(UPDATE: 5:19p ET): Gregg Rosenthal of ProFootballTalk.com reports:
Roethlisberger’s representatives have denied the allegations involved in TMZ’s report after being contacted by PFT Friday.
They did not comment as to whether Roethlisberger was in fact accused of sexual assault, just that the allegations were untrue and the events in question did not happen.
(UPDATE: 5:01p ET): Chris McKearney of the BALDWIN (GA) BULLETIN reports:
(Roethlisberger was joined at Milledgeville club by teammate Willie Colon)
Detectives with the Milledgeville Police Department in Milledgeville, Ga., will not interview Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger until Monday at the very earliest, according to an MPD spokesperson.
No arrests are immediately pending following an alleged sexual assault involving Roethlisberger and a woman early Friday morning at a Milledgeville nightclub.
The incident reportedly took place in a back hallway of Capitol City nightclub, a popular college hotspot that’s located two blocks away from Georgia College & State University.
Roethlisberger was briefly interviewed by MPD officers shortly after the incident.
Roethlisberger owns a home on nearby Lake Oconee, which is located roughly 30 minutes north of downtown Milledgeville.
What was to be a celebratory trip to Georgia turned ugly for Ben Roethlisberger today, as TMZ.com reports he’s been accused of sexual assault at a nightclub called Capital City in Milledgeville, Georgia.
According to law enforcement sources, the alleged victim — who has already been interviewed by police — was treated at a local hospital and released. We’re told in addition to the alleged victim, witnesses are being interviewed — and one law enforcement source says they will attempt to interview Roethlisberger.
The police report of the incident indicates the alleged sexual assault happened inside the Capital City ladies restroom.
Roethlisberger did not go to the club in Milledgeville alone last night. A source tells me that the quarterback was joined by Steelers offensive lineman Willie Colon.
Colon, who is not charged with any wrongdoing in the Milledgeville incident, also joined Roethlisberger at the quarterback’s birthday party at an Atlanta nightclub called Mood on Tuesday night. Jerome Bettis was also in attendance to celebrate Roethlisberger’s 28th birthday.
This is the second time Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assualt. In 2009 he was sued by Andrea McNulty. McNulty alleges the quarterback sexually assaulted her at a Lake Tahoe hotel in 2008.
UPDATE: (7:41p ET): This from Willie Colon’s agent, Joe Linta:
“Willie Colon was not and is not involved in any incident alleged or otherwise. His name can be eliminated from any further discussion.”