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Roethlisberger case goes to the D.A.

More than a month after the alleged incident, police in Milledgeville, Georgia have completed their investigation.

According to the Associated Press, the case has been referred to District Attorney Fred Bright.  Bright will eventually decide based on the investigation whether to present the matter to a grand jury. 

But while it’s widely believed that a grand jury can be persuaded to indict a ham sandwich, the question that Bright needs to ask himself is whether he thinks he can get a conviction — and whether he has the desire to face a Dream Team-style defense effort led by attorney Ed Garland.

An indictment of Roethlisberger, even if not followed by a conviction, will likely wreak havoc on his pro football career.  He could be suspended indefinitely pending resolution of the case, just as Mike Vick was suspended indefinitely upon indictment in 2007.

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  1. Stone says: Apr 7, 2010 1:36 PM

    I hope he gets indicted just to see if the NFL treats the White QB the same way they treated the Black QB. I think most sane people would agree that sexually assaulting a woman (allegedly) is a worse crime than anything you can do to an animal.

  2. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 7, 2010 1:42 PM

    But while it’s widely believed that a grand jury can be persuaded to indict a ham sandwich,
    ————————————————-
    I swear that ham sandwich molested me. I am NOT after any money.
    It got me drunk and gave me the cheese….so to speak.

  3. RedsGhost says: Apr 7, 2010 1:43 PM

    Ahhhh, but does Toothlessburger have a small town Prosecuter and Sheriff in his back pocket like Vick did ( Poindexter ) ?
    To this day, I’m still amazed the Prosecuter got away with with that shit without losing his license. Ahhh well, just like cousins and sisters, that how W.Va is made.

  4. birdmancometh says: Apr 7, 2010 1:44 PM

    “He could be suspended indefinitely pending resolution of the case, just as Mike Vick was suspended indefinitely upon indictment in 2007.”
    He better be. The crime is a hell of a lot worse than Vicks…

  5. BlondBlueDevils says: Apr 7, 2010 1:44 PM

    Did he lie to the Commissioner yet?
    Oh that’s right, he hasn’t met with him yet – I got him confused with the Mike Vick case.
    Time to ban this Ghetto Trailer Trash for life!

  6. stevincinci says: Apr 7, 2010 1:45 PM

    Bring on Dennis Dixon. Ben’s season is over.

  7. Florio-is-a-tool says: Apr 7, 2010 1:45 PM

    Rothlisberger needs to be suspended for being such a stupid jerk and getting himself in compromising situations. It’s no crime to be stupid but clearly he doesn’t his many incidents haven’t taught him a thing.

  8. Playoffs?! says: Apr 7, 2010 1:47 PM

    Uh-oh. Six SB rings or not, the face of the franchise is in deep shit…

  9. nicewolf64 says: Apr 7, 2010 1:49 PM

    vick was pretty obviously guilty based on what was found at his house. we have the classic he said/she siad when it comes to ben. i dont think the 2 situations are similar at all as far as how the nfl will react. if ben is found quilty, then toss his ass out forever.

  10. Thomas Abt says: Apr 7, 2010 1:49 PM

    Hmmm, seems to me that a DA that would base his decision on whether to indict someone based on the high quality of the potential defendant’s representation has no business being a DA. Do the facts say that a sexual assault may have taken place? Then move forward and let a grand jury decide, if not, then wait until the next time Big Ben thinks with the small head!

  11. house068 says: Apr 7, 2010 1:51 PM

    The evidence is… we have no major evidence. He said she said isn’t evidence. Not having video footage, not witnesses to what happned, only talking to each side once, and no DNA… how can you get a conviction “beyond a reasonable doubt” that he is guilty of anything. That is why Ben hasn’t talked. Only he and his accuser know what happened. They can’t prove it either way.
    House

  12. Return to Festivus says: Apr 7, 2010 1:54 PM

    Looks like its about time to open up that check book and settle out of court!
    He’s already guilty in the court of public opinion, why not make it official and save the squealers season.

