Lawyer: Lawsuit accuser might talk

Updated: March 18, 2010, 9:45 AM ET
ESPN.com news services

The Georgia state police agency investigating allegations against Ben Roethlisberger is pursuing an interview with the woman who sued the Pittsburgh Steelers' quarterback in Nevada last year, the woman's attorney said Wednesday.

Attorney Calvin Dunlap, who represents the accuser in the Nevada case, Andrea McNulty, told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh that the Georgia Bureau of Investigation has sought an interview with his client. Dunlap has not ruled out allowing McNulty to speak to Georgia investigators.

In the Nevada lawsuit, McNulty alleged Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her. He has denied those allegations. No criminal charges have been filed in that case.

"They need information from us, and frankly we need information from them, so I will make a decision on how to proceed as the need arises," Dunlap told KDKA-TV.

Georgia police are investigating an allegation brought by a 20-year-old college student that she was sexually assaulted by Roethlisberger, 28, in a Milledgeville bar. His attorney, Ed Garland, has said the two-time Super Bowl winner has committed no crime.

The investigation is ongoing and no charges have been filed.

Garland told The Associated Press on Tuesday that Roethlisberger has yet to speak with investigators regarding the accusation, made on March 5 in Milledgeville.

Special agent Tom Davis of the Georgia Bureau of Investigation told ESPN's Kelly Naqi that Roethlisberger is cooperating through his attorney, but has yet to speak to investigators.

"We interviewed a majority of people that were in his group . . . in Georgia. I will not say who from his group we interviewed but we have not spoken to Ben yet," Davis said Tuesday. "His lawyer has not made him available. [Garland] has cooperated in every way, with the exception of the interview."

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