Today, April 23, it was revealed by the Seattle Seahawks that reigning Super Bowl champion Russell Wilson was divorcing his wife of barely two years. Before you prepare yourself to offer up a heartfelt tweet to the star quarterback, wait for the entire story to unfold before you develop some sympathy.
As ESPN pointed out, Wilson is severely underpaid with rival quarterbacks such as Tavaris Jackson ($1.25M) and Terrelle Pryor ($705K) easily besting his $662K with ease. Wilson was the underrated talent in the 2012 NFL Draft where Andrew Luck and Robert Griffin III dominated conversations, but he is the first out of the trio to win himself a championship.
The perception here as the Seahawks prepare to fork over what they owe, Wilson is minimizing his divorce settlement before the big bucks begin to flow. Wilson has been spotted in NYC hobnobbing with Jay Z and Beyoncé and gallivanting around Hollywood so he’s seemingly been a single man (mentally) for a while.
The 25-year-old star athlete released a statement regarding the matter:
“I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce,” the statement 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.”
Although his comments ceased following the statement, Black Twitter & Co, swooped in to give support his decision to keep his money, enjoy his bachelorhood and in many of their opinions, part ways with an “ugly wife.” That’s right. Even for a clean-cut guy like Wilson, the Internets have no chill in analyzing his personal life.
Peep the numerous backhanded compliments Wilson received regarding his divorce announcement in the following pages.
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