Remember how Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger was accused of rape by a woman in Georgia that one time, and suspended by the NFL for a few games? Yeah, well, let's just put that all behind us now, okay?
That's the tack being taken by many residents of Milledgeville, Ga., where a woman accused Roethlisberger of raping her in a club in March 2010. That's right—last year. Roethlisberger benefited from a bungled up police investigation, and the district attorney declined to prosecute. Roethlisberger was then free to cry, go to church, apologize, and do other window dressing-type things necessary to rehabilitate his image. It apparently worked in some places, though he hasn't convinced all the Steelers fans in Pittsburgh.