With each passing day, the plot gets thicker and thicker in the Ben Roethlisberger case. Today is no different. Here we have photos that have emerged of Sgt. Jerry Blash posing with Roethlisberger just hours before the sexual assault complaint was filed by Ben’s accuser.
MILLEDGEVILLE — The patrol officer who initially investigated the sexual assault complaint against Ben Roethlisberger posed for photographs with the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback an hour before his accused filed her complaint.
Sgt. Jerry Blash, who subsequently wrote a sparse incident report that did not name Roethlisberger, had a close-up picture taken with the celebrity football player inside a local bar and, later, outside the bar with a group of other officers.
Words from Police Chief Woodrow Blue and that group shot after the jump.
Police Chief Woodrow Blue said he was not troubled by the photographs, adding that his officers handled the case correctly from the onset.
“The photographs did not and have not affected the investigation at all,” said Blue.
And while Blash, an eight-year veteran of the Milledgeville Police Department, was the officer approached by the alleged victim and the officer who wrote the incident report, Blue said Blash had little involvement in the subsequent investigation.
From all accounts, this matter seems to have been handled the best way it could’ve been. And though some could make a fuss about these pictures, I believe that this is much ado about nothing.
Officers posed for photos with QB hours before complaint (The Union-Recorder)
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