PITTSBURGH -- A casino employee is suing Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, accusing him of sexual assault at a Nevada hotel.
The story was broken on Monday evening by ProFootballTalk.com, which reported that Harrah's casino employee Andrea McNulty filed the civil lawsuit last week in Washoe County, Nev., stemming from an alleged incident at a hotel room in July 2008.
I try not to make such a quick judgement on these types of news because with athletes these days, you never know which side of the story is real or not. But based on the fact that the 'vitcim' never bothered with a criminal complaint and that espn.com hasn't put up an article on it as of 6 in the morning (though I did see the same story as the link on si.com), it comes off to me as a woman trying for a money grab and not looking too convincing at it either. Give it a couple of months, but I'm 100% sure that this will get laughed out of court when it is all said and done.
Pats are going to the playoffs? Don't hold your breath. With that defence in Miami and their offense healthy, the division title is already spoken for. I heard an interesting factoid on the radio last night...