We’re asking for incredible bravery, and we’re giving little compassion to this woman. Adam was the kind of player who was just hoping to make the team year to year. “Don’t give them any reason to cut you,” he’d always say. Because it’s so easy to say: “Well, she’s the fool who married him. ” There are just so many components to it that people aren’t aware of. When you’re with an NFL team, the message to you is clear: Don’t fuck anything up for your partner, and don’t fuck anything up for the team. But my husband was never a marquee player—he was the long snapper. Maybe the guy is playing on a new team every two or three years. You know, he’s not coming home and cooking himself dinner. You get this paycheck coming in every week and you suck it up.

“So, those people care about me no matter what, and those are the people I keep close to me. They love you when you hot, and they love you when you not, you know? I got so much real love around me that I’m not confused.” Christmas came early!!! 💋💋💋 A post shared by " style=" color:#c9c8cd; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size:14px; font-style:normal; font-weight:normal; line-height:17px;" target="_blank" “Christmas came early!!! y’all” Henson wrote on Sunday, December 10 via Instagram. Thank you @pitfallkennels_lilbrotha @therealbigboi he is going to get soooooooooo much love!!!

Thank you @pitfallkennels_lilbrotha @therealbigboi he is going to get soooooooooo much love!!!

But many of these women move into town for six months during the season, and they do whatever they need to do to help their spouse win. It’s not up to you.) Then they go back to wherever they’re from for the offseason. I don’t really think that’s changed much over the years.

When Adam played, I don’t think any of the wives worked. I worked at when he played, and I needed that totally separate outlet.

I remember getting a lot of grief for planning my first pregnancy poorly because I had our daughter during the season. I don’t know everything that was said in meetings, but that’s how it came down to me: “Did he call you? They use that to build camaraderie, and they want the wives to build camaraderie amongst each other to support the players.

They really don’t want anything to be a distraction from that goal. There was a sportswriter for the whom I’d sometimes see at games, and Adam would be like, “What’d you say to him? Don’t talk to him.” And that’s not just Adam’s personal preference; that’s what he’d been told. Don’t tell him anything.” It’s motivated by this you-versus-the-world mentality. Looking through past notes and playbooks, a lot of coaches use a lot of war analogies and wartime quotes—they liken it to going to war. This is what she was risking: embarrassing the Ravens, embarrassing her family, screwing his teammates out of their prized running back, losing money, losing security. She probably thought to be quiet was to make this go away. After all, Adam and I felt damn lucky to be in the NFL.

The foundation also helps provide resources for families who have members with autism, after one of the Peete's children was diagnosed.

anyway,” Henson explained, referring to pictures posted to Instagram by the media outlet.

“You know, I’m not the type to blast my personal business, but you know, I think that it’s important for people to know that I’m happy.