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Victim: Roethlisberger exposed himself

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  1. Johnny Lightning

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    ESPN.com news services
    April 15, 2010

    MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- The young woman who accused Ben Roethlisberger of sexual assault said she tried to get away from the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback and told him "no, this is not OK," according to police documents released Thursday.

    In one of at least two statements the 20-year-old college student gave to police, she said Roethlisberger told her, and her friends, to take numerous shots of alcohol.

    Then one of his bodyguards escorted her into a hallway at the Capital City nightclub, sat her on a stool and left. She said Roethlisberger walked down the hallway and exposed himself.
    "I told him it wasn't OK, no, we don't need to do this and I proceeded to get up and try to leave," she said.

    According to her statement, Roethlisberger then followed her into a nearby bathroom and shut the door.

    "I still said no, this is not OK, and he then had sex with me," she wrote. "He said it was OK. He then left without saying anything."
    In 500-plus pages of documents released Wednesday, Nicole Biancofiore, a friend of the victim, told investigators from the Georgia Bureau of Investigations her friend, a student at Georgia College & State University, "was dragged by a bodyguard to the back room in Capital [City, a local nightclub]. She was extremely intoxicated and not aware of what was happening."
    Two of the woman's friends said they saw the bodyguard lead her into the hallway and then saw Roethlisberger follow. They said they couldn't see their friend but knew she was drunk and were worried about her.

    A friend told police she approached one of Roethlisberger's two bodyguards and said, "This isn't right. My friend is back there with Ben. She needs to come back right now."
    She said the bodyguard wouldn't look her in the eye and said he didn't know what she was talking about.
    A few minutes later, the friends said they saw Roethlisberger leave the hallway. When the woman came back, the friends said they asked her what happened and urged her to alert police.

    Earlier this week, prosecutors said no charges would be filed against Roethlisberger, who has denied the accusations through his attorney. Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright said Monday the woman had asked him not to pursue the case and that the woman's accusations could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
    Steelers president Art Rooney II held his first news conference about the case Thursday and said the team is ready to discipline Roethlisberger. But he added the punishment will be coordinated with the NFL and won't pre-empt any league action.
    Rooney said Roethlisberger told him he is prepared to accept disciplinary action.
    Rooney said he expects NFL commissioner Roger Goodell to spend several weeks reviewing the sexual assault accusations and that the NFL and Steelers probably won't settle on any punishment until after next week's three-day draft.

    "When we get to the point where we have agreed with the commissioner on what that action will be, that's when it will be imposed," Rooney said. "After imposing an appropriate level of discipline and outlining the steps we feel will be necessary to be successful as a player and a person, we intend to allow Ben the opportunity to prove to us he is the teammate and citizen we all believe he is capable of being."
    Sparked partly by the Roethlisberger incident, Goodell sent a memo last week to NFL owners, executives and head coaches emphasizing the necessity of following the league's personal conduct policy. The memo was first reported by The New York Times.

    "Unfortunately, in recent weeks there have been several negative incidents," the memo stated. "These incidents include subjects that we have previously identified as particularly troublesome, such as alcohol-related offenses, allegations of violence against women, and weapons offenses. ... The policy makes clear that NFL and club personnel must do more than simply avoid criminal behavior. We must conduct ourselves in a way that is responsible, that promotes the values upon which the league is based, and is lawful."
    The Roethlisberger case has been unsettling to the Steelers, regardless of the lack of criminal charges, and Rooney did not hide his displeasure.

    "I have made it clear to Ben that his conduct in this incident did not live up to our standards," Rooney said. "We have made it very clear to Ben that there will be consequence for his actions, and Ben has indicated to us he is willing to accept those consequences."
    Rooney said the Steelers' image and Roethlisberger's have been equally damaged because of the incident.

    "It's a situation that he's going to have to work hard to rehabilitate his image that, no question, has taken a hit," Rooney said. "It's a long journey back and he's going to have to be up to the challenge."
    Roethlisberger began taking part in the team's off-field conditioning work Tuesday, but only after several long conversations with an unhappy Rooney. The quarterback also is expected to participate in the start of offseason practice next week.

    "We allowed Ben to do this after we were convinced that he was sincerely contrite for his past behavior, as well as having Ben's assurance that he is firmly committed to working hard every day to regain the trust and respect of this organization," Rooney said.

    While Roethlisberger remains involved in a civil suit alleging he sexually assaulted a Nevada hotel employee, Rooney said the disciplinary action is the result of the Georgia case.

    Also, Rooney said the Steelers decided to trade former Super Bowl MVP Santonio Holmes because of "multiple violations of league policies, and additional off-the-field problems." Holmes was dealt to the Jets for a fifth-round draft pick only 15 months after he made the game-winning catch of a Roethlisberger pass in the closing seconds of the Super Bowl against Arizona.




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    So... Does Ben have a serious problem? Or just really, REALLY bad judgment?!? :icon_shrug:
     
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    Ben thinks the laws do not apply to him. That's his real problem.
     
  5. Rainman

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    That's a HUGE problem! :icon_eek:

    Who does he think he is, O.J.? :icon_shrug:
     
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    If Ben starts killing dogs ala Mike Vick, does (el pinche gringo) go to jail ? :icon_banana:
     
  7. foober

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    considering he's using his body guards in this taking advantage of women. I'd have to think ben has a big problem. He's a thug.

    Would you like your daughters or wives or girlfriends around this guy. No.
     
  8. Boltergeist

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    Normally I give some of these guys the benefit of the doubt when they beat the rap as there are so many opportunists / goldiggers, attention whores out there (ahem...Tila..)....but there is so much smoke with Rapelisberger that there must be fire somewhere. He is just a dirty, sick m'fer who should probably be locked up....and probably will be when he's out of football and has nothing to better to get off on than attack young girls..
     
