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Georgia Bureau of Investigation: Media will be "eating crow"

People who make their livings as spokesmen are usually very careful in how they choose their words. That’s especially true when they’re addressing issues as serious as potential criminal charges against a public figure.

So it’s a little surprising to see the way the spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation lashed out at members of the media covering the Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault investigation.

John Bankhead, spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta, told Dan Majors of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette that members of the media who have questioned the Bureau’s handling of the Roethlisberger case are going to look foolish when the full scope of the investigation comes to light.

“There are a lot of people out there reporting things and repeating things that just are not true,” Bankhead said. “They’ll be eating crow later. It may taste delicious like Thanksgiving turkey now, but later on, when the facts come out, it’ll taste like eating crow.”

It’s not clear which reports Bankhead is referring to. It’s also not clear why Bankhead feels the need to call out unnamed members of the media now, rather than wait until the Bureau can reveal its findings and let the investigation speak for itself.

Asked if investigators have encountered any difficulties, Bankhead replied, “No, other than with the media.”

Bankhead added that people who believe the investigation is moving slowly “don’t understand our procedures.”

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  1. ravensos says: Apr 2, 2010 3:37 PM

    whatever takes him off his diet of Raven i’m all for

  2. DC_Bengals_Fan says: Apr 2, 2010 3:39 PM

    Interesting. Providing this idiot is in possession of any sort of logic, what could make the media “eat crow?” Presumably something that would answer their criticism. And what is their criticism? That there has been no action taken against Roethlisberger.
    So it seems to me that the only action that would be served with a dish of crow would be an arrest. I guess we’ll see what happens.

  3. ☻☼CBS, FOX, ESPN, NFLN nbc says: Apr 2, 2010 3:40 PM

    he’s taking jabs at Mickey Flukio’s “reporting”

  4. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 2, 2010 3:40 PM

    This translates to : Bloated Ben is F@cked! Put your jock on Dixon and lead them to 6-10. Can’t see them doing any better.

  5. irishgary says: Apr 2, 2010 3:41 PM

    If the retards in Georgia would get off the pot then this would be a non issue.

  6. Outlaw Jersey Whales says: Apr 2, 2010 3:42 PM

    Georgia Bureau of Investigation: Media will be “eating crow”
    ————————————————–
    And Roethlisberger will be eating bologna sandwiches sitting in his cell in Reidsville.
    Fortunately, the kitchen staff cut off the crusts of the bread so he can’t fashion a rope and hang himself!

  7. Tcostant says: Apr 2, 2010 3:42 PM

    Big Ben is screwed!

  8. Mean D says: Apr 2, 2010 3:43 PM

    I live in Georgia. Doesn’t surprise me.

  9. Drat says: Apr 2, 2010 3:43 PM

    Only in Georgia would they feature a comparative taste test between turkey and crow. What’s he saying? The media are wrong to think that Ben is in the clear? That Ben is doomed? Only the crows know.

  10. kitchn says: Apr 2, 2010 3:44 PM

    it’s about time someone calls out these douchebags in the media who think they know everything but in all reality don’t know squat

  11. ampats says: Apr 2, 2010 3:45 PM

    Bankhead said “that people who think the investigation is moving slow don’t understand our procedures”
    It is the SOUTH.
    There are three speeds in the South,
    Slow, slower and sllllooowwerrr

  12. Anarcho Purplism says: Apr 2, 2010 3:45 PM

    I prefer my crow to be slow-roasted in a plum demi-glaze.

  13. Triryche says: Apr 2, 2010 3:46 PM

    Wow!!! What an insightful story!!!!
    Keep ‘em coming…..

  14. WarrenMoonGOAT says: Apr 2, 2010 3:47 PM

    hey Florio tell me how the crow taste

  15. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 2, 2010 3:47 PM

    You tell em Boss Hogg.
    They mess wit yous then theys gonna gittit

  16. YP2K says: Apr 2, 2010 3:50 PM

    Sounds like ole Roethlisberger is headed for suspension, if not prison . . .

  17. superfan99 says: Apr 2, 2010 3:50 PM

    This is extremely bizarre. Wouldn’t these kinds of statements damage the prosecution’s case if they decide to charge Roethlisberger with a crime?

