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San Francisco running back Bruce Miller was arrested last week for spousal battery. It is currently unclear if Bruce Miller's girlfriend Leanne Massey was the victim in the alleged incident.
In a disturbing uptrend, Miller becomes the latest in a long line of NFL players accused of domestic violence. This isn't the 49ers first rodeo when it comes to domestic violence accusations, and have handled with a boilerplate public statement:
“The San Francisco 49ers organization is aware of the matter involving Bruce Miller. We were disappointed to learn of these reports and will do our due diligence in collecting all relevant information.”
Bruce Miller and Leanne Massey appear to have been engaged in August of 2014 after at least a couple years of dating. The Chico State grad has a successful career as a financial representative, and appears to enjoy her time traveling the globe with the former 7th round pick. Massey seems like a genuinely cool girl who certainly appears to appreciate the life she's living. If allegations against Miller are true, and Massey is in fact the victim, it's another upsetting incident in the NFL.
Hey, guys in the NFL.... No wait... Guys in general. STOP HITTING WOMEN. How's that sound?
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Sometimes when you give birth, you are given presents to celebrate the joyous occasion, and for Antoine Bethea's wife Samantha Romantini Bethea, that present was a tricked out BMW X6. Man, this thing is cool. I'm not a big car mods guy, but Mr. Bethea had them do some work on this bad boy. It's got this really classy black and white look to it, and there's all kinds of cool add-ons. Anyway, that was about a year ago after they had their baby girl, and their wedding took place this past summer on June 28. Their wedding website, which is exactly what every wedding website should be like, says this of Samantha:
"Ultimately she would like to think of herself as a spiritual & compassionate individual. If nothing else her main goal in life is to use her talents & blessings to better herself and those around her." Sounds good to me. I never know what to think of that "spiritual" word, though. Does that mean she believes in ghosts like Egon Spengler? Does she believe in the actual ghost of Egon Spengler? Antoine seems like a cool guy, based on his biography on their website. He was raised with a "military upbringing" so he's a man of few words. That sounds pretty badass. He's like the Clint Eastwood of wedding biographies, and he plays pro football. The couple both went to Howard University and that's where they met. Samantha was apparently a serious soccer player at the school, and she's now a financial planner. Antoine studied criminal justice.
The couple split up at one point because the long distance relationship thing wasn't working out for them. Samantha was living in New York City while Antoine was living in Indianapolis. So they split for a few years and then started back up again at the inauguration of Barack Obama in 2008. They were both in the crowd dancing to Beyonce. That's what their website says! Samantha moved to Indianapolis soon after.
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Joe Staley's wife Carrie Staley has just given birth to a cute little baby girl who is now six months old. I believe the youngins name is Grace Staley-- cool name. You know, browsing through some of the pictures on social media, the couple have some artful wedding photographs, and I am a tough customer when it comes to wedding photos. So if you're looking for a wedding photographer that's a cut above the rest, call Joe and Carrie.
Carrie grew up in Encinitas, California, and she attended Notre Dame and was a star soccer player. The timeline for the relationship is roughly as follows: Joe's wife Carrie became engaged in April of 2013, she then married the big fella in January of this year, and the two had the baby a few months after that, though Carrie was looking mighty nice for her wedding. She calls 2014 the best year of her life, and the marriage+baby combo will often do it for a new bride, especially if they're married to a 300 pound wrecking ball with a good heart. Joe actually hosted a show called "The Joe Show" on the 49ers website. It's pretty much just him goofing around and talking to his teammates, but you get the sense he's a cool guy. Carrie posted a short video of Joe scarfing an entire cotton "weave" or whatever you'd call a full unit of cotton candy. A stick of cotton candy? A web of cotton candy?
The last important thing to know about Joe's wife Carrie is that she actually went on to become a professional soccer player up until around 2011 or so. She played in a league called the National Women's Soccer League, which I'd never heard of before. Man, a pro soccer player and a pro football player as your parents. Their daughter is going to be a powerhouse.