Skip to content

Report: Roethlisberger won't face sexual assault charges

Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers may be able to rest easier this weekend.

Kelly Naqi of ESPN reports that Roethlisberger will not be charged after a one-month investigation into sexual assault charges stemming from a March 5 incident in Milledgeville, Georgia.

Ocmulgee (Ga.) Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright will hold a press conference Monday at 2 p.m. E.T. to announce his decision. 

Roethlisberger also faces an ongoing civil lawsuit over sexual misconduct in Nevada, and he could be sued in the Georgia case, too.  He has not been charged with a crime in either case.

Permalink 62 Comments Feed for comments Latest Stories in: Pittsburgh Steelers, Rumor Mill, Sprint Football Live - Rumors, Top Stories
62 Responses to “Report: Roethlisberger won't face sexual assault charges”
  1. Cincinnasty says: Apr 9, 2010 7:23 PM

    We will still stomp the living crap out of Pittsburgh next year..

  2. Contra says: Apr 9, 2010 7:26 PM

    SUCH BULLSH*T!

  3. BuckFigBen says: Apr 9, 2010 7:27 PM

    wow, this will be awkward for Steeler fans. I wonder if the shops in downtown pittsburgh will stop selling the anti Ben gear…lol.
    “Hey Ben, welcome back to the city were most bashed you while you were accused and presumed guilty…go help us win now”….AWWWWWKWAAAARD

  4. jaywon says: Apr 9, 2010 7:27 PM

    What no comments about how ESPN is all over Bens’ peanuts?
    They wouldn’t air the story of the first accusation until long after the story leaked, and now that no charges will be filed in this one, it’s on their NFL home page quicker than a college girl can say STOP.

  5. rjgreen3 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:27 PM

    there may not be a criminal case; but there will be a civil case$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

  6. SeeUInTheSuperbowl says: Apr 9, 2010 7:27 PM

    wish i was rich

  7. bison4me2010 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:27 PM

    All of the steelers just need to stay home during the offseason. Even though they might be in the right, they still look bad. These guys are beginning to get the reputation of The Cowboys.

  8. Stillerz says: Apr 9, 2010 7:27 PM

    Woooooo HAHAHA please start the apologies notes now. This the worst news the rest of the league got all off season. Steelers are back at full strength the road to Dallas goes through the Burg!!!!!!!! Great start to the weekend.
    Again, Big Ben will be accepting personal apology letters beginning… now

  9. Deb says: Apr 9, 2010 7:29 PM

    So why are you reporting this, Gregg? Is Florio sobbing in despair?

  10. ookie says: Apr 9, 2010 7:29 PM

    ha ha. suck it, Steelers haters.

  11. Skippy20008 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:29 PM

    The rich and famous are different. If this were you or me, we’d be booking our reservations in San Quentin.

  12. steelcarrot says: Apr 9, 2010 7:29 PM

    Shore up the secondary and Oline through the draft. #7 Here we come!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. DanRooney says: Apr 9, 2010 7:30 PM

    but but but…with a healthy Troy, no team in the division has a chance. This is not fair Florio. It’s not fair : (

  14. MoSteelers says: Apr 9, 2010 7:30 PM

    Bet you haters will be upset if that’s true. It likely is. Well cinci, baltimore, and of course the brownies? Sorry bout your luck this season.

  15. MrsH1978 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:30 PM

    Both him and Holmes catch good news the same day… what are the odds?

  16. blitzburgh1 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:31 PM

    Bite it, haters!!!!!!

  17. fc1_87 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:32 PM

    Let the crys of “COVERUP” begin!!

  18. jibfest says: Apr 9, 2010 7:33 PM

    $$$$$$ + victim = No charges for Ben. I just hope he picks up a book on how to get women.

  19. Adam Jones says: Apr 9, 2010 7:34 PM

    Ben probably asked the accuser to go out for a drink so they can put this unfortunate situation behind them…

  20. iusedtobeteddybayer says: Apr 9, 2010 7:34 PM

    And moving fotward, we shall see.

