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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Saturday, April 10, 2010

QB to know fate Monday

Advertiser News Services

A district attorney in Georgia plans to announce Monday whether he will file charges in a case of sexual assault accusations against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

District Attorney Fred Bright said in a statement yesterday he has reviewed all the investigation reports and will hold a news conference in Milledgeville, Ga., to announce his decision.

Sources reportedly told ESPN's Kelly Naqi yesterday that Roethlisberger will not be charged.

Milledgeville police Chief Woodrow Blue said Wednesday his department and the Georgia Bureau of Investigation had wrapped up their investigation into a 20-year-old college student's claim that the two-time Super Bowl champion sexually assaulted her early March 5 at a club in Milledgeville.

Attorneys for both Roethlisberger and the woman did not immediately return calls seeking comment yesterday.


Auto racing: Kyle Busch lost the lead on a restart with eight laps left, but rallied to win NASCAR Nationwide Series Bashas' Supermarkets 200 last night at Phoenix International Raceway. Earlier, AJ. Allmendinger earned his first Sprint Cup Series pole, running a lap at 134.675 mph, for today's Subway Fresh Fit 600.

College basketball: Ohio State's Evan Turner won the 34th John R. Wooden Award as the nation's top basketball player last night at the Los Angeles Athletic Club. Turner, the AP Player of the Year, was chosen over Kentucky freshman John Wall, Syracuse's Wesley Johnson, West Virginia forward Da'Sean Butler and Kansas guard Sherron Collins.

College hockey: Wisconsin forward Blake Geoffrion, the grandson of Hockey Hall of Famer Bernie "Boom Boom" Geoffrion, received the Hobey Baker Memorial Award last night as college hockey's top player. Geoffrion has helped Wisconsin to the NCAA championship game tonight against Boston College. He has 28 goals and 22 assists in 39 games this season.