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Russell Wilson Files for Divorce

Russell Wilson and his wife, Ashton Meem, have filed for divorce.

Russell Wilson and Ashton Meem The Seahawks quarterback and 2014 Super Bowl champion released a statement through the team on Wednesday in which he said , “I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” Wilson said. “Clearly, decisions like these don’t come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comments on this personal matter.”

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Wilson and Meem  met in high school.   They had a long-distance relationship while Wilson was at North Carolina State and Ashton was at the University of Georgia. They were engaged in August 2010, just five months before Wilson transfered to Wisconsin.

They were married on Jan.14, 2013.  The couple has three canine breed children…Penny a beagle, Cali a dachshund, and Prince, a  Great Dane.

Russell Wilson Trivia:

  • Quarterback for the North Carolina State University Wolfpack 2008-2010, graduating with a BA degree in Communication in three years.
  • Nephew of April Woodard.
  • Led the NCAA in Passing Efficiency Rating (191.8) and Total Yards per Play (9.1) in 2011.

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Russell Carrington Wilson Professional Bio:   (born November 29, 1988) is an American football quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). Wilson was selected by the Seahawks with the 12th pick in the third round (75th overall) of the 2012 NFL Draft.

Wilson played college football for the University of Wisconsin during the 2011 season, in which he set the single season FBS record for passing efficiency (191.8) and led the team to a Big Ten title and the 2012 Rose Bowl.[3] Wilson received the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year award and was named a consensus first-team All-Big Ten and third-team All-American by Yahoo! Sports.

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Wilson played football and baseball for North Carolina State University before transferring to Wisconsin. In 2008, he was named the ACC Rookie of the Year in football and became the first freshman quarterback to receive first team All-ACC honors. Wilson also played minor league baseball for the Tri-City Dust Devils in 2010 and the Asheville Tourists in 2011 as a second baseman.

Wilson signed a four-year, $2.99 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks on May 7, 2012 and was named the team’s starting quarterback on August 26, 2012.  In 2012, Wilson led the Seahawks to the divisional round of the NFL playoffs and was voted the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.  Following the 2013 season, Wilson led the Seahawks to their first Super Bowl win in the team’s 38-year history.

Russell Wilson Personal LifeRussell Wilson was born in Cincinnati, Ohio  and grew up in Richmond, Virginia, the son of Harrison Benjamin Wilson III, a lawyer, and Tammy T. Wilson, a legal nurse consultant.  He has an older brother, Harrison IV, and a younger sister, Anna.  Wilson started playing football with his dad and brother at the age of four.

Wilson is multiracial. His racial background is mostly African American, though he also has some Native American ancestry.  His great-great-grandfather was a slave to a Confederate colonel and was freed after the American Civil War.  Wilson’s grandfather, Harrison B. Wilson Jr., is a former president of Norfolk State University who played football and basketball at Kentucky State University. His father played football and baseball at Dartmouth and was a wide receiver for the San Diego Chargers preseason squad in 1980. Wilson’s brother played football and baseball at the University of Richmond, and his sister is considered one of the top high school basketball prospects in the country.[

Wilson’s father died on June 9, 2010 at age 55 due to complications from diabetes.

Rosey Grier Charged With Sexual Assault

Rosey Grier Charged With Assault

NFL legend, American actor, singer, Christian minister Rosey Grier is being sued for allegedly sexually assaulting his female neighbor.

According to legal documents…the unidentifed woman claims that  the 81-year-old and former professional American football player shoved his hands down her pants and groped her genitals.

Rosey Grier Trivia

Brawling L. A. Rams football player, guitar-strumming folk singer, and expert at the art of macramé.
He and Olympic Gold Medal Winner Rafer Johnson helped capture and detain Robert F. Kennedy’s assassin Sirhan Sirhan June 6, 1968; Grier placed his sizable thumb behind the trigger of Sirhan’s gun to prevent him from firing the weapon at anyone else in the crowd.
Cousin of actress Pam Grier, Rodney Grier and Gina Grier-Townsie.
The seventh of 11 children, he was named after President Franklin D. Roosevelt.
Named All-Pro twice while with the L. A. Rams.
A torn Achilles tendon effectively ended his football career during the 1967-1968 season.
Became an ordained minister in 1983 and founded an inner city teen resource center the following year.
He turned Republican and supported the “religious right” and the Moral Majority led by Jerry Falwell.
Counseled and ministered fellow pro-baller O.J. Simpson while Simpson was in prison. Oddly, the two had never met before. Simpson’s football career began just as Grier’s ended.
One of his hobbies is needlepoint.
Along with Merlin Olsen, Lamar Lundy and Deacon Jones, formed the “Fearsome Foursome” of the L.A. Rams.
Has a son Roosevelt Kennedy Grier born in 1973.
He was nominated for the 2012 New Jersey Hall of Fame for his contributions to Sports.