  13. jwill007 says: Apr 7, 2010 1:58 PM

    “Stone says:
    April 7, 2010 1:36 PM
    I hope he gets indicted just to see if the NFL treats the White QB the same way they treated the Black QB. I think most sane people would agree that sexually assaulting a woman (allegedly) is a worse crime than anything you can do to an animal. ”
    Dont bank on that happening…If Ben is indicted we will not see an indefinite suspension its not happening…I believe he wont even be charged even if he really is guilty…..Fans will see BEn in 2010 and Im not a Steeler fan….Im a Bengal fan and even though we see him twice I would rather see him if not Pitt fans will use the following…..”The only reason we lost was because of not having Ben” Well what happened in 09????
    Ben wont be indicted he will beat it…You heard it here 1st. LOL

  14. CKL says: Apr 7, 2010 1:58 PM

    I DESPISE BR and have for years…but I have yet to see one thing ever that I could say…yes I believe he is guilty of assault.

  15. js136202 says: Apr 7, 2010 1:59 PM

    Big Ben will get indicted for no reason other than for the DA to save face. As a Browns fan, I will be watching longingly for the first time a DA can get the best of Big Ben.

  16. house068 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:01 PM

    Stone says:
    April 7, 2010 1:36 PM
    I hope he gets indicted just to see if the NFL treats the White QB the same way they treated the Black QB. I think most sane people would agree that sexually assaulting a woman (allegedly) is a worse crime than anything you can do to an animal.
    ————————————-
    It depends on the level of assult. If it is her making a stupid mistake while she was drunk, that counts as sexual assult because she was drunk even if she was dumb enough to say yes at the time.
    If they were making out, she was drunk, and he groped her, that counts as a sexual assult believe it or not.
    So if something like that happened and later wishing that it didn’t happen or someone torturing and then killing dogs… I still say the dogs are worse.
    If it were rape… rape is far worse than what would have happened to the dogs, but it wasn’t rape.

  17. Bill112 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:02 PM

    Wasn’t Vick in Virginia and not West Virginia? Agreed that prosecutors have no desire to lose such a high profile case with the whole country watching. They won’t indict unless they feel feel pretty good about nailing Ben, so to speak.

  18. JunkYardDogg1156 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:02 PM

    RedsGhost says:
    April 7, 2010 1:43 PM
    Ahhhh, but does Toothlessburger have a small town Prosecuter and Sheriff in his back pocket like Vick did ( Poindexter ) ?
    ———————————————–
    AMEN – great post RedsGhost
    Everyone wants to cry about 23 months, should have been 10 years for what he did. Inept prosecution is what saved MV from getting the time his crimes warranted, any real DA would have made sure he got what he deserved.

  19. Mattchew182 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:04 PM

    Well we all know Big Ben doesn’t have the race card to play so there is that factor. Vick used his status to take advantage of whatever he could. Big Ben is getting dragged through the mud because of who he is and the money he has by some scandalous women looking to get paid. Its his own fault for screwing everything that comes along. Man they should make a South Park episode for this topic. If anything Vick being black helped him get back in via the support of the NAACP and idiots like you Stone.

  20. BlondBlueDevils says: Apr 7, 2010 2:06 PM

    We have a couple of battles going on here:
    Black justice vs White justice
    Animal rights vs Women’s rights
    Only in America baby…………
    HA HA HA

  21. Just JTO says: Apr 7, 2010 2:08 PM

    Finally!!! Closer to the end of this mess. Just wonder what Florio will do after a decision is made either way. He might have to shut this piece of cheese site down … No! Wait! I forgot about Santonio Holmes. Whew. Had ya worried, eh Mike?

  22. Krow says: Apr 7, 2010 2:08 PM

    I thought the Steelers got rid of all the evidence? Didn’t they deep six the video tapes? All that’s left is to pay this latest victim off and move on.

  23. matthoover says: Apr 7, 2010 2:10 PM

    Roethlisberger is white trash…always is, always will be. So is his mother, and this is truth. The justice system & the league need to make an example out of him and nail him for being the league’s biggest douchebag.

  24. CaptainObvious says: Apr 7, 2010 2:11 PM

    It’s over.
    No witnesses, no evidence.
    Not Guilty.
    And so the Haters Suicide Watch begins…

  25. scafla99999 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:12 PM

    He is innocent and we will win our 7th trophy.

