Report: Ben Roethlisberger Will Not Be Charged For Assault Allegations

According to sources confirmed by ESPN's Kelly Naqi, Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will not be charged after "accusations of sexual assault" were made in Georgia in early March.

Sources confirmed to ESPN's Kelly Naqi that District Attorney Fred Bright will announce on Monday that charges will not be brought against Roethlisberger. Bright said in a statement Friday he has reviewed all the investigation reports and will hold a news conference at 2 p.m. ET Monday.

The issue hung over Roethlisberger and the Steelers organization for over a month, concerned that if charges were pressed the quarterback would have to eventually deal with a suspension posed by NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell. In a tough division won by the Cincinnati Bengals in 2009 and the Baltimore Ravens looking to expand on their passing game, the Steelers ho-hum offseason along with any suspension on the team's franchise quarterback could have been disastrous out of the gate.

For reaction check out Behind the Steel Curtain.

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