The Milledgeville (GA) Police Dept. held a press conference Friday to address a sexual assault allegation against Ben Roethlisberger.
Police clarified during the newser that Roethlisberger is being investigated for sexual assault, not rape. The alleged victim, 20, is from Milledgeville and accompanied Roethlisberger throughout the evening to more than one establishment.
The complaint took place around 2a ET Friday morning and Roethlisberger was interviewed by police briefly after the incident was reported.
Roethlisberger’s agent Ryan Tollner also released a statement to the media today regarding the allegations.
“Last night, Ben and his friends met a group of women and everyone mingled together throughout the evening. We have spoken to law enforcement.
“Based on information currently available, an allegation was made against Ben, which appeared to be dismissed after a preliminary investigation last night.
“Obviously, given the prior accusation against Ben, we are skeptical of motive, but we will continue to cooperate with everyone involved.”
There seems to be a dramatic disconnect between police and Team Roethlisberger.
One of the keys to the investigation will obviously be if the victim showed any signs of a sexual assault during her visit to the hospital. Police gave no indication of that at the news conference.