Ashley Harlan and Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger wed Saturday (July 23) in Ohio Township, PA. In addition to the normal attendants of family members and friends, several teammates, Pittsburgh Steelers coach Mike Tomlin, members of Steelers ownership, front office and coaching staff were also in attendance.
According to USA Today, Tomlin and Roethlisberger had to gain special permission from the NFL to have Tomlin attend, since due to the NFL lockout, team personnel are barred from having contact with the players until the lockout is over.
Roethlisberger has been in the news in the past for less-than-stellar reasons – a motorcycle accident where he sustained serious injuries due to not wearing a helmet, and two allegations of sexual assault. But now he says he has turned over a new leaf.
The pastor at the couple’s church tells the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, “In a day and age when it is so much easier to go down a different road,
Ben has chosen to go God’s way. He sets a wonderful example for children. He is a good role model,
and he is doing it God’s way. He has proven he has changed.”
Congratulations to Ashley and Ben! In lieu of gifts, the couple is asking for charitable donations.