If Ben Roethlisberger thought (hoped?) his latest alleged sexual transgression would go away quietly, he was sadly mistaken.
Big Ben was bounced back into the news Wednesday when the Georgia Bureau of Investigation released audio and video recordings from the college student who accused him of sexually assaulting her in March.
Most damning were comments that the embattled Steelers quarterback seemed in a feisty mood on the evening the attack allegedly took place.
"I noticed throughout the night he kind of had a short temper, like he would really get defensive," the woman told investigators looking into her allegations during a wild night of partying in Milledgeville, Ga., a small college town.
Even worse, the woman said she didn't think fighting Roethlisberger off would be of any benefit. "I figured it wouldn't help anything. I didn't want him to hurt me any more than he was going to."
Predictably, the release of the tapes soon went viral, flashed all over the Internet via celebrity gossip site TMZ.
Though charges were dropped and Roethlisberger's lawyers have denied any wrongdoing in the incident, the Steelers star was given a six-game suspension by the NFL.