  18. tryagain says: Apr 2, 2010 3:50 PM

    he’s probably pissed at all the barney fife type references directed at the investigation.
    i’ve personally always presumed it was a good thing they were taking their time- for both sides, but then again i don’t live in the north and automatically presume every person/group/organization from the south is ‘tard filled either.

  19. habibfromnewdehli says: Apr 2, 2010 3:51 PM

    Actually… Crows will be eating Roethlisberger, if he’s on the field. Those Ravens are going to destroy the Steelers… so Katmanduu, run and hide NOW!

  20. fc1_87 says: Apr 2, 2010 3:51 PM

    Words like “Small Town” or “Podunk” have been used on some blogs I’ve seen inreferenced to the investigative team. But these guys are in a no win situation. If they go to fast it’s a rush to judgment one way or another. If they go too slow it’s a witch hunt. And given the fact that it never was a local matter because of who was involved. Everyone is watching. The fact that little has been leaked is impressive.

  21. AllThat says: Apr 2, 2010 3:53 PM

    Cue the Steelers fan crying some more.

  22. ItalianArmyGuy says: Apr 2, 2010 3:53 PM

    Barney Bankhead – errr I mean John Bankhead’s quotes make it look like Barney Fife is alive and well and investigating sex assault cases in Georgia! Is he one of those officers who they give one bullet to, and make him keep it in his shirt pocket so he don’t hurt no one??
    I can’t remember – Did Barney Bankhead also make these following statements, or were they attributed to Barney Fife?
    [In answer to the question 'what are you doing?' ] – “Gun-drawing practice, ten minutes every day. If I ever have to use this baby, I want to teach it to come to papa in a hurry.”
    “Well, I guess to sum it up, you could say, there’s three reasons why there’s so little crime in Mayberry [Milledgeville]. There’s Andy, and there’s me, and [patting gun] baby makes three.”
    And here is Barney Bankhead’s explanation for why their sex assault investigations take so much longer than the big city boys:
    “They don’t do things that way anymore. This is the Age of Science Know-How, electronal marvels.”

  23. Mediotocracy says: Apr 2, 2010 3:56 PM

    I’m sure their handling of the case will be just as impartial as the local “investigation” of the Vick case was.
    I hope they get that photo framed they took with Big Ben.

  24. Phokus says: Apr 2, 2010 3:58 PM

    Sounds like ROFLberger’s going to federal PMITA prison

  25. Pauli The Hook says: Apr 2, 2010 4:04 PM

    Sherrif Roscoe P Coltrain will arrest Big Ben.
    Polumalu will be driving General Lee with Kevin Greene riding Shotgun to save Big Ben….

  26. Tomthebombtracy says: Apr 2, 2010 4:09 PM

    This thing is headed for the Georgia grand jury this summer with very little evidence to back a case.
    The locals want this hot potato in someone else’s hands. They still remember the DA in the Duke lacrosse case being disbarred and big settlements for the Duke players and coach.
    They want nothing to do with this because it’s no win. They dismiss it and everyone cries payoff. They bring charges and Garland destroys everyone in court. The only crime will turn out to be a fake ID and underage drinking.

  27. AllThat says: Apr 2, 2010 4:09 PM

    You know John Bankhead may actually be Chapnasty and he reads all these posts.
    Hey ItalianArmyGuy, you compare Milledgeville to Mayberry so I say compare Shittsburgh to Mt. Pilot.

  28. Deb says: Apr 2, 2010 4:12 PM

    Gee, MDS, maybe he’s a lil pissed at people who know nothing about the progress of the investigation continually whining about the slowness of the investigation.
    Maybe he’s tired of all the Barney and Andy references from the big city folks. Like I posted yesterday, um, are these the same big city folks who staged that debacle of a murder trial in LA for Simpson? Most small-town jurisdictions can conduct a murder trial in 1/100th that amount of time. And Andy and Barney didn’t trigger the LA riots by beating up an unarmed prisoner. They didn’t shoot an unarmed immigrant. That was the New York cops. They didn’t bomb a neighborhood. That was the Philly cops.
    And then you have all the geniuses on PFT and other outlets talking about donkey-punches, erasing security tapes, head injuries, and a host of other things NEVER released by the authorities. Maybe he’s talking about the media repeating all that stuff without knowing what the heck they were talking about.
    Just a thought.

