Roethlisberger doesn’t show for offseason work

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, accused of assaulting a female college student in Georgia, did not report to the team’s offseason workouts.

Team spokesman Dave Lockett said Roethlisberger will not work out with his teammates this week. Some, but not all, of the Steelers’ most experienced players began the conditioning and weightlifting program on Monday. Less-experienced players began working out two weeks ago.

The Steelers do not start on-field practicing until April 19, when most players are expected to be on hand.

The team apparently believes it would be a distraction for Roethlisberger to be working out at this time. An investigation into the Georgia case is ongoing.