In March 2010, Ben Roethlisberger was accused of sexual assault by a 20-year-old college student at a Georgia bar. Prosecutors declined to file charges, but NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the quarterback under the league's personal conduct policy. An initial ban of six games was later reduced to four.
What I see here is, "Prosecutors declined to file charges."
Roethlisberger faced a civil lawsuit the previous July from a Nevada hotel employee who accused him of rape. The two settled in January 2012.Here, I see the word rape, which people who hate Pittsburgh, the Steelers and Ben Roethlisberger pounce on, I see the phrase "civil lawsuit" and I see that they settled. Nowhere do you see the word police, charged, trial, convicted, or guilty. End of story.