Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is being investigated in an allegation of sexual assault at a Georgia nightclub, police said on March 5, 2010. Officers said the alleged assault occurred at a nightclub in Milledgeville, about 85 miles southeast of Atlanta. Roethlisberger admitted that he had "sexual contact" with the woman but denies the two had intercourse or that there was an assault. The Steelers quarterback is also being sued by a woman who claims he raped her at a Lake Tahoe hotel/casino in 2008, an allegation he strongly denies.
Tiger Woods, seen here at the 91st PGA Championship in Chaska, Minn., Aug. 15, 2009, May have put his billion-dollar brand in jeopardy because of reported infidelities. But he is not the only athlete to land in the headlines for reports of sexual misbehavior. Keep clicking to see who some of the others were.
Louisville basketball coach Rick Pitino makes a public apology concerning his involvement in a scandal in Louisville, Ky., Aug. 12, 2009. Pitino's comments were the first since news broke that he told police that he and Karen Sypher had sex on a table at a Louisville restaurant six years ago.
Steve McNair, seen running with the ball as Tennessee Titans quarterback on Oct. 16, 2000, was found dead July 4, 2009, with multiple gunshot wounds. Police said a pistol was discovered near the body of 20-year-old Sahel Kazemi, also shot dead in the Nashville condominium. Police have concluded that the married father of four died at the hands of his girlfriend in a murder-suicide double-shooting.
Los Angeles Lakers' Kobe Bryant, seen during Game 3 of the NBA finals against the Orlando Magic, June 9, 2009, in Orlando, Fla. In 2003, Bryant settled out of court to charges of sexual assault by a 19-year old hotel employee.
On July 21, 2006, a Cook County, Illinois judge determined that former Chicago Bulls guard Michael Jordan did not owe his alleged former lover Karla Knafel $5 million. Jordan had allegedly paid Knafel $250,000 to keep their relationship a secret.
A jury found that New York Knicks president and general manager Isiah Thomas and Madison Square Garden had sexually harassed former team executive Anucha Browne Sanders and ordered the company to pay $11.6 million in damages. Thomas was criticized by Al Sharpton and Rutgers women's coach C. Vivian Stringer for comments he made in his taped deposition, and later lost his job with the Knicks.
ESPN baseball analyst Steve Phillips admits Oct. 21, 2009, to having an affair with an assistant at the cable network who reportedly taunted his wife with phone calls and a letter graphically describing their relationship. Phillips was later fired by the network.
Spectators hold up photos of Madonna as New York Yankees' Alex Rodriguez bats at Fenway Park in Boston, July 25, 2008. Rumors of an affair between the two, which hit the tabloids after the couple was seen in Central Park, led to a divorce for the baseball player. Madonna later divorced as well. These days, Rodriguez is dating actress Kate Hudson.
TV and radio sportscaster Marv Albert, seen Feb. 2, 1999, Albert became the focus of a media frenzy in 1997, when he went on trial for felony charges of forcible sodomy. Albert was given a 12-month suspended sentence and ordered to continue undergoing counseling.
Former Red Sox third baseman Wade Boggs, seen after the announcement of his election into Baseball's Hall of Fame on Jan. 4, 2005, Boggs garnered non-baseball related media attention in 1989 for his four-year extramarital affair with Margo Adams, a California mortgage broker. After Boggs ended the relationship in 1988, Adams filed a $12 million lawsuit for emotional distress and breach of oral contract.
New York Knicks center Patrick Ewing, seen here April 23, 1999, testified in 2001 that he had sex with two dancers at Atlanta's Gold Club, one of the city's most prominent strip clubs, bringing in millions of dollars a year and attracting athletes, celebrities and other wealthy patrons.
Colorado Rockies pitcher Denny Neagle was found engaged with a prostitute and three days later caught speeding while drunk. The incident was a public humiliation for Neagle and ended his marriage. On Jan. 24, 2006, Neagle pleaded guilty in Jefferson County, Colo., to one charge of patronizing a prostitute and was sentenced to 40 hours of community service.
Former football legend Frank Gifford disgraced his TV host- wife, Kathie Lee , in 1997 when he was photographed with airline stewardess and mistress Suzen Johnson, who wound up posing for Playboy's November 1997 cover.
Atlanta Falcons defensive back Eugene Robinson was arrested the night before Super Bowl XXXIII, for offering an undercover female police officer posing as a prostitute $40 for oral sex. The charges charges were dropped after he completed a court-mandated rehab program.
Quarterback Daunte Culpepper was cleared of misdemeanor charges stemming from a boat-party sex scandal. He was one of four Minnesota Vikings accused of misdemeanor lewd conduct during a cruise in the fall of 2005. Culpepper has since been traded to the Miami Dolphins.
In 2004, personal assistant Rebecca Loos reportedly said that an affair with soccer star David Beckham left her "breathless" and "very happy." Sarah Marbeck, a model who also claimed an affair with Beckham, was described in The Sun as "a high-class hooker." Wife Victoria Beckham says her husband has always been faithful to her.
A former beverage manager at the Hard Rock Hotel sued Dennis Rodman, claiming the ex-NBA star assaulted her in March 2006 by rubbing against her body and slapping her on the buttocks. Prior to that, Rodman was sued by a cocktail waitress in 1998 who claimed he jammed a $100 bill down her blouse and grabbed her breast.
The New York Daily News reported Clemens and country star Mindy McCready had a decade-long relationship that began when she was a 15-year-old aspiring singer and the pitcher was a Boston Red Sox ace. Clemens denies any sexual relationship and calls McCready a "close family friend." For her part, McCready said, "I cannot refute anything in the story." Reports of several other extramarital relationships also surfaced.