After a sexual assault allegation was first lodged against Ben Roethlisberger in Georgia last Friday, the quarterback’s agent Ryan Tollner released this statement:
“Last night, Ben and his friends met a group of women and everyone mingled together throughout the evening. We have spoken to law enforcement.
“Based on information currently available, an allegation was made against Ben, which appeared to be dismissed after a preliminary investigation last night.
“Obviously, given the prior accusation against Ben, we are skeptical of motive, but we will continue to cooperate with everyone involved.”
The tone of Team Roethlisberger has since changed considerably.