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Roethlisberger’s Rape Victim Has An Offer For Him He Can Refuse
Total Pro Sports – While we have grown accustomed to the obscenities that continue to develop within the Ben Roethlisberger rape case, we apparently have not seen the last of them. Reports have recently indicated that Andrea McNulty would be willing to drop her civil lawsuit if Big Ben acknowledged that he raped her and apologized for his actions.
Cal Dunlap, the Reno-based attorney who represents McNulty also stated in a letter addressed to Roethlisberger’s lawyers that his client would like for the Steelers’ quarterback to donate $100,000 to the Committee to Aid Abused Women, which is a nonprofit organization in Reno that offers support to domestic violence victims.
Dunlap said the proposal is designed to counter claims made by Roethlisberger’s lawyers that his client only filed the lawsuit to get money from the Super Bowl-winning quarterback.
Her only interest “has been and is to regain the dignity that was taken from her,” Dunlap said in a motion that asking the letter be added to the court record. [SI.com]
As you would expect, Roethlisberger and his lawyers have decided to reject the offer. After all, when you consider that McNulty has what appears to be no case against Big Ben, and the fact that admitting guilt to a crime that you will likely be found innocent of is not the brightest idea, this decision comes as little surprise.
With the 2009 NFL season set to begin tomorrow when the Pittsburgh Steelers host the Tennessee Titans, don’t expect Roethlisberger to be phased by this case. What you can expect, however, is some trash-talking Titans to remind Ben about his poor taste in women. I guess you can’t even trust the ugly ones.
Hat Tip – [SI.com]