Details of the Ben Roethlisberger police report have surfaced, and though the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback will not be charged following an alleged sexual assault in a Georgia bar, the particulars aren't pretty.
According to reports on ESPN, Roethlisberger's accuser claims the quarterback exposed himself in the bar prior to the sexual encounter and that members of Roethlisberger's entourage blocked the woman's friends from intervening while the quarterback had his way with her in the bathroom.
Roethlisberger is still awaiting news on whether or not he'll be suspended by the league, though the assumption is he will be. Tony Kornheiser even said on this afternoon's Pardon The Interruption that he wouldn't be surprised if the suspension reached eight games in light of the recent info.
It is only one side of the story, of course, but Roethlisberger continues to look like an arrogant lout. He has been in trouble for sexual situations before, and this incident only continues to paint him as an entitled athlete on the prowl for unsuspecting women. He looks more and more like a low-class loser, and he's doing little in the way of explanations or other announcements to change that.
There are even rumors the Steelers are looking to trade him. And, to me, that would be the perfect ending. So often athletes like Roethlisberger go unpunished for their actions. He isn't being charged here, so what's to stop him from doing it again? It would be fun to ship him to Detroit or St. Louis and let him whither away in football purgatory, where he'd no doubt get himself in the kind of hot water he couldn't wiggle out of.
And for those who point to his two Super Bowl rings as reasons to keep him in Pittsburgh, I beg to differ. Those titles were results of the system, not the quarterback and - the first time around, at least - they won a championship in spite of Roethlisberger rather than because of him.
I say deal him to a dog and let him continue the downward spiral. The loser's had enough chances to shape up in Pittsburgh already.