Legendary Detroit Lions wide receiver Calvin Johnson is part of the class of 2021 being inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. The 35-year-old is still in the midst of a stand-off with his former team but here’s more on Calvin Johnson’s wife.
Class of 2021 enshrined on Sunday
The class of 2021 was enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Sunday (8 August).
The ceremony took place at the Tom Benson Hall Of Fame Stadium in Canton and featured eight inductees.
They are guard Alan Faneca, coach Tom Flores, safety John Lynch, quarterback Peyton Manning, contributor Bill Nunn, wide receiver Drew Pearson, cornerback/safety Charles Woodson, and wide receiver Calvin Johnson.
Calvin Johnson’s NFL career
Legendary wide receiver Calvin Johnson was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the weekend.
Johnson was selected by the Detroit Lions second overall in the 2007 NFL Draft.
In his NFL career, Johnson amassed 11,619 yards, 83 receiving touchdowns, and still holds the record for most receiving yards in a season (1,964).
He appeared in six consecutive Pro Bowls from 2010 to 2015 and received three consecutive first-team All-Pro selections from 2011 to 2013.
He is just the seventh wide receiver to be inducted as a first ballot Hall of Famer.
On Friday he received his iconic gold jacket ahead of his Hall of Fame speech on Sunday.
Who is Calvin Johnson’s wife?
“Megatron” was joined at the Hall of Fame ceremony by his partner.
Calvin Johnson’s wife is Brittney McNorton, who he proposed to in 2015.
McNorton is Johnson’s long-time girlfriend and the couple were thought to have been together for many years before getting engaged.
According to one report, McNorton worked for the Lions front office at the time of the proposal.
The couple were in the city for an awards show when Johnson got down on one knee and proposed.
They were married in June 2016, and currently live in Atlanta.
They have no children together yet, although Johnson has a son from a previous relationship.
Johnson’s Hall of Fame enshrinement clouded by beef with Lions
Calvin Johnson’s relationship with the Detroit Lions has been strained for many years.
Johnson has been at odds with the team since he retired following the 2015 season, when he said he was forced to repay a $1.6 million portion of his signing bonus.
According to the Detroit Free Press, the Lions sent Johnson a proposal to pay back the $1.6 million by paying him $500,000 a year for three years. In exchange, Johnson would have to commit to 28 hours a year of work for the team, plus a one-time donation of $100,000 to Johnson’s foundation.
However, Johnson deemed the offer inadequate. He said he wants to get back the $1.6 million he paid the Lions in full.
“I mean, it wasn’t what I paid back, put it like that… So they’re not serious,” Johnson said. “That’s all.”