He was nominated for a 2013 New Jersey Hall of Fame for Sports.

Jim Irsay Arrested DUI

Colts Owner Jim Ursay DUI

Jim Irsay, owner of the Indianapolis Colts was arrested on suspicion of intoxicated driving and possession of a controlled substance, Sunday night.  The arrest took place in the northern Indianapolis suburb of Carmel. 

The billionaire has been in and out of rehab.  In 2002 he acknowledged that he had become dependent on painkillers after several years of orthopedic operations but said he had overcome the problem after undergoing treatment.Sources close to the business say otherwise.

It is likely that NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell will “discipline” Jim Irsay as part of the league’s personal conduct policy after the Colts Owner was arrested early this morning for DUI and possession of a controlled substance.

Forbes magazine has estimated Irsay’s net worth at $1.6 billion.

Irsay was 12 years old when his father, Robert Irsay, purchased the Baltimore Colts. After graduating from SMU in 1982 he joined the Colts’ professional staff. He was named Vice President and General Manager in 1984, one month after the Colts relocated from Baltimore, to Indianapolis. After his father suffered a stroke in 1995 Jim assumed day-to-day management with the role of Senior Executive Vice President, General Manager and Chief Operating Officer in April 1996. When his father died in 1997 Jim engaged in a legal battle with his stepmother over ownership of the team, but later became the youngest NFL team owner at that time at 37. He controls 100% of the franchise.

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Jonathan Martin Picked 49er’s

Jonathan Martin‘s, the former Miami Dolphins offensive tackle turned free agent can finally put his bullying  nightmare to rest.

Martin has been traded to the 49ers.

Kenny Zuckerman, Martins agent confirmed the news and said  …  “Jonathan’s really excited. He’s up at Stanford now. That’s where he went to school. The 49ers are in his backyard.”

Martin will be reunited with his old college coach Jim Harbaugh — who’s the head coach of the 49ers.

As for Martin’s alleged tormentor Richie Incognito, still no word on his future in the NFL.

Jonathan August Martin is an American football offensive tackle for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League.
He played college football at Stanford University. He was selected by the Dolphins in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft. Wikipedia

Jonathan Martin Meets With NFL Investigator

Miami Dolphin linebacker Jonathan Martin has finally broken his silence and addressed the media for the FIRST TIME since leaving the Dolphin franchise. Martin had a meeting in NYC with the special counsel hired by the NFL to investigate Martins

Jonathan Martin’s Meeting With Dolphin Owner Postponed

Jonathan Martin’s meeting with Miami Dolphins owner Stephen Ross was postponed. According to sources team owner Stephen Ross planned to travel to California to meet with Martin on Wednesday.  On  Tuesday, the Dolphins said the NFL requested that the meeting

Ravens Ray Rice Drags Unconscious from Casino Video

Ray Rice Video, Assault

The latest NFL news, clearly validates the comments made by Dale Henson in  a  Michael Sam commentary in which he showed his support Michael Sam,  a Missouri Tigers football star and 2014 NFL Draft prospect who openly announced that he is gay.

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Shocking video footage has emerged of Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice dragging his seemingly unconscious fiancée Janay Palmer out of an elevator at  at the Revel Casino Atlantic City on Saturday.  A third person arrives and Rice lifts the woman up from a face-down position, at which point she seems to snap out of it, but she remains very groggy.

Rice’s attorney, Michael Diamondstein,  made reference to he incident in which he described it as  ‘very minor physical altercation.’The video doesn’t lend credence to the  that notion it was “minor,” and it appeared to be something far worse than a “misunderstanding.”

Rice and 26-year-old Palmer were both charged with simple assault-domestic violence.   Police in Atlantic City  say they have separate unreleased footage which proves both parties attacked each other.

On Monday, G.M. Ozzie Newsome said that Rice remains in the team’s plans for 2014.  But that was before the video surfaced.

Rice, played college football for Rutgers University, and was drafted by the Ravens in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft.

As of the 2013 season, he is ranked as the Ravens’ second all-time leading rusher behind Jamal Lewis (7,801) with 5,940 yards, and also second in attempts (1,273).

He is ranked second all-time for rushing touchdowns (37) and third for combined touchdowns (43) in Ravens history.

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