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Roethlisberger's Nevada accuser might talk to Georgia investigators

The woman who filed a civil lawsuit against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger in Nevada might speak with Georgia authorities who are investigating sexual-assault allegations facing the two-time Super Bowl champion in that state.

Attorney Calvin Dunlap, who represents the woman alleging that Roethlisberger assaulted her in Nevada in 2008, told KDKA-TV in Pittsburgh that Georgia Bureau of Investigation officials contacted him Monday looking to interview his client. Dunlap hasn't ruled out the possibility that the interview will take place, adding that he's also conducting his own investigation of the Georgia incident in connection with the Nevada lawsuit.

"They need information from us, and frankly we need information from them, so I will make a decision on how to proceed as the need arises," Dunlap said.


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Roethlisberger has denied the Nevada allegations, and no criminal charges have been filed in that case.

In the Georgia case, police are investigating an allegation brought by a 20-year-old college student that she was sexually assaulted by Roethlisberger, 28, in a Milledgeville nightclub earlier this month. Roethlisberger's attorney, Ed Garland, has said his client hasn't committed a crime.

NFL Network's Jason La Canfora reported Tuesday that Roethlisberger flew to Georgia last weekend to cooperate with investigators but that he ultimately didn't answer any questions at the behest of his lawyer.

Roethlisberger maintains his innocence in the Georgia case and reportedly claimed to have never had sex with his accuser.

Steelers president Art Rooney told the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette on Thursday that he will allow the investigation to finish before deciding what direction the team might take on the matter.

"I mean, look, that's one of the things, we do have a little bit of luxury of time," Rooney said in his first public comments since he issued a statement last week. "If we were at a different point in the year, we may have to be thinking and doing something different. But at the moment, I think we're in a situation we're going to let this investigation play out and then go from there."

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