  29. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 2, 2010 4:13 PM

    Mean D says:
    April 2, 2010 3:43 PM
    I live in Georgia. Doesn’t surprise me.
    ————————————————-
    HA HA HA you live in a hick state. I live in Missouri so…..I…….*begins crying*

  30. DB26 says: Apr 2, 2010 4:16 PM

    This means:
    We have SOLID proof that we are getting ready to turn into the District Attornies office. What we do, in the investigations world, is provide enough material to the DA’s office so that the Prosecutor has enough smoking guns to make an arrest stick and him to be indicted on a charge. If we arrest him now, without factual evidence to support our claim, then he walks free and we look like morons when and IF this goes to court.
    So, what is Bankhead saying in Trailor Park terms? We are doin’ a thorough investigation so that we have enough proof to charge him with the crime, make and arrest, and put him in court with a jury of his own peers. It also means, Ben, YOUR FU%KED!

  31. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 2, 2010 4:18 PM

    Wait Ben Roethlisberger could be charged with sexual assault?
    Why the hell has nobody written about this?

  32. Pervy Harvin says: Apr 2, 2010 4:20 PM

    On the bright side, a conviction could get Big Ben the starting spot on the limited edition 2011 EA Sports All Madden Felon Team as QB,bumping Vick. Joined by greats like O.J,Michael Irvin,Ray Lewis,Leonard Little,Mark Chmura,Pac Man Jones,Chris Terry..etc…

  33. StevieMo says: Apr 2, 2010 4:20 PM

    This is bad news for Rapethisburger….

  34. John El Way says: Apr 2, 2010 4:22 PM

    I love The Black Crowes

  35. JimmySmith says: Apr 2, 2010 4:24 PM

    I think Big Ben and his little Ben will be spending some time in jail by the sounds of it.
    If it is as careful and complete of an investigation as they are making it sound, Big Ben’s high priced lawyer might have a hard time buying this one off.
    Either way, the Fixsburgh Steelers might start looking for a QB now.

  36. mos says: Apr 2, 2010 4:28 PM

    All of this intellectual banter is riveting to say the least, but the question I have…
    Even if Ben is cleared of everything, does he still have the team, do they still have his back? It could be very interesting to watch this unfold.

  37. bigrig says: Apr 2, 2010 4:40 PM

    There once was a deputy named Fife,
    who carried a gun and a knife,
    the gun was all dusty,
    the knife was all rusty,
    cause he never caught a crook in his life.

  38. Deb says: Apr 2, 2010 4:40 PM

    So why is this comment being censored?
    Gee, MDS, maybe he’s a lil pissed at people who know nothing about the progress of the investigation continually whining about the slowness of the investigation.
    Maybe he’s tired of all the Barney and Andy references from the big city folks. Like I posted yesterday, um, are these the same big city folks who staged that debacle of a murder trial in LA for Simpson? Most small-town jurisdictions can conduct a murder trial in 1/100th that amount of time. And Andy and Barney didn’t trigger the LA riots by beating up an unarmed prisoner. They didn’t shoot an unarmed immigrant. That was the New York cops. They didn’t bomb a neighborhood. That was the Philly cops.
    And then you have all the geniuses on PFT and other outlets talking about donkey-punches, erasing security tapes, head injuries, and a host of other things NEVER released by the authorities. Maybe he’s talking about the media repeating all that stuff without knowing what the heck they were talking about.
    Just a thought.

  39. it's all bs says: Apr 2, 2010 4:47 PM

    Get over your he-man/love-fest all you Big Ben haters as it’s getting ridiculous!
    We got 6 and there’s NOTHING you can do about it you cry babies!
    He will only be charged by the court of opinion as being Fat, Drunk, and Stupid! No Crime in that last time I checked!
    GO STEELERS!

  40. snnyjcbs says: Apr 2, 2010 4:49 PM

    Easy to read between the lines. All the reports that one way or the other lean to putting Big Ben in the light of he will not be charges, those are what he is talking about. All the misinformation that tends to come out leaning Bens way.
    Sounds to me like they have uncovered a bunch. That is my take anyway. Finally looks like this assaulter of women will be going down.

