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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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Oh tlynn, did I offend you? Wow, you can sure dish the talk but can't take it eh? Grow up.

Just because the girls you mentioned were white, doesn't mean it's a "typical white girl thing" because those girls are far from "Typical". If the girls were black and you said "typical black girl thing" that still would be just as wrong to say.

It's like me saying "tlynn - typical dumb girl thing"?? Not very nice but hey, I guess I'm just calling it as I see it?

Since you obviously don't know how to read between the lines, my point was that too many people put color into these issues, when really it's just a bad person making a bad decision. Whether they got off or not, in the end, they will get what's coming to them.

1654 days ago


ANOTHER STAR GETS OFF WITH ONLY ANOTHER PAYOFF!!!! Why do all the Judges in this world of ours think that all these stars are beond punishment????? Tell me are all girls liars????? Are all the Judges star struck????? WHAT IS WRONG WITH SOCIETY TODAY ?????

1654 days ago


In not advocating Bens actions but Im not defending the accuser either. Ben may have bought her drinks when she is "under age" but come on, she is not a child. At 20 years old she could be enlisted in one of the branches of the US armed forces. Clearly NOT a child. They met "at a bar" therefore she was in more than one local establishment already drinking. The bar were the incident happened was a "popular college bar" yet no one else was in the ladies room but them? Please...we all know the ladies room even at a movie theatre is never empty. So he forcefully raped her in the bathroom of a bar and no one saw or heard anything to act as a creditable witness in front of a 12 person jury? Yea, ok. A woman, as a 20 year old is a legal "adult" with any credibility would not have made a claim for rape and seek charges in the public eye to later change her mind. Whether she was paid off or not, putting a "rapist" behind bars would be my priority and "accepting money" for "sex" = "a prostitute". That's not rape. Enough said.

1654 days ago


To tlynn you never hear of black women being the mistress because men don't want you and your nasty attitude! Besides who would the crack dealers have for their baby mamas!

1654 days ago


Ben is in no way responsible for this girl's underage drinking. If the state of Georgia allows minors into bars, that is the state of Georgia's fault. If they don't allow minors in bars and she got in, that's the bar's fault. And her choosing to drink, knowing it's against the law at her age, is HER fault. None of it is Ben's fault or Ben's responsibility. I'm sure he didn't even know whether she was 20, 21 or 22. How would he?

Furthermore, she was following him to different bars like a puppy dog and according to witnesses, saying very sexual things to him. I don't know what happened in the bathroom, but you can't act like a drunk slut and then be shocked when something bad happens. Women need to take responsibility for themselves.

1654 days ago


I imagine she did hit her head, after trying to push him off her. I hope she does get $10 million.

1654 days ago


i know ben didnt do it. I just hope that ben learns to not be a idiot and go to bars. I mean come on i knew the case was falling apart. I can tell u one thing i never knew how much soriety sisters are not out for eachother. i mean the friends didnt even let girl speak. i mean this girl was so intoxicated that she didnt even know what was goin on. wow i know that i will never join soriety lol because girls are very nasty and lie about everything. ben in my opinion was never in bathroom with victim but i do admit that he needs to not go to college bars.

1654 days ago

De Roods    

Wow, I guess he was able to "pay off" all the right people!


1653 days ago

wulfgar miller    

only ben and his bodyguard know what really happened that night. if he offers a settlement then so will the rest of us. if he is a rapist then he belongs under the prison,if not then he is just another well paid imbecile who thinks he can behave any way he wants,i hope he gets his head out of his ass a realizes that he is only popular becvause people need heros if he not a hero then hes a heel. taking our money and spitting in our faces. grow up dumass!

1653 days ago


What he needs to do is:
Be sentenced to go on a real date with a real woman and be made to be really treat her decent..that alone would be major punishment...
I am guessing he has NEVEr ever ever been on a real DATe or spent money on a steady woman?
I mean has he/
i did hear he likes CHEERLEADERS?
Aren't there any GROUPIEs for this guy who keep their favorite players entertained/
why does he not spend some cash on a rlationship like in "PRETTY WOMAN? there must be a woman who he can pay to stay with him..
i mean if a nasty guy like in Pretty woman can do it surely BEn can?
sentence him to a steady relationship.
That would be punishment enough cuz this dude never had one..

1653 days ago


ben does need to be punished for his actions. i am a huge steelers fan, always have been and always will be. what he did was wrong, regardless of consent or non-consent. they were both wrong. i believe she saw BIG $$$$$$$ signs flashing. figured here was her way to be set financially, so she went for it... this isn't the first time this happened to Ben and more than likely it won't be the last.
i believe the steelers management should get rid of him. he's overrated quarterback and all he does is makes the best football team in the world look bad. we don't need that in pittsburgh. grow up ben and stay the hell out of bars, especially around underage money hungry sleeze bags like this one.

1652 days ago

Lin McKay    

Coraopolis, PA, police officer Anthony Barravecchio and PA state trooper Edward Joyner both need to be investigated fully as they were with Ben the night of the sexual attack on the young woman and kept help from getting to her. Charge both of these guys unless they want to spill their guts about their part in the criminal abuse. Neither should be law enforcement officers.

1649 days ago
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