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JJ Watt has taken the NFL by storm in 2012, and with that success comes an increased level of inquiry into his personal life. People have been flocking to the web to find out, "Who is JJ Watt's girlfriend?"
Until now, we've been unable to find much of anything. The former Wisconsin standout has done yeoman's work keeping his girlfriend out of the public eye. However, TerezOwens.com is now reporting that JJ Watt's girlfriend is Sydney Leroux. Leroux is a forward for the US Women's National soccer team, and also scored a goal during the 2012 Olympic Games in London. The site reports that Leroux was in Houston for their Wild Card matchup against the Cincinnati Bengals. Leroux reportedly attending the game with a teammate, and with Watt's brother.
According to their sources, Sydney Leroux's boyfriend has been JJ Watt for a few months, though the couple has done an excellent job staying out of the spotlight till now (keeping up with Watt's personal life till now). We scoured the web for another source supporting these two being together, so for now, this remains a rumor at best. If the Texans are able to continue their run in the playoffs, it's always possible that the camera could drift into the stands and find Leroux. If an announce gives her the Musberger treatment, we'll have our answer for sure then.
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Gary Kubiak's story is a testament to organizational patience. Fresh off 11 successful years as the Denver Broncos quarterback coach and offensive coordinator, the Houston Texans took a chance and made Kubiak the second head coach in franchise history in 2006.
The Texans had been mostly abysmal in their short 4 year existence, but the promise of the dominating offense that Kubiak brought to the table had fans of the team thinking optimistically. After finishing 6-10 during his first year at the helm, Kubiak then led the team to their first non-losing season (8-8) in 2008, and then again in 2009. The 2010 campaign marked their first winning season, but still no playoffs. With everyone expecting a run at the title in 2011, the Texans disappointed with a 6-10 finish. Normally this is where a poorly run franchise would panic and axe their coach, but they stood pat and it paid off. After revamping their defense, The Texans made the playoffs in 2011 before an injury to Matt Schaub derailed the team. With a healthy Schaub and even better defense, they are looking to punch their ticket to New Orleans for Super Bowl XLVII
Landing in Houston was also good news for Gary Kubiak's wife Rhonda Kubiak, as both had grown up about 15 minutes from Reliant Stadium (funny enough, Gary was actually a ballboy for the Houston Oilers when he was a kid). Gary and Rhonda met in 9th grade at St. Pius High School, where Gary was the school's quarterback and Rhonda was a cheerleader. They have been together ever since, save for one week in college when Rhonda broke things off because Gary was spending too much time partying. Their children (Klint, Klay and Klein - yikes) all have followed in their father's footsteps and are playing or coaching football presently.
Together, Gary and Rhonda are corporate chairs for Seeds of Hope, an organization dedicated to assisting economically challenged children attend Catholic schools. Rhonda has also worked with the Texans' general manager's wife Tiffany Smith to run the Lady Texans food drive.
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Houston's star wideout Andre Johnson has always seemed like a great guy both on and off the field,... well publicly anyways. No arrests, no domestic issues off the field, no holdouts, no drama with management,... go through the Rolodex of pain in the ass behaviors, and you're highly unlikely to see Johnson attached to any of those characteristics. In a league, and even more specifically position, filled with divas, he has always managed to stay about the fray, and be "one of the good ones."
Well, according to Andre Johnson's ex girlfriend Dionne Reese,... not so fast. In a recently filed lawsuit, Johnson's longtime girlfriend Reese is seeking sole custody of their child (and their only child, a three and a half year old daughter) The suit also accuses Johnson of inflicting emotional distress, and being in breach of fiduciary responsibilities. Johnson and Reese were living together, but split in January of 2012.
Reese has retained legal counsel in Robert Hoffman and Earle Lilly, who also happened to represent Alex Rodriguez's ex wife Cynthia Rodriguez in their divorce proceedings. Amongst the allegations lobbed above, Reese also says that Johnson has failed to comply with an expectation for reasonable child support. The suit is seeking $1,500 per month in support for their daughter.
This is a crossroads for Johnson. Time to prove to the world that you are "one of the good ones," and pony up a reasonable child support figure for your daughter (and $1,500 a month certainly sounds more than reasonable to this author). It certainly seems to reason that he'll step up and do the right thing. We'll keep an eye on the outcome here.