Now another tidbit is out about the Big Ben case, as AP has a story about two off-duty cops from PA saying they were with Roethlisberger at the bar the night of the incident, and they, like OL Willie Colon, say that nothing odd took place, at least from where they were sitting:
Two off-duty Pennsylvania law enforcement officers were with Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger at the Georgia nightclub where a woman accused him of sexual assault, and the two men didn’t see anything inappropriate, an attorney for one of them said Wednesday.
Anthony Barravecchio, an officer on the force in the Pittsburgh suburb of Coraopolis, and Pennsylvania Trooper Ed Joyner were among about eight people with Roethlisberger celebrating his birthday at the club, attorney Michael Santicola said. Santicola said the men were there because they are friends of the two-time Super Bowl winner.
“They were not there in their official capacity,” said Santicola, who represents Barravecchio but said Joyner is also a longtime friend.
Police are investigating the 20-year-old college student’s claim that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her early last Friday at the club in Milledgeville, Ga. Roethlisberger has not been charged, and his attorney disputes the woman’s claim.
Santicola, who’s based in western Pennsylvania, said both of the law enforcement officers who were with Roethlisberger are cooperating fully with the investigation, but say they saw nothing inappropriate.
“They saw nothing inappropriate, no criminal activity and no inappropriate contact or behavior,” Santicola said, adding that Barravecchio was “completely sober” during the evening.
Santicola also said the two do not remember meeting the woman who has accused Roethlisberger of assault.
“If they did meet the woman, they have no memory of it,” Santicola said. “This was a crowded bar with people everywhere.”
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