:44 PM

    “trickbunny says: March 24, 2010 9:12 PM
    It’s funny reading all these Steeler fans getting completely apeshit furious at the comments.”
    That’s OK, we understand.
    We know that’s really just your lame attempt at saving face and concealing your unbearable grief.
    We feel your pain [ LOL ]
    No, really.

  121. JPeezy says: Mar 24, 2010 9:45 PM

    I ask for more morons to open their mouths and RebaT comes running!!!
    # RebaT says: March 24, 2010 9:14 PM
    “JPezzy,
    Nice name. Couldn’t come up with something original.
    Ben is a MORON and should not be allowed to play. Roger is not done with him yet.
    Remember Cedrick Wilson? The girlfiend said he slapped her and turned around the next day and said he didn’t. No charges and he was booted out of the league.
    Maybe Ben will get sacked 100 times more next season (obviously logical he would the idiot) someone will KNOCK some sense into him. Maybe he’ll end up like Troy Aikman did. Bu-bye.”
    1. Ben is a moron and shouldn’t be allowed to play? You are an obvious moron, does that mean McDonalds should fire you??? Deal in facts, not your retarded opinion. We have a man who has never been charged with a single crime, period! You want to deprive him of his livelyhood because you dont like him. Brilliant!
    2. Do you realize that there are TWO players in the NFL who killed people with their vehicles??? Why are you not crusading to have them thrown out of the league? All Ben did was hook up with some random whores who wanted to try and get a piece of his cash… Just like every single other professional athlete in America does.
    3. Goodell cannot and will not suspend Ben for any length of time, period. No charges, no convictions. They are going to talk about him hooking up with celebrities or using high dollar escort services because it’s too risky to go out and hook up with random drunk chicks in a bar. The standards change for well-know rich people. They can’t bang tramps like you without getting into lawsuits and such.
    4. Cedric Wilson wasn’t booted out of the league you moron. After the Steelers cut him he ended up on Denver’s roster. He’s not around anymore because, you know, he sucks!!!
    Consider this Reba bitch SMACKED!

  122. openfieldtackle says: Mar 24, 2010 9:45 PM

    Someone needs to post this chics picture!
    False claims? Looks that way.
    Time to drag her through the mud and get her name out there.
    Ben for President!

  123. Supersix says: Mar 24, 2010 9:47 PM

    Hey Steeler haters/ Florio (hoping against all hope that Ben is out of the picture because he will probably bring the Steelers three more Lombardi trophies before he retires). How about another possibility- that there was no crime. Maybe there is evidence that she fabricated the whole thing ( just like the “lady” in Nevada). Maybe she lied to the police and doesn’t want to incriminate herself. Is it possible? Come on people, is it possible? If he is guilty he should be punished. He is certainly guilty of poor judgement. But my guess is if he was just another college kid she would not have said anything. Get a life Steeler haters.

  124. last starfighter says: Mar 24, 2010 9:50 PM

    Is everyone here a complete moron? If she agreed to an interview she would automatically look like a fraud. Also, her attorney would tell her not to because the defense could use her comments against her in court. IMO this development just makes Ben look guiltier.

  125. Deb says: Mar 24, 2010 9:51 PM

    RebaT …
    Considering that you post … and post … and post … and post … and post … your nonstop drivel on this subject with no regard for anything factual, you really shouldn’t talk about anyone else, Ms. Pot.
    From what you’ve said, you and I are both rape survivors … though my experience was more violent than having a drink drugged. One of the many differences between us is that I blame the person who assaulted me. You blame men. I’m not the one wearing blinders.

  126. SteelTown_6 says: Mar 24, 2010 9:52 PM

    “# cbatchel says: March 24, 2010 9:35 PM
    I don’t blame her, Ben has declined being interviewed, she can do the same.”
    Uhm… she’s the one who brought the charges, and you say it’s OK for HER to stop talking?
    / my anti-dolt app just popped up.

  127. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Mar 24, 2010 10:35 PM

    “Hopefully ben will let his actions on the field do the talking from now on. browns, bengals, and ravens better prepare for a revamped steelers offense, special teams, and secondary. here we go!”
    Fixed that for you.

  128. UckTheFeagles says: Mar 24, 2010 10:45 PM

    Well, its obvious he paid her off. Now he gets away with it AGAIN. There is a scary part about all this, you squeelers fans better watch out, he obviously hasn’t learned a lesson…one of you could be NEXT. Cover your cornholes.

  129. Deb says: Mar 24, 2010 10:49 PM

    The EVIDENCE presented in Nevada demonstrates that was a false claim to extort money from a wealthy athlete. It appears the Georgia allegation may be a similar situation.
    But I guarantee that while police were taking up time with this woman on March 4, another woman in the Millegeville area was really being raped. No one was around to help her. While Florio and the national media have made a lot of money profiting off the Roethlisberger story … and Nevada has wondered if it will force Ben to cave on her claim … that real victim not once thought about money. And while you clowns have been salivating at the thought of seeing Roethlisberger fry despite having ZERO evidence against him, a real rapist has gotten off scot-free … and maybe even done it again.
    Gee, everyone should be so proud.

