“I was getting ready to say something really bad about Roethlisberger,” Rock said before the crowd urged him to complete his thought. “He’s the original Cosby.”
Rock’s speech was captured on video by The Baltimore Sun. In the clip, the funnyman followed up his comment, saying “That’s horrible. That’s gonna go everywhere.”
Rock’s comment alludes to Roethlisberger’s past, which involved sexual assault accusations from two women. According to reports, although the first alleged incident took place in Lake Tahoe in 2008, the case was settled out of court. In 2010, the second alleged assault happened in Milledgeville, Georgia. Roethlisberger, who was accused of raping a college student in a nightclub bathroom, was never charged by police. Instead, the quarterback was suspended for four games of the 2010 season by the NFL.
To see footage of Rock’s Roethlisberger/Cosby quip, check out the video below: