Roethlisberger Finished with Georgia Nightclubs – Decides to Get Married.

Posted: April 8, 2011 in Robert J. Romano

Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger announced he has asked Ashley Harlan to marry him and the two have set a wedding date of July 23, 2011.  The future bride is a 26-year-old physician’s assistant whom the infamous womanizer met during Steelers’ training camp in 2005.

“We were kind of on and off for five years—almost six years now—so I’ve known her for a while. It’s not like a random new person. We dated a while ago; we have been friends ever since.”  Roethlisberger went on to say:  “People can say that it is whatever, but people who know and can see and are around us and know me, know that it’s something special when you find that person, and I’m extremely lucky.”

Roethlisberger has had legal problems in the past, with the latest being a woman accusing him of sexual assault in 2010 at a Georgia nightclub.  Roethlisberger contends, however, that this engagement is not a public relations move to help rebuild his public image.

On a side note, it is good to see that women are interested in men that are unemployed.  Good for Ms. Harlan in looking past this fact.

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  1. Zeeshan says:

    I went out on a shaky limb to say what I said, because so many of my fridens on and off-line are Steelers fans. But I was moved to make a public statement because despite all of what you’ve listed here (very typical and admirable for a person from your city, and I fully expect it. Loyalty is cool.) the interview after the game specifically addressed not Troy’s kids or how awesome Tomlin reportedly is, but all that Big Ben had been through this year. The implication? How great is it that he overcame all of that messy business to win this big game. To me that was unacceptable. And I know he wasn’t convicted. Hell, he was barely punished by his employer. And I absolutely acknowledge that he is a great football player, and I am actually frequently heard to say that I don’t think athletes should be expected to automatically be role models for children, which is another somewhat unpopular view. But I know in my gut that he is a sleazebag who has been lucky so far in not being held accountable, so apologies to him and ANY positioning of him in the media or by the team’s fans as someone who has overcome ANYTHING besides other football teams to win a championship? I couldn’t take it. That is the context for my comments and that I will stand behind, whether or not every other player on the Pittsburgh Steelers from the waterboy on up to the owners was a Nobel Peace Prize winner. The Vick saga has worn me out on apologies to and for and celebrations of privileged male athletes, although I know full well that with the exception of Favre who has finally gotten old and pathetic enough that it’s cool to bash him now it will continue ad infinitum. (Just to be clear that I wasn’t hating on the Steelers for kicks. I can do that in private. Besides, having been flipped off and told to go back to Baltimore by some of your PGH colleagues, I feel a little more license to do it for awhile. )

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