  41. bluehaze says: Apr 2, 2010 4:57 PM

    Rut Roh! Has Ben fled the country yet?

  42. Rogue says: Apr 2, 2010 5:00 PM

    Sounds like He maybe referring to the one and only ESPN’s Jmele. How seems to have blown this episode out of proportion in Her refference to Goodell and the NFL.
    I am a steeler fan thick and thin, but to me Ben is dumb cluck who hasn’t grown up and doesn’t know how to handle himself.
    He thinks he is God’s gift to women

  43. SFrancis1680 says: Apr 2, 2010 5:02 PM

    hopefully, they are not confusing FLORIO as being part of “the media”

  44. The Upsetter says: Apr 2, 2010 5:08 PM

    Wow, “eat crow”? What’s this guy’s motivation? Is it justice, which should be the only, or is it something.
    When the side of the law acts like this, its pretty disturbing.

  45. Rafterman says: Apr 2, 2010 5:14 PM

    # Tomthebombtracy says: April 2, 2010 4:09 PM
    This thing is headed for the Georgia grand jury this summer with very little evidence to back a case.
    The locals want this hot potato in someone else’s hands. They still remember the DA in the Duke lacrosse case being disbarred and big settlements for the Duke players and coach.
    They want nothing to do with this because it’s no win. They dismiss it and everyone cries payoff. They bring charges and Garland destroys everyone in court. The only crime will turn out to be a fake ID and underage drinking.
    DING, DING!
    We have a winner!

  46. Krow says: Apr 2, 2010 5:15 PM

    I thought they destroyed all the evidence?

  47. Deb says: Apr 2, 2010 5:22 PM

    Oh really snnyjcbs? What misinformation would that be? That there was a consensual sex act or a head injury? That it the act involved oral sex or donkey punches? That he was trying to get her drunk? That his bodyguard was blocking the hallway so no one could get through? Story that the security tape was “mysteriously” overwritten?
    All those media reports put Ben in a negative light and none of them came from the authorities. But the barely literate has read between the lines and concluded … what you’ve concluded all along. What a shock!
    Read the full article. The guy’s pissed that people have said they’re dragging their heels. He doesn’t give any clue about the outcome of the investigation. It might even go to the Grand Jury, which doesn’t convene for another couple of months. You’ll have to curb your bloodlust a while longer.

  48. jaywon says: Apr 2, 2010 5:24 PM

    Bye bye Ben

  49. Hedley Lamarr says: Apr 2, 2010 5:33 PM

    Weeding through the mountain of BS and innuendo which has come to typify this site and its readers, the Post-Gazette article states:
    “John Bankhead, spokesman for the Georgia Bureau of Investigation in Atlanta, cautioned that such a development would be unlikely to be made public and that it would not necessarily mean the end of the investigation.
    Mr. Bankhead said it would be up to Fred Bright, district attorney for the Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit, to determine whether the case should proceed to a grand jury, and it is possible that Mr. Bright would request that elements of the investigation be revisited or extended.”
    ‘not necessarily the end of the investigation’ sounds a lot more like this thing is wrapping up much more than it’s just getting started.

  50. Skippy20008 says: Apr 2, 2010 5:36 PM

    Um…isn’t the job of the spokesman to 1. make sense, and 2. to make you look good.
    This guy’s failed at both. Big time.

  51. GoBrowns19 says: Apr 2, 2010 5:38 PM

    I hope he gets life in prison with the sodomites.

  52. Spacemonkey says: Apr 2, 2010 5:41 PM

    May be a waste of time but I’ll ask again:
    How come a site such as PFT, who was founded by a guy making a living in the legal profession, known for digging around and not leaving anything alone to get to the heart of the matter, has not said a word about whether this is an excessive amount of time to conclude the criminal investigation?
    I write software and teach youth sports. I have NO IDEA if this is suspiciously long for the Milledgeville authorities.
    It is a topic such as this that Mr. Florio should be weighing in on, and he’s busy ignoring this one huge topic with every almost-repeat post on the whole situation.

