We reported yesterday how JR Rider was sent back to jail on a probation violation and to be honest knowing Rider’s history everyone assumed it was warranted.
But JR’s wife says we shouldn’t make assumptions and that his PO has a vendetta out against him.
Isaiah Rider‘s wife believes the former NBA star is the victim of a “she-devil, man-hating” probation officer … who has been out to get her husband simply because he’s famous.
TMZ spoke with Vanessa Rider, who tells us … Isaiah’s P.O. has been “abusing her power” — and has been blocking his efforts to complete his probation
Rider says Isaiah got permission from the court to apply to travel to L.A. to explore job opportunities as a basketball coach, but the P.O. has refused to sign off on it … insisting he work at a local McDonald’s, or a similar local establishment during his probation.
Vanessa says, “He’s not going to work at McDonald’s … he’s a retired athlete.”
As for the 90 uncompleted hours of community service, Vanessa says Isaiah wanted to volunteer at his church, but the P.O. would only let him pick up trash on the side of the road.
Not sure if I would classify Rider as a famous retired athlete, but if his PO is being a jerk about things I hope that the judge will let him out of jail.
If you take Vanessa Rider’s word, he is trying to do the right thing and his PO is just trying to make things difficult for him, which isn’t their job. It isn’t unusual for PO’s especially ones who don’t like their jobs to be harder on famous or semi famous people. Considering they are in a position of power it makes them feel good about themselves because for the other hours of the day their lives are miserable.
I gave Vanessa credit for standing by her man and as you can see she tatted his last name on her wrist so their love must be real, at least according to Drake.
Hopefully the truth will come out soon.