  26. Deb says: Apr 7, 2010 2:12 PM

    @Stone …
    You can’t compare Roethlisberger to Vick. In the Michael Vick case you had dead animals, dog-holding and fighting facilities, and a number of other people involved in the ring. You had mountains of evidence PLUS Michael Vick’s confession.
    In the Roethlisberger case, you have an allegation–we don’t know of what. But you want to see him indicted just because he’s white. How sad for you.
    I’m a white girl and was never a Vick fan but I cried a bucket the day he was indicted. I cried for the waste. I cried for the horror of the accusation. I cried because so few people in the world have his skill set and I was praying he didn’t throw away all that promise and opportunity. Mostly I just cried for Michael Vick the person for reasons I couldn’t explain to you because I never once thought about the color of his skin.
    Well, crap. Now I’m crying again. This time for you.

  27. Facts Domino says: Apr 7, 2010 2:15 PM

    I hope the conceded jerk is suspended, but there is no way in hell his crime is worse than Vick.
    It seems if anything he touched a girl inappropriately.
    Vick is a motherless POS that deserves every negative thing a man can face.

  28. bdenny29 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:16 PM

    C’mon people. This is CLEARLY a case of a drunken consensual hookup that the girl thought she could parlay into a cash settlement. He shouldn’t have been at a college bar, true, but he is not guilty of any crime. SHE is. He’ll be back to being the 3rd best QB in the NFL, and quite possibly getting ring #3 in no time. So stop concealing your Steelers envy in a veil of “he’s guilty”.

  29. bledsoe11 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:17 PM

    stone..
    the black qb sucked…
    the white qb has won 2 super bowls..
    go play the race card elsewhere..
    and get a job.

  30. Buck Melanoma says: Apr 7, 2010 2:18 PM

    To RedsGhost …..
    First of all, Vick’s dog fighting enterprise was in VA, not WVA.
    Second, it was located in my home county. Yes, many of us there are well aware of the crooked factions within our county politics & are not at all happy about it. That doesn’t make us a bunch of in-bred idiots.
    Next time put in a little thought before you just go talking out of your dumb ass.

  31. SteelTown_6 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:21 PM

    “An indictment of Roethlisberger, …will likely wreak havoc on his pro football career. He could be suspended indefinitely pending resolution of the case..”
    Hey Florio, why do you always seems to leave out another (and entirely likely) possibility, that he will be found not guilty, or that no charges will even be filed? Is it really such an unsavory thought, that you can’t even bring yourself to think it??
    You always seems to assume the worst without so much as a shred of evidence.
    Well, at least I can see why many of your rabid idiot followers are the way they are. They’re actually hoping that a 20 year old college chick was molested or raped. They want it to be true so bad they can’t stand the thought that it might not be.
    The very idea that BR might be innocent actually sickens them.
    They are a sick bunch.

  32. tryagain says: Apr 7, 2010 2:21 PM

    Not news! I can’t wait til Ben’s outta this and sews Florio for all this slander he’s been spewing. He’s innocent, he didn’t do nuddin, she’s a slutty gold digger for even being there. There’s no evidence, we’ll win our 7th trophey this year-mark my words.
    ^^The above is just me helping out the Steeler fans- see no need for you to even post now! Yeah, I spelled sue, sew, just to make it more realistic.

  33. BBB82 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:24 PM

    I’m sure it would be easy to indict a ham sandwich if it raped a 20 year old girl.

  34. pondbridge says: Apr 7, 2010 2:25 PM

    I wonder if secretly the Steelers are hoping for an early indictment so they can know whether or not to draft a QB…

  35. kravenm3 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:25 PM

    Life long Steelers fan here. I have only one thing to say…..if he is indicted, suspend him until the court comes to a conclusion. I’m not saying it won’t hurt, just saying it would make sense. Let’s see what kinda player we’ve got in Dixon. We know the guy’s got loads of athleticism. If he has more than 24 hours to prepare for a game I think he would be dangerous.

  36. brownsfn says: Apr 7, 2010 2:26 PM

    @ Stone
    Unless its sexually abusing an animal ofcourse

  37. Jack Burton says: Apr 7, 2010 2:28 PM

    Hopefully Dennis Dixon is quietly putting together a good offseason.