  21. js136202 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:37 PM

    The road to Dallas goes through the Burgh? That’s the best shit I’ve heard in months. You DIDN’T MAKE THE PLAYOFFS LAST YEAR!!! Hines Ward is like 60. Your O-line is horrible, you have no running game, and your coach is still trying to “raise hell in December.” Good luck with that, you’re the 3rd best team in the AFC North.

  22. heavyj39 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:38 PM

    STILLERZ,
    as of now the road to your own division doesnt even go thru the burgh. RUH ROH!!!!

  23. ry82274 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:39 PM

    How many women is our justice system gonna let this idiot assault and rape before they do something?

  24. BuckFigBen says: Apr 9, 2010 7:40 PM

    He is FREE TO RAPE AGAIN!!! RUN!!! It’s still funny that a 28yr old, 2 time superbowl champion has to resort to hunting women at a college bar and banging them in a dirty ladies bathroom while his buddy plays look out, only to have her cry and scream rape…poor Ben… hahaha

  25. SayItAin'tSoFlorio says: Apr 9, 2010 7:40 PM

    Mike is busy researching the Whizzinator. He doesn’t have time for Ben right now.

  26. drumbug71 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:41 PM

    Florio is in trouble. I bet he put down a deposit on a new boat, because the ongoing Roethlisberger case was going to provide him with at least 10 posts a day. Now that there won’t be a case, he’s not going to have any news to report on.
    Well, maybe he can keep TMZ bookmarked. That should provide him some more material….

  27. steeltownpride says: Apr 9, 2010 7:42 PM

    Poor Florio is sitting in the fetal position crying . Now will the haters every apologize ? NEVER .
    But its back to business as normal for the Steelers . No suspension from the NFL . Stop the drafting a QB rumors . Pervy Harvin bite me . lol . I know you still hate us .

  28. RossyRoss says: Apr 9, 2010 7:42 PM

    Who cares he’s still a scum bag!

  29. Gautam says: Apr 9, 2010 7:44 PM

    I assume this means that a civil case is on its way now ?

  30. MoSteelers says: Apr 9, 2010 7:45 PM

    Cincina-na-na-na-nasty! Dog, you don’t have a ring to kiss. So which ring you wanna kiss, the ones on the fist or the other one on this middle finger i’m givin’ you? In any case, “Kiss the Rings Beotch!!!” Lol…I love this site. So many haters on it. None of them wit six either. Steelers Fo Life Beotch!!!

  31. Deb says: Apr 9, 2010 7:45 PM

    Gee Skippy20008, Cincinnasty, Contra …
    I’m not taking anything for granted until I hear what DA Bright says at Monday’s press conference. You poor boys don’t need to start whining until then. Relax, enjoy your weekend.

  32. steelergirl says: Apr 9, 2010 7:46 PM

    @ Deb
    Florio is in the fetal position and rocking himself in a closet…;)

  33. 8man says: Apr 9, 2010 7:46 PM

    Interesting how Steeler fans are rejoicing in the seeming vindication of their QB who has displayed continuous poor judgment.
    This is the guy you still want running your offense? Be careful what you ask for.

  34. Skippy20008 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:47 PM

    Cops posed for pictures with him. A surveillance tape gets “accidentally” erased. Geez…who’d a thunk no charges would be filed? Aside from everybody.

  35. funi says: Apr 9, 2010 7:48 PM

    Like I have said in numerous post, BEN IS INNOCENT!! Every worthless media member, idiot fan who said he was guilty needs to nut it up and APOLOGY TO THIS MAN! Ravan and Bungal fans are crapping their pants now as Ben will be on fire thsi yeay torchinbg thier padethic teams def!

  36. ItalianArmyGuy says: Apr 9, 2010 7:48 PM

    Florio – How does that Thanksgiving turkey taste now, hmmm? Tastes like crow, don’t it. LOL

  37. Dano50 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:49 PM

    blitzburgh1 says:
    April 9, 2010 7:31 PM
    Bite it, haters!!!!!!
    I hope the next woman he goes after is your wife.

  38. BillsFan27 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:50 PM

    Money can make anyone go quietly into the night. Including (twice) alleged rapists.

  39. rmac says: Apr 9, 2010 7:51 PM

    Technically it’s not rape if you use a Whizzinator.

