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.
The local prosecutor determined there wasn’t enough evidence to warrant criminal charges.
HAWKS SIGN PICKS
The Seattle Seahawks have signed two seventh-round draft choices, defensive end Dexter Davis and tight end Jameson Konz.
The team also signed two undrafted free agents – defensive tackle Barrett Moen and defensive end Will Tukuafu – and released tight end Michael Allan, wide receiver Patrick Carter, linebacker Kevin Dixon and safety Quinton Teal.
Carolina weakside linebacker Thomas Davis suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament in his right knee for the second time in seven months, likely ending his 2010 season. … The San Diego Chargers signed three-time Pro Bowl left tackle Tra Thomas to a one-year deal.