  130. Matt says: Mar 24, 2010 10:49 PM

    Spoonthis says: March 24, 2010 9:38 PM
    Roger – “Oh, I read on PFT that you were guilty. Sorry.”
    ********************************************
    LOL.
    Good god, whatever the outcome winds up being, I can’t wait for this dumbass story to be done with.

  131. MrsH1978 says: Mar 24, 2010 10:50 PM

    oaklandx510 says:
    March 24, 2010 8:18 PM
    Just shows you that you have to be white in the NFL to get away with a crime. But oh no you better watch out if your black in the NFL, cause if you are then your getting the book thrown at you. This is so stupid….
    Really?? Because he’s white??? I have 3 words for you… Ray Switchblade Lewis…

  132. bunglesclowns&ratbirds says: Mar 24, 2010 10:51 PM

    hey brownsfn: Maybe he should have just run her over, been sentenced to 30 days and been done with it. Sound familiar?

  133. ItalianArmyGuy says: Mar 24, 2010 10:57 PM

    Florio – don’t start being stupid now. The reason she wants to drop the case should be obvious.
    Think about it – Goodell is getting involved now. What did he do last time there was a big scandal that tarnished the league’s image? He burned all the Patriot’s cheating Spygate tapes that they used to cheat their way to 3 Lombardi’s.
    She’s afraid Goodell would send somebody to “dispose” of her, like he disposed of all the Spygate evidence.

  134. HamBurghlar says: Mar 24, 2010 10:58 PM

    @PervyHarvin: keep tryin, maybe one of the 4 same posts will be funny. We’re all waiting with baited breath!
    Oh, and everybody else can sleep tight tonight knowing they’re going down next season by the hands of Ben instead of Dennis Dixon.

  135. Route36West says: Mar 24, 2010 11:01 PM

    Or maybe she doesnt want to talk about it any more.
    It is a well known fact that alot of rape victims dont report the crime because they dont want it to get out and they feel ashamed. She didnt do that she went and pressed the charges. But she had to do it against a celeberity so the stakes are raised. She has probably gotten so much attention in her home town its unbearable.
    I can easily understand how someone under that much pressure after something like that happened doesnt want to talk about anymore.
    Maybe she didnt realize how much attention she would get but pressing charges against him and now just wants it to go away.

  136. Steeler-lady says: Mar 24, 2010 11:02 PM

    WOuld someone explain to Reba the wilson case she’s a slow one.
    Wilson did go to court and he admitted what he did.know your shit before speaking. By the way the dA can press charges without her lol once again ..you r wrong.I’m gonna have to start charging u for this schooling. It’s a shame they let women get away with all this. It’s a mad world n people like u deem an innocent man with no proof. Don’t worry tho Reba u won’t b able to accuse another innocent man ,they can 5 see your hate of men! GO BEN!!!

  137. Ravenmaniac says: Mar 24, 2010 11:04 PM

    @Jpeezy…dont think ben will get suspended???? Go to your own Pittsburgh Post Gazette and read Ed Bouchete’s article about what ben can expect…
    NFL commissioner Roger Goodell said today that Georgia investigators no longer wanting a DNA sample from Ben Roethlisberger changes nothing in his approach to the Steelers quarterback.
    Goodell said on Monday, in regards to two separate sexual assault claims against Roethlisberger, that “we take the issue very seriously. We are concerned that Ben continues to put himself in this position.”
    Lets wait and see…….

  138. Ravenmaniac says: Mar 24, 2010 11:14 PM

    Laxer…if I were you I would want ben suspended with how he looked last year….dixon looked good in the game against us….no film on a qb will do that….
    Dude, as far as I am concerned ben has never been the one that beats the Ravens. Your D has done well against us, just as our D has done well against ben. If you look back I dont seem to remember the steelers winning by that big of a margin (with exception of the 2007 game when ben burnt our lousy CB..you know him, he is now on your team)….nothing like the 27 – 0 and 31 – 7 2006 games. Other than that Ravens – steeler games are pretty close and low scoring.
    So, it does not matter to me if ben is suspended or not. I would prefer him to play.

  139. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:16 PM

    Look, I am happier than anyone to see this girl exposed, and Ben exonerated, but I must say, this board is being bombarded with pro Steeler posts. Where were you the past couple of weeks??? I have been on here along with Deb and Steelers4life, among a few others, relentlessly defending Ben while the majority of the vultures here tear him apart. It seems like most of you “Steeler” fans were acting like Ostriches and hiding your head in the sand, waiting to show off when there was some positive evidence to support Ben. You can question me all you want because of my screen name, but the evidence shows that I am one of the few fans with balls to back up my guy…

  140. joe6606 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:17 PM

    So when are they going to arrest the “Accuser” for underaged drinking + possession of a fake id?

  141. 305phinphan says: Mar 24, 2010 11:18 PM

    Ben is a scumbag……lesson to all the ladies….if Ben Ben is in your town wear a mini camera and catch his rapist arse red handed. Get your money and send him to jail.

