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    Ben settles Lake Tahoe lawsuit

    RENO, Nev. — Lawyers for Ben Roethlisberger and a woman who accused him of raping her at a Lake Tahoe hotel-casino in 2008 have reached a settlement that ends her civil lawsuit against the Steelers quarterback.

    Cal Dunlap, the Reno lawyer representing the woman, told The Associated Press on Friday "the matter has been resolved." He said he had no further comment.
    The Reno Gazette-Journal first reported the settlement. It also dismisses claims against Harrah's employees whom the woman had accused of covering up the alleged sexual assault in Roethlisberger's penthouse suite.

    Dunlap said in papers filed in Washoe District Court that his client wanted to have the case dismissed because all the parties had reached a resolution of all claims and counterclaims.

    The Pittsburgh quarterback's lawyer has had no comment.



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    Steelers fans will watch this as good, case dismissed.

    Rest of NFL will claim that they reached a settlement because Ben was guilty. I don't care either way.
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    Can't believe that **** was still going on until now. It's amazing that this woman probably got paid thousands of dollars to stop lying.

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    One expensive piece of ***...and to boot, an ugly one. Well, live and learn.

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    Quote Originally Posted by chisteeler View Post
    One expensive piece of ***...and to boot, an ugly one. Well, live and learn.
    True. One day, someone is going to sue these gold digging tramps and when they do, that's when this type of stuff will stop.

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    Quote Originally Posted by steelersbabex25 View Post
    Can't believe that **** was still going on until now. It's amazing that this woman probably got paid thousands of dollars to stop lying.
    I'd bet that settlement ranges somewhere in the 6 figures at this point. I'm sure both he and his new wife Ashley are just glad to put it behind them. Ben's camp has been silent though so far, hopefully they just want it fade off into the sunset again.

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    Lawyers have reached a settlement to end a civil lawsuit filed against Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger by a Nevada woman who accused him of raping her during a celebrity golf tournament at Lake Tahoe.

    Cal Dunlap, the Reno lawyer representing the woman, told The Associated Press on Friday that the case has been settled. It is not known if the woman received any money in the settlement.

    The woman, a former VIP concierge at Harrah's Lake Tahoe Hotel and Casino, claimed that Roethlisberger raped her in July 2008 while he was at Lake Tahoe playing in the tournament. She filed the lawsuit in Reno a year later, saying that the two-time Super Bowl champion quarterback lured her to his room by saying that his television was not working.

    Roethlisberger has denied assaulting the woman, who never filed a formal criminal complaint with police. The Tribune-Review does not identify those who say they are victims of sexual assault.

    The Reno Gazette-Journal, which reported the settlement on its website yesterday, said the case was formally dismissed last month.
    The newspaper said the settlement dismisses claims against Harrah's employees whom the woman accused of covering up the alleged assault in Roethlisberger's penthouse suite.

    "The matter has been resolved, and I have no further comment," Dunlap told the AP.
    Roethlisberger's agent, Ryan Tollner, declined to comment.
    Neither a Steelers spokesman nor Roethlisberger's attorney, William David Cornwell Sr. of DNK Cornwell in Atlanta, could be reached for comment.
    Dunlap filed court papers on Nov. 30 with Washoe District Court Judge Brent Adams saying his client wanted to have a stay lifted so the case could be dismissed because a settlement was pending.

    "All parties have reached a resolution of all claims and counterclaims," Dunlap wrote.
    Adams formally dismissed the case on Dec. 27.
    The original lawsuit sought a minimum of $440,000 in damages from Roethlisberger, at least $50,000 in damages from Harrah's officials and an unspecified amount in punitive damages.

    The woman's claims -- coupled with a 20-year-old college student's accusation that Roethlisberger sexually assaulted her in the restroom of a Milledgeville, Ga., nightclub in 2010 -- prompted National Football League Commissioner Roger Goodell to suspend the quarterback for the first six games of the 2010 season.

    Roethlisberger has worked since then to clean up his image, and Goodell was sufficiently satisfied to reduce the suspension to four games.

    "I've spent a lot of time evaluating and looking at my life, on and off the field, and I think this is kind of the time to close the chapter of the last couple years of my life and move on," Roethlisberger told the Trib after the suspension was announced.
    "Looking forward to the second chance, the second opportunity. Not just in football but in life, I think that's kind of what's more important."

    Roethlisberger married Ashley Harlan in July, but only after talking to her brothers and getting permission from her father to ask her to marry him. Roethlisberger, who has a $102 million contract with the Steelers, and his bride asked wedding guests to make charitable contributions in lieu of gifts.



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    Could this be the offseason with no drama?????

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