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Seahawks announce Russell Wilson’s getting divorced

Russell Wilson AP

For all the coverage the NFL receives, one of the realities of the sport is that we truly don’t know the individuals participating in front of us.

And many times, they prove to be as human as the rest of us.

The Seahawks released a statement today saying that quarterback Russell Wilson was getting divorced.

“I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” it read. “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 comment on this personal matter.”

Given Wilson’s popularity, word would have eventually gotten out, via the avenues that pursue celebrity relationships. Announcing it via the team seems an unusual step, since many other players get divorced every year.

Otherwise, we’ll respect Wilson’s wishes, which we’d have done if he hadn’t announced it.

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38 Responses to “Seahawks announce Russell Wilson’s getting divorced”
  1. footballtalk1 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:07 PM

    What a great guy. Sure it’s not his fault at all….

  2. nwsuccess says: Apr 23, 2014 6:08 PM

    Sad to hear, but such is life unfortunately. I really hope it doesn’t distract him down the road.

  3. David S. says: Apr 23, 2014 6:08 PM

    Preparation is in the Separation!

  4. threedeep1998 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:08 PM

    God speed. Leaving my partner too right now and it’s awful.

  5. ottawabrave91 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:08 PM

    he is a smart man. getting divorced now before he signs his big contract extension in a couple years means she can’t get any of it

  6. thereisfootballwestofjersey says: Apr 23, 2014 6:09 PM

    Breaking up is hard to do
    -Neil Sedaka

  7. nygmann says: Apr 23, 2014 6:09 PM

    It is the best of times, it is the worst of times.

  8. dwoofer says: Apr 23, 2014 6:10 PM

    Sad.

  9. paulsuh1989 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:11 PM

    My thoughts and prayers are with both Russell and Ashton. It must be very difficult for both of them..

  10. mathomp3 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:11 PM

    Getting out before signing a monster contract…

  11. alldonesmith says: Apr 23, 2014 6:13 PM

    I guess Russell Wilson isn’t perfect after all.

  12. wininer says: Apr 23, 2014 6:22 PM

    Saint Wilson isn’t so perfect after all huh?

  13. si1m says: Apr 23, 2014 6:22 PM

    Strong work Russ you lasted a whole two years until you divorced #Bravo

  14. bennyb82 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:23 PM

    Seems strange that the Seahawks released the statement and not Wilson or his agent…not that it makes a difference.

  15. eegwaybeegway says: Apr 23, 2014 6:23 PM

    This is sad to hear. I understand we don’t know what goes on behind closed doors, but they seemed like such a good couple in the public light, visiting young patients in the Seattle pediatrics hospital and the like. Not to mention she’s smokin hot.

  16. mikeyj73 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:40 PM

    If you want privacy don’t announce the divorce in the first place.

  17. 84smooninlambeaunevergetsold says: Apr 23, 2014 6:48 PM

    Getting divorced isn’t a bad thing, it’s just a new beginning. Life is just starting for this young guy, and he’s already got a superbowl ring, and an upcoming monster contract. It’s gotta be good to be Russell Wilson right now.

  18. fordmandalay says: Apr 23, 2014 6:49 PM

    Good he does it now while he’s on his rookie contract, before he signs the big one.

  19. 1590t says: Apr 23, 2014 6:51 PM

    My exact thought.

    Big contract on the horizon – now he will be free and clear with little owing a wife he would have eventually divorced anyway but at a much larger future price point.

  20. cags777 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:51 PM

    Sucks to hear, but it’s not uncommon. Wishing he and Ashton nothing but the best.

  21. shuttaman1990 says: Apr 23, 2014 6:56 PM

    Big contract coming?
    Having second doubts with the wife he just married?
    Might as well cut the losses now making it very small. Goodbye Ashton!

  22. raiderapologist says: Apr 23, 2014 7:03 PM

    Who gets the dog?

  23. ~Hate~ says: Apr 23, 2014 7:14 PM

    Better now than after he gets paid!!

  24. tee1227 says: Apr 23, 2014 7:20 PM

    I love how when situations like this occur people automatically assume its the man’s fault.

  25. thegreatgabbert says: Apr 23, 2014 7:30 PM

    That was a short marriage.

  26. chawk12thman says: Apr 23, 2014 8:59 PM

    Sorry to hear; Wishing the best for both of them.

  27. uwsptke says: Apr 23, 2014 10:22 PM

    Anyone else find the irony of issuing a press release to ask for privacy?

  28. churchinsd says: Apr 24, 2014 12:11 AM

    Will pray for you brother.

  29. goldrush94 says: Apr 24, 2014 1:56 AM

    Why would the team make this announcement?

  30. crawfish2011 says: Apr 24, 2014 4:25 AM

    Business decision. Better to divorce her when you’re making $500k, instead of when you’re making $20 milllion.

  31. ozarkannie74 says: Apr 24, 2014 8:38 AM

    Why would anyone divorce Russell Wilson?

  32. usdcoyotesfan says: Apr 24, 2014 11:26 AM

    Tiger Woods hasn’t played the same since he got divorced…

  33. mutantman87 says: Apr 24, 2014 11:47 AM

    This is tough news. I wish Russell and Ashton the best. That said, I can’t resist this one- now Russell is free to sleep in the film room anytime he wants.

  34. kingpel says: Apr 24, 2014 12:36 PM

    That sucks…

  35. jmethane says: Apr 24, 2014 1:11 PM

    When JUDGING please remember that HE is filing…not her.

    Very difficult time, I hope for the best. She has been by his side for a long time.

  36. islandfocus2 says: Apr 24, 2014 2:03 PM

    GO HAWKS!

  37. stoptrippn says: Apr 24, 2014 5:39 PM

    7-9 this season

  38. dmvtransplant says: Apr 24, 2014 7:37 PM

    He’s probably on the Down Low and she wanted out.

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