Decision on Big Ben charges to be announced Monday
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MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. -- Ocmulgee Judicial Circuit District Attorney Fredric D. Bright announced today that he had completed his review of the investigation into a sexual assault accusation against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, and will announce his decision on whether to file charges Monday afternoon.
"The investigation, interviews and report in the Roethlisberger matter have been completed and reviewed," Mr. Bright said in a statement.
"We will be announcing the decision in this case in a news conference to be held on Monday, April 12, 2010, at 2 p.m. in the Baldwin County Courthouse."
This evening, ESPN reported that Mr. Roethlisberger would not be charged. Asked outside the Baldwin County Courthouse about the report, Mr. Bright said, "I don't know where they're getting that information. I haven't announced anything yet. I'll make my announcement at 2 p.m. Monday."
Outside a Wexford restaurant about 9:30 p.m., Mr. Roethlisberger politely refused to answer a reporter's questions about the case and the ESPN report.
Milledgeville police Chief Woodrow W. Blue Jr. and representatives of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation early this week concluded their monthlong investigation into the accusation made by a 20-year-old woman who said Mr. Roethlisberger assaulted her in a nightclub.
Mr. Roethlisberger has denied the allegation through his Atlanta-based attorneys.
First Published April 9, 2010 11:03 am