LeGarrette Blount is the man. So who is the woman behind the man? While currently single, at one point LeGarrette Blount’s girlfriend was Merissa McCullugh, with whom he had seven year old son, LeGarrette Blount Jr.
Merissa and LeGarrette met at the University of Oregon in 2009, LeGarrette’s senior year, and Merissa gave birth to their son at the beginning of the football season. Just before their son was born Blount ran into some trouble when he punched a Boise State defensive end and faced a 10 game suspension and the possibility of not being drafted into the NFL at all. Despite the media uproar Merissa stood by her man and they made it through the season. After reinstatement, Blount played a huge role in leading The Ducks to a coveted victory at the Rose Bowl. When the game finished he asked a police officer to escort him back onto the field, not to address the fans chanting his name, but rather to find Merissa and Jr. and deliver them a rose.
Merissa was truly LeGarrette’s college sweetheart and she was known for sporting a Ducks sweatshirt with “Lady Blount” embroidered on the back. The couple was reportedly engaged at one point, but in September 2013, when asked about Merissa by a reporter for the Oregonian, LeGarrette replied “… there is no more Lady Blount.” Sadly this love story came to an end but Blount remains an involved and loving father; not to mention his future in the NFL is looking pretty bright. In fact as the Patriots face off with the Colts on Saturday, Blount will be taking the field for the first time in an NFL playoff game. With or without Lady Blount by his side, LeGarrette seems to be doing just fine!