  40. SFrancis1680 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:51 PM

    GREGG, nice concise article, with no wise ass comments, so UNFLORIO like …this must be killing FLORIO, first Holmes now this…i’m sure he’ll find someone OR something else to make shit up about

  41. drumbug71 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:52 PM

    You wonder what effect this will have on the Steelers this season. No doubt it was the biggest distraction since…well….the Nevada accusations… or the motorcycle accident/appendectamy offseason. I hope Tomlin is good enough to keep the team focused and unified — otherwise we’re in for a very mediocre, 2006-like season…

  42. eaglelover1 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:53 PM

    Who is Kelly Naqi and how did she get confidential information regarding an on going criminal case? Can you say swept under the rug by a couple million NFL dollars?

  43. War_Paint says: Apr 9, 2010 7:55 PM

    “Both him and Holmes catch good news the same day… what are the odds?”
    Better yet, what did it cost the Rooney’s to get both these rubes off on the same day?
    Ben is a pathetic human being, he’s pushing 30, is rich and famous and still has to prey on drunk college girls.
    That’s a nice team ya got there Pitts-burgh.

  44. theTRUTHwillSETuFREE says: Apr 9, 2010 7:55 PM

    It’s hilarious that you steelers fans are so happy about this news. Bottom line is, he’s still a Douche bag for putting himself in this situation. While there’s a civil case still pending for the same thing no less. It’s only a matter of time before this happens again!

  45. MoSteelers says: Apr 9, 2010 7:56 PM

    Lol!!! Haters rejoice!!! Uh, hold on a second….no charges? Damnit man!!! I thought y’all had a chance this year. Isn’t it funny that the majority of trash talkers on here don’t identify who their teams are? Losers, None-wit-six, No-six-packs, can’t put a 6 in the name of the city ie.”6Burgh!”. You ALL must walk behind us. “Get Ye Behind Me Satans!!” Love you haters. Have some balls and say who your teams are as you spew your drivel.

  46. Lare says: Apr 9, 2010 7:56 PM

    I bet the DA’s re-election campaign fund just got a sizable boost from an anonymous donor.
    Some day, Ben will get himself into a sexual assault situation he’s not ale to buy his way out of.

  47. fc1_87 says: Apr 9, 2010 7:57 PM

    Can we now get back to talking about Football?

  48. blitzburgh1 says: Apr 9, 2010 8:00 PM

    Dano50 says:
    April 9, 2010 7:49 PM
    blitzburgh1 says:
    April 9, 2010 7:31 PM
    Bite it, haters!!!!!!
    I hope the next woman he goes after is your wife.
    ——-
    Hey, genius…I AM a wife. And I hope the next man that gets falsely accused of rape or assault is you, your brother, or your son. Ask the Duke lacross team how much fun that is.

  49. runtheball says: Apr 9, 2010 8:00 PM

    Big F’N shock!

  50. BuckFigBen says: Apr 9, 2010 8:03 PM

    hahahaa, I love Steelers fan rejoicing that there QB isn’t a rapist, he’s just a scum bag that bangs college girls in dirty bathrooms until they cry rape!! Class act there. He’s your hero. hahahahah
    I hope he gets drunk and accidentally rapes Troy, splitting the Steeler fan base in two.

  51. drumbug71 says: Apr 9, 2010 8:03 PM

    Gautam says:
    April 9, 2010 7:44 PM
    I assume this means that a civil case is on its way now ?
    Very good point. Looks like the Steelers are still in for more distractions… :-(
    8man says:
    April 9, 2010 7:46 PM
    This is the guy you still want running your offense? Be careful what you ask for.
    He’s a great QB…but him being a role model is not even remotely a possibility. I hope parents all over Pittsburgh are showing their kids the difference and using this as a learning experience.

  52. MoSteelers says: Apr 9, 2010 8:03 PM

    skippy”peanutbutter”2008. If there were evidence on the video, don’t you think the police would have immediately taken the video tape as evidence right then????? Guess you thought they saw something they could use and told the owner, “Just hold on to it. We’ll come back for it later.” What a dumbass! Gotta be a liberal!!