  142. Dickcheese says: Mar 24, 2010 11:19 PM

    Big Ben needs to worry about 2 things.
    1. Winning the Steelers a 7th Super Bowl Title.
    2. Staying away from S.S.A.B.’s (Sweaty Snatch-Ass Bitches).
    If he can do those things, he’s golden. Those of us who have been blessed enough to witness Ben’s rise to stardom from his humble beginnings in Findlay know that he is no Sexual Deviant.
    In Ben We Trust.

  143. Deb says: Mar 24, 2010 11:26 PM

    @last starfighter …
    The accused has a right to face his accuser and know the accusation against him. The ACCUSER does NOT have the right to keep her accusations secret so they can’t be used against her in court. She’s the one making the charge. No one is doing anything against her. It’s in her interest to talk to the police and help provide the evidence to prove her claim.
    Imagine you are mugged. A detective interviews you to get the details, then proceeds with the investigation. Later, the police ask you to come to the station so they can get further information.
    First, why would you have an attorney? You are a crime victim. Crime victims do not hire attorneys. The police are investigating on their behalf, and at trial, the prosecutor will try the defendant on behalf of the victim. The victim cannot be represented by private counsel in a criminal trial.
    Second, as the victim, you are seeking justice, are you not? You want the perpetrator to be arrested, tried, convicted, and imprisoned for mugging you. So you want to cooperate with the police to ensure that happens, don’t you?
    Crime victims do not typically hire personal injury attorneys to seek a financial settlement before charges have even been filed. In particular, victims of sex crimes are not typically thinking about being PAID for what they’ve been through.

  144. Gautam says: Mar 24, 2010 11:35 PM

    she comes out as a drunkard who couldn’t control herself or a bloody gold digger

  145. Skippy20008 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:41 PM

    If she’s lying, he should sue her. If he doesn’t, well…it seems rather obvious he paid her off.

  146. Bens Attorney says: Mar 24, 2010 11:49 PM

    RebaT says:
    March 24, 2010 9:16 PM
    By the way, the chick doesn’t need a lawyer for a criminal case. Her lawyer is automatically the district attorney, duh
    Uh Duh Reba, she has obtained outside legal counsel and not the prosecutor and he specializes in personal injury and sexual assault and civil things….So please do us all a favor and quit showing your ignorance.
    For one woman to have so much hatred for a man I think , well I can pretty well figure there is a story there. It is becoming more and more obvious with each love letter you post about Ben.

  147. enprince21 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:49 PM

    how many girls ages 17-25 do you guys know who do stupid things when they’re drunk time and time and time again? of those, how many do those stupid things (hookup, sex, etc.) with guys? ok now think about who out of those remaining girls is conniving / smart / looking for attention / regrets something the morning after…finally throw in the fact that this is a wealthy CHAMPIONSHIP NFL QUARTERBACK is a small town Georgia bar. im sure we’ve all seen the pictures of him from that nite with the stupid nike dri-fit on and that weird devil? satan? idk what black t-shirt…people- ESPECIALLY girls were all over him. he honestly was probably dancing with the girl in his little VIP thing they went to the bathroom started kissing one thing lead to another or who knows…he obviously shouldn’t have put himself in that situation, for basically the second time (whether genuinely innocent or not the first time), and especially with a historical stern championship atmosphere a family like the Rooneys signing your checks and a “history” of seemingly not so smart decisions. throw in a commissioner who clearly means business and has dealt with the likes of Pacman Jones, Tank Johnson, and Michael Vick, and has shown little sympathy in handing out suspensions and such. Ben should have been smarter, and in general he may be a complete rat who got too drunk and kept going when she said no. obviously that’s between the two of them and seeing as she’s the only witness, i’d say shes either- A) grinning from ear to ear staring at a check with 5 zeroes in it or B) so ashamed from the attention that she already dropped out of school doesn’t feel like taking this any further, and fears the social and potential legal ramifications her previous actions may have caused. you always have to wonder and put these situations in the larger scope of society at large today as well as the league as an ever-modernizing business entity with harsh punishment for those who break morals clauses, whether directly or indirectly, and who bring negative light upon the league.
    Big Ben needs to use his Big Brain a little more and avoid these situations all together…go to high class lounges with fat cigars and watch models mingle with you and your steeler teammates while polishing those SB rings..get outta the 20-yr old small town Georgia bar scene…step your game up…for your own sake.
    -NP

  148. Whines_Hard.86 says: Mar 24, 2010 11:56 PM

    I think it’s funny how chapnasty2 hasn’t posted a comment yet, but RebaT has… I swear, she is he…

  149. joe6606 says: Mar 25, 2010 12:00 AM

    “authorities said the woman’s blood alcohol level was above 0.20 percent”
    wow

  150. ECS - Brougham Boys 74 says: Mar 25, 2010 12:00 AM

    You Steeler fans are lowlifes. Seeing all these comments calling for this chick’s personal info so you can harass/stalk her? That’s just crazy, man. I can’t believe this site is even allowing these posts. You guys just make Pittsburgh and the Steelers look terrible.

