Jul 22 2009
From the AP
A woman has filed a lawsuit accusing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of raping her last summer in his penthouse hotel room at a casino in Lake Tahoe during a celebrity golf tournament.
Roethlisberger’s lawyer adamantly denied the allegations Tuesday, and was quick to point out that the woman never went to the authorities.
“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,” David Cornwell said in a statement. “If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated.”
Let’s face it folks.Â Big Ben is the same as any frat guy in America.Â He gets hammered on a consistent basis.Â The guy hits on chicks in bars.Â And the dude gets laid.Â He just happens to be a Superbowl champion and getting women is a bit easier for the young lad.
So this whole rape shenanigans is just that: shenanigans.Â Until we see some “hard” proof here I’m gonna go ahead and say this chick is just another spoke in the wheel.Â Just another drunken evening amongst two semi adults.
I don’t buy this for a second.
Though Ben does know how to tie one on and a little roughness during a blackout is quite possible.Â But rape?Â That’s a big strong.
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