UPDATE: Thanks to reader “D” who pointed us to the fact that Beth Tibbott is a prominent Pittsburgh area attorney and owner/director at the firm Tibbott & Richardson. She specializes in criminal law, specifically in DUI defense.
James Harrison and girlfriend Beth Tibbott have a tumultuous past together (and two children, James II born 2007, and James III born 2009).
In March, 2008 Harrison was charged with simple assault and criminal mischief after an argument with Tibbott over the proposed circumcision of their son turned physical. The charges were ultimately dropped after Harrison completed anger management courses.
A year later, in May, 2009, Harrison’s pit bull attacked both his son, James III, and Tibbott. His son suffered an injury to his thigh, while Tibbott and a massage therapist in the home at the time suffered undisclosed injuries from biting which did require stitches. While the dog was scheduled to be euthanized, the Steelers helped intervene and place the dog into a temporary home that specializes in helping rehabilitate aggressive dogs.