We’ve been trying to space out the Ben Roethlisberger-related blurbs, in order to reduce from 500 to 250 the number of e-mails we receive each day telling us not to write so many Roethlisberger-related blurbs.
Here’s one that has been lurking near the top of the stack. The police officer who received the initial complaint from the alleged victim in Milledgeville, Georgia has resigned.
Per TMZ, Jerry Blash admitted that he said something similar to “this f–king bitch is drunk” or “this bitch is drunk off her ass accusing Ben of assaulting her.” He also reportedly told the accuser and her friends that “Roethlisberger has a lot of money” and that if they make a police report they “would be wasting their time.”
TMZ reports that Blash resigned under threat of termination.
It’s unknown whether Blash’s statement affected the investigation. Coincidentally, he’s one of the cops who were photographed with Roethlisberger prior to the incident.