Decision on Roethlisberger Charges Possibly Months Away; Distractions Linger For Steelers

Even though investigators have passed their findings from last month's Ben Roethlisberger sexual assault case on to Ocmulgee Judicial Court District Attorney Fred Bright, the possibility remains that, since Bright might decide to seek further information and conduct additional interviews, a decision on whether to file charges against Roethlisberger may not come for months.
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That, of course, only serves to exacerbate matters for the Pittsburgh Steelers. If charges, should they even come, be delayed for months, the team would lose their starting quarterback for an extended period of time while not having the opportunity to address the situation through the draft, or even while veteran replacements are available. In other words, the distractions cited in the Arrested Development parody by Benstonium will linger in the foreground, and the ability of the team to knuckle down and focus on the upcoming season will be compromised to some degree↵

This post originally appeared on the Sporting Blog. For more, see The Sporting Blog Archives.

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