Ben Roethlisberger has just been named as the defendant in a civil lawsuit alleging sexual assault. The story broke late last night.
Andrea McNulty is his accuser. She claims she was called up to his hotel room to fix a TV and was then forced to have sex with him. This is all over a year ago, mind you. And there were no criminal charges filed, obviously… so it seems a bit fishy. But when major athletes are accused of stuff this scandalous, you can be sure there will be media coverage galore–along with distractions for the Super Bowl champion Steelers to start out the season.
A brief check on our points page shows that this event scores a whopping 60 poitns:
Athlete defendant or plaintiff in civil suit – 60
So… bad for Ben… good for you–if he’s on your roster and if our season had actually started. I should probably tell you that our season here at Fantasy Unsports starts Tuesday, September 1, 2009. That’s near the end of the Preseason (there will actually be preseason games the 3rd and the 4th, and then the regular NFL schedule begins).