Morning take: No criminal probe for Roethlisberger

July, 23, 2009
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Posted by ESPN.com's James Walker

Here are several links Thursday in the AFC North:

  • According to the Associated Press, Nevada authorities have no intention to launch a criminal investigation into the rape allegations against Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

Morning take: But with a civil case filed, the Steelers still have a cloud looming over the team until the issue is resolved. It will be interesting to see how the defending champs handle its first major distraction of the 2009 season.

  • Cincinnati Bengals coach Marvin Lewis tells Bengals.com that he has a "re-made team."

Morning take: This is one of the most talented teams Lewis has had in his seven years in Cincinnati. Everyone is curious to see what Lewis does with this group.

  • The Baltimore Ravens have expressed preliminary interest in veteran free-agent receiver Joe Horn, according to the Baltimore Sun.

Morning take: Horn is 37 and has been out of football since 2007. He would have to prove to the Ravens he still has it in order to replace Derrick Mason if Mason retires.

Morning take: As a public service announcement, there's a lot of construction going on in Berea, Ohio. I would allot some extra travel time accordingly to get to the site.

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