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    Irresponsible Journalism!!

    Here's the story posted on CBSsports.com about what Ben has supposedly revealed about what happened the night of the allegations.

    Report: Roethlisberger acknowledged sexual contact with accuser

    PITTSBURGH -- A Pittsburgh TV station reported Wednesday that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger told police he had consensual sexual contact with the woman who accused him of sexual assault, but there was no intercourse.

    LINK:

    http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/story/1303 ... dlines;nfl

    Now here is the actual story from KDKA....

    Sources tell the KDKA Investigators that Ben Roethlisberger did speak with police in Milledgeville, Ga. the night of the alleged assault and told them there was no sexual intercourse between himself and the alleged victim.

    Despite an allegation of sexual assault, Ben Roethlisberger's attorney tells KDKA the two-time Super Bowl champion will emerge from this incident with his reputation intact.

    "We intend to finish this case in a way that neither his liberty nor his future is damaged," Garland said.

    And in this regard, the KDKA Investigators have learned that Roethlisberger told both police and others in his party that he did not have sexual intercourse with the young woman.

    Sources say Roethlisberger concedes that he did have contact with the woman that was not consummated and that afterward the woman slipped and fell, injuring her head.

    It's an event that could be a problem for his defense since the woman immediately went to a local hospital and alleged that she was sexually assaulted.

    "With sexual assault cases, the question becomes, 'If it's not true, what is the motive and why isn't it true?,'" Bob Del Greco, a defense attorney in Pittsburgh, said.

    Georgian investigators are asking for Roethlisberger's DNA, presumably to match some substances taken from the woman at the hospital.

    Del Greco says such evidence in conjunction with a head injury could present evidence of a sexual attack.

    "Why does she have the bump on the head and theoretically, why do we have your DNA," says Del Greco, "and why did she come to the hospital for this matter, because if it was a consensual matter and she bumped her head, should could have certainly have gone to the hospital and said, 'I bumped my head.'"

    Georgian investigators have said they want to interview Roethlisberger in the next few days and are requesting his DNA, but at this point his attorney has not agreed.

    But Del Greco says in the meantime, investigators appear to be building a formidable case against Roethlisberger.

    "It almost seems to put the onus on the accused or the perpetrator, the defense to tell the prosecutor to say why isn't this so and why shouldn't I bring these charges," Del Greco said.

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    http://kdka.com/steelers/Ben.Roethlisbe ... 52133.html

    Anyone notice the difference here? Now I am as mad as anyone over the poor judgment that Ben has used here but for the media to do this is ridiculous. Very irresponsible.
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    Re: Irresponsible Journalism!!

    It looked like 2 stories about the case to me.

    This is what happens when the media gets a hot topic.

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    Re: Irresponsible Journalism!!

    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz
    It looked like 2 stories about the case to me.

    This is what happens when the media gets a hot topic.
    This is not what KDKA reported...

    Report: Roethlisberger acknowledged sexual contact with accuser
    Steelers 2014 Draft

    1-Darqueze Dennard CB Michigan State
    2-Jordan Matthews WR Vanderbilt
    3-Jordan Tripp ILB/OLB Montana
    4-Christian Jones ILB Florida State
    5-Brent Urban DE Virginia
    5-Michael Schofield OG/OT Michigan
    6-Kadeem Edwards OG Tennessee State
    6-Ben Gardner DE Stanford
    7-Aaron Colvin CB Oklahoma

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    Re: Irresponsible Journalism!!

    Quote Originally Posted by Dee Dub
    Quote Originally Posted by feltdizz
    It looked like 2 stories about the case to me.

    This is what happens when the media gets a hot topic.
    This is not what KDKA reported...

    Report: Roethlisberger acknowledged sexual contact with accuser
    Dee Dub, the written story that KDKA put out uses different words, but if you listen to the audio they do say consensual sexual contact: http://kdka.com/video?id=70082@kdka.dayport.com

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