March 24, 2010

Investigators withdraw Roethlisberger DNA request: Investigators have withdrawn a request seeking a DNA sample from NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, his attorney said Wednesday. Roethlisberger, who has been the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers for six seasons, is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a rural Georgia nightspot this month. He has not been charged.

posted by BornIcon to football at 01:52 PM - 5 comments

All that means is there was no Semen on the girl to collect. Still doesnt mean he is out of the woods(tiger) on this one by any stretch. I am sticking wit a 4-8 game suspension from Roger "God"dell regaqrdless of what GA police say.

posted by Debo270 at 02:00 PM on March 24, 2010

Or..... it could mean there was semen present and he has admitted it is his. A Pittsburgh area news report quoted him as saying he did not engage in intercourse with the girl. However, he did not deny having any form of contact with her. This is starting to sound like a Clinton Oval Office joke....

posted by FonGu at 02:52 PM on March 24, 2010

An Atlanta lawyer offers this assessment:

"DNA only becomes important if the person that's been accused said, 'Look I was no where near the girl, we never had any physical contact and she's making all this up.' ... If he's saying, 'Yeah, I was there, I was in the restroom with her, I was in the club with her,' the only issue is whether he assaulted her or whether there was consent involved. Then DNA is not that important. If the allegation is basically that he grabbed me without my consent, made sexual moves towards me but didn't actually have intercourse, then providing a DNA sample is not going to really help them determine whether or not he did those things."

posted by rcade at 11:04 AM on March 25, 2010

just wondering where the "blue dress" might be although there could be other forms of DNA

posted by wildbill1 at 12:30 PM on March 25, 2010

As a rather vocal Steelers fan on this site, I want to go on the record that if this is true (and regardless what the court decides), I HOPE the Steelers or the Commissioner suspend him. I gave him the benefit of the doubt the last time, but I'm tired of his constant crap. I'd support Dixon as the starter.

posted by scully at 08:34 AM on March 27, 2010

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