June 9th, 2010
01:27 PM ET

Roethlisberger accuser told cops she was 'scared'

In an interview with authorities the woman who accused Pittsburgh Steelers’ quarterback Ben Roethlisberger of attacking her said she didn't fight him off because he had a short temper and she "didn't want, obviously, him to hurt me any more than he was going to."

On Wednesday morning, months after Roethlisberger was cleared of any wrongdoing, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation released 50 DVDs from the case, including one containing the accuser’s interview with police.

The woman, who alleged the attack happened in the bathroom of a Milledgeville, Georgia night club, said she told Roethlisberger “no” several times and that she was “scared.”

Roethlisberger, who led the Steelers to Super Bowl titles in 2006 and 2009, faced the threat of criminal charges after a 20-year-old woman accused him of raping her in March. The quarterback's lawyer said no sexual assault took place, and prosecutors decided in April that they could not prove that a crime had been committed.

Although prosecutors determined that no charges would be filed, the investigation showed that Roethlisberger had provided underage college students with alcohol, National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell has said.

Along with the suspension, Goodell ordered that Roethlisberger undergo a "comprehensive behavioral evaluation by medical professionals."

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  1. grammer cop

    Stupid is just like lucid (same -id ending). The comparative form is more lucid, and the superlative form is most lucid. Likewise, the comparative form of stupid is more stupid, and the superlative form is most stupid. In fact, in general, -id words use more and most instead of –er and –est. (The water was more tepid, he was the most lucid, they could have been more candid, his reflexes have grown more torpid, the milk was the most rancid, his tongue had grown more acrid. No one would even think to say tepidest, lucidest, candidest, torpidest, rancidest, or acridest.)

    June 9, 2010 at 6:42 pm | Report abuse |
    • grammer cop

      i.e. it was stupid that i did not write this along with the conversation concering the word stupid

      June 9, 2010 at 6:45 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Linda

    Huge Steelers fan..But I believe the truth lies some where in the middle on this one.

    June 9, 2010 at 6:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Jeff R

    I love how die hard sports fans defend their cardboard heros. The guy is a coward and a bully and deserves any backlash from this he gets. I just wish he was dodging Dick's in prison instead of the locker room. You guys would defend Hitler if he could score touch downs.

    June 9, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  4. arthur

    does he get a steroids test too ?

    June 9, 2010 at 6:53 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Damiao

    http://www.englishtips-self-taught.blogspot.com Valentine's day in Brazil is celebrated on 12th June, check out the website blog....

    June 9, 2010 at 10:05 pm | Report abuse |
  6. don't think so

    "Roethlisberger accuser told cops she was 'scared'"...which is why she followed him around from bar to bar.

    June 9, 2010 at 11:16 pm | Report abuse |
  7. hey

    Wine is a mocker, strong drink a brawler, and whoever is led astray by it is not wise.
    (Proverbs 20:1 ESV)

    Don't even look at that colorful stuff bubbling up in the glass! It goes down so easily, but later it bites like a poisonous snake. You will see weird things, and your mind will play tricks on you. You will feel tossed about like someone trying to sleep on a ship in a storm. You will be bruised all over, without even remembering how it all happened. And you will lie awake asking, "When will morning come, so I can drink some more?"
    (Proverbs 23:31-35 CEV)

    June 10, 2010 at 1:56 am | Report abuse |
  8. Energy Efficient Window :

    what would a girl ask for if not for a diamond necklace, diamond necklaces would always impress a girl,;'

    October 27, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Disco Lights ·

    i wish to have some diamond necklace but they are quite expensive `".

    November 13, 2010 at 4:21 pm | Report abuse |
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