Police chief: Roethlisberger assault investigation nearly finished

Georgia police are close to completing their investigation into a sexual-assault allegation leveled at Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, according to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

"We're getting close to the end," Milledgeville police chief Woodrow Blue told the newspaper Thursday.

The investigation is likely to be completed, despite Roethlisberger's refusal to provide a second interview to authorities. Police did question Roethlisberger, 28, on the same day that a 20-year-old female college student accused the quarterback of sexually assulting her in the bathroom of a Milledgeville nightclub.

Blue said he doubts that Roethlisberger will consent to another interview before the investigation is completed.

Through his attorney, Roethlisberger has denied the allegation and maintained his innocence.

Roethlisberger also faces a lawsuit in Nevada after a woman accused him of raping her in 2008 at a Lake Tahoe hotel. Roethlisberger denies that allegation and has sued for counter-damages.

Roethlisberger hasn't been charged in either case.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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