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APNewsBreak: Roethlisberger trial to stay in Reno

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CARSON CITY, Nev. (AP) - The civil sexual assault case against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be held in Reno under a ruling issued by the Nevada Supreme Court.

A former VIP casino hostess at Harrah's accused Roethlisberger of raping her in his penthouse suite in July 2008, when Roethlisberger was at Lake Tahoe for a celebrity golf tournament. The lawsuit also named Harrah's employees and executives, whom she accuses of orchestrating a cover-up of the incident.

Lawyers for the two-time Super Bowl champion had wanted to move the case to Douglas County, where Harrah's is located. The court on Thursday said Washoe County was a proper venue for the trial to be held.

Roethlisberger has denied the allegations. The woman never filed a formal criminal complaint with police.

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