From the AP: A district attorney in Georgia plans to announce whether charges will be brought in a case of sexual assault accusations against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.
District Attorney Fred Bright said in a statement Friday that he had reviewed all the investigation reports and will hold a news conference Monday to announce a decision.
Authorities earlier this week wrapped up their investigation into a 20-year-old college student’s claim that the two-time Superbowl champion sexually assaulted her early March 5 at a club in Milledgeville.
No charges have been filed. Roethlisberger’s lawyer, Ed Garland, has disputed the assault claim and hired his own team to investigate.
Considering the DA just received the information from the case from the police last week, this is a pretty quick turnaround on whether or not he's going to prosecute.
Though I'm not an expert in criminal proceedings, this would appear to be good news for Roethlisberger. If the DA thought he had a very solid case, he may take his time to get his ducks in a row before heading to court.
The fact that he's moving quickly on this could mean he feels the evidence is flimsy and he can't win a conviction.