  53. Holeinone09 says: Apr 9, 2010 8:04 PM

    If (IF) this is true, then there are a lot of people that have posted on PFT that look pretty foolish and have wasted countless hours pissing their panties that Ben wouldn’t be playing football for the Steelers this year, solely because they are jealous and fans of another team. They did not give a damn about the girl, just they hated the Steelers. As well, Florio looks pretty bad for some of the “headlines” he wrote.
    I see the haters and lynch mob are still doing their thing here and making up other things to say now. LMAO at them all! Go ahead, that is all you know how to do.
    But know this. If (IF) this is true, then I expect Ben to do the right thing, make the public apology to the Steelers organization, the NFL and fans and start to turn his life around. I expect him to dive completely into football, have a chip on his shoulder, and be determined to take the Steelers to Super Bowl win number SEVEN. Every other team they play this year is officially IN TROUBLE.
    GET OVER IT.
    ARE YOU READY FOR SOME FOOTBALL?
    GO STEELERS!
    HOPE THIS IS TRUE.
    JUSTICE IS SERVED.

  54. raidertg says: Apr 9, 2010 8:04 PM

    So ESPN who acted like there was never a story comes out and says there will be no charges and you take it as the truth. I will wait til monday not that ESPN has been wrong before!

  55. ry82274 says: Apr 9, 2010 8:04 PM

    comical how cops wanted photo opps with turdlisberger that night and security tapes were “accidently” erased.

  56. jackybadass says: Apr 9, 2010 8:06 PM

    i new you were innocent ben. now go kick the crap out of those loser browns. the bengals have all the jerks, it looks like the steelers will win again, it must suck being a browns fan. that city sucks so much they took your team ha ha!

  57. BuckFigBen says: Apr 9, 2010 8:09 PM

    Hey, genius…I AM a wife. And I hope the next man that gets falsely accused of rape or assault is you, your brother, or your son. Ask the Duke lacross team how much fun that is.
    —————————————
    FYI…Technically you can be wife and have a wife. In fact in PIttsburgh, you can be a wife and a sister to the same guy. Or a wife and a mother to the same guy! The possibilities are endless in the ‘Burgh.

  58. Deb says: Apr 9, 2010 8:11 PM

    blitzburgh1 says:
    April 9, 2010 8:00 PM
    Dano50 says:
    April 9, 2010 7:49 PM
    blitzburgh1 says:
    April 9, 2010 7:31 PM
    Bite it, haters!!!!!!
    I hope the next woman he goes after is your wife.
    ——-
    Hey, genius…I AM a wife. And I hope the next man that gets falsely accused of rape or assault is you, your brother, or your son. Ask the Duke lacross team how much fun that is.
    ————————————
    Oh My Gosh …. I LOVE THIS POST!!!!!!!!!
    YOU GO GIRL!!!!!!!
    BOOOOOM!!! KNOCK OUT!!!!

  59. SteelersRtheBomb says: Apr 9, 2010 8:11 PM

    Ben was so innocent. I’m a girl and even I understand what these women were after. Please tell me men that you have never said a sexual remark to a girl in a bar, grabbed a girl on a dance floor…give me a break.
    Steelers for life. Haters can’t take the defeat their teams have suffered over the years.
    And if Ben did do something wrong…he just got the same treatment any Republican would get…hide and lie.

  60. TheBengal13 says: Apr 9, 2010 8:12 PM

    To the 14 Steeler fans saying “division runs through us now derka derka derka…!” I’ve got news for you, it runs through Cincinnati. Tittsburgh goes 6-10 this year, guaranteed.

  61. Cincinnasty says: Apr 9, 2010 8:12 PM

    # MoSteelers says: April 9, 2010 7:45 PM
    Cincina-na-na-na-nasty! Dog, you don’t have a ring to kiss. So which ring you wanna kiss, the ones on the fist or the other one on this middle finger i’m givin’ you? In any case, “Kiss the Rings Beotch!!!” Lol…I love this site. So many haters on it. None of them wit six either. Steelers Fo Life Beotch!!!
    __________
    Nobody gives a damn about those ring’s when when your team is getting spanked all over the field.. I almost felt bad when Big Ben played us last year.. You can kiss da baby like you did last year.. STFU..

  62. fc1_87 says: Apr 9, 2010 8:12 PM

    There is always the change that this “report” is BS and Ben gets charged with something on monday.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!