  151. ButchD says: Mar 25, 2010 12:12 AM

    cha-ching

  152. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 25, 2010 12:27 AM

    HamBurghlar – Thanks bro. I just won $50 by your response. Ben blows!

  153. RebaT says: Mar 25, 2010 12:47 AM

    Finally Deb posts her novel. Deb, I was missing ya.
    You have not read that I condemn all men. I suggest you brush up on your reading comprehension. I hate Ben Rapistberger. The moron is going to get what’s coming to him… no doubt. Karma is a biatch. I will be here just waiting for it.
    For the record, once and for all, I DO NOT HATE ALL MEN!! Got it? Good.
    Ben needs to make appointments with hookers. Costs a heck of a lot less than these 2 women. CHA-CHING!!!
    The Steelers are circling the field for Leftwich. Wonder why? I also read that Batch is a free-agent and Dixon is being considered #2. Hmm, he’s already gone from 3 to 2. How long will it take for him to go from 2 to 1? Roadrunner speed.

  154. Playoffs?! says: Mar 25, 2010 1:20 AM

    Case is closed. Goodell probably won’t do anything either…

  155. 805guy says: Mar 25, 2010 3:03 AM

    Ok first 1…give him benfit of the doubt. I mean this guy making millions!…and hanging out in clubs. Of course broads throw themselves at him. Part 2…bad choice making!!! Ben! Seriously!?

  156. Sasquash says: Mar 25, 2010 4:52 AM

    Good for Ben. These gold digging skanks have cost him a ton of money. Lets think about it, two broads claim some BS and it may cost him hundreds of millions of dollars. He wins another SB or 2 and its atleast a hundred million.I hope they both get the electric chair. No life in prision, death by some horrible way. So Ben likes to party, I’m not about to call him a rapist because he bangs crazy chicks. I perfer 20 year old as well.

  157. Rafterman says: Mar 25, 2010 6:16 AM

    LMAO!
    We definitely have more then our fair share of morons posting here.
    It’s over.
    Time to move on to the fact that barring injury, Ben will be around all of next season, and several seasons to come. “Raping” your teams again and again.
    Goodell isn’t going to suspend someone who hasn’t ever been charged with a crime. He will slap Ben’s
    wrists and perhaps fine him for STUPIDITY. Which is fair since that is all he was ever guilty of.
    Have a nice day. LOL

  158. NBAsucks says: Mar 25, 2010 6:28 AM

    Think about it….. Big Ben called Kobe Bryant and got a little advice on how to sweep this one under the carpet with a little cash the way Kobe did. The NFL, who gave him his first SB Trophy in a pre-determined SB40, will do everything in their power to keep his name clean as to not step on the Rooney’s toes. GUILTY GUILTY GUILTY not hard to figure out unless you’re a “Stealers” fan. (No i didnt misspell Stealers)

  159. DonTerrelli says: Mar 25, 2010 6:29 AM

    another golddigger

  160. steelerfan9598 says: Mar 25, 2010 6:47 AM

    Also, the original fraud from the first case refused to cooperate with this investigation. Why? because she was hoping this one would stick to reinforce her case which also has no merit. Her lies have already been exposed. If she drops her criminal complaint and goes directly for a civil claim, will all the ignorant fools on here finally agree that she was trying to get paid? Keep in mind – if she continues her criminal complaint and they can prove she is lying – that makes HER the criminal. Ever consider that scenario? Of course not.

  161. NFLMMAfan says: Mar 25, 2010 6:57 AM

    Starting an office pool – How many days until Ben does this a third time?
    My guess is 42.

  162. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 25, 2010 7:01 AM

    If he didn’t do anything why would he be suspended? lol no, he’ll be put on notice… warned… something to that effect.

  163. JustMike says: Mar 25, 2010 7:05 AM

    Ben honked her boob, stroked her a check…her lawyer (who gets a nice cut) advises her to take the money and run.
    All nice and wrapped in a bow.
    Roger will shake his finger, Tomlin will scowl a little, and the Steelers will go back to being an aging team that I predict will never sniff another long playoff run with the current group of china dolls.
    They’ll rebuild and suck for decade; welcome to the NFL.

  164. Steeler-lady says: Mar 25, 2010 7:11 AM

    Raven.. Without any legit cases,what position exactly is it that he puts himself into?? They could accuse him in the damn grocery store….the first chick claims it happened in Bens hotel room… he was SUPPOSE to be there.LOL She wasnt.
    With both cases obviously a fraud I really dont see an issue ….Altho I agree he needs to choose better company and watch out for the gold diggers.
    What will they suspend him for? For being in his motel room?? Or at a club with a group of people celebrating his birthday? Neither are a crime.I think that would be a poor example,suspending someone who was proven to not have done nothing wrong.I am thinking with the latest developments that Ben gets a warning and a good talk from Goodell..
    I dont even recall Bellicheat getting suspended when they proved he cheated…he could just say what Belicheat said… “I misinterpted the rules” lol even tho he had been warned several times prior.LOL
    How much time did Jamal Lewis get when he got busted dealing coke?I remember he actually got jail time but he got to choose when he went . Im askin…………

  165. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 25, 2010 7:12 AM

    Criminal court, Baldwin County, Georgia. The Honorable Judge Cyrus Tecumseh Flywheel presiding.
    “Mr. Roethlisberger, have you ever been indicted?”
    Roethlisberger, nervously tugging at his fingers, blushing and looking at his shoetops replies
    “Duhhhh, not since I was a baby, your honor!”

