Trouble at the Nightclub

Ben Roethlisberger
Text: Kevin Fixler
Photo: AP Photo/John Amis

Ben Roethlisberger


The two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback was accused by a 20-year-old college student of sexual assault in the bathroom of a Milledgeville, Ga., nightclub while out with friends celebrating his 28th birthday. Formal charges were never brought after the local district attorney deemed the investigation inconclusive beyond a reasonable doubt to prosecute. NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell handed the Ohio native a six-game ban for violating the league's personal conduct policy before eventually reducing it to four. In January of this year, it was also reported that Roethlisberger settled a civil lawsuit over an unrelated rape accusation stemming from an alleged incident at the Harrah's Lake Tahoe hotel in 2008. Terms of the private settlement were not disclosed.

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