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Colts defensive tackle sued for sexual assault

To the extent that the NFL believes that the problem of players being accused of sexual assault without being arrested will be rare, another situation has developed.

According to Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, a lawsuit alleging sexual assault has been filed against Colts defensive tackle Eric Foster.

A student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis claims that she was sexually assaulted by Foster on the morning of the AFC Championship Game in January, at the University Place Hotel.  Though Marion County prosecutor Carl Brizzi decided in February not to pursue criminal charges, the alleged victim’s lawyer claims that the IUPUI police department mishandled the case.

The alleged victim contends that, while working at the hotel where the Colts were staying, she was directed to take a dental kit to Foster’s room.  When she arrived, he allegedly asked her to look at his bathroom sink, which he said wasn’t working.  Her lawyer claims that Foster “then proceeded to forcibly engage in deviant sexual acts.”  The alleged victim contends that she escaped the room and immediately reported the incident to hotel security.

Things got interesting — and troubling — after the alleged victim also reported the matter to IUPUI police.  The alleged victim says she soon was required to submit to a four-hour lie-detector test, and her lawyer claims that she has been “stonewalled” by campus police and hotel security.    
 
“The lack of cooperation for the victim of a sexual assault, I’ve never
seen anything like this in my life,” attorney April Board said.  ”Usually, they make an
effort.  But there’s been no cooperation.”

We’d hate to think that the folks at IUPUI and at the hotel opted not to make waves for fear of jeopardizing their relationship with the Colts.  Though we’ll keep an open mind on that point for now, we’re going to keep an eye on this specific angle as the story unfolds.

As a rookie in 2008, Foster appeared in 14 games, starting 11.  In 2009, he appeared in all 19 games, with five starts.

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114 Responses to “Colts defensive tackle sued for sexual assault”
  1. stiller43 says: Apr 19, 2010 10:54 PM

    FINALLY, take some of the heat off of Ben.

  2. Big Stretch says: Apr 19, 2010 10:56 PM

    well forget the trial or evidence or anything else…suspend him for at least 8 games right???

  3. Gautam says: Apr 19, 2010 10:57 PM

    the only guy who can survive this on the Colts roster is #18 and he supposedly left these antics back in college

  4. Kaz says: Apr 19, 2010 10:58 PM

    She sure it wasn’t Big Ben? He was looking like a DT in that “press conference” he gave…

  5. Steelcurtains says: Apr 19, 2010 10:59 PM

    Now we’ll see if people drag this guy thru the mud like they have Roethlisberger!! I seriously doubt it though.

  6. Sporkdevil says: Apr 19, 2010 10:59 PM

    You didn’t even mention how crooked Carl Brizzi is!!!
    I think they are trying to force him to resign.

  7. BenRoethlisburger says: Apr 19, 2010 11:01 PM

    ..and Florio’s got another boner!

  8. SaintsBucsPanthersSUKK says: Apr 19, 2010 11:02 PM

    Dude shoulda just drove somewhere and paid for some.
    Sincerely,
    Eugene Robinson

  9. hayward giapunchmi says: Apr 19, 2010 11:05 PM

    It’s all just a big misunderstanding because, there’s no Steelers involved.

  10. stnmmc says: Apr 19, 2010 11:05 PM

    Shoe. Meet the other foot.

  11. Raider Pride says: Apr 19, 2010 11:07 PM

    This kind of negative publicity, at this time, and so similar to Ben’s situation in Tahoe… Well….
    This could just add on another two games to what Goodell was going to hand Big Ben.
    Right or wrong… Fair or not….
    Goodell might feel he needs to nip this negative publicity in the bud right now. This could be bad timing for Ben.

  12. hayward giapunchmi says: Apr 19, 2010 11:08 PM

    Let’s see what the brilliantly witty minds can come up with as far as clever names that include the word “rape”.
    Inquiring minds want to know!
    / extra points awarded to idiots that set their creations to music.

  13. TryTheVeal says: Apr 19, 2010 11:09 PM

    PigBen would be SOOOOO proud……

  14. hayward giapunchmi says: Apr 19, 2010 11:10 PM

    “Though we’ll keep an open mind on that point for now..”
    That would be the f*cking first time.

  15. LewD says: Apr 19, 2010 11:11 PM

    testosterone at work again ….

  16. khall says: Apr 19, 2010 11:18 PM

    I await similar outrage (but won’t hold my breath!).

  17. knightsroundtable says: Apr 19, 2010 11:18 PM

    maybe him and Ben should get together and go out some time.

