Georgia Bureau Of Investigation Releasing Video Interviews From Roethlisberger Investigation

Though much (if not all) of the interesting information from the investigation into Ben Roethlisberger's alleged incident at a Georgia bar has been released, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation is releasing today more than 50 DVDs of video interviews with key participants in the investigation.

The name of Roethlisberger's accuser has not been released so her picture will be blurred in the videos and any information on who she is has been excluded.

Other key interviews include those of former Milledgeville police Sgt. Jerry Blash, one of the first officers to respond, who resigned after an uproar caused by his derogatory description of the accuser; Steelers lineman Willie Colon, who was with Mr. Roethlisberger at Capital City; and Pennsylvania state Trooper Edward J. Joyner, another member of the quarterback's group, whose permission to moonlight for Mr. Roethlisberger was rescinded following the trip.

Missing from the list of interviews will be Roethlisberger himself. He was interviewed shortly after the incident but officials never got a second interview from him.

A Georgia attorney explained the reasoning behind releasing the tapes, which are now a matter of public record.

"The theory behind it is that it's so people can see for themselves if law enforcement did a proper job or was there a cover-up. Has the alleged defendant been treated too favorably or too harshly? If you're going to have public oversight of law enforcement, you really have to have access to the records."

Read more Steelers talk at Behind The Steel Curtain.

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