PITTSBURGH -- A man charged with impersonating Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to get dates was accused of stealing $3,200 from a different woman by telling her he was another player on the team, tight end Jerame Tuman.
Brian Jackson was charged with theft by deception for borrowing the money and not repaying it. The woman lent the money to the 32-year-old Jackson because she believed he was Tuman, District Attorney Stephen Zappala Jr. said.
Last year, Jackson was charged with impersonating Roethlisberger and his then-backup, Brian St. Pierre, to meet and date women. Jackson was ordered to undergo psychological counseling and sentenced to 30 days in jail after pleading guilty to a reduced charge of disorderly conduct.
When the woman learned Tuman was not the man she knew, a team official helped her find a news article about Jackson -- and she recognized him as the man she had dated, authorities said.
Jackson faces a felony charge that is punishable by up to seven years in prison.