Steelers president Art Rooney II has issued a statement about the allegations of sexual assault involving quarterback Ben Roethlisberger (pictured).

"All of us in the Steelers family are concerned about the recent incident involving Ben Roethlisberger," Rooney said. "We cannot comment on any of the specifics until law enforcement's investigation is concluded."

Authorities in Milledgeville, Ga. are expected to update the situation later this afternoon at a news conference. Milledgeville Police and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation have been looking into allegations by a 20-year-old student at George College & State University that the Steelers quarterback assaulted her early Friday at a nightclub.

Roethlisberger has hired prominent Atlanta attorney Ed Garland, who represented rapper T.I. on federal weapons charges and Ravens LB Ray Lewis in a murder case, to represent him as the police investigation continues.

This is the second time in less than a year that Roethlisberger has dealth with sexual assault accusations. Before the 2009 season, Andrea McNulty of Las Vegas claimed Roethlisberger raped her and filed a civil suit against Roethlisberger. 

UPDATE: At a Monday afternoon press conference, Midgeville police chief Woodrow Blue said the police department is still gathering details about the incident.

"We're not getting into any specific allegations at this time," Blue said. "We anticipate interviewing [Roethlisberger] at some point in the next couple days."

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