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Roethlisberger's Agent 'Skeptical' of Milledgeville Sexual Assault

9:48 PM, Mar 6, 2010   |    comments
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Ben Roethlisberger's agent said he's "skeptical" of a sexual-assault complaint against the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback, but are cooperating with authorities.

Agent Ryan Tollner released this statement Friday night:

"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."

Milledgeville police say they're investigating the sexual-assault complaint against Roethlisberger. They say he has not been charged.

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They say the assault allegedly took place early Friday at the Capitol City nightclub on South Wayne Street.

Police say the alleged victim was a 20-year-old Georgia College & State University student.

It says the woman says she was "sexually assaulted or sexually manipulated" by a man.

The report does not name Roethlisberger.

It said the alleged attacker was 6-foot-5 and 241 pounds.

The woman was treated and released at Oconee Regional Medical Center, police say.

Police officials say the Super Bowl-champion quarterback was questioned at the club early Friday.

Deputy chief Richard Malone said Roethlisberger and a party of three friends had been at the Capital and other local establishments earlier in the evening.

Roethlisberger has not been arrested and is not in custody, police say.

Police say Roethlisberger's lawyers are cooperating, but they don't expect to interview the Steeler again until at least Monday.

Roethlisberger reportedly owns a home nearby.

The Associated Press reports that he and some of his friends were seen visiting some local restaurants and bars earlier Thursday night.

Separately, Roethlisberger has been sued by a woman who claims he raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel. The Steelers star denies those allegations and has asked for counter-damages.

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