This past December, Pittsburgh Steeler Ben Roethlisberger asked 26-year-old Ashley Harlan for her hand in marriage. Since that day, the NFL world hasn’t gotten a chance to know Ashley, their relationship, and why her father has worn a Haloti Ngata jersey for 104 days straight. These questions are starting to be answered.
In an interview with the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Roethlisberger confirmed that he’s engaged to 26-year-old Ashley Harlan, whom he met during training camp in 2005. Furthermore, a wedding date of July 23rd, one week before the Steelers are scheduled for training camp, has been set.
Ashely, who is a physician’s assistant in the cardiac surgery department of a Pittsburgh hospital, still lives at home with her parents. This decision has everything to do with her family’s religious beliefs and has nothing to do with Big Ben’s previous allegations.
“We were kind of on and off for five years, almost six years now (you know, in between rapes),” Roethlisberger explained to the Post-Gazette. “So I’ve known her for a while. It’s not like a random new person. We dated awhile ago; we have been friends ever since.”
Hey, if Ben Roethlisberger is allowed to have a wife, why isn’t Michael Vick allowed to have a dog?