Ben Roethlisberger

Roethlisberger attorney: "No sexual assault"

The star quarterback's legal representative disputes a Georgia women's rape claim


Kate Brumback
March 9, 2010 2:59AM (UTC)

The high-profile attorney representing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is disputing a woman's claim that the Super Bowl MVP sexually assaulted her at a Georgia nightclub.

Police are investigating the 20-year-old college student's claim that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her early Friday. Roethlisberger has not been charged.

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In a statement Monday, high-profile Atlanta attorney Ed Garland says there was "no criminal activity" and Roethlisberger is "completely innocent of any crime." Garland also says no sexual assault occurred.

Also Monday, the police chief of the Georgia college town where the investigation is under way says detectives hope to interview Roethlisberger in the next several days.

THIS IS A BREAKING NEWS UPDATE. Check back soon for further information. AP's earlier story is below.

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) -- The police chief in a Georgia college town says authorities hope to interview Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in the next several days about a sexual assault accusation against him.

Milledgeville Police Chief Woodrow Blue offered little other new information at a press conference Monday.

Police are investigating a 20-year-old college student's claim that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her early Friday. He has not been charged.

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Blue says police have been talking with Roethlisberger's attorney, Ed Garland, and they expect Garland to arrange for them to speak with the quarterback.

Officials say the accuser has also hired an attorney, but they would not say who that is.


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