  38. wryly1 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:29 PM

    house68 – what makes you think you have a friggin clue what the evidence is or isnt?

  39. 6goingon7 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:29 PM

    The D.A. has the responsibility of deciding whether or not a conviction is obtainable, regardless of collateral damage to the venue or area that trial would be held. That said…This is a small town in the south that we’re talking about. If this thing goes to trial, the town will be a circus and the locals would likely not be happy with that.
    If the D.A. can see that it might be a crapshoot, or even just a fight, to get a conviction…does he consider not pressing charges based on that. With all this National attention, the guy is still a politician of sorts. One one hand he can be the fearless D.A. that put away the big time rich NFL star….on the other he can be the guy that sacrificed his “voter base’s” way of life to better his political career.
    Hmm….sucks to be you. Just admit you can’t convict (or speak well) and let Ben and the rest of us get back to winning.

  40. jlbay says: Apr 7, 2010 2:32 PM

    “An indictment of Roethlisberger, even if not followed by a conviction, will likely wreak havoc on his pro football career. He could be suspended indefinitely pending resolution of the case, just as Mike Vick was suspended indefinitely upon indictment in 2007.”
    What is left out of this statement is that the NFL launched independent investigations in both these cases . . . in the case of Vick the investigation led to a pretty compelling argument that the indictment would eventually lead to a conviction. As the Commissioner hasn’t even met with BR, it is hard to make a judgment of what conclusion the NFL investigation has/will lead to . . . but to simply compare the two at the indictment level is simple and ignorant . . . it is like quoted someone completely out of context.

  41. BP says: Apr 7, 2010 2:33 PM

    Bright will ask for an indictment. What small town prosecutor would pass up a chance to become famous?
    Pigboy must be shitting his pants. He can hire the slickest lawyer henchman he wants, but he is still going to have to convince a Georgia jury he didn’t do it. Twelve people will decide, and they aren’t likely to be stealer fans, bleeding black and piss yellow. Georgia law provides severe penalties against perverted f**** like him. It will be nice to see him do some hard time for his transgressions against society.
    The stealer legacy is steroids and harmful acts against women.

  42. myspaceyourface says: Apr 7, 2010 2:37 PM

    I am soooooo tired of these dude’s bringing up race on every issue of life. You can’t move on until you move on. . . Try to make something of yourself instead of judging everyone else. . . You act like the dog fighting was the first thing Vick did wrong. They protected that dude from before the draft all the way up until that point. He and his brother was NOTHING but trouble. Just because the NFL decided not to cover his tracks any longer has nothing to do with race and everything to do with breaking the law. “STOP BREAKING THE LAW !@#$%^&*”

  43. The Rural Juror says: Apr 7, 2010 2:40 PM

    Guilty or not, MY question is: Why in hell was a ham sandwich hanging out with a drunk 20 year old girl in Milledgeville, GA?

  44. HarrisonHits says: Apr 7, 2010 2:42 PM

    Believe the video was not destroyed until after the investigating officers had viewed it at least once. So if the video did show anything they can testify to that point.

  45. myspaceyourface says: Apr 7, 2010 2:42 PM

    Harrison, Holmes, and Ben – – – Send all these DUDES back to OHIO where they came from. I swear OHIO athletes are right up there with FLORIDA TRASH.

  46. shuffle4steak says: Apr 7, 2010 2:45 PM

    It’s not a BLACK thing or a WHITE thing or an ANIMAL thing! It’s a common human being thing and this guy is a disgrace. Not showing compassion is the worst crime you can commit as a human and this guy has shown his true colors too many times! NUFF SAID!!!!!!

  47. Rasta says: Apr 7, 2010 2:45 PM

    At no time has the NFL needed Tim (I’m so blessed) Tebow than now, He can cast out demons, circumcise, and in Big Ben’s case neuter .

  48. ArtModellsPimp says: Apr 7, 2010 2:45 PM

    Whether he is indicted or convicted, or neither, is really beside the point, in the short term. What matters is the way this shakes out within the Steelers’ ownership, and with the NFL.
    At the very least, Rapistberger, through his own idiotic, selfish actions and lack of common sense, has trashed the reputations of both these organizations. This is not the first time, either.
    And this time, there will be hell to pay.

