The 50 Craziest Sex Scandals in Sports History

12. Ben Roethlisberger Is Accused of Rape...Again

Sports figure(s) involved: Ben Roethlisberger
Year: 2011

Not to be confused with the popular music festival, "Benapalooza" was the horribly ill-fated celebration of Ben Roethlisberger's 28th birthday. While frequenting Georgia College watering holes (wow, what a celebration), the Steelers quarterback chatted up a 20-year-old coed who'd eventually accuse him of raping her. Roethlisberger reportedly bought shots for the girl and her friends and accompanied the gesture with a poignant toast, "Shots for my bitches!" According to court documents, he called the girl "a tease" and, at one point, used the popular "DTF" acronym by announcing, "I'm not down to fuck, but I like to fuck girls." Thanks for the clarification, Big Ben!

According to the alleged victim, Roethlisberger followed her into a bathroom "with his penis out of his pants," closed the door behind them, and sexually assaulted her. Criminal charges were dropped against the two-time Super Bowl champion, but the NFL suspended him for six games as a result of the incident.

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