March 24th, 2010
11:05 AM ET

Lawyer: Officials withdraw Roethlisberger DNA request

Investigators have withdrawn a request seeking a DNA sample from NFL quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, his attorney said Wednesday.

Ed Garland, Roethlisberger's Atlanta, Georgia-based attorney, told CNN the request had been withdrawn.

Roethlisberger, who has been the starting quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers for six seasons, is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old woman at a rural Georgia nightspot earlier this month. He has not been charged.

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  1. f.l.

    seems to me that the woman is a scammer!!!

    March 24, 2010 at 11:15 am | Report abuse |
  2. silk

    Well, he must have a very powerful lawyer or he knows someone in high places.

    March 24, 2010 at 11:22 am | Report abuse |
  3. ADanger

    So, once again...having a talent playing a vicious, violent game trumps any law or responsibility.

    Football players can do whatever they want to whomever they want, as long as they win games. It doesn't matter if that player has destroyed two women's lives. The powers that be will rig the system so the player can get off without punishment. Women: see how you're really valued in the USA! Only as cheerleaders or postgame "entertainment"!

    All to distract us while our money and liberty are spirited away from us. What a great country this is!

    March 24, 2010 at 2:52 pm | Report abuse |
    • MikeFBG

      Who doesn't like a cheerleader? What a great country we live in! ;-)

      March 24, 2010 at 7:38 pm | Report abuse |
  4. MikeFBG

    She's just a gold digger, just like the other one. If he engaged in sexual assult, wouldn't he be arrested. So far no charges on either accusation. They both want a nice paycheck and to settle out of court. Neither of these tramps want to go to trial.

    March 24, 2010 at 7:42 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Patriot

    Hey ADanger, if it sucks so badly here why not do us all a favor and move to China, Iraq, Iran, Israel, Mexico, Sudan, or well anywhere. Just leave and we'll have one more positive thing to say about this great country that we are all so fortunate to live in.

    March 24, 2010 at 8:06 pm | Report abuse |