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Tommie Harris' wife dies Sunday night

Posted on: February 13, 2012 10:58 am
Edited on: February 14, 2012 6:20 am
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Thoughts and prayers go out to Harris and his family. (Getty Images)
By Will Brinson

Ashley Harris, the wife of defensive lineman Tommie Harris, was hospitalized on Sunday with a stroke or brain aneurysm and died on Sunday evening, Harris family friend Bill Horn said.

That's via Sean Jensen of the Chicago Sun-Times, who initially reported Harris' condition on Sunday afternoon.

Harris was drafted by the Bears with the 14th overall pick in the 2004 NFL Draft and played for Chicago until being released in February 2011. He then signed on with the Colts but was released before playing a game in Indianapolis. The Chargers signed Harris, who played 13 games for San Diego in 2011.

Tommie and Ashley, 29, were married in January.

Harris, according to Jensen, "remains popular with Bears teammates" and a few of them even made the trip to Oklahoma to be with the defensive lineman during his time of need.

Our thoughts and prayers go out to Harris and his family for their tragic loss.

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Comments

Since: Aug 12, 2006
Posted on: February 13, 2012 1:00 pm
 

Tommie Harris' wife dies Sunday night

How tragic. A widower with two children to raise. My hope is that his and her extended and immediate families step up to support Tommie and his children. All my heart to him and the family.



Since: Oct 22, 2007
Posted on: February 13, 2012 12:24 pm
 

Tommie Harris' wife dies Sunday night

Horrible. Sympathy to Tommie Harris and his family. I particularly feel awful for their children. Frown



Since: Jan 6, 2012
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:59 am
 

Tommie Harris' wife dies Sunday night

All my thoughts and prayers do out to the families. This is another reminder of how fragile life is and to make every day special becuase we're not guaranteed another day. It's a thinveil between life and death. RIP Ashley.



Since: Nov 8, 2010
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:55 am
 

Tommie Harris' wife dies Sunday night

What a shame, very sad. I can't imagine what it's like to lose your wife ever, but it must be especially terrible when she was so young. Definitely praying for the Harris family!



Since: Aug 10, 2008
Posted on: February 13, 2012 11:23 am
 

Tommie Harris' wife dies Sunday night

That's a shame. I hate to hear this. My heart goes out to the Harris family.


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