  166. GirthyOne says: Mar 25, 2010 7:37 AM

    According to KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh, the alleged victim has declined to be re-interviewed by authorities. She last talked to police on the evening of the alleged incident.
    ———————————————————————————–
    So, drunk girl reports to police that she was sexually assaulted. I read she was .27. So, really drunk girl.
    Girl sobers up and never shows up to speak to the police again.
    Ben may be a jerk for not showing up for the Make-A-Wish and not posing for pictures, but this is the second time I have read a bunch of people bash him for something he apparently didn’t do.
    I could care less what anyone thinks about him hooking up with gals. Happens all the time. Nobody cares.
    I’m going to trade for him in fantasy while his value is low.

  167. 123456789 says: Mar 25, 2010 7:51 AM

    Outlaw Jersey Whales? I believe you ripped that off the 3 Stooges. I believe it was the short, “Idiots Deluxe”.
    Speaking of idiots, Jersey…..you need a long rest. @$$wipe!

  168. rea725 says: Mar 25, 2010 8:08 AM

    Nobody on this thread knows if he did it or not, and so I think we can cut him some slack here.
    Realistically, there are 2 possibilities:
    1.) He is innocent.
    2.) He did it, and he made her a very nice financial offer, which she accepted.
    Even though (1) is unlikely, it’s certainly possible. If he’s not found guilty (or even indicted) then he’s presumed innocent. In my book, he’s therefore innocent. That’s the way it works. End of story.

  169. tryagain says: Mar 25, 2010 8:10 AM

    after all this, i think it would be funny if something happened like ben fell out of a tree (hey it’s ben, it’s possible) and broke both arms right before the season began.
    i don’t wish him permanent damage, anything career ending or too dangerous but not being able to play this year anyway fo sho would make me giggle a little.

  170. 69ers says: Mar 25, 2010 8:51 AM

    @ Moist Towelette
    “Awesome. Now Ben can go back to raping the Ravens’ secondary.”
    Nice..look out Ed Reed

  171. Rogue says: Mar 25, 2010 8:52 AM

    Here is an article all of you jerks can read.
    She had a forged drivers license
    Her blood alcohol was 0.20 10 times the legal age in Georgia for minors
    No genetic was taken at the scene or from the victim.
    If you jerks who are jealous and getting there kicks and have not WON A SUPER BOWL this article can be found in the paper Pittsburgh Tribune Review under Pal’s night out. So just crawl in your hole you came from, because I am satis fied that he is innocent and that another gold digger is exposed. So good day whatever or whomever you are. Those who laugh last laugh the hardest.

  172. Treezs says: Mar 25, 2010 8:53 AM

    “Then there’s the possibility that there has been a secret and confidential settlement, and that the deal specifically required her to no longer cooperate with the criminal investigation.”
    How is that legal? I thought the prosecutor represents the people.. daughters and the people that have daughters. How can anything the defense does using money prevent the criminal case from preceding?

  173. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 25, 2010 8:53 AM

    What else did you think was going to happen when he got the high priced lawyers? Well I’m gonna go rape girls then, it doesn’t seem to be a big deal.

  174. Scrumhead says: Mar 25, 2010 8:55 AM

    Any pix of any of his “victims”? His money would be better spent on paid talent. Seem to recall Elliot found a pretty good service right up to the point he got a little careless.

  175. GoBrowns19 says: Mar 25, 2010 8:57 AM

    Wait a second…Ben raped me too! I want a million dollars too or I’m making it public. I can be reached at (deleted).

  176. Subpar says: Mar 25, 2010 9:00 AM

    I HATE the Steelers. I am a Browns fan, live near Cleveland. I hate all things Steelers. However, I didn’t think he did it then. I don’t think he did it now. Settling a civil case for sexual assult is one thing. If you pay someone off to stop a criminal investigation…isn’t that illegal?
    Look at the facts people. He is a millionaire. Some poor college girl saw him, made out with him, slipped and fell afterward, drunk, and then realized it was her shot at the lottery. Could happen to any millionaire or even remotely wealthy person. Innocent until proven guilty and in this case it looks like hes innocent. For Blue and all the other OMG racism morons that say we flip out about Vick but give a pass to water on the brain Ben, you are morons. Vick was found guilty, because hes a peice of trash. Ben wasn’t found guilty of anything other then being a dumbass who doesnt know when and where to go out to.

