Big Ben’s ‘Bathroom Stall’ In New Eminem Song

Ben Roethlisberger’s extracurriculars in Milledgeville have been memorialized by rapper Eminem, who included a mention of the Steelers QB in a new song called “Despicable”.

(Headphones)

Lyric: “F— that, I’d rather turn this club into a bar room brawl. Get as rowdy as Roethlisberger in a bathroom stall.

The audio is extremely not safe for work.

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Report: Big Ben’s Drama Tied To Head Trauma?

Carl Prine of the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW recently examined the possibility that Ben Roethlisberger’s alleged anti-social behavior could be connected to head trauma suffered during NFL games and as the result of a motorcycle accident.

Ben Roethlisberger suffering concussion against Derrick Johnson of the Kansas City Chiefs

People who suffer repeated head injuries often exhibit signs of aggression, childishness, impaired self-control, inappropriate sexual activity and alcohol abuse, according to the National Institutes of Health.

“Ben Roethlisberger is a guy with a lot of concussions,” said famed forensic pathologist Cyril Wecht. “It would be a very wise decision, a very appropriate one, for the NFL to test him for damage related to them. That’s being very fair to Ben. It’s conceivable to think that there is a possibility that those concussions have led to some behavioral issues.

This isn’t the first time that unfortunate social behavior by Pittsburgh Steelers has been linked to brain injuries.

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GBI: Second Milledgeville Roethlisberger Accuser

Things continue to get worse for Ben Roethlisberger as more details surface from the 572-page investigation report assembled by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

Ben Roethlisberger photos in Milledgeville Bar The Brick

This time, the ATLANTA JOURNAL-CONSTITUTION scares out details from the report that document another “unwanted advance” that once again included the Steelers quarterback exposing his genitals to a female. Read more…

Roethlisberger Accuser Drops School, In Therapy

Carl Prine of the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW has new information on the aftermath of the March 5 sexual assault accusation against Ben Roethlisberger at a Georgia bar that was not pursued by the local district attorney as a criminal case.

Blash and Roethlisberger

(Milledgeville Police Patrolman Blash No Longer On Force)

Prine on the accuser in the incident, a 20-year-old college student:

The Tribune-Review doesn’t name the alleged victims of sexual abuse. Her friends, however, told the Trib on Monday that she has left school. Her attorney, Lee Parks, in a written statement said that she is seeking therapy because of the alleged incident.

Prine also had an interesting confrontation today with Roethlisberger associate and Pennsylvania State Trooper Ed Joyner, who was cited in the GBI investigative report by three different witnesses as having an alleged role in the incident between quarterback and the accuser. Read more…

What Will Rooney Do With Roethlisberger Now?

Steelers Owner Art Rooney II confirmed today that he’ll be making the call, with consultation from Roger Goodell, on the discipline doled out to Ben Roethlisberger.

Art Rooney and Ben Roethlisberger

Also Thursday, TheSmokingGun.com posted documents from the investigation into the sexual assault allegation made against Roethlisberger in a Georgia bar on March 5. Some of those documents are disturbing, to say the least. Excerpt:

One witness, Ann Marie Lubatti, told investigators that she saw one of Roethlisberger’s bodyguards guide the alleged victim to a side door. Lubatti said that she immediately approached another bodyguard and said, “This isn’t right. My friend is back there with Ben. She needs to come back right now.” Lubatti, who described Roethlisberger as “noticeably intoxicated,” said she was rebuffed by the bodyguard, who remarked, “I don’t know what you are talking about,” according to the below statement.

When Lubatti later spotted her friend, the alleged victim said, “We need to go now.” Lubatti said the woman told her that Roethlisberger “walked back to where she was with his penis already out of his pants. She told him that they shouldn’t be doing this and that it wasn’t right.” The woman told Lubatti that Roethlisberger had followed her into the bathroom and shut the door. “She continued to say she didn’t want to have sex, but he kept saying, “No, it’s OK.” Lubatti said that her friend told of having unprotected sex with Roethlisberger. After hearing her friend’s account, Lubatti and another woman, Nicole Biancofiore, “walked up to the first cop we saw and told them what happened.”

Sounds almost as if Roethlisberger and his bodyguard buddies had themselves a system. If those witness accounts are true, what Roethlisberger and his associates did was mind-bogglingly sick.

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If I’m Rooney, Roethlisberger is gone. You can’t have that guy representing a franchise like the Steelers. As Mike Singletary once said about Vernon Davis: “Can’t do it.

In Mad Rush To Be 1st, ESPN Botches The Details

In a series of conflicting reports Friday, ESPN claimed Ben Roethlisberger will not be charged by Georgia authorities for sexual assault stemming from an incident at a Milledgeville, GA. bar on March 5.

ESPN Roethlisberger Report Suddenly Not Shareable

(Why Suddenly Block Sharing? #rhetorical)

Between 7-8pm ET on Friday, an ESPN News anchor reported of ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack:

“ESPN legal analyst Roger Cossack told me earlier that based on his legal expertise and sources familiar with the case, charges would not be filed.”

At around the same time, SportsCenter aired a report with similar wording.

But when Cossack was brought onto the air on SportsCenter and ESPN News, he went out of his way to say that his conclusion about the case was his only his “opinion.” Cossack made that distinction on multiple occasions during the separate, phoned-in appearances.

ESPN SportsCenter and ESPN News anchors then similarly referenced a Kelly Naqi ESPN.com report that the TV anchors said cited a singular “source” that “has now confirmed to ESPN” that Roethlisberger would not be charged in the case.

