Ben Roethlisberger speaks for the first time about his upcoming wedding to Ashley Harlan. It's hard not to feel cynical about this, like it was all scripted by a PR company to remake Roethlisberger's image after he was accused of sexual assault. But hey, whatever. It's his life. For the curious among you:â†µ
"We were kind of on and off for five years -- almost six years now -- so I've known her for a while. It's not like a random new person. We dated awhile ago; we have been friends ever since."â†µ
Mr. Roethlisberger said he was determined to not only change his image but also change his ways since he was publicly humiliated -- but never charged -- after a female college student claimed he sexually assaulted her in a Georgia bar 13 months ago.â†µ
That these two dated before something sleazy happened in a Georgia nightclub bathroom kind of boggles the mind, but again, it's their lives. I won't judge.