  177. fab says: Mar 25, 2010 9:11 AM

    What do you call a girl who willingly has some sort of sex with you then takes money?

  178. jcjets says: Mar 25, 2010 9:14 AM

    Uhhh just yesterday you said dropping the request for DNA is irrelevant to the case. Now in this article, you give no indication of your prior stance, and are saying the news was regarded as indication he will be exonerated?
    http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2010/03/23/dropping-of-dna-request-has-no-relevance-to-roethlisberger-case/

  179. ChunkyAssVomit says: Mar 25, 2010 9:15 AM

    it’s a sad day for all you Rothlishaters !

  180. Steeler4life says: Mar 25, 2010 9:15 AM

    I have been telling all you Baltimoron “Knockoff Browns” Ratbirds that Big Ben will be available for the entire 2010 season unless he is injured.

  181. Just JTO says: Mar 25, 2010 9:24 AM

    Ahhh, nothing brings out the posts on here like anything that involves the Steelers, right haters???? LOL.
    Anyway, I crack up how many of you are screaming “payoff!” and saying how Ben “got away with it again.” Yada, yada, yada.
    But if you listen to any Steelers fan who lives in the city and has been following this whole mess closely, we ALL said he was at least guilty of poor judgement. And I, for one, will never use the term “choir boy” and “Ben Roethlisberger” in the same statement. That said, which one of you fans out there has a player on your team who WAS NOT charged OR convicted of a crime??? Ben was neither, even if he is a tool personally. Go ahead, cast a stone if you can. But you can’t.
    You all should have realized from the start what this was when the NAMELESS 20-year-old girl went out and HIRED AN ATTORNEY shortly after the alleged incident. Think about it … anybody who is REALLY the victim of a sex crime does not need an attorney because the DA prosecutes. You only need an attorney when you WANT MONEY! BINGO!! I picked up that red flag from the start.
    Ben probably DOES need counseling on his own attitude about feeling so entitled. But is he a criminal? Nope.
    However, look for him to be raping and pillaging secondaries all season in the NFL. LOL. And, of course, that is also NOT a crime.

  182. AllThat says: Mar 25, 2010 9:27 AM

    SteelTown_6 says:
    March 24, 2010 9:06 PM
    Well, it looks like Roethlisberger’s going to be totally exonerated, and as an added bonus, all you asinine half-witted haters will be pissed stupid for years. It doesn’t get any better than that.
    Yup, it’s a good day to be a Steelers fan.
    Cry me a river you imbeciles
    You have got to be kidding me. Reading all the Steeler crap is extremely funny. This guy could attack your mom and you would defend him. LOL!

  183. HamBurghlar says: Mar 25, 2010 9:38 AM

    @Pervy: Congrats! I thought I’d bite, cause I was bored last night.. But glad I could make your day, considering that $50 will come in handy since you are more than likely unemployed.
    You always post on Steeler threads, you must still be a lil bitter that we beat that ass last season with your “all star” cast.. It’s awesome for us to know that you think about us so much that you spend the time you should be looking for a job, posting on here. Keep em comin, broseph!

  184. momar3000 says: Mar 25, 2010 9:42 AM

    Hey Ben,
    You do know you can pay women in advance. You don’t always have to rape them. Call Tiger, I think some of his women are free now….

  185. BenRoethlisraper says: Mar 25, 2010 9:51 AM

    Accused twice? Where there’s smoke, there’s fire, kids.
    Thanks for the “news” links. From a Pittsburgh paper, huh?
    Hope his next rape victim isn’t your sister!

  186. jcjets says: Mar 25, 2010 9:58 AM

    If I got assaulted by a wealthy athlete, I’d hire a lawyer too. You would be pretty stupid not to.

  187. BenRoethlisraper says: Mar 25, 2010 9:58 AM

    Sad.
    But I guess when you look like an ugly Will Ferrell, raping chicks is the only way to get to have sex with them.

  188. Bdrunk says: Mar 25, 2010 10:00 AM

    Regarding Ced Wilson: It’s possible that him sucking at football in addition to sucking at life made him expendable.
    Regarding the rest of the NFL: Bring on the ~OUTRAGE!~ no matter how fake it is. Ben’s not going anywhere.

  189. Rogue says: Mar 25, 2010 10:08 AM

    What it looks like to me that She was drunk and she had fallen and hit Her head She was with Ben partying and the SOP(STANDARD OPERATING PROCEDURE) to get Her drunk. Of course He being a dumbass was trying to take adavantage of Her at the time. Then She went to the ER about the bruise on Her head and being underaged and drinking She told them a lie the that He tried to sexually assualt Her which probably part of the story. HE FONDLED HER AND GROPED HER THE DUMBASS. Taking advantage of Her is the guilty part. He should should pay for being that kind of a person.

