“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,” the statement said.
Steelers spokesman Dave Lockett released a statement from the team. “We are gathering information and that is the only comment we have at this time,” it said.
Roethlisberger and the alleged victim have been interviewed, and the woman was taken to the Oconee Regional Medical Center in Milledgeville, where she was treated and released, Malone said.
Roethlisberger is currently being sued in civil court by Andrea McNulty, who claims the quarterback raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel. The Steelers star denies those allegations and has asked for counter-damages. We still have not heard from Andrea McNulty or NFL commisioner Roger Goodell on this new matter.