Russell Wilson, the quarterback for the Seattle Seahawks, has filed for divorce from his wife of two years, Ashton Wilson.

Russell Wilson Files For Divorce

Wilson, 25, announced his decision to divorce his wife on Wednesday in a statement released by the Seahawks franchise, reported CBS Sports.

“I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," Wilson said in the statement. "Clearly, decisions like these don't come easy. Ashton and I respectfully ask for prayers, understanding and privacy during this difficult time. Moving forward, I will have no further comment on this matter."

Wilson and his wife were high school sweethearts that endured a long-distance relationship while he attended North Carolina State and then Wisconsin, while Ashton studied at the University of Georgia. They became engaged in August 2010, prior to Wilson’s transfer to Wisconson.

Wilson wedded his soon-to-be ex-wife in January 2012, three months before he was selected by the Seattle squad in the third round of the NFL draft.

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