The sports world has been a-buzz for several weeks that Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger popped the question to Ashley Harlan over the holidays. Golf World editor Ron Sirak tweets, “Update: Big Day
for Big Ben will be in July. As reported here 1st a week ago,
Roethlisberger popped question Xmas day to Ashley Harlan.”
Big Ben was asked point-blank Tuesday (Jan. 4) by KDKA in Pittsburgh about the rumors and he refused to talk about his lady love.
“Oh geez. Listen, there’s always rumors out there about professional
athletes, especially about me. You guys know that I am not going to
talk about my own personal life, I don’t do that. My one singular focus
right now is on the playoffs, on football and trying to get to the
Super Bowl. So, that’s what my focus is right now,” Big Ben tells reporter John Shumway.
According to the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette, Harlan is a 2008 graduate of Saint Francis University in Loretto, PA where she played softball and earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Science.
This would be a good step to Roethlisberger rehabbing his image, after his 2006 motorcycle accident where he was not wearing a helmet, the 2009 and 2010 sexual assault allegations brought against him and his 2010 six-game suspension from the NFL, which was eventually knocked down to four games.
pictures are not of Ashley Harlan. These are Facebook pictures posted of
Big Ben several years ago. But they’re just so much fun and no one can
find a picture of Ashley, so we used them.