Georgia authorities drop request for DNA from Roethlisberger
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The Georgia Bureau of Investigations is no longer seeking a sample of DNA from Ben Roethlisberger, his attorney said this evening.
A 20-year-old Georgia college student has accused the Steelers quarterback of sexually assaulting her in a Milledgeville, Ga. club in the early morning hours of March 5. The woman was taken to a local hospital and examined that morning.
Milledgeville police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigations had requested a DNA sample from Mr. Roethlisberger. He was was in Georgia and available for a sample to be taken, Mr. Garland said.
But last week a Georgia Bureau of Investigations agent called Mr. Garland to tell him the sample was no longer needed.
Mr. Garland refused to speculate on what the latest development means for the investigation.
"I am not making ...any prediction as to what's going to happen in this matter," he said.
First Published March 23, 2010 8:04 pm