  53. Dixon29 says: Apr 2, 2010 5:42 PM

    Sounds like the Georgia authorities mean business. Perhaps they will make “an example” out of him like the way they did with Plaxico.
    To you Steeler fans bragging about 6 rings, the issue at hand is larger than anything that happens on a football field, but please, brag about your ‘Roided up dynasty,Super Bowl XL that was gift-wrapped by the referees, and thank the Lord you had the privilege of playing the worst team in the NFC in the Super Bowl after the 2008 season(or just thank Jake Delhomme for throwing 87 picks in one game in the playoffs that year.)

  54. WingT says: Apr 2, 2010 5:44 PM

    Sounds like John Bankhead is simply pointing out that there are a lot of “media outlets” that are going to discover that they got it wrong when the GBI releases its report.
    I think that the GBI is confusing Media with Blogging. Any blogger ( Florio) can say just about anything he wants to say without fear of slander recourse.
    I think a lot of us confuse blogging with factual reporting.
    The GBI just needs to understand that PFT and others like it is simply entertainment.

  55. GB3Pack4 says: Apr 2, 2010 5:55 PM

    Millegeville is a pretty small city, 21,000. They couldn’t possibly be as speedy in their investigation (of a celebrity crime attracting national attention and tons of media) as big cities are. They probably don’t even SEE a lot of celebrities, let alone handle a criminal investigation of one, under a national spotlight. I’m sure they want to do things absolutely right and that might take more time. The GBI speaker was unwise to say anything, but that doesn’t mean he his complaints are not legitimate. Given all the criticism I’ve seen of how the case is being handled – in the media – it’s no wonder the GBI speaker has his hackles up.

  56. the 9th plague says: Apr 2, 2010 5:58 PM

    who gives a rat’s a$$ what a georgia mega pig says.. what this tells me is that they r confident they will have a case against him.. poor little steelers.. buaaaaaah!

  57. spyboots says: Apr 2, 2010 6:19 PM

    I agree with this:
    “And then you have all the geniuses on PFT and other outlets talking about donkey-punches, erasing security tapes, head injuries, and a host of other things NEVER released by the authorities. Maybe he’s talking about the media repeating all that stuff without knowing what the heck they were talking about.”

  58. SFrancis1680 says: Apr 2, 2010 6:20 PM

    media people eating crow…can’t be referring to Florio can they?

  59. Lareten says: Apr 2, 2010 6:22 PM

    Sounds to me like the Georgia BOI and police are just waiting for their payoff checks from Ben to clear before they make their final decision.

  60. Bious says: Apr 2, 2010 6:37 PM

    Why are people playing stupid?
    We know exactly why he is doing this as he SHOULD when the media is making things up and reporting it as fact.
    Why would we be mad about that again?

  61. No-I-In-team says: Apr 2, 2010 6:57 PM

    Not a Steelers fan but isn’t it possible the “Crow” he is referring to and the scope of the investigation being larger than anyone expects could mean that they recognized the false accusations early on in the process and this is now a potential extortion case with false accusations and others involved in the lies? I would say 9 out of 10 stories have been finding Ben guilty before anything is proven. Should this whole thing go the opposite direction there will be a lot of media eating crow. Funny how no one has spoken about this (including Ben’s legal team). Could it be they wanted to let the guilty hang themselves by covering for one another. Funny how they haven’t re-interviewed the “Defendent”.
    Oh yeah, Go Bears.

  62. CKL says: Apr 2, 2010 7:08 PM

    Deb says:
    April 2, 2010 4:40 PM
    Gee, MDS, maybe he’s a lil pissed at people who know nothing about the progress of the investigation continually whining about the slowness of the investigation.
    __________________________________
    That’s what it sounds like to me but I still think it’s unprofessional of Bankhead to make that comment about eating crow and how delicious it will be. He should have stopped after his comment about people saying things about the investigation that weren’t truthful. JMO.

