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Ben Roethlisberger -- No Charges

4/12/2010 2:41 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

0305_ben_roethlisberger_getty_95099599_bn.jpg Ben Roethlisberger will not be charged for sexual assault over an alleged incident on March 5 in Milledgeville, Georgia.

According to prosecutor Fred Bright -- the alleged victim wrote a letter on March 17, in which she stated that she no longer wanted to pursue the case.

During his investigation, Bright claims "everyone" agreed that both Ben and his accuser were highly intoxicated on March 5 when they went into the bathroom at Capital City nightclub.

Bright said there are still "significant questions about what occurred" in the bathroom ... but Ben will not be prosecuted.

Bright said after the alleged incident, the woman went to a local hospital where a doctor and two nurses examined her and found "a superficial laceration," bruising and bleeding in the genital area.

Bright said the woman told doctors "a boy kinda raped me" -- but Bright said the doctor could not definitively say if the woman's injuries were the result of a sexual assault.

Bright said Ben initially claimed that the woman fell and hit her head in the bathroom -- but after she arrived at the hospital, doctors found no trauma to the woman's head. After that, Bright says Ben's agent stepped in and said the quarterback wouldn't answer questions with an attorney present.

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I'm a crazy person...    

@ #4 and #10...since you genius's have chosen to play the race card, I would like to join in:



"i guess only when it gets to the point where he'll murder a chick in the process is when he'll be reprimanded for it." Wrong race idiot. Remember OJ?



Blacks...I MEAN..."African Americans" are the ones that "always get away with it". Discrimination, etc. Always the "African Americans" bringing up race. Course, you'll never hear an "African American" question why there's a "Black History Month" but not a "White/Brown/Yellow History Month". No problem with "Ebony Magazine" but I bet if "Ivory Magazine" came out you'd cry racism. Friggin hypocrites. Sickening...

1657 days ago
17.

Jesse James Hater    

How much did this cost.
I hear ten million is the going rate.

1657 days ago
18.

CCC    

To Jakie post #6 - Yeah, right. This girl put her in this position, but that doesn't mean she is supposed to be manhandled by this big lug. Maybe you should woman up and stand up for the female victims instead of standing up for these men who feel entitled to do what ever they wannt with a drunk girl. With her giving up, doesn't mean it didn't happen. But it does give Big Ben the chance to do it all over again.

1657 days ago
19.

who dat    

No real surprise.

o Admits to being in the ladies bathroom....check
o Woman bleeding from her vagina....check
o Security video conveniently erased....check
o Teflon choir boy moves on with his life....check
o Score one for truth & justice.... what no check???

1657 days ago
20.

The Port    

Ben gets a pass again. Giving alcohol to a minor. Taking advantage of her. Sooner or later, he will think he is untouchable and screw up. Leopards like him do not change their spots. He is a twisted human being. I am from the Pittsburgh area and Love my Pittsburgh Steelers minus Ben. He does not have the best reputation around the area in regards to how he treats people in the area he encounters ~ especially, women. Georgia DA, practically even said Ben had lied when he said the girl hit her head. Ben Acted like he recognized her from incident of her hitting her head. Did he forget he just had supposed consenting sex with her.

1657 days ago
21.

mike    

taking advantage of a young girl good one ben one of these day hes going to touch the wrong girl get him self in big trouble body guards or not

1657 days ago
22.

ATC509    

"12. MAYBE HE DIDNT RAPE HER AND THATS WHY NO CHARGES ARE BEING BROUGHT UP? JUST A THOUGHT



Posted at 11:28 AM on Apr 12, 2010 by kp"



Actually, it says that she decided not to pursue the matter, not that there was no evidence. So typical.....harass the rape victim and make her back down so you can keep getting away with being a s***bag. Nice!!!

1657 days ago
23.

MaryMac    

I think it is really important what the DA did NOT say. He did NOT say that he felt no crime was committed. He did NOT say that Ben was wrongfully accused. He did NOT say they did not have enough evidence to pursue the case. He DID say that the alleged victim did not want to follow through with the case. It appears as though she was scared/bought off to go away. Our system that allows victims to be prosucuted on the basis of their sexual history is archaic. It is obvious that a crime was committed here. The girl was in no way sober enough to even consent to sex, yet somehow ended up in a blocked off bathroom with an enormous, drunk football player and wound up with vaginal bleeding and was upset enough to visit a hospital and have a rape kit done. Did you know that involved plucking of pubic hairs, an internal exam, photographs and several investigators in the room while having this done? Did you know that the experience is nearly as degrading as being raped?

1657 days ago
24.

gutsygirl    

It is high time these over-paid, entitled, 'rules are for the other guys' athletes are held accountable. Ben may not be guilty of rape but, at the very least, he's an insensitive ogre. And yes, I bleed black and gold.



1657 days ago
25.

jackie    

BTW-I WAS RAPED AS A 21-YEAR-OLD BY FOUR MALES. TO THIS DATE, THEY HAVE NOT BEEN FOUND. SO, WHEN A WOMAN WRONGFULLY ACCUSES SOMEONE OF DOING THIS SHE IS NOT BETTER THAN THE PERSON WHO COMMITS THE CRIME. EVEN WORSE, SHE MINIMIZES THE IMPACT THAT IT HAS ON WOMEN WHO WERE RAPED. AND WHAT WOMAN WOULD ACCEPT ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY FOR A MAN RAPING HER IF SHE WAS TRULY RAPED (SEE WOMAN IN VEGAS). TRUST ME, I KNOW WHAT RAPE IS. IT IS BEING SAVAGELY ATTACKED BY FOUR MALES (ALL AT ONCE) AND BEING ASKED "DON'T YOU WATCH PORNOGRAPHY."



BTW-I WAS VIRGIN WHEN I WAS RAPED.
BTW-I WAS A VIRGIN WHEN I WAS RAPED.

1657 days ago
26.

craig    

Balls and Socks

1657 days ago
27.

mike    

just because she didnt want to press charges doesnt mean hes not guilty

1657 days ago
28.

jackson    

Hey tmz, you were all over this story when it broke. How about giving more of the details. You are leaving out the part where the DA says that the alleged victim didn't remember what happened and that the first thing she said was that she was **not*** raped.
BR is an ass, but at least tell it like it happened.

1657 days ago
29.

Ryan Duvall    

This is a one sided league I tell you! A lot of folks got paid off on this one. You get the same complaint twice in a 9 month period? C'Mon Son... If it was my daughter I would be somewhere trying whoop his ASS... Something happened for sure...

1657 days ago
30.

Burger    

Did you even watch the press conference before you wrote your story TMZ??? There was NOTHING found when they did a medical exam on the alleged "victim".

1657 days ago
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