It was announced yesterday that Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, through his attorney, has rejected a proposed settlement offer from Andrea McNulty, a former casino worker who has accused the two-time Super Bowl winning quarterback of sexual assault. Thank Heaven there is SOMEONE out there willing to stand up to these women who give all of us of the female persuasion a bad name.
The settlement proposal asked for Big Ben to admit the charges, apologize, and donate $100,000 to a Reno-based charity that assists women who are victims of domestic violence. While, on the surface, the offer seems noble, my gut tells me there's more to this.
A lot of people will argue that McNulty must be telling the truth because she doesn't want any money for herself. Not so fast there, lefties. While she wants the money donated to charity, $100,000 could potentially be a drop in the financial bucket. Ms. McNulty, in my theory, may be looking at the big picture. Could you imagine the money she could stand to make in a book deal? She would forever be known as the woman who fought a superstar athlete and won. The left just LOVES that! At the very least, her exposure in the media would garner her a sum that would be nothing to sneeze at. I can picture her crying on Oprah's couch right now.
Think about this. Ben could cut a personal check for the money and not blink an eye. Hell, he may even spend that much a month on clothes. Who knows? The one thing Ben is not willing to sacrifice is his reputation. He, evidently, holds that much higher than the money. It may cost him more to defend his honor in the long run, but I get the feeling that he won't mind a bit.
We will never know exactly what happened on the night in question, but I have a sinking feeling that this is a case of someone looking for their fifteen minutes of fame.
I wonder if Ms. McNulty is originally from Cleveland or Baltimore...