You can say a lot of things about Ben Roethlisberger -- that he's dumb, foolish, reckless and may not be the world's number-one gentleman. Hell, he may be a dickhead extraordinaire. But what you CAN'T talk about, it's clear, are things you "know" happened, nonsense like Ben having his goons drag some helpless young drunk girl down a dark hallway, where Ben was waiting to pounce with his junk already out of his pants. It's all BS, and How ANYONE is taking this stuff seriously is beyond me considering all the holes in the drunken sorority girls' stories.
For example, there’s this sad-sounding little song:
Ms. Nicole Biancofiore, the accuser's friend, says the woman "was dragged by a bodyguard to the back room in Capital.” http://www.scrippsne...dragged-accusor
Elsewhere, though, Ms. Biancofiore sings a slightly different tune where she told Milledgeville officers that Barravecchio "placed his hand" on the young accuser's "shoulder and (applied) a little bit of pressure to guide her" to the staff restroom. http://www.pittsburg...h...=rss&feed=3
Well, which is it, Ms. Biancofiore? Was it a case of your friend practically being kidnapped by Ben's goons, or was it, as you suggest later, just a poor drunk girl being "guided" to the bathroom?
As for the actual accuser, when she first approached a police officer outside the nightclub immediately after the incident, Mr. Bright said, "The police officer asked 'Did he rape you?' And her response was 'No.' Then he asked, 'Did you have sex?' And she said, 'Well, I'm not sure.' http://www.post-gaze.../1049925-66.stm
So she not only denies that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her -- she didn't even claim they had sexual contact to begin with. A short time later, down at the police station, she changes her story, and claims she did in fact have sex with Roethlisberger, and that he in fact forced himself upon her. Garbage.
The best one though is the whole DNA episode. Forensic pathologist Dr. Cyril H. Wecht, however, said he was "puzzled" that authorities knew the DNA came from a human male but could not profile the sample and compare it to genetic material from Roethlisberger. "You don't need a lot of material," Dr. Wecht said. "If you have enough to identify material and have enough to identify it as male and you're not able to do a DNA profile -- I'm puzzled. I really am puzzled." http://www.post-gaze.../1049925-66.stm
A scientist at Orchid Cellmark Inc., a company that does genetic testing, agreed with Dr. Wecht. "If a lab is good with their technology, even from very small amounts of DNA, they can get a decent result," said Dr. Rick W. Staub, Orchid Cellmark's forensics laboratory director, scientific operations. http://www.post-gaze.../1049925-66.stm
So now, we have established not one, but two experts who find the lack of DNA evidence available – given the victim’s claim of sexual assault – rather odd.
For the record, it should now be noted, the accuser has identified the type of sexual contact to have occurred -- "unprotected sex." http://www.thesmokin...lisberger1.html
Well no wonder you are "puzzled," Dr. Wecht -- for if the accuser and Roethlisberger did have sexual intercourse -- unprotected let's all remember -- would not then the alleged victim be a fountain of DNA? And yet, the doctors who examined her after the alleged attack could not find the smallest speck of genetic material from which to base a sample match. How odd - how very, very odd. One would think after contact so alleged a woman would be friggin' flowing with DNA, a veritable Niagara Falls of the stuff. And yet she turns up bone dry, a Gobi Desert. How on God's green earth is this even possible?
In his post-investigation news conference, District Attorney Fred Bright declined to prosecute Roethlisberger because he could not prove a rape happened "beyond a reasonable doubt." I believe he knew the likely falsehood of the alleged victim's claim the whole friggin' time -- but rather than scold HER for slinging a false accusation, he chose to go after Roethlisberger's character instead -- a much safer and more politically correct move. That is perhaps what's most disappointing of all. Far from being "Milledgeville CSI," what we had here was "Milledgeville, BS." Sorry, Mr. Bright, but looks to me like you went after the wrong "victim" here.
Unfortunately, though, this kind of juicy story is what sells, compounded by the fact that Roethlisberger has decided to clam up in the hopes of having the thing blow over sooner. Which only adds to the "credibility" of the accuser's story. Also, he has the crap from Nevada hanging over his head where a nutjob by the name of Andrea McNulty is suing his over a similar incident in a hotel room, but for some reason, this same woman chose to brag to her friends about the encounter and waited an entire year before bringing suit. Of course, the less informed more feeble of mind would claim "well where there's smoke, there's fire."