  18. lilhopo says: Apr 19, 2010 11:19 PM

    Looks like Big Ben has someone to share war stories with on the field

  19. hayward giablommi says: Apr 19, 2010 11:20 PM

    Funny, for all the hate they receive, you never hear about this kind of thing going on in New England.

  20. KOM2K10 says: Apr 19, 2010 11:21 PM

    The NFL is going down a slippery slope if they’re going to suspend players for simply being “ACCUSED” of things. The door is wide open now for women to blackmail NFL players and say “Pay Me!” or else I’m going to the police with a Bull-Shi* story and you’re gonna get smeered and suspended and for some of these guys, cut from the team and the league…. I think at minimum there needs to be charges pressed before suspensions are handed out

  21. spudz says: Apr 19, 2010 11:22 PM

    Another scumbag…pathetic

  22. pdxbolt4life says: Apr 19, 2010 11:25 PM

    As if this will take the heat of a two or three time rapist. Sorry Benny Boy….you’re still f@*#ed.

  23. jbruder02 says: Apr 19, 2010 11:25 PM

    Let’s see how you want this one handled Florio. I want all the dirt to come out. What’s his relationships like within the locker room? Even though you have no idea lets hear how that is because it matters so much. I heard this guy played golf with Jesus but he walked in his line on the 8th hole and God really bitched him out. What an asshole this guy is. He better be suspended.

  24. Gautam says: Apr 19, 2010 11:26 PM

    oh btw people who are talking about Big Ben and punishments, need I remind you that Ben already had a pending suit(frivolous or not) in Nevada before the Georgia episode ?

  25. DoomsdayD94 says: Apr 19, 2010 11:26 PM

    This is just like Big Ben’s first (false) accusation – I went to college with Eric and he did not act out then, so I can’t imagine him acting out now. The girls were definitely easy at Rutgers – especially since he was a football player. He could’ve “forced himself” and engaged in “deviant sexual acts” there. It didn’t happen.

  26. Bens Attorney says: Apr 19, 2010 11:26 PM

    Well even with no charges, He has to be suspended, Isnt that the New Goodell way,
    At least 8 games and media casteration…Fair is Fair

  27. embarrassedsteelerfan says: Apr 19, 2010 11:26 PM

    If the Colts are smart they’ll cut him now.
    On the surface this sounds just as bad.
    What is it with these idiot cops? It makes you wonder how many of them are either rapists or hate women?

  28. Ace says: Apr 19, 2010 11:27 PM

    If you use the logic of Big Ben supporters. She was a female she wanted it. He was a football player in the NFL, what girl wouldn’t want it. How dare her, she did her job and be female. Can we have a few more of these, Big Ben can have his golf foursome.

  29. Playoffs?! says: Apr 19, 2010 11:30 PM

    What does Big Ben think of this?

  30. funi says: Apr 19, 2010 11:30 PM

    Suspend this guy at least 8 games Mr.Godell! If not you are a hypocrate! ESPN better cover this story tomorrow!! Oh wait, its a Colt so nothign will be said! Steven A. Smith better be yelling for a suspension on this guy! Oh he’s black so big mouth Smith won’t say anything! Oh wait, its a Colt so nothing will be said!

  31. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 19, 2010 11:32 PM

    HOOKERS people….hookers….

  32. snnyjcbs says: Apr 19, 2010 11:32 PM

    It is because all 911 does is clean up and many of these people that are called out have man crushes on these clowns.
    The more this goes on without anything coming of it the more it will happen. It will take the punk running into the wrong victim that has a person that cares for her that does not call 911.
    Do you know how many women will never call and report it because of all this. I say take a few of the PUNKS down and I bet it slows down in a hurry.

  33. DB26 says: Apr 19, 2010 11:35 PM

    I hate to sound like the avid sports fan who thinks players can do no wrong. I am not ignorant nor am I a naive person. But, I just really fail to understand specific things. 3 police officers in Rapistburgers case just said “fu(k it, I will take this girl to the back room, allow her to get raped, then just play stupid”. Well, it is atleast a little believeable because BR can pay these 3 a hefty amount to turn their cheek. But, she says: “He just left without saying anything”. That is the deal sealer in that one for me. He raped me…… But I still wanted him to talk naughty to me afterwards and then cuddle.
    With Foster, campus police and hotel security? This guy doesn’t have enough money to pay big dollars to look the other way. Even those without morals would bargain for a big payday to do so. And why did you not call the local police with jurisdiction so that they could do a rape kit and take DNA samples from where you fought this man to get away?
    I just can’t help myself but to think that these women are nothing more than gold diggers looking for a payday. Or, in some cases, just being DOWN TO FU(K and a Payday (nuts hanging out of the wrapper style candy bar)

  34. Poo Flinging Monkey says: Apr 19, 2010 11:35 PM

    “# hayward giapunchmi says: April 19, 2010 11:08 PM
    Let’s see what the brilliantly witty minds can come up with as far as clever names that include the word “rape”.
    Inquiring minds want to know!
    / extra points awarded to idiots that set their creations to music.”
    Erapic Fosterapenstein, set to the classic Edgar Winter version of Frankenstein.

