Milledegeville Police said Friday that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is a suspect in the sexual assault of a Georgia College & State University student.
Roethlisberger and his 20-year-old accuser visited "multiple establishments" together late Thursday night before the alleged attack, said Milledgeville Police Deputy Chief Richard Malone during a press conference early Friday evening.
The quarterback has spoken with police, said his agent who, in a statement, denies the charges leveled against his client. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation is assisting in the investigation.
The unidentified woman claims she was "sexually assaulted or sexually manipulated" by a man, police said. The woman, treated and released from Oconee Regional Medical Center, described her attacker as 6-foot-5, and 241 pounds, though she did not name Roethlisberger, who just turned 28, as the perpetrator.
Last year, a woman claimed she was raped by the quarterback in 2008 in a Lake Tahoe, Nev. hotel room. Although no criminal charges were filed, the woman, Andrea McNulty, filed a civil suit against Roethlisberger to compel him to make a public admission and give her an apology and $100,000.
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