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Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

Posted on: April 8, 2011 11:07 am
Edited on: April 8, 2011 12:54 pm
 
Posted by Andy Benoit

Ben Roethlisberger got engaged during this past season to Ashley Harlan, a New Castle (PAA. Harlan (New Castle News)) gal he met at training camp in 2005. Originally, the two dated briefly and then settled on the friends thing. They reconnected romantically this past summer. That went well enough for them to be engaged by Christmas.

The wedding is set for July 23 (just days before the Steelers open training camp…if there are training camps, of course). The entire Steelers roster and coaching staff has been invited, as have more than 400 other guests.

Roethlisberger has been mum about his private life the past several months. (You may recall he had a bad episode once…or twice…that leaked to the press and caused quite a disturbance for him.) However, this week, he spoke publicly about his wedding for the first time in an interview with Ed Bouchette of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


In the interview, Roethlisberger said the couple will not be taking gifts at their wedding, but rather, asking guests to make a donation to the Ronald McDonald House and Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh of UPMC. He said they’ve been receiving gifts from strangers and are surprised at the amount of media attention being given to their upcoming nuptials.

More electrifying was this bit from Bouchette’s piece: “Ms. Harlan, a physician's assistant who turns 27 in July, lives at home with her parents. Mr. Roethlisberger cited the couple's religious faith and beliefs as the reasons for not living together until marriage.”
Big Ben

If you feel inclined to roll your eyes or make a snide comment, you’re not the only one. Check out what Eagles guard Todd Herremans tweeted: “What a turnaround... Rapistberger to Religiousberger... Good for him!”

After some backlash from Twitterverse, Herremans took to his Twitter account and defended himself. He tweeted, “Funny how it takes all day to get negative feedback from a tweet … If u read it correctly… It reads ‘good for him.’”

OK, Todd.

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Comments

Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: January 9, 2012 4:06 am
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

I actually have bookmarked as their favorite, Dugg, when i became a member of the most important Rss feed membership. Thx!



Since: Dec 2, 2011
Posted on: December 5, 2011 6:02 am
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

Astonishingly favored this piece of content.Frankly due! Huge.



Since: Mar 9, 2007
Posted on: April 11, 2011 11:41 pm
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

Does Todd Herremans realize who his quarterback is and how much baggage he has in his past? Besides... Who in the world is Todd Herremans. It's not like he's Alan Faneca or Kevin Mawae.



Since: Oct 12, 2006
Posted on: April 11, 2011 10:58 am
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

Hmm is right... now for the record I can't stand Rothlisberger.  However if all it takes is money to get out of trouble real ez like,  how would you explain the likes of Mike Vick, Tiger Woods, Martha Stewart and that criminal of criminals Madoff?  Not condoning idiot behavior but let's get real $ doesn't cure everything,  and last I heard there is no store bought cure for HIV.




Since: Nov 20, 2006
Posted on: April 10, 2011 5:06 pm
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

It's not up to us to judge Ben. I've made many, many stoooopid choices in my life and through the grace of God and the love of Jesus, my life is very different. I can see how Ben might've had a quick turnaround. God loves a humble heart.

I think it's great that he's found himself his life partner and I wish the future Roethlisbergers ALL the best.




Since: Sep 4, 2007
Posted on: April 9, 2011 6:30 pm
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

"Get your fact straight", from a Patriot Poster. oh boy. People in glass houses.

Hopefully Big Ben won't hire body guards to shoot at photographers, or Tomlin won't cheat on his wife and ruin a marriage, and then Max Starks won't be pedalling oxycodone from the trunk of his car. Then if Ben gets her pregnant on the honeymoon, he won't dump her for a super model.

Tongue out





Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: April 9, 2011 12:20 pm
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

rol, I'd advise you to learn some reading comprehension skills and go back a few pages, but I can understand that a Tide fan might struggle with reading.



Since: Nov 25, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 10:03 am
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

Wow, JetsFan10.  That's a little awkward.  Sounds like you have alot of hate in your heart.  Nobody was even saying anything about the Jets game.  Lol.  But, if it makes you feel any better, here it goes.  The Jets would have gotten smoked even harder by the Pack.  Oh, wait until next year.  Your coach already painted a target on your back for you by guaranteeing a SB.  He'll be gone after the season. 



Since: Nov 26, 2008
Posted on: April 9, 2011 10:00 am
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

Can  u believe that a Jet's fan is happy about ALMOST winning. Well i guess that's what happens when you only got 1 lucky as* superbowl win.  People look for any reason to hate on Pittsburgh.  A dumb lineman makes a funny... u know whats funny....... your dirty f ing city. Philly is known for a bell with a damm crack in it. How fitting cherrishing something that is broken!!!!!!!!! i wish Ed Rendell will choke just like Mcnabb in the superbowl... all you haters on Pittsburgh can suck it.



Since: Jan 1, 2007
Posted on: April 9, 2011 7:04 am
 

Herremans jabs Big Ben and religious fiancee

What is more hillarious now is a Steelers fan claiming they "thumped" the Jets in the AFC title game. If you want to be correct, you thumped the Jets in the 1st half. Anyone wearing green raped the Steelers from that point on. If not for some dumb play calling on the 1 yard line, Steelers might not have even won the game. But if a 24-19 victory is a "thumping" to you and it makes you feel better about losing a Super Bowl, because people are going to remember that the Packers "thumped" the Steelers for nearly the whole game, have at it. If it lets you ignore the wrongdoings of your QB, too, more power to you.


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