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    after reading the police reports and witness accounts I'm pretty convinced he's a douchebag rapist or at least attempted rapist. his bodyguards are just as douchey if not worse b/c THEY weren't drinking and still helped facilitate a crime.

    the rooney's are pissssssed and i bet more than a few fellow nfl players are too - even if ben doesn't get suspended he's ripe for another concussion or two being the moron he is he'll hang on to the ball too long and someone will put him on the bench another way.

    couldn't happen to better *******.
     
  10. Rainman

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    Definitely don't want my wives around this guy. :no:
     
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  13. Buck Melanoma

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    I'm wondering when or if the axe will fall on Ben's cop bodyguards? :icon_shrug:

    They don't call them pigs for nothing. :icon_evil:

    Paint Ben black & he's already gone.
     
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    [​IMG]

    Don't know if this is the real Big Ben because its the only one I could find. But it was labled as him, and it sure does look like him.
     
  15. powayslugger

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    My opinion is...

    sometimes a guy just needs to get suspended for being a total jerk and thinking only with his pecker... and this is one of those times. Big Ben needs to sit for 4 games. There just has to be some kind of penalty for being overly stupid.
     
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    This **** keeps getting better. Now the cop who took the complaint has "resigned" (reads the cop is now living la vida loca in Bora Bora on Ben's wallet) ... :yes: :bolt:

    Police officer who received complaint against Roethlisberger resigns
    Posted by Mike Florio on April 16, 2010 1:59 PM ET

    We've been trying to space out the Ben Roethlisberger-related blurbs, in order to reduce from 500 to 250 the number of e-mails we receive each day telling us not to write so many Roethlisberger-related blurbs.

    Here's one that has been lurking near the top of the stack. The police officer who received the initial complaint from the alleged victim in Milledgeville, Georgia has resigned.

    Per TMZ, Jerry Blash admitted that he said something similar to "this f--king b--ch is drunk" or "this b--ch is drunk off her *** accusing Ben of assaulting her." He also reportedly told the accuser and her friends that "Roethlisberger has a lot of money" and that if they make a police report they "would be wasting their time."

    TMZ reports that Blash resigned under threat of termination.


    It's unknown whether Blash's statement affected the investigation. Coincidentally, he's one of the cops who were photographed with Roethlisberger prior to the incident.
     
  17. CoronaDoug

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    Dude has a head like a pickle Jar!
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  18. Ride The Lightning

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    I think Big Ben is a pretty cool guy. eh raeps chicks and doesn’t afraid of anything
     
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    What I can't figure out is why this woman walked into a closed hallway and into a bathroom instead into the open club where she'd be around people. Rothlisberger is stupid, just plain stupid. This woman had to be really plowed and dumb enough to let herself be led around like that. The cop is as dumb as a box or rocks, too. Given the fact that she was so drunk and that there was a lack of forensic evidence, and that God is supposed to protect fools and idiots, Big Ben is twice lucky.
     
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    Because he is famous and she probably wanted his cawk.
     
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    If this were my daughter, drunk or not, Big Ben & "Little Ben" would be parting company. :icon_evil:
     
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    I don't have any difficulty believing the sex wasn't consensual.
     
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    If this were your daughter you'd need some serious help with your parenting skills, seeing as your underaged daughter was drunk off her *** in a college bar and hanging out with Raeplisberger and his entourage, then letting herself get lured into a bathroom with said "alleged" rapist.
     
  24. Buck Melanoma

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    I don't condone her behavior, but the fact that a woman is drunk doesn't make her fair game.
     
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    Isn't that why dudes go to bars in the first place? To pick up on drunk chicks?

    I'm also not condoning Ben for his role, I'm just saying EVERYONE involved should be shot for being retarded and putting themselves in a bad position. Ben for trolling the college bars (seriously, is this the best he can do?) and the girls who hang around him and get fubared.
     
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    No always meant no in my bar days
     
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    I'm not trying to say "hey, it's a bar, everyone is drunk, raping chicks is perfectly fine in that situation so go for it". Not at all.

    What I'm getting at is that the alleged victim was too drunk for her story to fly in court. She can't even prove she said no because she was hammered, so how are we supposed to believe her? Maybe she went into that bathroom willingly and with all intentions of boning Ben. Who knows? She may be telling the truth and I would not be shocked if she was, but how can we trust her when she was bombed as bad as she was?

    I'm not blaming her for the alleged raep, I'm blaming her for being a stupid ****. Doing shots, being drunk, riding Ben's jock, going to the toilet for some hot BJ action, ect. She put herself in a terrible situation and unfortunately she has no one to blame but herself. Would I be very smart to walk into a room full of black people and shout "N*****!" Hell naw. They would beat me inside out. But that's not my fault, is it? They could always just ignore it, right? If they did beat my *** into the ground wouldn't you say I was asking for it? Not literally, but I mean, I did walk into a room full of people and shout racist **** at them, but I'm not asking for a beating or anything.
     
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    No, you said that guys go to bars to pick up drunk chicks. I'm totally on board with that. I think we all know the difference between force and consent.

    Seems to me from what I've heard, Ben has been in this spotlight to many times to not be suspect.
     
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    K, I just had the wrong reaction to your post, my bad, the interwebs needs something that relays tone of the post

    Yeah, Ben is def not innocent and has now laid out a trend of this type of behavior

    Dude is a serious dumbass
     
  30. wrbanwal

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    NP.

    I went back and read your post again. lol at a young dude with millions picking up college age chicks.

    I work at a small Catholic college where it's 75/25 girls to guys

    oh, do I dream

    :lol:
     

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