Pittsburgh Steelers Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger has been a mainstay in the NFL for what feels like a very long time.
He’s a Super Bowl winning Quarterback and one of the NFL’s biggest stars. Now we’re learning about what goes down behind the scenes in Big Ben’s personal life.
In the first episode of the series, “Bigger than Ben,” Ashley opens up about the toll the 2019 offseason had on her marriage along with an inside look at her husband’s injury.
“He never calls me during halftime when he’s playing,” Ashley said in a newly released mini-docuseries detailing Ben Roethlisberger’s injury and road back to the field. “As soon as I saw the phone call, I realized that he wasn’t going to go back in the game.”
“Last year’s offseason was probably one of the most challenging offseasons that we’ve had in our marriage,” said Ashley, referring to the criticism Roethlisberger faced after the departure of Antonio Brown and the tumult that ensued as people around the league admonished Roethlisberger for his handling of the locker room. “Personally, there were disappointments. Professionally, I understand criticism is part of the job. I get that. I wish it wasn’t, but I get it. But last year seemed different.”
Ashley and Ben married back in 2011.
No one really knows what goes on behind closed doors, and what the aftermath of an injury can be like.
A very interesting way to let people in.