New Allegation against Roethlisberger Surfaces

Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger reads a statement in the team's locker room on Monday, April 12, 2010 in Pittsburgh. Roethlisberger, reading a statement for 74 seconds on Monday night but not taking questions from reporters, said Georgia prosecutors reached the right conclusion by deciding not to charge him in the case. (AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar AP Photo/Gene J. Puskar

One day after a district attorney in Georgia announced that no charges were going to be filed against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, an attorney in Boston claims a similar scenario was brought to his attention within the last six months, reports CBS station KDKA.

During a radio interview with WEEI in Boston, attorney Harry Manion talked about a case involving Roethlisberger at a Las Vegas nightclub that he claimed had the same outcome as the one in Georgia.

"Six months ago I was retained by a client of mine and a close friend to investigate allegations against Ben Roethlisberger in a Las Vegas nightclub that were absolutely identical to this Georgia girl's story," Manion told WEEI.

Listen To The WEEI Interview Here

KDKA confirmed the comments through Manion's office. His office also said that Manion would not be commenting further on the situation.

Manion, who is a partner with Cooley Manion Jones, LLP, told the radio station that the history with Roethlisberger is troubling.

"The outcome was that the young woman did not want to proceed, and we did not take any action. There is a history here, and I can't say any further because we never proceeded with it, but there is a history here that is just super troubling," Manion told WEEI.

Roethlisberger is expected to meet with NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell this afternoon.

While charges were not filed in Georgia after sexual assault allegations, Roethlisberger could face some disciplinary action from the Pittsburgh Steelers and the NFL.

The Steelers ownership and the commissioner have both expressed concern that Roethlisberger continues to put himself in situations where he then becomes accused of wrongdoing.
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