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Russell Wilson files for divorce

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson released a brief statement Wednesday saying he has filed for divorce from his wife, Ashton.

"I have made the difficult decision to file for divorce," the statement read. "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 personal matter."

Wilson and Ashton Meem were married shortly before Wilson was drafted by the Seahawks in April 2012. They began dating in high school.