  190. Steeler-lady says: Mar 25, 2010 10:18 AM

    So when has Ben ever been charged with rape? NEVER. This wasnt even a rape case either. from the get go the police said it wasnt rape.
    You people continue to make shit up as you go along….
    HERE WE GO STEELERS,HERE WE GO!!!
    its hilarious yall are now cops cus you watch some ncis and shit. LOL

  191. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 25, 2010 10:33 AM

    123456789 says:
    March 25, 2010 7:51 AM
    Outlaw Jersey Whales? I believe you ripped that off the 3 Stooges. I believe it was the short, “Idiots Deluxe”.
    Speaking of idiots, Jersey…..you need a long rest. @$$wipe!
    ————————————————–
    I didn’t rip it off! I wrote that line in 1947! You have discovered my true identity! I am Ellwood Ullman!
    123456789 is a god! He pees on graves and the dead rise! I’m his #1 fan! It is said that he has an account on the exclusive dating website___I AM THE BADDEST, BUT TOO CULTURED (MEANING THAT WHEN I GO TO THE “SYMPHONY”, I REFRAIN FROM MY USUAL PRACTICE OF CUTTING A HOLE IN THE BOTTOM OF MY POPCORN BUCKET), MAN IN CYBERSPACE___where he hangs out when he is not authoring textbooks on Celestial Mechanics!

  192. Bill Fagger says: Mar 25, 2010 10:41 AM

    Reba-
    Are you seriously happy with idea of Dennis Dixon at the helm? You cannot be that dumb. The guy has 27 career attempts. He hasn’t proven anything. And if you think Ben still gets the boot if he gets exonerated, your dumb and delusional.

  193. HamBurghlar says: Mar 25, 2010 10:45 AM

    @BenRoethlisraper: Correction.. What’s SAD is that you come to Steeler posts with that screen name and fart off at the mouth.. You and Pervy should both get out of your moms basement and put that effort into getting some employment, it’ll help you in the long run!

  194. jlbay says: Mar 25, 2010 10:50 AM

    Isn’t it illegal to pay someone off to obstruct an active investigation? I think suggesting a payoff occurred without any evidence is unethical.
    If Ben is guilty of this, then its ashame that she isn’t cooperating, if he isn’t guilty it’s ashame he has the IQ of a lab rat.

  195. robhug71 says: Mar 25, 2010 10:58 AM

    For Goodell and the Rooneys, this case has never been about sexual assualt.
    It has been, and still is, about a glorified, star quarterback celebrating his birthday in a college bar in which he admitted to having “sexual contact” with a female patron.
    Charged or not charged, arrested or not arrested, guilty or innocent, it doesn’t seem possible that Goodell appreciates that kind of behavior, which is “conduct unbecoming,” from any player, let alone one that is high-profile.
    It’s just as doubtful that the Rooneys handed over millions upon millions of dollars to a player so that player could piss a large portion of it away on attorney fees.
    Don’t be surprised if Goodell still doesn’t levy a suspension … or that the Rooneys don’t have “buyers remorse” and decide to send this guy packing.
    Roethlisberger is still owed $75 million should he play out his contract. That’s a pretty good chunk of change for a player who seemingly can’t control his urges in a public place.

  196. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 25, 2010 11:15 AM

    fab says:
    March 25, 2010 9:11 AM
    What do you call a girl who willingly has some sort of sex with you then takes money?
    ————————————————–
    The Missus?

  197. pensacolasteelers says: Mar 25, 2010 11:56 AM

    justmike and all you other idiots who think there’s a payoff… THERE WAS NO DNA AND NO EVIDENCE BESIDES “HE SAID SHE SAID BS” IN OTHER WORDS HER WORD VS HIS…. so there’s no need to pay her off!!!

  198. Deb says: Mar 25, 2010 12:24 PM

    Outlaw Jersey Whales says:
    March 25, 2010 11:15 AM
    fab says:
    March 25, 2010 9:11 AM
    What do you call a girl who willingly has some sort of sex with you then takes money?
    ————————————————–
    The Missus?
    **************************
    Days and days and days and days of copying and pasting the same stupid lame joke onto 20 threads and you finally say something funny.
    Finally.

  199. Deb says: Mar 25, 2010 12:37 PM

    @Route36West …
    She wasn’t raped. The police said that from the outset. No intercourse. This has never been about rape, so it’s not about what a rape victim would or wouldn’t want to talk about. And not one person on PFT, including Mike Florio, knows what she has alleged. The incident report says “sexual manipulation.” That has no legal definition. It could be anything from oral sex to grabbing her breast.
    You are correct that many RAPE victims don’t report because they can’t talk about it. But she talked about it with her friends because they were with her when she walked up to a cop on the street and talked about it with him. Then he sent her to the hospital where she would have talked about it with the hospital staff and where she was met by a detective and talked about it again. She’s obviously talked about it with her parents and with the personal injury attorneys she didn’t have to hire. Not wanting to talk about it wouldn’t seem to be the issue.

  200. Deb says: Mar 25, 2010 12:41 PM

    @jlbay …
    It’s illegal to make a false claim of sexual assault in order to blackmail a public figure into paying you off or watch his reputation be shredded and his career destroyed as the public takes sides in a he said/she said battle with no corroborating evidence. Unfortunately, most people aren’t smart enough to realize there’s no corroborating evidence. They’re too busy running around spouting aphorisms like “where there’s smoke, there’s fire.” Uh-huh. But sometimes there’s only a smoke machine.

