Officers said the alleged assault occurred early Friday morning in Milledgeville, about 85 miles southeast of Atlanta. The player owns a home about 30 miles to the north on Oconee Lake.
Deputy Police Chief Richard Malone said Roethlisberger had been with three other people who were mingling with another group that included the alleged victim. Malone said the woman, a 20-year-old college student, and her party contacted a nearby police officer following the alleged assault.
Detroit's Rodney Stuckey was wheeled off the court on a stretcher during the third quarter and taken from the arena in an ambulance after he collapsed on the bench during a game in Cleveland. Stuckey walked off the court for a timeout showing no signs of illness. After a few moments in a chair, though, Stuckey slumped over. The Cavs won, 99-92, behind 40 points from LeBron James.