Don Shula's wife Mary Anne Shula has a good business mind, according to 'ole Don. It was Mary who got him into the restaurant game, and now I guess he's got some kind of restaurant empire. Now, I don't know the details about getting into restaurants and how Mary played a big role other than that she has a good business mind and that she's at every deal that is penned. I think Don's son David Shula also has most of the responsibility since he runs the restaurant empire.
Don and Mary have done a tone of community giving and philanthropy work. They were actually given an award for all the things they've done back in 2010. Their big cause is the Moffitt Cancer Center, whom they've also been honored by for all the things they've done.
I think a big part of Don Shula's wife Mary Anne Shula having a commitment to fighting cancer comes from Don's past. He lost his first wife Dorothy Shula to cancer in 1991. The couple had been married since the late 50's and had known each other in high school. It wasn't until she was 23 that Don asked her to not go and teach (she was a teacher) in Hawaii and instead to return to Baltimore where he was and marry him. So that's the story of Dorothy and Don, but let's return to Mary Anne and Don...
Really, the big news about Mary Anne is that she sued her former stepson for a mammoth alimony. She had previously been married to a guy named Jackson T. Stephens, who was a CEO for an investment bank and was worth $380 million. At the time of her divorce, she was awarded $1 million a year and a house in some place called Indian Creek Island. She was reportedly whining about taxes at a country club in 2010 and that getting taxed would hurt Don somehow, so I guess the free million per year isn't enough?
Brent Grimes wife Mike Grimes has something to say.
And despite the 140 character constraints of Twitter, she had no issue spreading it out over a few... hundred tweets. Her husband, Brent was definitely in contention for Pro Bowl MVP, and she had some thoughts about why he didn't get the award. Now normally, we'd spend a few words in our post dedicated to talking more about who Brent Grimes' wife Miko is, but this is a special situation. Miko has asked for the floor, so we're ceding the mic. Sit back and enjoy.
"For those of u that dont know, i had emergency oral surgery on Thursday. My husband was concerned for me, so he asked coach Garrett if he could miss practice to be there for me bcuz i was stressed and in a lot of pain. Coach Garrett and and NFL exec excused him from practice to be there for me. Well... Apparently, the right hand of the @nfl didnt tell the left hand he wouldnt be there that day, so they yanked his paid appearances & are not happy with him. What kind of message does that send to the players? Do they think they are above family? WTF was he supposed to do? Stay at a PRO BOWL practice while his wife is in pain that equates child birth? Was him missing a fan autograph session worthy of shitting on him @nfl? Havent u guys shit on him enough? Him missing practice made u guys take the MVP from him?"
"The nfl is the SHITTIEST, SHADIEST, DISRESPECTFUL professional sport in the WORLD!!! & as long as i breathe air, i will talk shit about em! Why the hell cant u guys cut him a fucking BREAK? @nfl do u see how hard he plays? Do u see the dedication? The toughness? U bitches blind? There is NO REASON ALL ALL why Brent Grimes shouldnt have been MVP of the defense!!! NONE!!!! Do u hear me?????? U have these BULLSHIT ass NOMORE campaigns going on about domestic violence and sexual assault when we all know u dont GAF about women! I have friends that were beaten, thrown down stairs WHILE PREGNANT, guys arrested, & @nfl suspended them 1 FUCKING GAME! Now yall care? FOH. They asked helped it stay quiet bcuz its none of their business until Ray Rice clocked his now wife on camera. Then all of a sudden NOMORE?"
The @nfl only gives a fuck about themselves! They dont care about these players and their families. Dont let these assholes fool u! Im contemplating naming SEVERAL players that the @nfl violated the concussion rules with players but that would take down ppl i care about. But dont believe for a SECOND they care about these players injuries. Its all bullshit!! They care about MONEY!!! Thats why i tell every player i talk to GET YO BREAD DOG!!! Fuck all that other shit!!! Get paid!!! There is NO LOYALTY in this business outside of fans. If the @nfl cares about players, why are there TNF games? Have u guys ever thought about that shit? They ask these guys to play a game on Sunday, then turn around and play again on Thursday! Know why? $$$."
Hey @nfl when u ask them to play on thursday night, ur asking them to have 2 car crashes in one week. Why do u do that if u care about them? Do u know how difficult it is to line up the best athletes in the world twice a week for a head on collision? Once a week isnt enough? @nfl. Do u know how incredibly STUPID it is to have a month long training camp full of 2 & 3 a days, including 4 pre-season games each week? @nfl. Do u know most injuries early in the season are bcuz training camp is TOO FUCKING MUCH ON THE BODY, U IDIOTS? @nfl But yall care huh? GTFOH!. All yall care about is MONEY!!! @nfl."
People think players get a percentage of their jersey sales HA!! Not a fucking penny!!!! @nfl gets all of the $$$!Greedy sons a bitches!! @nfl I feel sorry for all the guys that play this sport. Fans get upset at players for holding out. Why????? Why do yall care? They make BILLIONS. Brent signed a 4yr 32M contract with 16M guaranteed. U better beleve he wont see that other 16M! They can opt out after the guaranteed. See how @nfl set that shit up? But if u wanna leave after ur deal is up, they can tag u, TWICE!!! To make u stay! That shit is comedy! Then if u hold out, they fine u $30k a day n shit!!!' Fucking ridiculous! Yall better PRAY i dont get a real voice in these streets or im airing this whole league out! @nfl i know where the bodies are buried! TRUST. Keep fuking my husband over and im gonna put a map out to the world and expose this league for what it truly is! @nfl #TryItBitch"
Rob Konrad's wife Tammy Konrad is breathing plenty of sighs of relief now that big Rob is back from his perilous journey. As the media has been reporting on, it was a full 16 hour swim from his auto-piloted boat to the nearest land. Apparently he simply fell off the boat and had to start swimming in order to keep his body temperature up. There was no way to get back on his boat once he was off. What a bummer that must have been!
Konrad's wife Tammy made the statement that he "had two angels on his back," referring to their two daughters who are 8 and 10 years old. She accompanied him at the hospital once he finally arrived on land and paramedics were called. She was able to hear the story of what happened shortly after, and there's no doubt that she's amazed by the tale and thankful for the big fella's return. Apparently Rob was bitten by a bunch of different things during the swim, and a shark of some kind circled him for a brief period. That's got to be a terrifying feeling. Sharks do tend to swim a bit better than humans. I guess you'd have to block it out completely and say, "hey, if he gets me than fine, but I've got to keep going." Then again, I have little experience in 27-mile ocean swims.
I wonder now if the Dolphins organization will send him a fruit basket or something. Rob Konrad's wife Tammy Konrad has been busy working at different places after Rob's career in the NFL ended around 2005. He's now a financial advisor, and she's worked at places like GNC and is now the manager for Compass Square Capital Management, which is in fact Rob's company that was registered in January of 2014. I wonder if their new plan is to invest in life preserver technology?