Big Ben is not charged with rape, but his reputation and pocketbook were damaged

RoethilisbergerBen Roethlisberger was eventually, after an entire press circus, not charged with sexual assault. However, this outcome was inevitable, judging by the reputation and the price tag on his criminal defense attorney Ed Garland, who is a member of the prestigious American Board of Criminal Lawyers. Utah criminal defense attorney Clayton Simms estimates that “Ben (Roethlisberger) probably paid his criminal defense attorney $750,000.00 to $1,000,000 while dishing out another $250,000 on private investigators.” Clayton Simms also stated that, “I’ve had several clients fired as a result of sex abuse charges, and after their charges were dismissed or they were acquitted at jury trial their employment was not reinstated. Simply being charged with a sex offense can be devastating to one’s professional and personal life, and in a world in which information is only a Goggle away it is even more so.” Big Ben is lucky that he could afford a defense team capable and qualified to keep the remaining part his reputation viable for an NFL contract. Ben’s big night out evidential photos were recently released by the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.