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WNBA’s Maya Moore Marries Man She Helped Free From Wrongful Conviction

ByRadio On Fire

Sep 16, 2020

Four-time WNBA champion Maya Moore announced on Wednesday that she married Jonathan Irons, the man whose wrongful conviction she helped overturn.

“We wanted to announce today that we are super excited to continue the work that we’ve been doing together, but doing it as a married couple,” Moore said on Good Morning America. “We’re excited to share this new chapter of life together.”

Moore paused her playing career in February 2019, while still in her prime, to help overturn Irons’ wrongful conviction. Irons served over 20 years of a 50-year sentence after being convicted of breaking into a Missouri home and shooting the homeowner twice. Irons was released this past July after a judge ruled in March that prosecutors suppressed fingerprint evidence.

During her playing career, Maya Moore was one of the most decorated female basketball players of all time. In addition to winning four titles with the Minnesota Lynx, she was the league MVP in 2014 and the 2011 WNBA Rookie of the Year. She was also a six-time All-Star and won two national championships at UConn.

When asked about resuming basketball, she said she has no plans to return yet.

Source: ESPN

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