Tennessee Titans Wives and Girlfriends (WAGS)

09/23/14 (Updated)

Rob Bironas' wife Rachel Bradshaw

 

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UPDATE 09/23/2014: Details from the events leading up to the fatal crash involving Rob Bironas, and things are more confusing than ever.

Rob Bironas' wife Rachel Bradshaw has told police that he said goodnight to her around 10:30 p.m. but was missing when she later went to check on him. Having no idea where her husband was, she called police to report him missing.

Multiple witnesses have come forward now saying that Bironas was driving recklessly that night, and made more than one attempt to run other vehicles off the road. The Tennessean provides the following account:

Connor Fraley said he was a passenger in a vehicle driving behind Bironas' white SUV on Battery Lane when he and others in the truck noticed a burning smell coming from Bironas' vehicle.

"His window was down, and we pulled up and I said, "Hey man, just a heads up, something's burning from your exhaust. Your exhaust smells horrible, just wanted to let you know,'' Fraley recalled telling Bironas. "He looked over at me and said "I'm going to kill everybody in your (expletive) vehicle. It was so random, so bizarre I was like, "What?" And he said the exact same thing again."

The report continues that Fraley attempted to get away from Bironas, who sped after them, and attempted to sideswipe them near an overpass, missing "by a foot."

Another woman told police that Bironas tried to run her vehicle being driven by her husband off the road. After another near miss them, the couple later came upon the crash site, with Bironas' truck upside down.

There has been no indication of drugs or alcohol involved. Rachel Bradshaw told police there was no argument leading up to the bizarre series of events.

We'll keep an eye on this one as it develops.


UPDATE 09/21/2014: Former NFL kicker Rob Bironas was tragically killed in a single car accident on September 20, 2014. It does not appear that Rob Bironas' wife Rachel Bradshaw was in the vehicle at the time.

Police have confirmed that Bironas was driving in Nashville when he lost control of his SUV around 11 pm. The vehicle crashed into several trees before flipping and landing upside down. Bironas was pronounced dead after being transported to nearby Vanderbilt Medical Center.

Bironas' twitter revealed the passing by saying:

It's w/ heavy hearts that we confirm the passing RB # 2 We appreciate your respect for the family's privacy and your prayers at this time.”

Condolences to Rob Bironas' wife Rachel Bradshaw and the entire family.


UPDATE 07/01/2014: Congratulations to Rob Bironas' wife Rachel Bironas, who wed the former NFL kicker on June 28th in Nashville. We can only imagine that Rachel Bradshaw's father Terry Bradshaw was beaming as his daughter took the plunge with a professional football player.


Even though the NFL kicker was cut from the Titans this year, Rob Bironas’ girlfriend Rachel Bradshaw still wants to walk down the aisle with him. And her father is ok with it too.

The Dallas-area native is used to football players. That’s because her father, Terry Bradshaw, is a football Hall of Famer and a household name. But Rachel Bradshaw didn’t grow up wanting to be a football player, she wanted to be a singer. So in 2006, just out of high school, Rachel Bradshaw moved from the comfort of her Texas home to Nashville. In the Music City, she attended Belmont University where she began taking music seriously. And now this year, she’s doing her first major tour and releasing her debut album. The 25-year-old Rachel Bradshaw only learned last December that she was picked to join Josh Turner’s tour as his opening act starting in January.

Next on her to-do list is the wedding planned for June 28th. Rob Bironas went the traditional route and asked Terry Bradshaw for his blessing. Apparently the Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback legend who earned four gold rings in the 1970s went easy on Rob Bironas.

“The truth is,” Rob Bironas told tmz.com, “I knew I was going to marry Rachel when I first met her. It was a waiting game. I bought her ring six months earlier and had it sitting in a safe and I couldn’t wait to put it on her finger.”

But if you think Rachel Bradshaw ever thought she’d marry a football player, you’re wrong. She told vindy.com that she used to think she would rather die than marry an athlete. But then she met Rob Bironas. And to make the story even sweeter, Rob Bironas and Rachel Bradshaw’s father, get along real swell.

07/31/14 (Updated)

Jake Locker's wife Lauren Greer

 

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Taking over a starting quarterback job is exciting, but it's also incredibly stressful. The month of July leading into camp is particularly stressful, getting ready physically and detailed into the playbook. Just days before camp opened in July, Jake Locker's wife Lauren Greer gave birth to a baby girl. I'm sure Jake is enjoying the life balance of NFL training camp and diapers. One thing I can safely say about Jake and Lauren's new baby is this, she is going to be one athletic child.

Now we all know about Jake's athletic prowess but Lauren can come close to matching Jake step for step in that category. Lauren was a big time player for the University of Washington Huskies softball team. Originally from Placentia, California Lauren made her way up the coast to attend college at UW. In case you were wondering where Lauren got her softball skills, she was lucky enough to have her father, Brian Greer, who played in the Padres system. Along with that her brother Keith played football at Idaho.

One area Lauren trumps her husband is in team championships. As a senior Lauren helped Washington win the softball national championship in 2009 with Jake in attendance. Jake's college teams, for lack of a better term, sucked. Take the 2008 team for example, they went 0-12. Don't think Jake will last very long in the NFL if he posts a winning percentage like he had in college.

As you can well imagine Jake and Lauren met while at college. Jake and Lauren got engaged right before Jake's last college football game in December of 2010. The couple got married in Jake's hometown of Ferndale, Washington on July 3rd 2011.

03/12/12

Eddie George's wife Tamara "Taj" Johnson-George

 

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It's not often that we are forced to dip into the retired player pool to come up with a post, even if said retired player is one of our favorites of all time. However, Eddie George has been in the news recently, forcing our hand, and making us come up with this post:
Let's start with the facts before the drama:
Eddie George is married to Tamara Johnson-George, who is better known as Taj from her days in the R&B group SWV. Eddie and Taj were married in 2004. People may know Taj better in current days from her stint on Survivor: Tocantins (in the name of full disclosure, my mother told me a year ago that I should cover her, but I didn't listen never imagining we'd need to talk about her again). Taj made a strong impression on that season as she clashed with teammates and host Jeff Probst, but managed to win America's affection in the process, evidenced by her finishing second in the fan favorite vote, despite beginning the show not knowing how to swim.
Off screen, the George family has spent a lot of time in the charity community, specifically focusing on and holding fundraisers for organizations supporting victims of domestic abuse.

OK, so now for the drama: After a charity golf event in Florida on March 7, 2012, George was a passenger in a car driven by smokeshow pro golfer Rachel Connor. Unfortunately said car was pulled over by the cops and Connor was booked for DUI, though George was charged with no wrongdoing. Immediately after the borderline suspicious story came out, George insisted through a statement that he was not infact cheating on Taj. George's statement said that he learned that Connor happened to live closest to where he was staying, and he believed she was ok to drive that night. It continued by saying:

"At first, I hesitated to respond to this story. But I now see that people are willing to think the worst. So my wife, Tamara , and I believe we have to address this.
"Rachel Connor was simply trying to be nice by offering me a ride. No one in our group felt she was impaired or we all would have stopped her from driving."

George has insisted that there was no infidelity, tough there are still plenty of speculative rumors floating online. We're doubting this is over quite yet, and will keep you posted.