The two-time Superbowl winning quarterback is a suspect in a sexual assault case filed by a woman at a Georgia night club.
Milledgeville Deputy Police Chief Richard Malone in a news conference Friday evening, confirmed that Roethlisberger is at the center of the investigation.
The accuser is reportedly a 20-year-old student at Georgia College & State University. She was treated and released from a local hospital earlier this morning.
A police report had previously described the suspect only as a "6-foot-5, 240-pound, white male."
After further investigation and questioning of witnesses, the police department confirmed Roethlisberger is a primary suspect.
No charges have yet been filed.
The incident happened late Thursday night into the early Friday morning hours at the Capital City night club in Milledgeville, GA, just a few miles from one of Roethlisberger's homes in Lake Oconee, Ga.
The woman accusing the QB of sexual assault told the police the incident happened inside the women's restroom.
She stated she had accompanied the football star most of the night at several other establishments.
Police were contacted around 2:30 - 3:00a.m. Friday morning.
Witnesses say they saw the quarterback signing autographs but remained mostly separated from the rest of the club patrons. Police said the superstar was accompanied by "a few friends."
He was also seen at another local night spot, the Velvet Elvis, with fellow teammate Willie Colon.
Roethlisburger's agent issued this statement:
"Last night, Ben and his friends met a group of women and everyone mingled together throughout the evening. We have spoken to law enforcement. Based on information currently available, an allegation was made against Ben, which appeared to be dismissed after a preliminary investigation last night.
"Obviously, given the prior accusation against Ben, we are skeptical of motive, but we will continue to cooperate with everyone involved."
The police department has said they've interviewed many witnesses and at this point, no charges have been filed.
The Steelers organization stated they're "still gathering information and have no comment at this time."