Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not be charged with sexual assault.
Ocmulgee Circuit District Attorney Fred Bright concluded that the case could not be proven beyond a reasonable doubt, and a lawyer representing the woman in question said in a letter that she did not want to press charges.
A 20-year-old woman from Georgia had accused the two-time Super Bowl winner of sexually assaulting her in a club March 5 in Milledgeville. The woman said she and her friends had been invited by Roethlisberger to the VIP section of a club where he was celebrating his 28th birthday, the AP reported. Shortly after, she claimed he followed her into a bathroom and sexually assaulted her.
"We are not condoning Mr. Roethlisberger's actions that night," Bright said. "But we do not prosecute morals. We prosecute crimes."
This is the second accusation against Roethlisberger, 28. In July, a woman claimed he raped her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel and casino, though he has denied the claim and charges were never filed.