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Ben Roethlisberger of Pittsburgh Steelers Settles Alleged 2008 Rape Lawsuit

DENVER, CO - JANUARY 08:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers drops back to pass against the Denver Broncos during the Wild Card Playoffs at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on January 8, 2012 in Denver, Colorado.  (Photo by Jeff Gross/Getty Images)
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Michael MillSenior Analyst IIIJanuary 21, 2012

The 2008 rape allegations against Ben Roethlisberger can finally be put in the past for the All-Star quarterback of the Pittsburgh Steelers.

Reports indicate that Roethlisberger and accuser Andrea McNulty have come to a settlement.

The events will forever be shrouded in mystery, since it's unclear if there was any monetary exchange in the settlement.

Both McNulty and Roethlisberger's lawyers wouldn't elaborate on the details of the settlement.

In 2008, Roethlisberger was accused of raping McNulty, a former Harrah's Lake Tahoe casino host.

According to the USA Today, "McNulty claimed that Roethlisberger asked her to come to his suite to fix his broken television, the suit said. Once in the room, McNulty said he forced her on the bed and raped her, the suit said."

This isn't the only time the All-Star quarterback has faced similar allegations.

In 2010, Roethlisberger faced accusations of sexual assault at a college bar in Georgia. After an investigation by police charges were never filed.

Since the two incidents, Roethlisberger has changed his attitude according to his teammates. Multiple teammates have come out saying that he has made life changes to better himself.

With this lawsuit finally in the rear-view mirror, Roethlisberger and the Steelers can look ahead towards the future.

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