I found it interesting that his wife, somewhat at least, suspected that he wasn't being faithful to her but nevertheless accepted his extramarital dalliances to maintain her family and lifestyle.
It's a complicated story... one that doesn't end well. Probably a wife who felt betrayed, but definitely two kids who've been fatherless now for the better part of a decade. It's the dark side of fame and success that society prefers to not delve into these days, but one in which is no doubt very common at that pro-sports level with all of the opportunities available to stray away from doing what is right.
Fortunately the kids seem to have somehow adjusted and have done well in his absence.
Mechelle is a strong woman, for sure.