  201. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Mar 25, 2010 1:04 PM

    Deb (aka Margaret Mitchell II)
    Copying and pasting is much less time consuming than typing from scratch the same mind-numbing, glassy-eye inducing screeds of legalese and drivel that you engage in. And it’s not one stupid, lame joke. It was several stupid, lame jokes!
    If you are ever in Atlanta, Georgia, stay away from Peachtree and 13th Streets!

  202. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 25, 2010 1:57 PM

    HamBurghlar says:
    March 25, 2010 9:38 AM
    @Pervy: Congrats! I thought I’d bite, cause I was bored last night.. But glad I could make your day, considering that $50 will come in handy since you are more than likely unemployed.
    ————————————————–
    LOL I live on MN lakefront property. Enough said big shooter. I am looking for a summer groundskeeper though. I’m too busy guiding(fishing) Do YOU need a job?

  203. Deb says: Mar 25, 2010 2:15 PM

    @Outlaw Jersey Whales …
    Sorry, I was left so glassy-eyed by the incessant posting of the one stupid, lame joke that I didn’t read the others. I think and type pretty fast, so my playtime here isn’t as time-consuming as you might think. I manage to fit all kinds of interesting things into my day and still have time to produce original mind-numbing screeds of legalese and drivel for PFT.
    I’m a Southern writer, so any comparisons to Margaret Mitchell (Flannery O’Connor, Harper Lee)–though completely insane–are most welcome. But I have a lot of red dirt road in my soul, so I’ve probably put fear into a few pedestrians myself ;-)

  204. Steeler-lady says: Mar 25, 2010 2:33 PM

    # jcjets says: March 25, 2010 9:58 AM
    If I got assaulted by a wealthy athlete, I’d hire a lawyer too. You would be pretty stupid not to.
    And if I was falsely accused of something I didnt do..Id hire the best attorney I could to fight it.Youd be pretty stupid not to.Alot of innocent men n women go to jail becus they dont have the means to hire a lawyer……….

  205. RebaT.. says: Mar 25, 2010 6:26 PM

    It’s not over by a long shot.

  206. Steeler-lady says: Mar 26, 2010 7:23 AM

    # ECS – Brougham Boys 74 says: March 25, 2010 12:00 AM
    You Steeler fans are lowlifes. Seeing all these comments calling for this chick’s personal info so you can harass/stalk her? That’s just crazy, man. I can’t believe this site is even allowing these posts. You guys just make Pittsburgh and the Steelers look terrible.
    You mean like yall are doing to Ben??

  207. HamBurghlar says: Mar 26, 2010 10:18 AM

    @Pervy: MN “lakefront” property doesn’t mean the hole you dug behind your trailer and filled with water.. Glad they have the internet where you are, keep on posting your thoughful and witty jokes and we’ll keep shootin em out of the sky..
    What is it that you’re so insecure of, “flaunting” your “lakefront property”, huh? Lil weiner? Your team losing to the Steelers? It’s ok, we all have our issues, but you seem to have more than the norm..

  208. Pervy Harvin says: Mar 26, 2010 1:11 PM

    HamBurghlar says: What is it that you’re so insecure of, “flaunting” your “lakefront property”, huh? Lil weiner? Your team losing to the Steelers? It’s ok, we all have our issues, but you seem to have more than the norm..
    ————————————————–
    LOL Not flaunting mate. You said I was some unemployed bumb. Just setting you straight. So….do you need that job I offered?

  209. HamBurghlar says: Mar 26, 2010 2:29 PM

    @Pervy: Nah, I’m good for now, but thanks for the offer. Just in case I end up being a “bumb” myself, I’ll keep that in mind.
    And BTW, I love the Batch re-signing.. he’s good for the mentals of the team, since our boy Ben needs some straightening out. We won’t have to worry about him playing though, since Ben ain’t goin nowhere.. The road to 7 starts today!

  210. robhug71 says: Mar 26, 2010 4:48 PM

    @HamBurghar: The signing of Batch is tremendous … especially if you like your backup quarterbacks spending their seasons on the IR list.
    Batch gets injured just looking at a football. I’m afraid the Steelers are going to have to do better than “Injured Charlie.” Hopefully they will.
    @Steeler-Lady: If you are so convinced Your Boy Ben is innocent of any wrongdoing, why are you always in such an uproar?
    Calm down. Relax.
    Go twirl a Terrible Towl.
    Come September, there will still be a Pittsburgh Steelers team, and it will have someone playing quarterback. That’s pretty much the way it’s been every season since 1933.

  211. Steeler-lady says: Mar 27, 2010 4:21 PM

    I get angry cus i cant STAND dumbass people @Robhug.. thats why. We have enough innocent men n women in prison… I think evidence needs to be presented before crucifying people. Thats how it should be. I would hope a man would think the same way……. Why is it a woman can allege something without proof??Doesnt that bother you?

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