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Ben Roethlisberger and Wife Ashley Welcome Benjamin Jr into SteelerNation

November 22nd, 2012 at 9:05 PM
By Mark Mihalko

This was a very Happy Thanksgiving for injured Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, as his wife Ashley, gave birth to the couples first son, Benjamin Roethlisberger Jr. at 10:06 p.m. Wednesday night.

'Big Ben conversation' photo (c) 2012, Matthew Brady - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0/
For Roethlisberger, who was adamant that he would be at the birth even if it were on a game day, he was able to attend the birth and announced the delivery with a message on his website Thanksgiving morning stating: "Ashley and I welcomed a healthy, beautiful baby boy into this world. Benjamin Jr. is 7 lbs., 1 oz. and is 19 1/2 inches long. Both mom and baby are doing well.”

The message continued, "We want to thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers. It really means a lot to us. God is so good!” “We will have pictures to post this weekend. We hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving" — Ben, Ashley and Benjamin.

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