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Russell Wilson descended from royalty and a freed slave

Attending the Richmond Forum for a special appearance with Henry Louise Gates Jr. for the PBS television show “Finding Your Roots,” Russell Wilson discovered he is the descendant of a freed slave and an English king. Per Randy Hallman of the Richmond Times-Dispatch: “Wilson and the sold-out Forum crowd of 4,500 learned of a heritage including slaves, free blacks and whites...
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Russell Wilson announces engagement to Ciara

One of American’s power couples is making it official. Friday, Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson, who played college football at both NC State and Wisconsin, announced his engagement to pop superstar Ciara. The two released a Twitter video of themselves celebrating the moment. You can see a candle-lit dinner in the background and a huge ring on her finger. It’s clear...
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March 11, 2016  |  Discuss

Ciara gives special shoutout to Russell Wilson after loss

The Seattle Seahawks gave up any chance they had of reaching three consecutive Super Bowls when they lost to the Carolina Panthers on Sunday. After the game, Russell Wilson’s girlfriend gave him a special shoutout on social media. Ciara, the famous R&B singer who has been dating Wilson for months, posted a photo of Wilson on Instagram and wrote about how proud of him she is...
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January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Russell Wilson turns botched snap into huge gain

The Seattle Seahawks' first score of their frigid wild-card playoff matchup with the Minnesota Vikings wouldn’t have been possible without a ridiculous display of athleticism by quarterback Russell Wilson. With Seattle trailing 9-0 and facing a first-and-10 early in the fourth quarter, a miscommunication between Wilson and his center caused a shotgun snap to soar past the...
January 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson says his large hands will help with freezing temperature at Minnesota

Sunday’s wild card game against the Minnesota Vikings will have Russell Wilson and the Seahawks facing near zero degree temperatures at TCF Bank Stadium when kickoff time arrives. Wilson, however, isn’t concerned about playing the cold. “Fortunately I have big hands [10¼ inches], so that helps, too,” he said, per Sheil Kapadia of “When it comes to throwing...
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January 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson clearly not a big proponent of sleep science

Despite an abundance of empirical evidence to the contrary, Seattle Seahawks signal-caller Russell Wilson downplayed the notion that a person needs to get plenty of sleep to function at a high level, saying he only requires between five and six hours of rest each night. “Do you think I pay attention to the sleep hours? No, I don’t pay attention,” he said, via ESPN. “That’s...
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December 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Five outrageous predictions for Week 13 of the NFL season

With so much on the line during the first week of December football, there is reason to believe that seasons will change on a dime as teams prepare for the stretch run.Can Drew Brees and the New Orleans Saints play the role of spoiler against an undefeated Carolina Panthers squad? Are the Washington Redskins legitimately prepared to take over sole possession of first place in the...
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December 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson: Dating Ciara, big contract not source of struggles

Russell Wilson had a whirlwind offseason that not only involved signing a four-year, $87.6 million contract extension with the Seattle Seahawks but also saw him begin dating pop star Ciara. But the struggling quarterback insists neither the new contract nor the new romance is the source of his struggles on the field. The Seahawks signal-caller denied that the mega-deal has added...
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November 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson now getting criticized by Seahawks coaches

Now that Russell Wilson is getting paid like a franchise quarterback, everyone expects him to start playing like one — including his own coaches, who aren’t exactly thrilled with some of his mishaps of late. In particular, Wilson received criticism from offensive coordinator Darren Bevell and offensive line coach Tom Cable for missing opportunities for big plays and for taking...
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November 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Russell Wilson devotes 10 hours a week to getting massages

Russell Wilson says part of the process of staying healthy in light of the punishment he takes every week on the field is to devote a lot of time off of it throughout the week for rest, rehab and rejuvenation. And that includes dedicating 10 hours of his weekly routine solely for massages. The Seattle Seahawks quarterback’s weekly massage routine entails two five-hour sessions...
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October 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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