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Ben Roethlisberger Named in Urine Investigation

7/13/2010 6:00 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has obtained a report from police in Dublin, Ohio which shows Ben Roethlisberger was investigated for allegedly peeing in public at a local golf course this past Friday.


According to the report, a woman named Nan Fowler phoned the pro shop at the Country Club at Muirfield Village around 6:53 PM and complained that a white, tall male -- sporting a blue golf shirt and khaki shorts -- was "urinating into some trees."

The report states that Nan was informed by the woman at the pro shop that the person who fit that description was Big Ben. Nan then called police and told them that the NFL star was peeing in public.

Cops eventually arrived to the scene and spoke with country club management -- and later determined that no crime had been committed.  Sources connected to the investigation tell us cops never interacted with Roethlisberger -- because Ben was "long gone" by the time authorities had arrived.

TMZ spoke with reps at Muirfield who tell us, "We had a full slate of golfers that day ... it may have been anyone."

Of course, this isn't the first time Ben's penis has been at the center of controversy -- earlier this year, he was accused of raping a young woman inside a nightclub bathroom. That case was ultimately dropped after investigators determined there wasn't enough evidence to proceed.

So far, no comment from Roethlisberger's camp.

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Did the police question the tree he used to see if it was sexually assaulted? Does the tree have a lawyer for the civil suit, yet? If they find any DNA evidence, they'll have to get samples from the greens keeper as well as the squirrels.

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Nan you need mental help!!! You wasted the police departments time reporting a man peeing on a golf course?? Your a sick person, check yourself into the nearest Hospice right away. All men Pee on the golf course woodlands. Go take your sick crazy person self to a pshyco ward!!!

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I have no problem with it on the golf course. My peeve is when they do it along the highway without even attempting to be discreet.

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Police investigated Big Ben foursome for golf pee

By Carl Prine
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
Last updated: 2:08 pm

Police in Dublin, Ohio, today confirmed they investigated a complaint that a member of a golfing foursome that included Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was caught urinating behind a tree bordering the prestigious Muirfield Village Golf Club.

Dublin police said they did not issue any citations. The female property owner didn't want to press charges.

***Roethlisberger was not the person seen urinating Thursday afternoon between the 17th and 18th holes and the country club agreed to handle the matter by reminding members to use restrooms, according to the police***

"We received a call that said a member of the party urinated on private property," said Dublin police spokesman David Ball. "We spoke to the golf course and they agreed to discuss this issue internally with their members."

Police didn't interview the foursome — friends from Roethlisberger's hometown of Findlay, Ohio — and they played through the 18 holes.

The NFL and Roethlisberger's agent, Ryan Tollner, declined to comment

1501 days ago

Big Head Rico    

I pee in the trees once every round. My old man pees in the trees once every hole.

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Been to many miltary golf courses and I can truely say I have never seen anyone peeing in the bushes.If i came up on someone peeing I would put a foot up their butt...thats no class

1501 days ago


how is this a story? this is stupid. if someone was pissing into the cup, yeah, that's an issue.

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Okay you Cleveland Browns fans, quit making up these rediculous stories about Ben every chance you get. So sad, look your state since it lost all those good jobs to Japan has turned into a real social toilet.

Face it you folks are losers have been and always will be.

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Brian Geuder    

I am not sure if this would be found newsworthy in times past. What a story!

The horror

--Brian Geuder

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Once again TMZ has managed to publish a non story. Hey look..why don't you hire me? Even I could come up with more interesting crap than this.

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Oh wow, this isn't news! So the poor guy had to take a leak and did it in some trees and some dumb woman who's probably never seen a guy's dingle in her life got offended. Gee whiz! What's to get offended about? It's not like he was watering her roses!

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She probably felt so dirty after the whole incident she had to go home and take a golden shower.

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Matt Barker    

Having worked and played at the Country Club of Muirfield many times, I can tell you there are very few trees between the 17th green and the 18th tee.

About the only place Big Ben could of taken a whiz would of been in a group of maybe 2-3 trees about 50 feet away from a house along the property line (there's no fencing), which I am assuming this woman may live at and probably saw from a window.

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What a bitch. I have done this so many times.

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