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Steelers QB Roethlisberger accused of sexual assault in Georgia

FILE - In this July 23, 2009, file

FILE - In this July 23, 2009, file photo, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger arrives to make a statement in Pittsburgh. Photo Credit: AP

MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (AP) — Authorities in Georgia say Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in an allegation of sexual assault.

Police say the incident occurred early Friday in a nightclub in Milledgeville, about 85 miles southeast of Atlanta. The player owns a home nearby.

The player and some of his friends were seen visiting some local restaurants and bars earlier Thursday night.

Separately, Roethlisberger has been sued by a woman who claims he raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel. The Steelers star denies those allegations and has asked for counter-damages.

Agent Ryan Tollner says that “given the prior accusation against Ben, we are skeptical of motive, but we will continue to cooperate with everyone involved.”

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