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Thursday, December 18, 2014

Ben Roethlisberger-Ashley Harlan Wedding Shows Image Remake Strategy for Ben

What better way for Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger to show his complete turnaround from sexual predator to wholesome family man than by getting married? It was learned in December that Big Ben was getting engaged to a woman named Ashley Harlan, no less than eight months after his second sexual assault allegation emerged.

This week, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette had an extensive feature on Big Ben’s planned marriage to Harlan which is scheduled for July. In the article, we learn that a WWE event has left the two searching for a new venue, that the two have known each other since 2005, and that the two won’t live together until they get married.

No joke, Big Ben and Ashley Harlan won’t live together until they get married because of religious reasons.

Eagles lineman Todd Herremans had the line of the week when he tweeted “What a turnaround… Rapistberger to Religiousberger… Good for him!” as Pro Football Talk pointed out. Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Anyone else see inconsistencies here or find it hard to believe that Ben Roethlisberger has become a completely different person in this short amount of time? He’s going from hanging out at college bars with his wang out to becoming a married man in like half a year? And he’s not even living with his lady first? Yeah, like I’m buying that.

I don’t know who suggested the marriage move to him, but it seems contrived, and wise for the suckers who will believe it’s genuine love. Roethlisberger’s succeeded in making many of us laugh, and he’s also done a good job with his image transition … at least publicly.



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