Philadelphia Eagles Player Fletcher Cox Seduced a Married Woman and Now Her Husband Is Suing Him: Report

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Philadelphia Eagles defensive lineman Fletcher Cox has gotten himself involved in all kinds of drama. Cox has been accused of running college-sophomore-level game on a married North Carolina woman, and her husband is suing the star defensive player, claiming that Cox’s macking has led to substantial emotional distress.

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Yes, it’s legal to sue someone for messing up your marriage. In North Carolina it’s called “alienation of affection,” the Charlotte Observer reports.

The story goes like this: The husband, Joshua Jeffords, claims that his marriage was going great until the 26-year-old Cox met and began texting with his wife. In text messages obtained by Philadelphia magazine, Cox and Jeffords’ wife, Catherine Cuesta Jeffords, were sending X-rated messages, and the two even talked about having babies.

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Jeffords’ wife referred to Cox as “boo,” and the two discussed how cute their babies would be. The 6-foot-4, 310-pound Cox also reportedly sent a photo of his penis to the married woman.

Jeffords reportedly asked his wife to end the affair and to stop following Cox on Instagram. Because his wife is a woman with her own agency, she blocked her husband on Instagram, packed her belongings and moved to the Philadelphia area.

Jeffords reportedly checked himself into a mental-health facility for “substantial emotional distress.” He’s seeking at least $50,000 in damages, the Observer reports.

Read more at the Charlotte Observer and Philadelphia magazine.

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kccomplainsalot
KC Complains A Lot

You ever read something that makes you want to say some things, but you realize you’d be an asshole to say those things? Cuz that’s where I am.

Like, is it weird that I want to know if the husband here had mental health problems before? Cuz what Cox and his wife did was shitty, and I don’t disagree it probably hurt like hell, but suing for emotional distress seems a bit much? Unless he’s dealing with anxiety or something, which I personally know SUCKS, as does depression.

I don’t know, all I can do is SMH at this one.