Earlier today, a report emerged that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger returned to Georgia for an interview with one or more officials from the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.
We thereafter reported that, although Roethlisberger did indeed go to Georgia, he was not interviewed.
Now, ESPN reports that Roethlisberger was not interviewed.
“[The Georgia Bureau of Investigation] has not interviewed Ben
Roethlisberger yet,” special agent Tom Davis told Kelly Naqi
of ESPN on Tuesday. “We interviewed a majority of people that were in his group
on Saturday in Georgia. I will not say who from his group we
interviewed but we have not spoken to Ben yet. His lawyer has not made
him available. [Roethlisberger’s attorney Ed Garland] has cooperated in
every way, with the exception of the interview.”
Of course, Naqi didn’t need to talk to Davis or anyone else to find out if Roethlisberger had been interviewed; she only needed to read our report on the matter. And while we appreciate that she has confirmed what we have reported, we would have been even more appreciative if her report had also mentioned ours.
But we’re trying to develop a better relationship with ESPN, so we can live with it.
Besides, maybe the decision not to credit us was resolved by a coin flip that we weren’t invited to attend.