Ben Roethelisberger’s Attorney Ed Garland Has Denied a Police DNA Request
When the allegations against Ben Roethlisberger came out both his agent and his attorney said they would fully cooperate with the police and that there was no truth to the accuser claims.
As we reported yesterday Roethlisberger himself admits that something sexual happened between him and the accuser.
That eliminated the “she is just making this up” angle. She still could not be telling the complete truth, but something did happen.
The police have requested a DNA sample from Roethlisberger, but even though from the beginning the Roethlisberger camp have said they have nothing to hide, his attorney Ed Garland has denied the police DNA request.
I don’t claim to be a forensics expert (even though I do watch Forensic Files religiously), but what I do know in regards to DNA is that it works both ways.
It isn’t just used to convict people it is also used to exonerate people as well.
From a legal standpoint it could be the correct move not to submit a sample, but don’t insult our intelligence by saying you are going to fully cooperate with investigators when that isn’t the case.
It appears to me that Roethlisberger’s team is playing a game of chicken with investigators and that is a dangerous game to be playing.
If he is charged I expect him to be treated by the NFL the same way Michael Vick was. Meaning he should be suspended indefinitely. Especially considering this isn’t the first time he has been accused.
If you have nothing to hide and you didn’t do anything wrong submit to the DNA test. Because if you play hardball you might strike out.