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Steelers' 'Big Ben' lawyer shuns settlement offer



The lawyer for Pittsburgh Steelers
    “Steelers” redirects here. For other uses, see Steelers (disambiguation).

The Pittsburgh Steelers are a professional American football team that is based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
 quarterback Ben Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger (born March 2, 1982, in Findlay, Ohio[1]), is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the NFL. He led his team to a victory against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XL in just his second year in the league and is the youngest  turned down a settlement offer from a woman who claims the Super Bowl champion sexually assaulted her.

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  • John le Carré (born 1931), pseudonym of David John Moore Cornwell, English writer of espionage novels
  • David L. Cornwell (born 1945), U.S. Representative from Indiana
, attorney for the National Football League player, said in a written statement that the woman's offer was an "insult to women who have legitimately suffered from sexual misconduct sexual misconduct Professional ethics Any behavior that violates a health professional's ethics through sexual contact of physician and his/her Pt. See Professional boundaries. ."

Last week, the woman's attorney in Reno, Nevada, filed a letter saying she would be willing to settle the civil lawsuit against Roethlisberger if he admits to raping her, apologizes and gives 100,000 dollars to the Committee to Aid Abused Women, a non-profit agency in Reno that helps victims of domestic violence.

Roethlisberger denies assaulting the woman, and does not face any criminal charges.

Last month he and his lawyer demanded the woman drop her civil lawsuit and make a written apology to the player.

Roethlisberger led the Steelers to a record sixth National Football League title and their second in four years with "Big Ben" as quarterback in a 27-23 Super Bowl victory over Arizona at Tampa, Florida.

The Steelers open the 2009 NFL NFL
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