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Ex-NFL Player Ryan Shazier Files For Divorce Amid Cheating Allegations

Former NFL linebacker Ryan Shazier files from divorce from his wife, Michelle, months after she accuses him of infidelity.

Ryan Shazier, a former linebacker for the Pittsburgh Steelers, has filed for divorce from his wife of seven years, Michelle. The news comes months after Michelle accused the professional athlete of cheating.

According to the New York Post, the divorce announcement stems from Michelle making their marital woes public, exposing text messages allegedly exchanged between her husband and another woman last November. The mistress, revealed by name as Marie, was conversing with the 31-year-old as he sent her books to guide one on sexual acts. 

In the since-deleted post, Michelle referred to the NFL player as a “liar and a cheater.” 

“A person that loves his family … this is what they do to their family … the WIFE.. that has been there for him since day 1,” she relayed to her following on Instagram. “Infidelity at its finest! I can’t sit here and keep hiding anymore. You can have it. I deserve better. This is Ryan… he’s a liar and a cheater!”

The divorce is a follow-up to Shazier’s statement to TMZ that the couple was separated. 

“Michelle and I have been living apart and are currently separated,” Frazier said. “As we work through what comes next for our family, I ask for privacy and prayers.”

As for Shazier’s professional life, the 2014 NFL draftee retired from the league in 2020 after a spinal injury left him temporarily paralyzed. The linebacker faced the life-threatening incident while on the field during a Dec. 4 game against the Cincinnati Bengals in 2017. Shazier underwent spine stabilization surgery days later but had to regain his ability to walk. 

Shazier went on to marry the mother of his 9-year-old son, Lyon, two years later, in 2019. Court documents which may contain insight into why it was Shazier who pulled the plug on his marriage are sealed to the public. 

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