PittsburghSucks Posted July 21, 2009 Share Posted July 21, 2009 I know he's only been accused.http://www.cleveland.com/ohio-sports-blog/...lawyer_say.htmlBen Roethlisberger's lawyer says Steeler QB is accused of sexual assault; lawyer denies the claimby Starting Blocks, The Plain Dealer Tuesday July 21, 2009, 11:09 AMPittsburgh Steelers star quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault in a civil lawsuit, Roethlisberger's lawyer, David Cornwell, says. Cornwell denies the charge against Roethlisberger..Associated PressBen Roethlisberger arrives at the ESPY Awards last week in Los Angeles.Following is an Associated Press report:RENO, Nev. (AP) - Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault in a civil lawsuit, his lawyer said, denying the claim. The lawsuit was filed Friday in Washoe County District Court accusing Roethlisberger of assaulting a woman in July 2008.Roethlisberger is one of nine defendants listed in the online court docket report. Further details of the lawsuit were not available Tuesday morning."Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone ... The timing of the lawsuit and the absence of a criminal complaint and a criminal investigation are the most compelling evidence of the absence of any criminal conduct. If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated," David Cornwell, Roethlisberger's lawyer, said in a statement released early Tuesday.A phone message and e-mail from the AP to Cornwell were not returned. Attorney Calvin R. Dunlap, of Reno, filed the lawsuit, according to court documents. A telephone message left for him was not returned.Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett said Tuesday the team is aware of the lawsuit, and "we are gathering information." Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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