Goodell slapped Roethlisberger with a six-game suspension over allegations of sexual assault in March. Specifically, a year-old college student said Roethlisberger bought her alcohol shots at a bar and then raped her in the bathroom -- though the local district attorney said there was not enough evidence to press charges. Roethlisberger also faces a civil suit from another woman, who claims he assaulted her in The NFL has been at the forefront of sports trying to clean-up the "men-behaving-badly" image.
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CNN -- The woman who accused football star Ben Roethlisberger of raping her in March in a bar in Milledgeville, Georgia, described the alleged incident to police as the culmination of a night of bar-hopping. A prosecutor decided this week that he would not pursue criminal charges against Roethlisberger, saying he could not prove that a crime had been committed. The woman, a year-old college student who has not been identified publicly, said she and her friends first saw the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback on the night of March 4 at Velvet Elvis, a supper club in Milledgeville, which is 83 miles south of Atlanta, Georgia. After posing with him for pictures, "we left him alone" and went to The Brick, a pizza and pasta place in the same town, she said. Roethlisberger and his entourage were there, too, she said, adding, "We continued to have casual conversation.
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Roethlisberger was accused of rape in both and In the first case, he settled a civil suit out of court. The second was dropped after the anonymous woman asked the district attorney not to pursue charges.
Jump to navigation. Roethlisberger went on to add that he believes protests have no place during the national anthem. This story was originally published on June 10,