  49. Mattchew182 says: Apr 7, 2010 2:47 PM

    Whatever happened to innocent until proven guilty. And why does it have to become a race issue this case and Vick’s case have absolutely nothing to do with race or each other. Warren Sapp had his charges dropped but you don’t see us all running around beforehand saying he’s black so you know he’s guilty. The truth is these guys are millionaires hooking up with a lot of loose women who would love nothing more than to parlay that into millions of dollars. Race doesn’t really play into it. I hope you get raped by a ham sandwich Stone.

  50. anjelmanning says: Apr 7, 2010 2:55 PM

    Good bye Benji.

  51. Steeler-lady says: Apr 7, 2010 2:56 PM

    Could someone please lay out all the evidence.. Ill be waiting. No request for DNA CLEARLY proves no rape was involved. If you BOYS knew about anything involving a woman this same thing could happen to you. He could of grabbed her ass.. or rubbed up against her (shit she could of rubbed up on him) and SHE could still YELL ASSAULT,thats how demented our system is. (i see why when i read posts here) This site is a clear example how n why innocent people sit in prison.Yall havent one shred of evidence but already claim the man is guilty..morons.Think about it..Have you ever been to a bar.. or a keg party.. and seen someone drunk fall down? lol then again that would require you to leave your parents basements.
    Matthoover..,… You apparently dont know nothing about Ben or his family unless you read it on here huh? His mother has been deceased since he was just a kid.Thats why hes always pointing to the sky when they score.. for his Mom. Im sure youve seen that a million times..thats if you even know what football is.
    You are an abortion gone bad!

  52. steeelfann says: Apr 7, 2010 2:59 PM

    Why do some people have to make everything about race???? Get off it. Get with it. Be responsible. Grow up.

  53. damnitall says: Apr 7, 2010 2:59 PM

    @Buck Melanoma says:
    April 7, 2010 2:18 PM
    Next time put in a little thought before you just go talking out of your dumb ass.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Clasic. This could have been directed at so many the people that voice their oppinions here.

  54. Kaz says: Apr 7, 2010 2:59 PM

    “Bright needs to ask himself is whether he thinks he can get a conviction — and whether he has the desire to face a Dream Team-style defense effort led by attorney Ed Garland.”
    This is what all fans alike should be angry with. Say what you want, but if it was any of us we’d be screwed. Money will likely get him off. “fear” of the dream team.

  55. Whines_Hard.86 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:01 PM

    Does anyone know if the girl finally spoke with the police again? If she did, it was never posted on PFT. If they moved on without her being interviewed again, I’d say the case is very weak. I would think that the case is weak even if she did have an interview. Bottom line to this is that it is she said/he said.

  56. GB3Pack4 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:04 PM

    I have the feeling this whole thing is just going to disappear, at least judicially speaking. I think it’ll come down to the DA’s office looking at a miniscule evidence trove, a high-powered, well-financed defense, and a dirty-handed plaintiff whose testimony comes across as ambigous and contradictory. When they admit to themselves that they don’t have a solid case, they will see the spectre of image erosion of their own office, and will make the decision not to pursue, i.e., we can’t even indict him with confidence, let alone convict him at some point down the road. And if we’re wrong, and we win, it’ll be at the expense of the man’s career.
    Personally, I don’t know what happened. I only know that he’s a skilled player who makes incredibly stupid decisions off the field. This is 3 now, I think: this year’s girl, last year’s girl, and the motorcycle mess. Even if the whole thing is dropped, the TEAM he works for, and the LEAGUE, and the FANS, are watching this all play out. Significant damage has been done and a whole variety of punishments will be levied, in one way or another. Not of least of which will be that Big Ben will have become a disctraction to himself.
    I am so totally sick of all this rot. Tiger, Ben, half a dozen others in the last year or so involving wives, girlfriends, children, booze, guns, fights, deaths, etc. This week we’re all reading about Tiger’s grand re-opening, so to speak, and I open up Google this morning and there on the news page is the news of Tiki Barber – his wife 8 months pregnant, two other kids to raise, and he and his stupid rutting mate can’t at least wait for this official announcement until AFTER the birth of the new baby (or babies, I saw one article that said it was twins.). Tiki always presented himself as a class act, a cut above, etc., and he obviously never was. Wonder what stunningly on-point vocabulary word he’d use to describe his own behavior today -

  57. GirthyOne says: Apr 7, 2010 3:04 PM

    Haven’t heard of one piece of evidence against Benjamin.
    Heard a lot about Vick. Plus he lied to the commish.
    Probably will suspend Ben because he is white. After all, it’s not about wether he did anything or not, its about being PC.
    Lot of haters on this site. Can’t you all go find a political site to post on? This is a sports site.

