Ben Roethlisberger statement regarding civil lawsuit filed by Andrea McNulty
"I did not sexually assault Andrea McNulty. Saturday was the first that I learned of her accusations. Her false and vicious allegations are an attack on my family and on me. I would never, ever force myself on a woman. I am going to fight to protect my family and my reputation. I am not going to discuss my private life or this civil case in the media. I will respond to her outrageous allegations in the appropriate forum.
"I have an obligation to our fans, to my teammates, to my coaches and to everyone in the organization to remain focused on the Pittsburgh Steelers, and I will do that.
"The allegations against me are reckless and false. As much as I would like to answer everyone's questions, I am going to respect the legal process, and I am confident that the truth will prevail. Thank you."