  35. steeelfann says: Apr 19, 2010 11:36 PM

    Another gold digger. Let me see, it is April. I guess we will go after some guy from a January case. We have sat and had our coffee every morning reading the newspaper. Economy sucks. US legal system sucks. Oh, I know, I can just nail that guy I did like those sisters are nailing that Steeler guy.. Who cares, even if we just settle. I can probably net 6 figures. Then I won’t have to work like so many now. Man that would be so cool. I could go buy a SUV. Neat.

  36. Ace says: Apr 19, 2010 11:39 PM

    cry me a river rapistburgher fans, and get used to it. You support him

  37. zilla1126 says: Apr 19, 2010 11:46 PM

    >> Let’s see what the brilliantly witty minds
    >> can come up with as far as clever names that
    >> include the word “rape”.
    Eric “Forced-her”
    I win.

  38. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 19, 2010 11:46 PM

    The NFL may need to start looking for more players who prefer the ummm sausage.

  39. The Real Shuxion says: Apr 19, 2010 11:47 PM

    Dear Colts fan….
    Tag, you’re it.
    Sincerely,
    Steeler fan

  40. Abe Froeman says: Apr 19, 2010 11:49 PM

    The morning of the game….???

  41. contract says: Apr 20, 2010 12:00 AM

    No one cares about a backup DT. He could get cut tomorrow and no one would even know about it.

  42. Reptar says: Apr 20, 2010 12:03 AM

    He’s a rotation DT. Believe me, if there’s even a shred of doubt as to his innocence, the Colts will cut him. That’s how the NFL works for better or worse.

  43. steeler560 says: Apr 20, 2010 12:04 AM

    Whatever!! Every NFL player could be wrongfully accused of something…do NOT BELIEVE all this BS!
    Punish Roethlisberger and it will only tell schemers that it’s open season to try to scam $$$ out of a professional football player!

  44. jcasey says: Apr 20, 2010 12:06 AM

    Even as a caucasian, I’m seriously curious to see what happens to Eric Foster in regards to the NFL. I can already see he’s getting away with it just as Ben did. Let’s see how the NFL treats the black nobody vs. the white superstar. Very interesting. Foster seriously used Big Ben’s Guide for Raping. Ummm…miss, something is wrong with my tv/sink. Wow. Seems like hotels should have a class for their employees on how to avoid being raped by an NFL player. This is just sad. NFL – 3 (at least), Women – 0. Now we have Pig Ben Rapistburger and Eric Forcedher.

  45. Beauregard says: Apr 20, 2010 12:08 AM

    What, he couldn’t just “buy” his way out of a blatant sexual assault charge like Ben?
    Come on man, ya gotta learn the Steeler way! Blame the victim and the cops and LOTS of quite hush money to turn off the heat on the victim.
    Of course the nut-hugging fans will support you even if you porked their sister…..

  46. trickbunny says: Apr 20, 2010 12:15 AM

    When this guy has 2 or 3 more people who also claim he sexually assulted *them*, maybe I’ll think he’s as much of a scumbag as Rapistberger is. Don’t know though- it’s hard to top Big Ben in scumbaggery.

  47. Maddenboy says: Apr 20, 2010 12:21 AM

    can we please start calling it RAPE?
    As anyone who ever went to law school knows (or anyone who cares to read the language of criminal laws), “assault” is a threat to commit a battery. If I say “give me your laptop or I’ll punch you,” that’s assault. Battery is an unlawful or offensive touching, like if I actually punch you in the face.
    So “sexual assault” really means he threatened to sexually touch her. When the allegation is that he touched her, its either sexual battery, or Rape.
    “sexual assault” is just PC language, so it sounds nicer. Lets try to call it what it is, please.

  48. this class sucks says: Apr 20, 2010 12:29 AM

    Steeler fans lets be mature and keep and open mind on this situation. Don’t go around and start saying the same things people said about Ben. In fact don”t say anything negative until ALL the facts are out.

  49. bigstorm says: Apr 20, 2010 12:32 AM

    OMG!!!! I am so outraged. I can’t sleep or eat and I haven’t had a decent erection in five minutes.
    Where are all the puritans and haters who crucified Ben? Scumbags living in their parent’s basement hating the Steelers for costing them $5 in that last Super Bowl.
    Pinheads.
    This blog will be lucky to see 30 posts. Seems like the haters are selectively outraged.
    What a joke. At least we know numb nuts won’t do four plagarized write-ups on this a day.

  50. CKL says: Apr 20, 2010 12:37 AM

    Nothing like a nice sexual assault to prepare for the AFCC. WTF??????
    He even swiped BR’s MO…instead of TV…he said his sink needed fixing.

  51. Chudi says: Apr 20, 2010 12:37 AM

    This is the BS that is now going to start. These random girls who have sex with ball players will now start claiming sex assault, so they can get paid.
    this is what happens when the word of party girls are taken, in lieu of DNA evidence. This is nonsense.

  52. robert ethan says: Apr 20, 2010 12:39 AM

    Isn’t Fostor from the Florida swamps like Holmes? It seems to spawn these Creature From The Black Lagoon types.

  53. robert ethan says: Apr 20, 2010 12:47 AM

    What’s with this “lock her in the toilet” fetish?
    Do they crap in the bedroom like Najeh? Urinate on the sofa in the living room? Bizarre freaks. Roethlisberger probably called that woman in Nevada up to fix the T.V. because it wasn’t washing his clothes properly.

  54. Silverback92 says: Apr 20, 2010 12:48 AM

    I guess if he’s actually CHARGED with this crime he’s gotta be suspended for at least 16 games right? Since the guy who hasn’t even been charged is supposedly getting 4-8.

  55. LovinBlue says: Apr 20, 2010 12:57 AM

    Steelcurtains – Foster’s name won’t be dragged through the mud because he’ll likely be cut by week’s end

  56. tebow2steelers says: Apr 20, 2010 12:58 AM

    nobody talks trash on this guy? i hate ben as much as the other guy but you gotta teat this guy apart also

  57. Rafterman says: Apr 20, 2010 1:05 AM

    Where are all the idiots shouting RAPIST!

  58. Rafterman says: Apr 20, 2010 1:07 AM

    Better be all over this guy Florio, or Ben’s lawyers are going to eat your dinner along with your lunch.

  59. barbersabeast says: Apr 20, 2010 1:28 AM

    He must have heard a rumer he was going to get traded to Pittsburgh so he wanted to try to fit in

  60. FreeAgentPro says: Apr 20, 2010 1:30 AM

    Why would she report this to campus police? Didn’t this take place at a hotel? Don’t tell me the university has its own hotel…plus it’s difficult to imagine a Colt team member acting up in his own backyard…don’t players have roommates? MAybe all NFL players need to be on guard for the Big Ben Ripple Effect –> other women trying to cash in.

  61. DoomsDayD75 says: Apr 20, 2010 1:51 AM

    He pulled a Big Ben on that ho.

  62. Colts18 says: Apr 20, 2010 2:00 AM

    Wow these girls are on a roll. These NFL players will have to start wearing little pin hole cameras in there $5000 Stunna shades to prove that these girls untwist there legs faster than you can

  63. Diegocarrera says: Apr 20, 2010 2:17 AM

    These women just keep looking for an easy payday…

  64. timegambit says: Apr 20, 2010 3:34 AM

    I’m starting to think football players might be morally challenged.
    As long as my team keeps it’s nose clean, we might just win by default.

  65. RebaT. says: Apr 20, 2010 3:41 AM

    What is WRONG with these players? Maybe they should be paid 5% of what they make now! This is ridiculous how these men treat women. They obviously hate them.
    Money at work. Isn’t the justice system fair? NOT. Next the tapes will be erased, just like with Pig Ben. It’s too bad she didn’t have a blue dress like Monica Lewinsky. That would bring his world to a halt! Just get the DNA ladies. That will bring the men down everytime.

  66. jerseykingpin says: Apr 20, 2010 3:53 AM

    A real HIGH CLASS team the Colts have there . Why wasn’t this story all over the news for weeks like Ben’s . And dont forget about Marvin the killer Phily PD says case is still open . Are any these under Roger Goodell personal conduct policy or is it because Hitler Goodell has his own set of rules

  67. FireJerryJones says: Apr 20, 2010 4:49 AM

    So… at best, he lost containment.
    Polian will probably cut him loose on that basis alone.
    Lot of sleezebags in the NFL.