  58. Deb says: Apr 7, 2010 3:08 PM

    @matthoover …
    Ben Roethlisberger’s mother died when he was a child. So she isn’t trash. She isn’t anything. She no longer exists in this world.
    So much for you telling the truth.
    Congratulations. You’ve claimed the summit in a mountain of idiots.

  59. fc1_87 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:09 PM

    The Vick case had hard evidence along with the fact that he admited to it and witness statements. There were also some of Vicks “friends” who beat a path to the DA to cut a deal.
    In RB case so far it is only witness statements. At least as far as we know.
    No one should think that dog fighting is worse the sexual assult. But it is a matter of what can be proven in court.
    The DA may look at the case and think that BR did it, but proving it could be more difficult. Add to the fact that the young lady in this case will be questioned (that is putting it mildly) by the defense. Plus, her actions that night will be fair game. Would she or the DA want to put her through it? Assulted again.

  60. pacificamike says: Apr 7, 2010 3:13 PM

    too bad big ben raplisburger is such an ugly ugly dude… if he wasnt then maybe he wouldnt have to prey on little 20 year old college girls

  61. HandsofSweed says: Apr 7, 2010 3:17 PM

    BP:
    Steeler legacy being steroids, huh. Love how all of you try to discredit the 70’s Steelers based on a very few o-linemen using roids. Did it ever occur to you that maybe they did it bc one of their biggest AFC rivals (Denver) had a d-lineman that was so raging on roids that he later died of a related brain tumor? I mean, it’s not like Lyle Alzado didn’t exist or that he didn’t play for Denver, Oakland and Cleveland for 16 seasons or so. The problem with your theory is that non-Steelers also did it during the same period and confessed to it. At any rate, the Steelers are no better or worse of a franchise, in terms of good or bad behavior, than any other franchise.
    And myspaceyourface:
    Myfootinyourass!!! Santonio is from Belle Glades, FL, I believe.

  62. BlondBlueDevils says: Apr 7, 2010 3:18 PM

    The Bible states that Satan will appear with Blonde hair & blue eyes……………
    What the Bible didn’t say was that the U.S. would be filled with his followers……………….
    I’m just saying………………
    HA HA HA

  63. Rogue says: Apr 7, 2010 3:18 PM

    BP
    What happened to the DA in the Duke case. This DA is making sure that he does not do the same to his career and end a nobody

  64. SteelTown_6 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:19 PM

    “BP says: April 7, 2010 2:33 PM
    “Pigboy must be shitting his pants. He can hire the slickest lawyer henchman he wants, but he is still going to have to convince a Georgia jury he didn’t do it. ”
    Sorry comrade.
    In this country, it’s up to the accuser and the authorities to prove that he’s guilty.
    He, on the other hand, doesn’t have to prove shit.
    That really pisses you off doesn’t it?

  65. mrogers18 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:20 PM

    Some of you need to understand the difference between criminal and civil court. Ben can’t simply buy his way out of this one. You can’t make a monetary settlement to get out of a criminal case. If he decided to make a deal it would mean he would plea guilty to some crime and take a lesser sentence. If he’s indicted it’s going to trial and that is not good for Ben. I don’t agree with the comparisons to Vick and Pacman. Vick plead guilty and Pacman had so many arrests it was common sense to suspend him. If Ben maintains his innocence, is indicted, suspended, then found innocent; Goodell has a lot of explaining to do. I don’t buy that you can punish Ben for just going out and hanging out with college chicks (If he’s found innocent)… if that becomes the precedent than all the players who frequent nightclubs are on notice. The racecard is being misplayed on this issue.

