MILLEDGEVILLE, Ga. (CBS/AP) New documents in the Georgia sexual assault investigation of Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger say the woman who accused him told police she tried to get away, and told him, "no, this is not OK."
The disclosure came in police documents in which the 20-year old woman also claimed that the NFL star told her and her friends to take shots of alcohol, before the alleged sexual assault
The prosecutor said Monday the woman asked him not to pursue the case, and that the accusations could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt.
Roethlisberger has denied the accusations, which stem from an incident at a Milledgeville, Ga. nightclub March 5.
Friends of the alleged victim told police Roethlisberger's bodyguards took the 20-year-old down the hall to a bathroom. The police documents also say the woman's friends told the bodyguards she was drunk and shouldn't be alone with the football player, but that the guards still prevented them from seeing her.
At a news conference about the incident Thursday, Steelers president Art Rooney II says the team is ready to discipline Roethlisberger but the punishment will be coordinated with the NFL and won't pre-empt any league action. "I have made it clear to Ben that his conduct in this incident did not live up to our standards," Rooney said.
He said Roethlisberger told him he is prepared to accept disciplinary action.
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