Matthew Stafford’s wife says house sale is for safety of kids

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Lions quarterback Matthew Stafford is selling his house, but according to his wife, it’s only for the safety of their children.

Via Dave Birkett of the Detroit Free Press, Kelly Stafford said in a video posted to social media that it wasn’t for any reason related to football.

“No speculation is needed,” she said. “We’re about to have our fourth child and I personally do not want to live on a lake or have a pool with four children under the age of a little over 3. So that is the reason that it’s on the market. . . .

“It makes us super sad [to sell our home]. That house has been incredible. We’ll never have another house like it. So it is a super sad thing, but it just makes us feel better knowing that there’s no real dangers of having tiny ones running around all the bodies of water, so that is the reason.”

Putting the $6.5 million house on the market naturally raised eyebrows, but the real estate agent who listed the property and sold it to them previously said they were “actively looking at at properties” in Michigan.

“I sold them the house before they had children,” agent Jeff Barker said. “And now with the fourth due soon, it’s just not conducive for them anymore. It has absolutely nothing to do with football.”

The 12,295-square foot house has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms, and also an indoor half basketball court made of flooring from the Silverdome, five fireplaces, a sauna, a wine cellar, a glass elevator with service to all three levels, and the largest infinity pool in the state.

Very few of those things are kid-friendly, because you don’t really want children growing up playing sommelier or emulating the 1980s Pistons.

20 responses to “Matthew Stafford’s wife says house sale is for safety of kids

  1. The first couple babies it was okay to have a lake and a pool and 5 fireplaces…
    But once you have a 4th toddler, that’s too much lol

    Rich people problems I guess

  2. Never mind the water, you could lose the kids just based on the square footage. My granddaughter hid in our house last week, and it took us 10 minutes to find her. My house is 1,900 sq ft. 12,000 square feet? Might have to hire a private detective.

  3. Why so many bathrooms? Is there a situation where everyone plus a guest has to use the restroom at the same time?

  4. Nice lady….but really NO need to tell the public why your selling your home. None of our business. Nice gesture though.

  5. One year ago, it was reported that Andy Dalton put his Cincinnati house up for sale. That was long before the Bengals finished 2-14.

  6. “Why so many bathrooms? Is there a situation where everyone plus a guest has to use the restroom at the same time?”
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    Betting money there are dedicated bathrooms for probably both the pool and sauna plus the basketball court. You just can’t have wet and smelly people walking a whole room or two away to use the facilities. What would the neighbors say?

  7. It makes sense, as a parent it was easier before they out numbered us. Then it’s a completely different game. Removing some of the dangerous attractions it a smart step. They can buy a cabin in a few years when their kids are water safe. So often drowning is completely unnecessary.

  8. i can see it, but odd that there is no mention of another Michigan home. I know they have 2 other houses already (GA and CA) but that can’t be too convenient for playing games in downtown detroit.

  9. Regardless of what you think of Stafford’a play on the field, I don’t think anyone could reasonably say he’s been anything other than a good dude. I don’t think he will crap on the Lions at any point.

  10. steaksandwichandsteaksandwich says:

    One year ago, it was reported that Andy Dalton put his Cincinnati house up for sale. That was long before the Bengals finished 2-14.
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    And at the same time he moved back to DFW. Maybe he knew….

  11. Remember when Tom Brady put his house on the market? “Nothing to see here” was the report at the time…

  12. Smart veterans don’t make real-estate decisions based on football. They know they could be cut or traded at any time. I never considered Stafford a dummy off the field. Presses things when he is banged up on the field.

  13. Stafford and his wife are very good people. Heck, he’s made a bajillion dollars, why not have a bathroom and fireplace ever 10 feet? All that water around seems like a logical reason to sell, but he’ll have to move back when they’re teenagers.

  14. Why sell the house if you love it? Move to a more kid-friendly house, pay someone to keep up the old house, and move back in 10 years. I think he can afford to hold onto it.

  15. because you don’t really want children growing up playing sommelier or emulating the 1980s Pistons.
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    Speak for yourself! I uncorked wine bottles for my parents and filled their glasses when I was a kid. To me at that age, wine tasted gross.

    And if the kids want to compete with each other on the same level as those winning Pistons teams, have at it.

  16. Whether Stafford stays in Detroit or moves to the CFL, the Lions will still suck. Also, I would love for him to go to Vegas and fail for the pathetic Raiders too.

  17. A house like that could take well over a year to sell ,Maybe two ,so it doesn’t really say anything about anything. Everyone knew he couldn’t be traded this year due to cap ramifications but if they don’t win this year and a new coach and gm come in then they may want a fresh start

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