A Georgia college student said she felt powerless to stop a short-tempered Ben Roethlisberger from having sex with her in a bar bathroom even though she told him to stop, telling investigators: "I'm a little girl and he’s a big boy."
Her interviews with police were among more than 50 audio and video clips released Wednesday from the investigation into Roethlisberger’s late-night carousing in the Georgia college town of Milledgeville – a sordid incident that didn’t result in criminal charges but earned him a six-game NFL suspension.
The DVDs offered the first extensive account by the accuser, who hasn’t spoken publicly, as well as less than a minute of shaky Roethlisberger footage from the club. With loud music blaring, the Pittsburgh Steelers star asks a girl what her drink tastes like, doles out high-fives, strikes a pose, punches his fist in the air twice and flashes a huge grin for the camera.
Before the night was done, he was accused of sexually assaulting the 20-year-old woman, who said she didn’t try to fight him off because he appeared to anger easily.
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The local prosecutor determined there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant criminal charges.
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