  63. Dickcheese says: Apr 2, 2010 7:22 PM

    Sounds to me like he’s just fed up with speculative reporting. No one is stupid enough to make a statement closely tied to the suspects innocence or guilt at this late stage in the investigation. The media has pissed him off, and he was being candid.
    This is a non-story……

  64. Deb says: Apr 2, 2010 8:07 PM

    @CKL … Yes, I agree with that.
    @No-I-In-Team …
    That’s how I took it. But there’s no way to know. He also made what I took as a veiled reference to how long they had to wait to interview the accuser. Apparently her attorney was out of town so she wouldn’t come in and make her statement for more than three weeks. Most accusers don’t require an attorney present when speaking to the police.
    @Spacemonkey …
    Mike Florio was an employment attorney, not a criminal defense attorney or a prosecutor. He wouldn’t be familiar with how long it takes to run a criminal investigation–and it would vary by case type and jurisdiction anyway.

  65. missy says: Apr 2, 2010 8:25 PM

    No-I-In-team says:
    April 2, 2010 6:57 PM
    Not a Steelers fan but isn’t it possible the “Crow” he is referring to and the scope of the investigation being larger than anyone expects could mean that they recognized the false accusations early on in the process and this is now a potential extortion case with false accusations and others involved in the lies? I would say 9 out of 10 stories have been finding Ben guilty before anything is proven. Should this whole thing go the opposite direction there will be a lot of media eating crow. Funny how no one has spoken about this (including Ben’s legal team). Could it be they wanted to let the guilty hang themselves by covering for one another. Funny how they haven’t re-interviewed the “Defendent”.
    Oh yeah, Go Bears
    Thank you for saying this, I agree with this and I am going to add what the lead GBI Investigator said and then maybe this will make sense and I think that is the crow, Every where I have read or seen has Ben already convicted, even here. And does anyone think he may be the victim here. Then alot of media will be eating crow, here included.
    This was one of the f
    Georgia Bureau of Investigation special agent Tom Davis said his department hasn’t interviewed Roethlisberger yet.
    “We’re here to do a thorough investigation and there is not a timetable [on when we will complete our investigation],” Davis said. “Our role is, we’re fact gatherers. We are honestly looking to pursue the truth in this matter. You’ve got two people involved and both deserve a fair investigation. We’re trying to do things as expeditiously as we can. We are not going to compromise the integrity of the investigation just to satisfy the media or to meet an expected deadline; it will be done when it’s done.”

  66. Jamson64 says: Apr 2, 2010 8:31 PM

    Don’t feel sorry for the Steelers losers. They have 6 rings. You? With or without Ben they will be a force. If they have to go with Dixon or someone else they will play ball control football and kick butt. Enjoy ye jealous ones.
    —-
    Florio …you still have NO CLASS

  67. the 9th plague says: Apr 2, 2010 8:32 PM

    now deb & i r seeing i-2-i.. anytime someone list s historical pig authority abuse, brutality & plain-a$$ atrocity.. i’m fine with the exposure.. pig is a pig.. ben.. well he’s a different kind of pig.. that’s the part deb & i split..
    as a side note, some of u might take note that the feds in georgia r not necessarily local boys like some of u r assuming..

  68. the 9th plague says: Apr 2, 2010 8:40 PM

    i think missy wouldn’t mind being taken to a public restroom by some burly crossed-eyed german as long as his name is ben..
    geez.. where do they grow these women?

  69. Klytus says: Apr 2, 2010 9:41 PM

    Bankhead added that people who believe the investigation is moving slowly “don’t understand our procedures.”
    The man has a gift for understating the obvious. What’s to understand? The Georgia Bureaucracy of Investigation. G.B.I.? Why does Georgia need a bureau of investigation? Is the FBI to big and the Georgia State Police too small? And if you read the article, the various Georgian agencies will be trading paper back and forth until the next snowfall.
    “We don’t want to put a time frame on it. We’ll get to it when we get to it.” Gee Wilber, thanks for that update! Who’d a thunk it?
    GO STEELERS!

  70. missy says: Apr 2, 2010 9:51 PM

    the 9th plague says:
    April 2, 2010 8:40 PM
    i think missy wouldn’t mind being taken to a public restroom by some burly crossed-eyed german as long as his name is ben..
    geez.. where do they grow these women?
    Whats a matter the truth hurt, that he may be innocent. You actually have proof that he is guilty well please do share? Enlighten us with more of you wisdom and knowledge of this case.

