Ben Roethlisberger’s Situation Far From Over, Further From Pretty

April 13, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

All in all, it was an ugly day in the neighborhood.
With his team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, being lambasted in the press for trading their "star" receiver Santonio Holmes to the New York Jets for a meager fifth round selection in the coming draft, Ben Roethlisberger and his ongoing legal troubles took another strange turn on Monday.
District Attorney Fred Bright announced in a Georgia press conference that Roethlisberger, accused of a second sexual assault in as many years, would not be charged for an incident in Milledgeville, Ga.
He also rather effectively said that the only reason he wouldn't be charged was because the evidence was not present, not because Roethlisberger was innocent.
"We do not prosecute morals, we prosecute crimes," said Bright. It is a quote that will keep the Steelers, their fans, and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell up at night.
If you read between the lines, Bright might as well have said "He did it, but I don't have the evidence to prov...

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