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Pennsylvania Police Remove Trooper As Roethlisberger Assistant

April 21, 2010  | 

Pennsylvania State Trooper Ed Joyner can no longer work as an assistant to Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger because his conduct "demeaned the image of the department," according to a statement from the agency.

The announcement, reported by the Post-Gazette, came the day NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell suspended the NFL player for six games for his conduct involving a sexual assault allegation.

In 2005, the state police approved a supplemental employment application that allowed Joyner to drive Roesthlisberger to home games, charity events, autograph sessions and other events.

Last week, a Georgia police sergeant resigned after he acknowledged making derogatory remarks about Roesthlisberger's accuser.

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