  71. IStateYourName says: Apr 2, 2010 10:34 PM

    Sounds like they have racked up a ton of evidence to definitely prove charges are warranted OR charges are not warranted.

  72. Raiders757 says: Apr 2, 2010 10:55 PM

    I’m not sure of his angle, but he media does need otbe called out. It’s obvious that today’s media is nothing more than a bunch of hacks trying to get hits to their web pages and drive up add revenue. True reporting has been lost. It began it’s downfall with cable news, and the internet has completely destroyed it.

  73. robert ethan says: Apr 3, 2010 12:55 AM

    I had the same reaction when I first read that report. It seemed really out of character for the situation. The GBI is definitely heated up about something. Whether that is Roethlisberger’s behavior, his lawyer’s tactics, or some of the disparaging articles circulating about the complainant, remains to be seen. Whatever, it sounds ominous for Pig Pen.
    Them old boys are lookin to deal a little Southern justice to Ben Carpetbagger.

  74. Ravens Fan says: Apr 3, 2010 9:01 AM

    Oh, this guy made my day. Rapistberger is so guilty, and going to jail. Too bad Squeeler fans. No more Rothlishomo on your team. Dennis DICKson good luck. Can Squeeler fans say Akili Smith? LMFAOIHSM.

  75. Holeinone09 says: Apr 3, 2010 9:17 AM

    I think the GBI should not have said anything at this time. Bankhead should grow a set, and just finish their work and then say something. He isn’t the only one pissed off. I have expressed my opinion that it seems to be taking a long time to come to a conclusion, based on what has been reported in the news. Certaininy I am not in that business and don’t know everything they had to do to finish this, but like many fans of the Steelers I want an answer sooner than later so things can move on. It is human nature. It is my right to speak my piece. The media can also say what they want and goodness knows they do and will, and many times it is off base. Bankhead should understand this, in his position.
    Still, I don’t know what the GBI gains by saying something like that, particularly when it was just made known that the police were going to be sending their findings to the DA shortly. They should have kept their mouth shut, and continued on the path regardless of what anybody, including media and fans said, especially if they felt their approach was correct. At then end, everyone will get to make a conclusion about the quality of their work.
    I still think one month seems long, but I have consistently said I am waiting for the outcome. The GBI won’t get any pity from me.

  76. Rewind says: Apr 3, 2010 9:23 AM

    This whole thing is ridiculous. Ben no more assaulted that women in Nevada or Georgia. He sets himself up for this stuff by his immaturity and lack of common sense. There is really something wrong with this guys outook on life. He has it all, money, fame, and now a doubt about is inner character that will follow him for the rest of his public life no matter how these allegations resolve. All he is guilty of is acting like a jackass.

  77. Shawn says: Apr 3, 2010 10:06 AM

    If Big Ben is found to be innocent then I believe he shouldn’t be suspended. It wouldn’t make sense to suspend someone for nothing.

  78. DoctorK says: Apr 3, 2010 11:22 AM

    Agreed Rewind. The guy is a tool/fool, but come on. Mountain of evidence? Are you insane?
    Just how do you prove all of this again?
    I love this site but have to wonder if the average ravens fan made it through middle school.
    Pretty obvious that the police believe the media sensationalized the whole ordeal and pronounced Ben guilty. Hope it tastes good when he torches the Ravens this year.
    Then we have the debacle that is the Santonio situation.
    Did the plaintiff’s lawyers really graduate from law school?

  79. BigBear123 says: Apr 3, 2010 11:49 AM

    Media criticized the handling of the OJ Simpson case.
    Media criticized the handling of the Vick case on the local level.
    Media screwed up the handling Duke lacrosse coverage though.
    Could go on, but don’t care to look for more. I’ll take the opinion of mainstream media over a back-country spokesman. I don’t like media types either.

  80. robert ethan says: Apr 3, 2010 2:37 PM

    Devil’s going DOWN in Georgia, by the sound of those remarks.
    Ruthlessbugger put on his Satan shirt, pulled at his scraggly goat and went lookin for a soul to steal.
    Run boy run, Devil going to the house for the crime he done.

