As you recall, Raisman famously agreed to a date with the former Oakland Raiders tight end when Underwood, who is now a free agent, asked the gymnast out via a video message after she won a gold and two silver medals at the Rio Summer Games.“We happened to both be in Denver at the same time,” three-time Olympic gold-medalist Raisman told People.Naturally you date someone with similar interests and as a result a few of them played professional sports.Don’t get me wrong, I’ve dated a doctor, news anchor, even a bartender. But many of these women move into town for six months during the season, and they do whatever they need to do to help their spouse win. It’s not up to you.) Then they go back to wherever they’re from for the offseason. I don’t really think that’s changed much over the years. When Adam played, I don’t think any of the wives worked. I worked at when he played, and I needed that totally separate outlet.
I was raised in a football family, my uncle played professionally; my cousin does even now.In the clip, Underwood, 24, who’s clad in his Raiders gear, tells Raisman he’s proud of her accomplishments. Raisman wrote, “@Colt3FIVE thanks for the sweet video…. “Just want to congratulate you on all your success in the competitions and representing the U. Looking forward to meeting you :).” The NFL player replied, “Anytime! The Raiders didn’t formally sit us down—they’re not structured like that as an organization to sit the wives down and school them, and say, “This is what we ask of you.” But it is definitely passed down by the veteran wives in the league. And that might mean, for some of the marquee players, that they’re going to get a better contract. I had my husband come home and tell me, “Don’t ever talk to the media.” Guys would get teased; they’d rib each other if they were in the news, or if the wife got mentioned. Do not let anybody distract us from our singular goal. I don’t know if teams do research on players’ partners—I’d assume they do, but I don’t know. Well, that and, “You’re just lucky to be here, so shut up And, in the end, why not just show up and shut up and be supportive? But that quiet support stops the second you are abused. And I wonder, with the league’s new, stiffer penalties for domestic violence, how many abused women will stay quiet—because that means the end of a career, the end of the insurance, the end of it all. It’s made very clear to you, and not in a hateful way, by any means: “Let’s work together for this one common goal: to win the Super Bowl.” That will mean, for the coaches’ families, that you’re not going to get fired and you’ll get to stay here for another year. So we’re asking her to walk away from this, and it’s like, “How? If a player has a partner, that partner needs to not be controversial. Most of the girlfriends and wives feel the same gratitude and happiness, and I encourage them to be supportive of the team. I wonder now what the Ravens will do for Janay and her daughter.The 22-year-old gymnast got a sweet date invite from Oakland Raider player Colton Underwood while doing a video segment with Yahoo Sports about how to date her. My roommates, my teammates, everybody here is super proud of you,” Underwood says in the clip.