It must be the heat or the curse of Lebron (you like that play on words don’t you).
It is definitely something.
We have NFL players marrying stalkers, former athletes choking their baby mommas in front of daycares, the whole basketball wives phenomenon and now this.
Earl Watson, who played with the Pacers last year filed for divorce earlier today from his wife former child actor Jennifer Freeman, but has decided to withdraw the divorce request tomorrow. The story is a bit odd, but TMZ.com has the details:
According to legal papers filed last week in L.A. County Superior Court, Watson claims things got bad on August 1st … when Jennifer received a suspicious text message at 11PM and Earl decided to check her phone.
Watson — who played with the Indiana Pacers last season — claims his wife was furious that he took the phone and reacted by hitting him “forcefully twice in the face with her right open hand.”
Watson claims Jennifer then “grabbed my right wrist and bit … breaking the skin, leaving teeth marks and drawing blood.” Once she let go of the wrist, Watson claims she then chomped down on his chest … again drawing blood.
Earl claims Jennifer then tried to attack him with an iron — but he was able to knock it out of her hand.
Now, Earl wants a divorce ASAP — along with full custody of their 10-month-old daughter.
After reading this I was ready to champion Earl for getting away from his crazy wife, but then his lawyers sent this:
Now how’s this for a change of heart. We just got a call from Watson’s lawyer, William Briggs, who tells us his client plans to withdraw his divorce petition tomorrow and that he’s reconciled with the wife who allegedly brutalized him. Briggs tell us, “The couple has reconciled their differences and plan to make their marriage work.”
- A- What was on the text message?
- B- Do you really want to be with a woman who came after you with an iron?
Maybe Watson was being a bit moist and exaggerating what happened, or maybe his wife didn’t go Mike Tyson and Penny’s Mom from Good Times on him.
On the flipside, maybe she is a new age Jackie Christie and Earl just decided to know his role and shut his mouth.
Whatever happened I hope they work it out, but if I was him I would sleep with one eye open for the next couple of months, weeks or years.
Totally off topic Jennifer Freeman is a cutie (maybe a deranged one, but still a cutie) so here are some pics: