Geogia police confirmed Friday evening they are investigating Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in connection to a sexual assault complaint.
The assault allegedly took place Friday morning at the Capitol City night club in Milledgeville, Georgia. The police confirmed that Roethlisberger was with three friends at the time and they interviewed Roethlisberger at the club shortly after the alleged incident.
The victim was treated and released from a local hospital, according to a police spokesman. She’s a Georgia College & State University student.
“Last night, Ben and his friends met a group of women and everyone
mingled together throughout the evening,” agent Ryan Tollner says. “We have spoken
to law enforcement. Based on information currently available, an
allegation was made against Ben, which appeared to be dismissed after a
preliminary investigation last night. Obviously, given the prior
accusation against Ben, we are skeptical of motive, but we will continue
to cooperate with everyone involved.”
The police, however, made it clear the investigation is far from over and there will be more interviews in the days ahead. Roethlisberger also remains entangled in a civil sexual assault case filed against him in Nevada.
No arrests have been made in the Georgia case and an update is expected from police Monday.