  66. Ravens Fan says: Apr 7, 2010 3:22 PM

    Bye bye Rapistberger. Have fun in the fun house. Don’t bend over for the soap. Hey Squeeler fans, the Dennis DICKson era begins.

  67. SteelTown_6 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:23 PM

    Krow says: April 7, 2010 2:08 PM
    “I thought the Steelers got rid of all the evidence? Didn’t they deep six the video tapes?”
    More like the owner did.
    You know, the inbred redneck asshole that operates an underage drinking establishment?
    But, you already knew that, didn’t you?

  68. robert ethan says: Apr 7, 2010 3:24 PM

    Couldn’t convict the ham sandwich, though.
    But it was much smarter than Roethlisberger so it may not be a fair analogy.

  69. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Apr 7, 2010 3:25 PM

    @ myspace
    What state are you from? Bet I can find a few athletes from there that aren’t exactly model citizens.
    by the way, Holmes is from FLA

  70. SATAN567 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:26 PM

    I heard that the chick is going to testify that Fat Ben has a small dick. Not sure why its relevant, but I swear… its true.

  71. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Apr 7, 2010 3:27 PM

    @ myspace
    What state are you from? Bet I can find a few athletes from there that aren’t exactly model citizens.
    by the way, Holmes is from FLA

  72. myspaceyourface says: Apr 7, 2010 3:29 PM

    Holmes may be from Florida went to college where? ? ? ? ? Strike 3.

  73. hineswardcriesafterfumbling says: Apr 7, 2010 3:30 PM

    BlueEyeDevils
    chapter and verse please?

  74. BigBear123 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:30 PM

    Vick sat 2 games after commiting a felony. Ben walks due to
    lack of evidence.
    Te for Goodell to remove all felons from the league, thenno one can cry about unfair treatment.

  75. Nemmy says: Apr 7, 2010 3:31 PM

    First of all there is no comparison between the two cases so people need to stop trying to compare them. Second of all Michael Vick had no way out of getting convicted because of the evidence found against him so he got what he deserved. Third of all none of us know what really happened that night in Georgia and if the evidence is strong enough then there will be an indictment and a conviction and Ben will bet what he deserves also. These are just classic cases of exceptional athletes throwing their careers away on nonsense, this I am god’s gift to the world attitude held by most professional athletes is created by the public, if the public and the media did not put so much emphasis on these individuals they would not act up the way they do. It has nothing to do with white or black or purple or orange or anything else because they all act the same and they are all over pampered over paid morons.

  76. robert ethan says: Apr 7, 2010 3:32 PM

    Well, not to alarm you Steeler fans, but I googled “Dream Team” lawyer Garland, and the first hit I got was him in court watching his client T.I.P aka Clifford Harris address the jury after being CONVICTED and sentenced to 1 year in prison, 1 year house arrest, 3 years supervised parole, fine and enough mandatory community service to keep him busy for about 10 years after he gets out. On a weapons charge.
    Maybe Ruthless should have googled him too before hiring the guy.

  77. ampats says: Apr 7, 2010 3:35 PM

    Matthoover,
    I am NOT a Steeler fan but your STUPID IMMATURE CLASSLESS remark about BR’s mother has no place. I also understand that his mother is not alive.
    My guess is that you are about 15 years old and you are too stupid to be ashamed of yourself.
    Go watch VH1 and don’t comment on things for which you do not understand doe to a lack of maturity.

  78. spyboots says: Apr 7, 2010 3:41 PM

    @ matthoover, who said
    Roethlisberger is white trash…always is, always will be. So is his mother, and this is truth.
    His mom died in a car accident when he was a kid.

  79. robert ethan says: Apr 7, 2010 3:41 PM

    You can tell Roethlisberger is the Devil because of the shirt he was wearing on the night in question. Dead giveaway. Plus if you look at the photos his eyes are red.
    But we all know what happened when The Devil Went Down To Georgia.
    Got his ass kicked good, didn’t he?

  80. JSpicoli says: Apr 7, 2010 3:42 PM

    Tell me, again, how the Raiders represent the thugs in this league? And name the Raiders that are/were in trouble with the law?

