Roethlisberger Sacked: The Steelers QB Hit with Sexual Assault Lawsuit

Alex JohnsonCorrespondent IJuly 21, 2009

TAMPA, FL - FEBRUARY 01:  Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger #7 of the Pittsburgh Steelers reacts against the Arizona Cardinals during Super Bowl XLIII on February 1, 2009 at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Jamie Squire/Getty Images)

According to ProFootballTalk.com, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been hit with a legal claim of sexual assault.

The web site is reporting Andrea McNulty of Nevada filed suit against Roethlisberger and several others on Friday. 

McNulty alleges that Roethlisberger asked her to come to his hotel room to fix the television, and that he then forced her to have sex with him.

According to PFT, Roethlisberger faces one civil count of assault, one civil count of sexual assault and battery, one civil count of false imprisonment, one civil count of false pretenses, one civil count of fraud, and one civil count of intentional infliction of emotional distress.

Lawyer David Cornwell strongly denied the allegations in a statement released to PFT.  "Ben has never sexually assaulted anyone; especially Andrea McNulty," Cornwell said. 

"If an investigation is commenced, Ben will cooperate fully and Ben will be fully exonerated."Cornwell stated.

A spokesperson for the Steelers released the following statement:  "We are aware of the allegations but cannot comment on the specifics of the case.  We've been told Ben's side of the story and we fully support him at this time."

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