  81. BP says: Apr 5, 2010 1:07 PM

    Bad news rapist fans,
    So, the media will eat crow for criticizing the time the investigation has taken.
    That sounds a lot more like Pig Boy will be charged than not.
    You don’t tend to drag out an investigation if you are coming up with nothing. If they don’t charge him the media would have a field day criticizing the length of the investigation.
    The penalties for sex crimes in the south are severe. They tend to dislike yankees coming down and molesting their women folk as well. The Pig Boy should commit his acts of barbarity around shittsburgh; there is a much friendlier jury pool for him there. They don’t bleed black and yellow in Georgia.

  82. CaptainObvious says: Apr 5, 2010 2:40 PM

    “BP says: April 5, 2010 1:07 PM
    Bad news rapist fans,”
    Never mind redneck asswipe.
    Just get ready for the hordes of yankee boys heading on down South every weekend just to have your stupid, drunken daughters.

  83. CaptainObvious says: Apr 5, 2010 3:20 PM

    BP says: April 5, 2010 1:07 PM
    “The penalties for sex crimes in the south are severe.”
    But having sibling parents is not a sex crime…
    I see.

  84. pensacolasteelers says: Apr 5, 2010 6:16 PM

    lol too many fools on here…. fools that will be eating that same crow when he’s NOT CHARGED! She had a BAC of .20+ AND there was NO DNA. It’s her word vs his… even in the south they can’t be that stupid.

  85. Florios'Lawyer says: Apr 5, 2010 6:48 PM

    “# pensacolasteelers says: April 5, 2010 6:16 PM
    … even in the south they can’t be that stupid.”
    Sure they can.
    See BP, above.
    A perfect example of why the south will never rise again.

  86. notag says: Apr 5, 2010 10:46 PM

    Bernie Kosar never raped anybody….

  87. Deb says: Apr 6, 2010 12:20 PM

    @BP …
    1. A criminal defense attorney told me it’s typical for an investigation of this type to take this long. You might know that if you were a lawyer or an investigator instead of an idiot.
    2. The GBI spokesman didn’t give any indication about the outcome of the investigation. You’re ASSuming it’s going against Roethlisberger because you’re an ASS.
    3. They do bleed black and yellow in Georgia. Those are Georgia Tech’s colors.

  88. Sophia says: Apr 7, 2010 1:35 PM

    Won’t it be interesting to see (1) if GBI recommends prosecution of the GA Woman’s crimes?
    OR
    (2) if GBI recommends immediate release from prison and jail terms all the people who have been sentenced under GA Laws in GA Courts for : (I) DESTRUCTION OF EVIDENCE; (II)
    PUBLIC INTOXICATION; (III) PROVIDING ALCOHOL TO UNDERAGE; (IV) FALSE STATEMENTS TO POLICE; ect.
    (3) if GBI recommends prosecution of ZETA TAU ALPHA governance and members who destroyed pertinent evidence?witness tampering? Civil rights violations by listing #7 as if a violence against women predator based on the deceits in a civil lawsuit of Andrea McNulty?
    ( Andrea McNulty the criminal who’s blaming all her life long bad decisions on others:
    (i) who cheated on her imaginary soldier fiance with a married man while stalking #7,
    (ii) loved #7 so much bragged it, but didn’t get what she wanted from #7 a real life relationship! think about it: one-moment mutual-consent event how could it become a relationship?
    (iii) To get $$$ from her employer she begins to lie and starve herself, ends up in state Assylum;
    (iv) when she was released from a Nev.State Assylum, was placed in a domestic violence shelter , where gangster-radical feminists hooked her up with a dying attorney, Mr. Laxalt, to help her get some of #7′s hard earned money by lying- using US jurisprudence to lie outrageously about herself in context #7.
    We all support true crime victims this is not a put down of bonafide violence victims)
    There is one question the GBI ought to have answered by now: Is there one piece of evidence substantiating the GA Woman (enrolled at GCSU) was sexually assaulted?
    Did the GBI discover if any of her Sor. Sisters pommelled her so she could present bruises days later?
    The GBI may end-up eating their own crow.
    That the GBI took this long is an outrageous violation of the U.S. Consitution in itself.
    Are they recommending self-prosecution for the destruction of the pertinent Capital Bar video tape?

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