Big Ben Case Puts Spotlight on Georgia College Town

March 7, 2010 at 10:39 am by Terez in Ben Roethlisberger, Pittsburgh Steelers

Capitol City is Milledgeville's Only Nightclub and Big Ben's Bathroom of choice..

Thursday nights tend to be party nights around the tiny campus of Georgia College & Southern University. Few of the 6,000 students have Friday classes, and many of them go back to their parents’ homes for the weekends. Even though the legal age for drinking is 21, underage students also head for the half-dozen bars and clubs located within two blocks of the campus to listen to music and socialize. The establishments have bouncers who check identifications at the door, and wristbands are placed on those 21 and older so the bartenders know which customers can be served. Capital City, the dance club where Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger is accused of sexually assaulting a 20-year-old GCSU student, is regarded by some students as one of the stricter enforcers. No charges have been filed in the incident reported there, and Mr. Roethlisberger, 28, is cooperating with police, according to his agent. The incident marks the second time in nine months in which Mr. Roethlisberger has been accused of sexual assault. “There’s really only one nightclub, and that’s Capital City,” said GCSU sophomore Alex Gonglach, 19. “They have loud, hiphop music and flashing lights.” “We’ve been to them before because we’re a part of Greek life and we have socials there,” said Brenda Bryan, 20, who was walking on campus Saturday with fellow sophomore Meg Partin, 19. “Capital is more like a club. The others are more like bars.” –Pittsburgh Post Gazette

I guess Milledgeville didn’t exist before Ben brought his ‘A’ game to the town..He literally put Georgia College & Southern University on the map. -TO

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