The Associated Press is reporting that a Georgia college student has accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault. The student alleges that she was assaulted at a nightclub in Milledgeville, Georgia. From the New York Times:
A 20-year-old college student accused Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting her at a nightclub early Friday during a night on the town near where he owns a lake home. The police said the alleged assault occurred in Milledgeville, about 85 miles southeast of Atlanta. Roethlisberger owns a home about 30 miles to the north on Oconee Lake.
Deputy Police Chief Richard Malone said the 28-year-old Roethlisberger, a two-time Super Bowl champion, had been with three other people who were mingling with another group that included the reported victim. Malone said the woman and her party contacted a nearby police officer after the alleged assault.
“He’s been identified as being at the scene and there are allegations naming him as the perpetrator,” Malone said.
Roethlisberger and the woman have been interviewed, and the woman was taken to a hospital, where she was treated and released, Malone said. The police said that Roethlisberger and his lawyer were cooperating with investigators. He was not in custody and has not been charged with a crime.