Kelly Naqi Cited Sources For Roethlisberger Story

(Two ESPN TV outlets said Naqi had a single source)

But Naqi’s ESPN.com report claimed to cite multiple “sources.” (See above screen shot.)

For now (8:32p ET, Friday), you can go here to see the ESPN News report I’m referencing. Though ESPN, in something I haven’t seen before, has disabled the sharing feature for this specific story.

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Decision On Big Ben Investigation Due Monday

Jonathan Jackson of the MILLEDGEVILLE UNION-RECORDER reports today:

Big Ben I'm Used To Going Out And Doing Something Stupid

Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright will hold a press conference Monday to address a sexual assault investigation involving Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger. Read more…

Why Big Ben Isn’t Any Closer To Being Cleared

Today, thanks to the lawyer of the nightclub where Ben Roethlisberger allegedly sexually assaulted a woman, there was a lot of new information presented to the public discrediting the accuser in the case. Information that, if you examine the context of its release, looks increasingly dubious.

Big Ben Bar Photos With 3 Girls In Milledgeville Georgia

Carl Casino, the attorney for Georgia nightclub owner Rocky Duncan, recently told the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW that the nightclub’s security video from the evening in question has been erased and is irretrievable.

Cansino said he wished the nightclub could provide security video recordings, but the system it uses recorded over the footage, and agents with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation were unable to retrieve any evidence from recordings. No cameras were trained on the staff restroom near a dingy storage corridor where the assault allegedly occurred, he said.

“The DVD system overwrote itself,” Cansino said. “Had it just been deleted, they might have been able to save some of it.”

That claim though was called in to serious question by TMZ.com, which reported today that club owner Duncan previously told the website “repeatedly” that he had secured the tape’s contents and went so far as to describe what was seen on it.

TMZ has since added this to its post about the matter:

 UPDATE: The lawyer for the club tells TMZ cops watched the video with Rocky “shortly” after the alleged incident — but cops did not take the video with them at that time.

The lawyer tells us cops returned to collect the tape — and that’s when they noticed the footage had been erased.

So from what the “cops” saw on the tape, we know they wanted it because they came back to get it. But when they returned, PRESTO GONZO!

Cansino told the Tribune-Review in the same interview that nightclub owner Duncan had saved “copies” of a “weeks-old” fake ID allegedly used by the accuser to enter the nightclub.

Cansino shared with investigators copies of the driver’s license Capital City’s bouncers seized from Roethlisberger’s accuser weeks before she was seen with him. The date on the license was scratched and reworked to indicate she was born in June 1987 — two years before her actual birth. 

So nightclub owner Duncan saves a weeks-old fake ID of the accuser but not the surveillance tape of the incident? A videotape that obviously could be critical to the sexual assault claim of a 20-year-old woman who was reportedly drunk in Duncan’s establishment?

If you’re in nightclub owner Duncan’s shoes right now, what matters most to you in this case? Proving that your employees didn’t knowingly serve a 20-year-old woman - who claims she was sexually assaulted in your club - alcohol.

Cansino to the Tribune-Review:

“We believe that she obtained the alcohol from patrons, not from employees,” said Cansino, who said bouncers removed one member of the woman’s group from the VIP room that evening.

Is it unreasonable to think that a videotape that nightclub owner Duncan previously claimed to TMZ to have secured was deliberately erased to eliminate any evidence that could be used by local officials to injure Duncan’s business? Read more…

Big Ben Accuser: .20 BAC, Fake ID, No Followup

TMZ.com reports Friday that the owner of the Georgia club where Ben Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault, Rocky Duncan, “repeatedly” claimed to the website that he had surveillance video of the quarterback and accuser together during the night in question.

Big Ben I'm Used To Going Out And Doing Something Stupid

Duncan told TMZ the video clearly showed Ben and his 20-year-old accuser hanging out before the alleged incident — and cops speaking with Ben afterward.

But the attorney for Duncan, Carl Cansino told the PITTSBURGH TRIBUNE-REVIEW that the security video has been erased and is irretrievable.

“The DVD system overwrote itself,” Cansino said. “Had it just been deleted, they might have been able to save some of it.”

More bad news for the accuser from the Tribune-Review:

Cansino shared with investigators copies of the driver’s license Capital City’s bouncers seized from Roethlisberger’s accuser weeks before she was seen with him. The date on the license was scratched and reworked to indicate she was born in June 1987 — two years before her actual birth.

The woman’s Atlanta attorney, Lee Parks, did not return messages seeking comment.

“She presented the ID, but the security saw that it clearly was a fake birth date,” said Cansino, a former county prosecutor. “Because she never got the chance to drink, security confiscated it and didn’t turn her over for other charges.”

According to Cansino, authorities told him the woman’s blood alcohol level was above 0.20 percent — more than 10 times the legal limit for drivers younger than 21 in Georgia and more than twice the limit for older motorists.

With that information, now public thanks to Cansino, it’s no surprise that the accuser did not show up for a recently scheduled interview with police. Read more…

Big Ben’s “Bodyguards Guarded Bathroom Door”

A.J. Perez of AOL’s Fanhouse.com has a fresh witness account from the Georgia bar on the evening that Ben Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault.

Big Ben I'm Used To Going Out And Doing Something Stupid

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19-year-old Thomas Freeman told Perez he was aware of something involving Roethlisberger taking place in the bar’s bathroom: Read more…