Ashley Harris, wife of NFL Pro Bowl defensive tackle Tommie Harris, has died. The Chicago Sun-Times reports she passed away two days after being taken to an Oklahoma hospital after suffering a stroke or brain aneurism.
Tommie and Ashley had just gotten married in January. Just four months ago, she gave birth to the couple's second child.
Tommie Harris, a college star at the University of Oklahoma, earned consensus All-America honors in 2003 after being named to three All-America teams as a sophomore in 2002.
Harris is best known for his three Pro Bowl appearances while playing for the Chicago Bears. Last season, Harris, 28, split time with the Indianapolis Colts and San Diego Chargers.
Harris finished second in the balloting for the NFL Defensive Rookie of the Year award in 2004. He was a two-time NFC Defensive Player of the Week in 2006.
Several of Harris' former teammates from his time with the Bears quickly traveled to Oklahoma to offer support during the tragedy.
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