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This Sunday, DeAngelo Williams and the Carolina Panthers will bump up against the 49ers in round two of the NFL playoffs. Williams, however is not the only one in his household representing for his team. In early December DeAngelo Williams' Girlfriend Risalyn Burzynski was spotted volunteering with other Carolina Panther wives and girlfriends at a charity event to help 20 local needy Charlotte families. Risalyn was assigned the task of shopping for a 12 year old boy and when asked about the child by NBC she replied:
All he asked for was underwear, socks and pajamas. He just wants anything, so we're going to make sure he gets a basketball goal and some really cool stuff to play with this year.
This type of charity is not uncommon for Williams and Burzynski, as they both work fervently for the DeAngelo Williams Foundation for breast cancer awareness and children's literacy.
DeAngelo and Risalyn are not married but they have been together since they met as undergrads at the University of Memphis. In 2011 Risalyn gave birth to their daughter Rhiya Williams who has since become the subject of many of DeAngelo's twitter posts. He clearly loves his family and is incredibly smitten with his daughter Risalyn seems to stay out of the public eye, except for her charity work, but from what we can tell she is a very supportive girlfriend rooting for DeAngelo both on and off the field.
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As Carolina Panthers wideout Steve Smith engages in yet another battle on the field tonight (this time being Aqib Talib), we decided to find out more about Steve Smith's wife Angie Smith.
Steve and Angie Smith met through mutual friends while attending the University of Utah together. Steve told Angie that he wanted, "to get to know you and pick your brain," which was a unique pick up line that actually worked. The couple had planned to marry during February of their senior year, but wound up pushing up the date and marrying during a bye week of Steve's 2000 senior season. The couple planned the entire nuptials in a week, and are every bit as married as those 2 year, $50,000 events (as I desperately tried and failed to remind my wife leading up to our wedding). The couple has three children together, Peyton, Baylee and Boston.
If you're anything like us, you may seem to remember Steve Smith's wife being brought up earlier this season. Surely enough it did, and it ties in nicely to the lead of this post, when it came up during a fight with an opposing player. Smith took exception to St Louis Rams corner Janoris Jenkins, and the two sparred on the field, and afterwards through the press. Smith went on record saying:
What I don't like is a young guy who comes in, who obviously his first time ever using the internet and Google, and he Googles information about me, talks about my wife and stuff like that. That's just some of the bulls*&t I just don't play with.... When I don't know a guy and he's talking about how's Angie doing, those things. C'mon... And if I seem him on the street, I'm going to bust him in the f&*king mouth."
Um. I think he means it. No one vote low on Angie Smith please.... PLEASE!!!
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Cam Newton's girlfriend's have been a fascinating study of semi-celebrities, normal women, and strippers. In the case of Cam Newton's girlfriend Hazel, it appears she crosses into all three areas.
Hazel is a former stripper who has previously worked for the famous Washington DC Stadium Club. Many sites are reporting that Hazel now works as a party hosting socialite. Hazel has done plenty of modeling work for a day job, and appears to be making a career of it, which likely closes the door on a return to the stage & pole. Cam and Hazel made their first public appearance at the 2013 Kentucky Derby, and the then unknown Hazel sent the internet to work to learn more. There are rumors that the couple is expecting a child, but those are unconfirmed as of the start of NFL Training Camps.
There have been rumors swirling since June that the couple is no longer together based on the subject and tone of a DM Tweet Cam sent to LA Radio personality, Promise B Mae. That story remained relatively quiet and may have been genuinely friendly in nature. We'll keep an eye on the Panthers wives and girlfriends box this season and see if we can find out anything on Cam's girlfriend - but considering the way he's been rolling, he may very well be on to the next one.