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Ben Roethlisberger was photographed with some of the very officers who would question him about an hour later in their investigation of the alleged sexual assault.

The local Union-Recorder newspaper originally published the series of photos on Friday.

Milledgeville police Sgt. Jerry Blash, Detective Everett January, Lt. Willie Goddard and Officer Paul Cressman, and Georgia College & State University Public Safety Officer Nick Reonas were present in the photos, which were arranged by someone in Roethlisberger's party. Three of the officers were off-duty, and two were working. [PG; Union-Recorder]

John Steigerwald is getting the hang of this blog thing and has retrieved his original post on Big Ben, in addition to publishing a new one about the reaction it's received. [Just Watch the Game]

Ari Hait of WTAE interviewed a young woman who was one of about 20 who partied with Roethlisberger that night. Her recollection of the evening included this story:
"He bought a round of shots for girls and said, 'All you bitches, take my shots,' and I got pissed because that's very rude and disrespectful to call girls a bunch of bitches," she said.

Before she left, she said she saw Roethlisberger with the woman who would eventually become his accuser. She didn't think anything of it until the next morning when she heard about the accusations.

"The fact that people are talking about how he's such a nice guy at the bar, buying us a bunch of shots, because there's a bunch of drunk girls happy that they're getting free shots -- he was very arrogant," she said.

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getfreshdesigns said...

I bet the girl that was interviewed was a bit large.

he's a jock. I expect him to be an a-hole.

Dan Claycomb said...

I'm just calling you bitches cause I don't know your names individually. - Katt Williams

(No relevance, its just rare to have an opportunity to use that line)

Nate said...

1. Case aside, Ben should definitely grow his beard back. His face looks unflatteringly fat without it. Also, man, some guys can pull of long hair...Ben is not one of those guys.

2. I agree with the girl that said it's disrespectful to call a bunch of girls bitches...but then, like a commenter before me stated, I pretty much expect it from a jock.

Koz said...

This case is an excellent example about the inconsistency of eyewitness testimony. We've heard so many conflicting reports; at this point who knows what is true. I feel like this is going to drag on for a while, sports fans.

Louis Lipps is my homeboy said...

Next time I go to a bar, I'm buying shots for multiple girls for the sole purpose of getting to say "All you bitches, take my shots!"

Chip said...

Eh, I've heard guys whose greatest accomplishment in life was bowling a perfect game at McKnight Lanes walk up to girls at a bar and say "Yo bitches, wanna do shots?" So I don't think it's behavior limited to jocks.

I wish Barney Fife and his merry men down GA would just charge this assclown or dismiss the case already. No offense to Mondesi or others but these daily "Ben is a dick/Ben is a great guy" updates are growing tiresome. Especially since we all know if his weasel lawyer gets him off, every reporter, talk show host, and fan will go back to waving the Ben is God flag as soon as he throws a TD pass to win a game for us.

Broke But Still Drinking said...

Where did Big Ben and his boys buy those "Douche-A-Palozza" t-shirts? They're awesome!

Anonymous said...

On the subject of Ben looking kind of fat; this has to help his offseason workout right? No way in hell he's going out partying anymore this offseason. He'll just be bored at home, working out 6 times a week, pumped to come back and focus on football?

Or he'll just drink at home 6 nights a week and come to training camp ready to take on Casey Hampton in a pie eating contest, really hope its the first one.

JeremyT said...

Mmmm. Pie.

NuttingHostage said...

You're in luck....I was down in the Strip District this morning and they are already selling t-shirts and sweatshirts commemorating Ben's alleged assault.

One states, "Drink Up Bitches" and the other states..."Big Ben please keep Little Ben in your pants".

lovinfleury said...

That is a perfect place for the Katt Williams line.
Why would the girl quit school? That's redic. I agree, charge him or drop it so we can figure out which flags to throw.

I'm trying to find the t-shirts. Where in the strip?