  68. steeltownpride says: Apr 20, 2010 5:13 AM

    Eric Forcedher . Maybe its an AFC thing . Raping chicks . It this continues we can field an entire football team with accused players .
    Noe Florio i know Forcedher isnt the same as Big Ben but you need to post 10 stories a day everday like you did with Ben . Gotta be constistant here in your reporting . But Forcedher isnt a 2 time winning SB QB either . Something Manning will NEVER be lol . Any Colts fan still wake up screaming Porters name lol .

  69. Nambla Limbaugh says: Apr 20, 2010 5:44 AM

    “The sink wasn’t working” = CHEAP RIPOFF of Rapistburger’s classic rape gambit “the TV wasn’t working.”
    Sorry Foster but you’re a pale imitation of Pittsburgh’s beloved Rape Master.

  70. Chapnasty2 says: Apr 20, 2010 5:51 AM

    When this guy does it multiple times then you Steeler clowns can compare him to Ben. Until then, deal with it.

  71. HandsofSweed says: Apr 20, 2010 6:16 AM

    Please fellow Steeler fans:
    Don’t prove these creeps wrong by gloating in this. Say only what is true about Ben: innocent until proven guilty. I hope this isn’t true, bc I don’t wish any malice on the Colts, even though they are a formidable opponent, and losing Foster would hurt them.
    I won’t be doing any Foster-bashing, Colt-bashing or IUPUI-female student bashing bc I don’t and never will know exactly what happened!! When they tell us to “stay classy, Steeler fans,” they are being sarcastic, but let’s take the “advice” and actually stay classy.

  72. Chizzle says: Apr 20, 2010 6:41 AM

    Steeler fans you can’t be that stupid…Then again your a Pittsburgh fan so it’s ok I guess. Ben is a rapist, live with it.

  73. last starfighter says: Apr 20, 2010 6:50 AM

    Are Bens defenders ever ever going to realize that because not enough evidence in his 3 or 4 sexual assaults was obtained for a legal conviction does not mean he did note rape the women. Probably not. The league realizes this and conducted its own investigation and came to its own conclusions. Al Capone and OJ Simpson are just a few examples of people who committed many crimes without being convicted. Add Ben to that list.

  74. realityonetwo says: Apr 20, 2010 6:52 AM

    Could it be that the IUPUI PD doesn’t necessarily recruit the best and the brightest?

  75. jerseykingpin says: Apr 20, 2010 7:01 AM

    Police say Playmakers was the site of a dispute between the two men in April 2008 that allegedly started when Harrison refused to allow Dixon to enter because he was with an armed associate.
    Three weeks later, the men ran into one another again near a garage Harrison owns in the neighborhood. According to an account that Dixon gave police, their jawing led to a fistfight that eventually was broken up by bystanders.
    After Harrison retreated to his garage, Dixon got into his truck and backed up the street. The confrontation continued and an associate of Harrison’s, Stanley McCray, told detectives that gunshots rang out in the middle of the argument.
    “I called the cops,” he said in a police interview obtained by “E:60.” “After that I ducked.” When asked who fired the gun, McCray replied, “I don’t know, cause we was, I was up at the garage.”
    Dixon was shot in the hand. When “E:60″ interviewed Dixon in February 2009, he identified Harrison as the shooter who wounded him.
    “He raises the guns up and started shooting,” Dixon said. “He had two guns in his hand. I’m furious, like the fact that Marvin Harrison’s standing there with two guns. We arguing, and before I could pull off, he raises the guns up and started shooting.”
    Police later matched five shell casings found at the scene to a Belgian-made 5.7-caliber semiautomatic pistol that Harrison owns. Ballistics tests indicated it was the gun used in the crime.

  76. ampats says: Apr 20, 2010 7:08 AM

    Adam Schefter just reported that Eric Foster has been traded to the Steelers for future considerations.
    Fellow new teamate and OL Willie Colon is excited to welcome him to the sausage factory.

  77. Gautam says: Apr 20, 2010 7:08 AM

    Some Steelers fans are being absolutely ridiculous.
    How do you fail to realize that people are outraged with Big Ben more because he keeps landing himself in these situations AGAIN and AGAIN ?
    Being accused once is one thing, multiple times will obviously raise a red flag.

  78. Mooch says: Apr 20, 2010 7:18 AM

    Maybe he looks like Ben Rothlesberger, and the Gold Diggers Association mistakenly targeted him.
    Call me back when this happens to him a third time over two years.

