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Cop in Roethlisberger Case -- I Quit

4/15/2010 6:20 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The cop who first investigated Ben Roethlisberger for sexual assault has "resigned" in the wake of the release of a police report that shows he may have referred to the accuser as a "f*cking bitch" ... but TMZ has learned the cop didn't really have a choice.

Cop in Roethlisberger Case -- I Quit

We're told the Milledgeville Police officer -- Sergeant Jerry Blash -- turned in his resignation yesterday. He had been with the force for 8 years.

In the report, investigators claim that on the night of the alleged incident, Blash admitted that after he encountered the accuser, he may have made a comment similar to "this f*cking bitch is drunk" or "this bitch is drunk off her ass accusing Ben of assaulting her."

Investigators also report that on the night of the incident, Blash informed the accuser and her friends that "Roethlisberger has a lot of money" and if the women were to follow through with a police report, they "would be wasting their time."

Law enforcement sources tell TMZ Blash was given a lose-lose option -- resign...or be fired.

FYI -- Blash is the same guy who posed for photos with Ben hours before he was approached by the alleged victim outside the Capital City nightclub in Georgia.

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76.

Squeaky Shoes    

are all the female posters siding with the girl cuz she's a girl?



personally, I'm female and I don't believe this chick, not her or her friend's stories... Yeah, Ben looks like a total douche that is capable of doing something like that but not at a public bar, he'd do it like ALL the others' do... at a private hotel.



The only difference here, is that this one is claiming rape, likely for money, instead of all the other money-making women, just name dropping for publicity.

1569 days ago
77.

Squeaky Shoes    

oh give me a break norwalkrecycler - we're "blaming the victim because of fear"??? that is such a load off bull. I know people who have been raped and i know people blamed for it when proof surfaced that it never happened. Blaming her? i don't blame her that she managed to get into a bar when she was not legally old enough to be there. I don't blame her for not putting up a fight instead of being "led by the arm" into a back room...
really? I think there ALOT of poor decsisions on her part that led to this "alleged" demise, using "i was drunk and didn't know what i was doing" as excuse is just that, an excuse. People use alcohol as an aid to get out of bad behavoiur.

1569 days ago
78.

Abderia    

sowhat....couldn't the same argument be made about the female in this case



"does s(he) make poor choices when it comes to how s(he) spends his(her) free time...yes! Does that make her a whore....NO!"



1569 days ago
79.

laura    

If this man raped this woman he should go to jail. The cop is a disgrace, should be fired, no reference, no unemployment, nothing. How dare he blame the victim. His job is to interview witnesses, gather evidence and submit it to the prosecutors. Not call the victim a drunken bitch. I'm confused as to who is the bigger pig, the rapist or the cop.

1569 days ago
80.

keeb    

so a ***** screwed this case up. ben should be in prison. If he was black and a white woman had abrasion, lacerations, bruises, bleeding and tears and a small sample of dna. he would have been thrown under the jail. In Kobe Bryants case, their were several dna samples from different people. See, this is why crime statistics are false because no matter what white men do even with evidence they dont go to court. but stats. show that black men are criminals if whites men would at least get prosecuted for something stats would change dramatically. Ben is a rapist, with this evidence, similar to rick pitinos, there was lacerations, sounds like penetration, so how does it drop down to sexuaL ASSAUSLT. aMAZING!

1569 days ago
81.

keeb    

Its kinda crazy when a white guy commits a crime the blacks have to get the heat for it. Santonio Holmes got traded from Pittsb. for nothing and now a sgt. police officer got fired oh, resigned. In the Rodney King case or when a black guy gets killed because the cops claimed he saw a weapon instead of a wallet, they get administrative leave. Only in America. I still cant believe white people are not crying foul more because a white woman was raped. two of them. you guys are supposed to be ready to burn down towns or hang somebody for this. Rothelisb is not george bush so why are you white guys allowing him to get away with this serial rapist type mentality. Oh i forgot there was not enough evidence. Right.

1569 days ago
82.

Vonn    

Squeaky Shoes



I am a female & I believe that everyone should take responsibility for their actions. She never should have been in a bar or consuming any type of alcohol, no excuses!! I am not blaming her for being raped, if she was. I am saying be responsible for your actions & think before you act!!! What are the ramifications for bar hopping @ 20??

1569 days ago
83.

Dick Whippler    

That drunken lying bi*ch deserved everything she got oh and MaryMac, your just plain pathetic, you should feel special that someone found you so rape worthy, lili, your probably too ugly therefore making you not worthy of being raped, shouldn't you be off shaving your mustache & armpits or something. GO STEELERS!!!!!

1569 days ago
84.

dj61    

Is it any wonder that this poor 20-year old college student wouldn't want to take on the Big Ben 'machine?' ****, even the cops are against her! Ben had his own effing security detail. That creep should have been looking out for the girl that was taken advantage of by Ben, right down to getting her wasted so she wouldn't remember a thing and then feel really guilty about it too! Both the cop and Ben are losers and they both SHOULD lose their jobs!

1569 days ago
85.

superduperluper    

The cop was a jerk anyway, I know him. And I have no doubt he said that because I';ve heard him in the past say things like that about other people. And as for racial discrimination suit, the chief is afro-can americano as well...sooooooooooooo you figure that one you.

1567 days ago
86.

guest    

Has anyoen noticed she has changed her story? Some reports or articles it is said that she her self got up and tried to get away from Ben in which she just went into "the first door", but other articles like this one say the bodyguard put her there. Im not sayin one is in the right or wrong just intresting to think about

1567 days ago
87.

john    

Yeah this woman was asking for it!!! You people are retards. Guess there is no problem robbing banks as they have money in them and are asking to be robbed.. This woman just as many of us men use bad judgement by getting drunk at bars. I am sure ben himself was drunk. If not for some retard cop that idolizes benny boy he would be in the slammer or out on bail. There is also no claims what so ever that she ask for money of was paid a red cent. I am sure she is very scared with all that is going on. I am sure she has gotten threats over this as has benny boy. The difference between the two are that this is not benny boys first rodeo with being accused of sexual assult and this girl as of right now has never accused any other man of sexual assault. Were these young girls star struck? I am sure they were. Still no way in hell should a responsible man have had sex if that is what you want to call it, with a so called drunk out of her mind young woman that he just met in a bar and in a freaking bathroom at that. With bennys track record I would bet my paycheck on him being guilty of this. What bothers me is the few people on here that thinks shes at fault because she was drunk. Why is no one hammering guys and putting any fault on them for being drunk? Benny is a slime bag for sure.

1566 days ago
88.

Rchmcneill    

No means NO..Even if you're drunk!!! enough said!!!

1566 days ago
89.

kooolaidred    

Fine. She was drunk and irresponsible with her personal being.



Rolfenhead is a nasty shiznit with no moral fiber who doesn't mind taking advantage of stupid, irresponsible girls. Man. That's gross. That's even grosser than getting blitzed in public. I'm not sure if it's grosser than off-duty police officers/body guards allowing known liquor laws to be broken right in front of them. That one stumps me.



And Blash? He was going to get it sooner or later. The man has always been an arse and he was going to finally open his power tripping mouth about one time to many. He can sue all day long if he feels like it for all the good it will do him. Georgia is a hire/fire at will state. They could fire him for breathing funny if they felt like it or for absolutely no reason at all and there isn't a damned thing to be done about it.

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