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Posted on: Monday, April 12, 2010

No charges against Steelers' Roethlisberger in sexual assault case


Associated Press

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In this Jan. 3, 2010 file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is shown on the sideline during an NFL football game against the Miami Dolphins in Miami. District Attorney Fred Bright in Georgia said today no charges will be brought in a case of sexual assault accusations against Roethlisberger.

AP PHOTO | Lynne Sladky, File

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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. Authorities in Georgia won't charge Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger after a 20-year-old college student said he sexually assaulted her.

District Attorney Fred Bright made the announcement today.

The student had told police that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her last month at a nightclub in the central Georgia college town of Milledgeville.

Bright says questions still persist about what happened between Roethlisberger and the student inside a bathroom at the club. However, he says the accuser and her family told authorities they did not want to press charges.

Roethlisberger, who is 28, owns a home about 30 miles north of Milledgeville on Lake Oconee.

He also is being sued by a woman who claims he raped her in 2008 at a hotel and casino in Lake Tahoe, an allegation he strongly denies.