  79. Mooch says: Apr 20, 2010 7:23 AM

    You know you root for a low-rent team when you are cheering the sexual assault of a college girl…just because it makes your QB look slightly less bad.
    Stay classy, Pittsburgh!!!
    Eric Foster only needs to assault two more women by next October for you to have another human being on the planet who is “targeted” as much as Ben is.
    So say your prayers, make some signs, and maybe even buy some Eric Foster jerseys for your kids. he can do it!!!

  80. cbatchel says: Apr 20, 2010 7:52 AM

    He might have done it , who knows. I am a Colt fan and different from Steeler fans that blindly deny any wrong doing of there player even if they weren’t there and have no idea waht happened.
    One thing is different though, this is Fosters first accusation, I think Ben has had 2 or 3 from different women.

  81. tt0074958 says: Apr 20, 2010 7:52 AM

    Just out of curiousity, I wonder how long the NFL has been aware of this situation. If it’s been for a while now, has Goodell met with Foster? Is he going to suspend him?

  82. FreeAgentPro says: Apr 20, 2010 7:53 AM

    The morning of the Big Game? No wonder they gave her a lie detector test…there should be some threshhold of proof to prevent golddigger lawsuits based upon entrapment.

  83. FreeAgentPro says: Apr 20, 2010 7:54 AM

    Just guess the appearance of an attorney named April Board…

  84. Spacemonkey says: Apr 20, 2010 8:31 AM

    Once again the Colts are exposed for wanting to be just like the Steelers.

  85. GreenAsGrass says: Apr 20, 2010 8:41 AM

    news flash, the suspect is actually Ben Rothlisberger disguised as Eric Forster.

  86. Tcostant says: Apr 20, 2010 8:43 AM

    Their was a book years ago called “Pros and Cons” that stated some large percentage (off the top of my head 50% to 75%) of NFL player have some criminal past. I think they should do a verision 2 of the same book now.
    Just shameful!

  87. PFTiswhatitis says: Apr 20, 2010 8:54 AM

    what’s next, hitting a Burger King drive-up window naked? oh wait, that’s been done by an NFL employee already.
    Maybe its time to stop being a fan of the NFL.

  88. steeelfann says: Apr 20, 2010 8:58 AM

    I bet this guy took 4 cents from the Ale House extra penny tray too. What a freak. Run him out of town and he better be suspended by golly. Polian has had it with this kind of behavior.

  89. HamBurghlar says: Apr 20, 2010 9:04 AM

    How about Eric FosteRAPIST? Hello? Is this thing on?
    As a Steeler fan, I agree, we need to wait to see what comes about with the investigation so we can see all the facts and then make a judgement call, just like the NFL. I definitely dont want to look like the douchebag hater dumbasses like @Chapnasty2, @Mooch, @chizzle, @trickbunny, etc etc that dumb down the entire fanbase of the NFL..

  90. godofwine says: Apr 20, 2010 9:21 AM

    I am honestly glad that I am not famous. If I was I would constantly be wearing those “Mission Impossible” glasses with a camera in the middle because how can you defend yourself otherwise. Her word against his…in any situation. Refuse to pay a prostitute? RAPE. Consentual sex and you tell her to get out of your room? RAPE. Consentual sex and she gets mad at you? RAPE. Girl want you to have sex with her and you refuse? HE TRIED TO RAPE ME! You pass a girl in the hall and she recognizes you as her chance to get rich? HE TRIED TO RAPE ME!
    This is sad. I don’t doubt a lot of rapes happen. I know they do. But all women and the accused should take a polygraph. Period. Not to say I don’t believe her claim, but this is the best way to be sure because athletes are an easy get rich quick scheme that is very likely to pay up to save his rep.

  91. RachelTN says: Apr 20, 2010 9:23 AM

    This story sounds familiar!

  92. FoozieGrooler says: Apr 20, 2010 9:26 AM

    # The Real Shuxion says: April 19, 2010 11:47 PM
    “Dear Colts fan….
    Tag, you’re it.
    Sincerely,
    Steeler fan”
    Now that was funny…

  93. .RebaTe says: Apr 20, 2010 9:30 AM

    Mooch says: April 20, 2010 7:23 AM
    “You know you root for a low-rent team when you are cheering the sexual assault of a college girl…just because it makes your QB look slightly less bad.
    Stay classy, Pittsburgh!!!”
    Says one of the head cheerleaders who for WEEKS has been praying for BR’s guilt…
    Try and FIND some class, asswipe hypocrite.