  81. hairball says: Apr 7, 2010 3:44 PM

    Mike, The reason grand juries indict ham sandwiches is that the ham sandwiches always lawyer up and stop cooperating with the police on questioning and evidence. Thus, when the case gets to the grand jury, it’s essentially a one-sided argument where the rebuttal is a continous Drew Rosenhaus “next question” response. This comes off as incredibly arrogant to normal people who don’t live their lives in the artificial legal world.
    Fear of facing a legal dream team defense is the stupidest reason to drop a case. Remember, the DA is the government, and if need be, he can pull in numerous resources for his case.
    Another stupid reason to drop the case would be fear of angering the locals due to the trial’s attention. In all likelihood, this case is getting moved to another venue anyway as the ham sandwich’s lawyers will argue the town is biased already.

  82. Deb says: Apr 7, 2010 3:45 PM

    @HandsofSweed …
    Ignore that cretin. He couldn’t care less about the sexual abuse of women or steroid use in the 70s. He’s one of the most bitter Steeler-haters on the board and a stupid one to boot.
    Steroid use was legal in the 70s NFL, and at least a few players from all the teams used them. They just weren’t good enough to win four Lombardis. Too bad for them. It’s a non-issue.
    Speaking as a rape survivor, I’m not impressed with BP’s supposed concern for women, either. He’s salivating at the possibility that two women may have been assaulted just because it means trouble for the Steelers and their QB. If most of these guys saw a guy in a Steelers jersey raping a woman in the middle of the street, not one of them would stop to help. They’d be too busy filming it on their cell phones so they could hand it over to Goodell and get the player suspended. Yeah, they’re a big bunch of righteous heroes.
    Those of us who actually care about the evidence will just have to wait until it’s released and see where it leads.

  83. bonecity7 says: Apr 7, 2010 3:46 PM

    MattHoover,
    matthoover says:
    April 7, 2010 2:10 PM
    Roethlisberger is white trash…always is, always will be. So is his mother, and this is truth.
    Your mother is a hoover, your grandmother is/was a hoover, your sister(s) is a hoover and your daughters will be hoovers!!! Always is (huh?), always will be!!! This is truth (again, huh?).

  84. LaBronx_James says: Apr 7, 2010 3:52 PM

    “I hope he gets indicted just to see if the NFL treats the White QB the same way they treated the Black QB. I think most sane people would agree that sexually assaulting a woman (allegedly) is a worse crime than anything you can do to an animal. ”
    __________________________________
    Are you serious?? Are you Al Sharpton or something? Vick committed a Federal Offense! then he lied about it. How is that not worse?
    The NFL should put in a standard penalty. If you do something that tarnishes the NFL Brand Image then you are out….period. I can’t run a dog fighting ring then turn around after going to prison and get my job back. Nor could I get my job back if I sexually assualted a women and was convicted. I would be working at Taco Hell’s drive through.

  85. theXfactor21 says: Apr 7, 2010 4:04 PM

    *sigh*
    Let’s stop referring to the 20 yr old female as a “girl.” She’s a grown woman #1.
    #2 as many have said–ZERO evidence that he did anything wrong. Even has the statements of 2 off-duty cops to corroborate that.
    #3 The girl broke the law by being 20 and underage in a bar consuming alcohol.
    #4 Innocent until proven guilty. Nuff Said
    #5 Sounds like a case of, “oh i became a lil less drunk, my friends told me what a mess I was, and I decided to sue the NFL superstar for compensation” to me.

  86. robert ethan says: Apr 7, 2010 4:04 PM

    Steeler fans always pull out the Dead Mom card when things get uncomfortable.

  87. lemmyk73 says: Apr 7, 2010 4:05 PM

    folks- If OJ wasn’t convicted, Ben ain’t even going to have charges filed against him.
    Last time I checked, (Florio) people are innocent until proven guilty. What is vile is the reporting done by this website- PFT has already had their trial and branded Ben guilty before any trial or charges were filed. It is the Fox news of the NFL- great job Florio.

  88. bigstorm says: Apr 7, 2010 4:08 PM

    The only mistake Ben made was getting a bj from a seemingly drunk frat girl.
    Like he’s the only one that has made that “mistake”.
    Vick is a thug. Opportunistic BJ King vs. dog killer…..hmmmmmm. I’d like door number one please Pat.

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