St. Louis Rams Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)


Shaun Hill's Wife Ashton Hill



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There's not much I can tell you about Shaun Hill's wife Ashton Hill other than the two enjoyed one of the most white-bread weddings ever back in 2010. I watched their wedding video on Youtube, which is one of the only places you can catch a glimpse of the Kansas lady on the internet. The couple are now living in Osage Beach, Missouri, a good three hours outside of St. Louis.

As for their wedding video, I think Shaun's wife Ashton must have been too caught up in the excitement of being a newlywed to give it a critical, objective eye. In fact, this is a pervasive problem in the wedding cataloguing and documenting business. I feel Ashton and Shaun have been taken advantage of like countless other married couples. When you watch this terrible video, the production is good enough to mask the fact that there's almost no footage of the actual wedding. All we get are a couple of shots of them kissing and posing, and then the remaining 80% of it are faux-artsy shots of glasses, candles, tablecloths, and chandeliers. What a disappointment.

Ashton Hill, formerly Ashton Lawrence has been in the picture since Shaun's days back in Parsons, Kansas. Ashton graduated from Parsons High School in 2004, before heading to Missouri Southern State University. Ashton graduated MSSU in 2008 with a double major in marketing and business management. Following school, Shaun Hill's wife entered the business world, currently working in financial advising.

Shaun and his wife Ashton took a nice trip to New Zealand last year in the offseason. Apparently there was a fairly large earthquake that hit when they were there, and they weren't allowed to get their luggage from the hotel when they were leaving. I'm not exactly sure why this was (was the hotel about to tip over?) but Shaun has informed an interview that four months later they got their duffle bag shipped to them in the mail. When you look at this couple, you understand why that's about the extent of their interesting adventures. They're boring. Shaun himself looks more like an coach than a player. The personal life section of his wikipedia section is all about how he enjoys fishing. See what I mean? No wonder he married a hometown gal from Parsons.


Robert Quinn's Wife Christina Quinn



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Pro athletes can be strong, good-natured, generous people. Robert Quinn's wife Christina Quinn would no doubt agree because her husband Robert really seems to be that kind of guy. But like mere mortals, they aren't always lovers of reason. I would venture to guess that Christina Quinn's marriage to Robert does not come with a bailout contingency plan for Robert. That is, I don't think there's a prenuptial agreement. The reason I think that is because Robert is an adamant Christian, and his view of marriage runs in the traditionalist camp.

I wonder what his wife Christina thinks about Robert's view on evolution, since he's also a firm believer in Creationism. He posted a tweet about there being no evidence of evolutionary links between apes and humans. I could refer him to any number of Wikipedia pages on transitional fossils and paleontology, but I somehow think the blinders would go up. Anyway, let's focus on his lovely wife Christina, whom also goes by 'Tina. The two have a son who recently celebrated his birthday on the 20th of last month, and they enjoy what appears to be a very stable married life. They were only wed last year in March.

There's also a lot going on behind the scenes as it relates to wife Christina (formerly Christina White). In 2012, Robert was accused of defrauding his former agent of $300,000, but the agent also stated that Christina was part of a conspiracy to steer him out the door just before his signing with the Rams. According to Yahoo Sports, it goes even further:

'In addition to the alleged conspiracy, Carey has accused Fleming, Frankel, White and Austin of slander, unjust enrichment, client poaching and unfair methods of competition.'

I think what the agent is pissed off about is that Christina along with others convinced the pliable and easily influenced Robert to drop him even though he probably had a hand in getting him a great contract. Robert will probably throw up a tweet about there being no evidence found to support such claims.

05/11/14 (Updated)

Michael Sam's Boyfriend Vito Cammisano



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With less than ten picks remaining in the 2014 NFL Draft, it began looking more and more likely that Michael Sam, the first openly gay player in the NFL, would have to enter the league through undrafted free agency. When pick 249 was called, the St. Louis Rams elected to make history and call Sam's name with their 7th round pick. What better way to celebrate, than fully embracing the person you love, right? And in that moment, Michael Sam's boyfriend Vito Cammisano had a full on kiss planted on him as so many other wives and girlfriends did during the weekend.

Despite negative reaction from the dregs of society on Twitter, it was a landmark moment. Sam, as he's done consistently since coming out in February, stood proud as a man and reminded the world of exactly who he is. In that moment, Sam embraced the dialogue that's taken place throughout the country since his coming out, and effectively put it to bed. There was an air of accepting the narrative that's surrounded him, while also reminding the world of it's normalcy in an abnormal situation. "Yes, I'm gay. Like every other football player taken before and after me, I'm going to kiss my partner in celebration. Now let's play football."

For his part, Vito Cammisano, a student at Missouri as well, celebrated Mike Sam's big day.

Wow.What a day. On cloud 9. So proud and happy! #stl #rams #draft @MikeSamFootball...
We are staying home! Could not be more proud of my babe! #stl #rams #missouri

There's been plenty of pious dialogue saying that the only big deal around a gay player in the NFL is the day when it's no longer a big deal. That day isn't today. Today, Michael Sam drove the dialogue. Yes, he's a gay man, but he's also a football player. He was the first openly gay football player drafted in NFL history, but without equivocation, he absolutely was not the first gay football player drafted. With Sam breaking that barrier, there's sure to be more feeling the freedom to come out without fear or shame.

Today was the day to celebrate a gay man kissing his boyfriend on a National Football League broadcast.

Now let's go play football.