  94. funi says: Apr 20, 2010 9:32 AM

    Hey ESPN, where is this story at?????

  95. .RebaTe says: Apr 20, 2010 9:36 AM

    # Chapnasty2 says: April 20, 2010 5:51 AM
    “When this guy does it multiple times then you Steeler clowns can compare him to Ben. Until then, deal with it.”
    Translation: You support what Eric Foster was accused of, but not what Roethlisberger was accused of.
    Do you have any idea just how sleazy this makes you?

  96. Bdrunk says: Apr 20, 2010 9:38 AM

    contract says:
    April 20, 2010 12:00 AM
    “No one cares about a backup DT. He could get cut tomorrow and no one would even know about it.”
    ====================
    He also could’ve got cut in January when it happened. But he didn’t.

  97. Bens Attorney says: Apr 20, 2010 9:44 AM

    I agree Hamburglar, I havent read the story yet, and I am not jumping to conclusions.
    I know how the media, left out key pieces of the Ben case, people are still saying that his bodyguards drug that girl to the BR and that is not true, and things of that nature. If people would read the actual police report they would see this was BS. I hope the actual facts come out on this on also, I never passsed judgement on Irvin and that was his seond or 3rd accusation, so this could be the same.
    I do not whish any trouble to a team.
    But now people are seeing this can happen to anyone, even the backup players. If Goodell wants to send a message he needs to make it clear that Ben is not being suspended for the accusations themselves , it is for his bad judgement and putting himself in these situations.
    But sorry Haters those are the facts, Ben did not rape that girl, no more than I have a feeling that Foster, raped this girl, but I will wait for FACTS, Not what the media wants you believe to keep you reading. Lot of things get left out. They have on Bens accusation, and I am sure the media will spin this one also.

  98. Holeinone09 says: Apr 20, 2010 9:54 AM

    @The Real Shuxion says:
    April 19, 2010 11:47 PM
    Dear Colts fan….
    Tag, you’re it.
    Sincerely,
    Steeler fan
    * * * * *
    Shuxion is not a Steeler fan. He is just a boring loser. Colts fans, don’t blame Steeler fans for his putrid post.

  99. Mooch says: Apr 20, 2010 9:55 AM

    RebaTe,
    Nope. Sorry. Said weeks ago that he’d never be arrested much less charged much less convicted.
    You post makes no sense. Was it supposed to?
    Can’t make a case, just call people names.
    And not a hater, the Rooneys did this nation heroic service over the past few years…so I will never wish them ill.
    Laughable.
    Go to church and pray that more NFl players assault young women so that you can make yourself feel better about cheering for him. Whatever gets ya through!

  100. rushman412 says: Apr 20, 2010 9:57 AM

    Yea. He should be suspended for 8 game. Or he should be traded.

  101. Mooch says: Apr 20, 2010 10:02 AM

    “I am honestly glad that I am not famous. If I was I would constantly be wearing those “Mission Impossible” glasses with a camera in the middle because how can you defend yourself otherwise. Her word against his…in any situation. Refuse to pay a prostitute? RAPE. Consentual sex and you tell her to get out of your room? RAPE. Consentual sex and she gets mad at you? RAPE. Girl want you to have sex with her and you refuse? HE TRIED TO RAPE ME! You pass a girl in the hall and she recognizes you as her chance to get rich? HE TRIED TO RAPE ME!”
    I won’t ask you to cite real world examples, but why – out of ALL of the sports and entertainment stars – does Ben seem to be targeted with such extreme frequency?
    On a scale of 1-100, Ben’s fame factor is around 70 on a good day. And he doesn’t make as much as Michael Redd or an over the hill MLB middle reliever. And he’s a fat slob. So isn’t he an odd “target” for gold diggers?
    Why is Lebron never targeted? Or Jeter? Or anyone else in history to the level Ben, a small market C-list celeb, targeted?
    That’s where it doesn’t pass the smell test. If you could provide ONE example of a guy who is consistently “targeted” like this, so many times over a short timeframe, I could see your point.
    Michael Irvin. OJ. Ben. Michael Jackson. Catholic Church sex abuse.
    When there is enough smoke over a long enough timeframe…there’s fire.
    You are within your right to cheer for him, no one is stopping you.

  102. rushman412 says: Apr 20, 2010 10:08 AM

    How come none of my post show up.

