D.A. Fred Bright To Announce If He Will Charge Ben Roethlisberger On Monday
If you don’t mind, please allow me to put on my “Detective Hat” to break down what this means.
This can go one of two ways. The D.A. didn’t take a lot of time before coming to his decision, so he feels strongly one way or another about this case.
Based on all 400 “Forensic Files” shows I have watched, the quicker the D.A. comes to a conclusion, the more likely it is that someone will be charged.
The police took a long time collecting evidence, so it wasn’t a “quick investigation.” When you spend a month focusing on one person, you can assume they have something concrete.
With that being said, this is a high-profile case and Mr. Bright could have made up in his mind that he wasn’t going to charge Roethlisberger before anything hit his desk – because he didn’t want to deal with the spotlight.
The one thing that is curious to me is, if Roethlisberger was going to be “cleared,” why wait until Monday?
If Mr. Bright has reviewed all the information and come to a conclusion that there isn’t enough evidence to press charges against Roethlisberger, why not just hold a quick news conference today exonerating him as opposed to letting him twist in the wind?
Why let people speculate over an entire weekend? Why give the media time to converge on Georgia en masse?
Is Mr. Bright an “attention whore” or is he trying to brace himself because he is about to become famous for charging a two-time Super Bowl MVP with sexual assault of a 20 year old in a bathroom?
What do you think?