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Ben Roethlisberger Accused of Sexual Assault

3/5/2010 5:15 PM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Ben Roethlisberger Sexual AssaultPittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault by a young woman in Georgia, TMZ has learned.

The alleged incident occurred early this morning at Capital City -- a club in Milledgeville, Georgia.

According to law enforcement sources, the alleged victim -- who has already been interviewed by police -- was treated at a local hospital and released.

We're told in addition to the alleged victim, witnesses are being interviewed -- and one law enforcement source says they will attempt to interview Roethlisberger.

In addition to the Milledgeville Police Dept, we've learned the Georgia Bureau of Investigations is also investigating.

As we previously reported, Roethlisberger is being sued by a Reno woman, Andrea McNulty, who claims the QB sexually assaulted her in 2008.

UPDATE: We're told Ben Roethlisberger has already been interviewed by police. We're also told no formal charges have been filed at this point.

UPDATE 3:30 PM EST: A rep from the Steelers tells TMZ, "We are gathering information on this incident - until then we have no further comment."

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31.

Kelly    

If this had been the first time, I wouldn't give it an extra thought. This is now 2 women in about a year ... OBVIOUSLY, there is a problem ... a SERIOUS problem because he is now a serial rapist!

He needs to be locked up!!

1690 days ago
32.

Thesaurus    

It is really a f**king shame how many of you knuckle-dragging losers cannot spell or formulate proper sentences. Get off the TMZ and read a book bitches.

1690 days ago
33.

Paul    

The headline could have been clearer. It sounds like authorities have charged Rothlisberger has been charged with sexual assault. To be clear, they have not.

1690 days ago
34.

chris.story    

Big Ben, say it isn't so!

1690 days ago
35.

Ziggy    

This is the second time this has happened to him. Last year that buck-toothed Canadian girl up in Reno said he assaulted her but her story sounded bogus because she waited a whole year and only filed a civil suit.

Maybe this Georgia girl knew of the Reno case and
Ben is marked as a sucker target. Or, Ben is only attracted to violent sex by force and is a disgusting rapist.

If Ben were black, this story would be all over the media just like Kobe and Mike Tyson's cases. Since he's white, the media protects and cuddles white athletes.

1690 days ago
36.

Jason    

Hahaha, i love you tools pulling the race card, waaaah i'm black, waaaah, i'm always getting the short end of the stick, waah if he was black he'd get killed in the media, waaah i can't be president....er uhmmmm oops.

1690 days ago
37.

keith    

Ben has summer home on lake near Milledgeville..

1690 days ago
38.

evi    

Now TMZ can take their focus of the black celebrities.

1690 days ago
39.

luckyoldson    

"either he's a serial rapists or he ran into 2 extortionists..."

Right.

Those "extortionists" are all over the place...


1690 days ago
40.

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1690 days ago
41.

Kellee    

She got what she deserves. Probably lead him on then ask for it. Got him hot and heavy then said no lmao

1690 days ago
42.

Husband, son, father    

Do some of you ever stop to think that your immediate rejection of the woman's credibility might not have something to do with why more rape victims don't speak up? It is wonderful to not assume Ben is guilty, but you should also not assume that this woman is lying.

1690 days ago
43.

marge    

39. Ben has summer home on lake near Milledgeville..

Posted at 4:20PM on Mar 5th 2010 by keith

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Yep, forgot all about that. Even though Georgia isn't saturated with lakes, for some reason a lot of athletes and celebrities have lake houses there.

1690 days ago
44.

John61254    

It's so hard to say for sure, SINCE NONE OF US WERE THERE!!!!!
He could be guilty, but unlikely he would risk his career/life/freedom for a girl, when he could have many others. Unless he were drunk.....then maybe.
But it is also just as feasible that a less than scrupulous female saw an opportunity to squeeze some cash out of Ben. You say, how could it happen twice? Gee, I don't know, could there possibly be two women in the world who would lie to get rich quick? Not saying they did, but it is possible, and I'm sure there are plenty of people, women or not, who would stoop to lying if it made them some easy cash. As I said, unless he was drunk, what's his motive? He obviously doesn't need to rape to get laid.

1690 days ago
45.

Moped Larry    

His color has nothing to do with it. This story broke less than an hour ago. Michael Irvin was just cleared of rape and we heard almost nothing of it. Major outlets aren't reporting it yet because they want facts, not what TMZ says. just hope it's not true because rape is no laughing matter....unless you are raping a clown

1690 days ago
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