  103. Junior says: Apr 20, 2010 10:14 AM

    Many people are saying that by suspending/punishing these players that it will be “open season” for blackmail or whatever else you want to call it.
    Here’s a thought. Quit putting yourself in these types of positions. Maybe Ben did no wrong, but when was the last time you walked into a room with your pecker out and said, “go ahead, play with it.” Seriously, guilty or not, Ben is kinda creepy.
    As far as Foster is concerned, simply take the dental kit and don’t have the woman in your room. Call maintenance to fix your sink. It’s pretty simple, you just have to be smart about the situations you put yourself in now.

  104. robert ethan says: Apr 20, 2010 10:21 AM

    Well it can’t be a money grab. Fostor probably couldn’t even afford to rent the room on his own. He is at the bottom of the NFL food chain.

  105. jimicos says: Apr 20, 2010 10:26 AM

    “A student at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis claims that she was sexually assaulted by Foster on the morning of the AFC Championship Game in January, at the University Place Hotel.”
    Clearly this is another lying scumbag slut-just like the ones attacking poor Ben. This one can’t get even her story straight. You went to Indiana University or Purdue University? Which one, honey? ;)

  106. GirthyOne says: Apr 20, 2010 10:28 AM

    Another civil suit that didn’t have the police involved. What is this a money grubbing epidemic?

  107. yazman of steel says: Apr 20, 2010 10:28 AM

    Suspend him IMMEDIATELY.

  108. hayward giapunchmi says: Apr 20, 2010 10:50 AM

    # hayward giablommi says: April 19, 2010 11:20 PM
    “Funny, for all the hate they receive, you never hear about this kind of thing going on in New England.”
    And you never will.
    Kraft owns the cops in Boston.
    That doesn’t mean it never happens.
    In fact, up until just a couple of years ago, NE had the highest number of players with arrest records on their roster, at like 8 or 9 at once.
    And then there’s Spygate…
    Man… cheating in football – that’s just Un-American.

  109. Mooch says: Apr 20, 2010 11:11 AM

    New England fans…
    See: Lady, Foxy

  110. nflhof says: Apr 20, 2010 11:16 AM

    4 hours of lie detector tests………damm that sucks for her. The Police must have had Super Bowl tickets.

  111. steelerfan9598 says: Apr 20, 2010 1:46 PM

    Must be guilty if someone accused him of it. Women never lie about things like this.

  112. CT Stiller says: Apr 20, 2010 2:55 PM

    A douchebag wrote:
    “Are Bens defenders ever ever going to realize that because not enough evidence in his 3 or 4 sexual assaults was obtained for a legal conviction does not mean he did note rape the women.”
    Yes, we do realize that. Do YOU realize that just because a girl says it’s true (or some intenet hack suggests it), doesn’t necessarily mean it is?
    So, neither one of us knows what happened in there, correct?
    The sad thing is, the only reason you want him to be guilty is because he plays for the Steelers. Most people defending him are actually saying he’s a bit of a sleezebag but they’re not convinced her story is believable. Most people castrating him read Florio’s headline and then make stupid comments that miss the point entirely.
    You fall into the latter category.

  113. jimicos says: Apr 20, 2010 4:43 PM

    CT Stiller says:
    April 20, 2010 2:55 PM
    The sad thing is, the only reason you want him to be guilty is because he plays for the Steelers. Most people defending him are actually saying he’s a bit of a sleezebag but they’re not convinced her story is believable. Most people castrating him read Florio’s headline and then make stupid comments that miss the point entirely.
    ————————-
    I think you’ve overshot the intended target. The guy you quoted is actually a Packers fan, who I’d guess doesn’t harbor ill will towards the Steelers. Fans of 32 teams are roundly criticizing Roethlisberger and calling for a suspension. Fans of one team are defending him.
    Now you tell us whether you think that means everyone is out to get Roethlisberger because he’s a Steeler or if it means some Steelers fans are deluded into believing three women have accused this guy of a crime in three unrelated incidents and he’s been unfairly targeted and innocent of all crimes.
    If it were just one allegation there would be more doubters.. And there were, in fact. A year ago when there was just one “incident” many people cast a doubtful eye towards it. But as time goes on and more women come forward, it becomes more evident that there’s something to it.
    Is it a “vast right-wing conspiracy”, Hillary? Or did Bill do unspeakable things with a cigar and an overweight intern in the Oval Office? I guess it depends on perspective.

  114. bobzilla says: Apr 20, 2010 7:13 PM

    Obviously this whatshisname DT read Ben’s book: “How to Pick Up Chicks.”
    This case will give Deb something to do now that the Roethlisberger ordeal is winding down. Deb, help this guy out. It’s all about principals and staying factual and stuff.

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