07.23.09 9 years ago 8 Comments

ESPN is joining the rest of the world in covering the Nevada civil suit filed against the prominent white quarterback pictured above. And they’ve got this brevity thing down pat, mastering word economy in covering Ben’s presser just minutes ago:

“I didn’t sexually assault Andrea McNulty,” Roethlisberger said. The Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback said Saturday was the first he learned of the allegations, detailed in a civil suit filed by McNulty.

Roethlisberger said he would “respond to her outrageous allegations in the appropriate forum.”

I always give the athlete the benefit of the doubt. Obviously their skills on the field are so impressive that there’s no way they could screw up in life (or screw “down,” as it were. As for ESPN, I’m declaring the title of “Worldwide Leader in Sports” vacant, at least until ESPN can keep its boardroom out of its newsroom.

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