After winning four WNBA league championships, Moore interrupted his successful career in early 2019 to focus on gaining justice for his male friend.
Basketball double Olympic winner Maya Moore has married a man he helped get out of jail, several media outlets reported on Wednesday.
Moore, 31, is one of the most successful women’s basketball players in the world. In addition to the Olympic victories (2012 and 2016), he has achieved, among other things, four WNBA League championships.
Of the year In early 2019, Moore paused his basketball career to help his male friend, who was sentenced to 50 years in prison. Jonathan Ironsia free.
Irons, 40, had time to sit in jail for 23 years. He was convicted of shooting a homeowner at the age of 16 in connection with a robbery of a private home.
Moore and his assistants and supporters were convinced that Irons had received the verdict on the wrong grounds. The work paid off, and Irons was released from prison in July.
Moore became acquainted with the Irons as early as 13 years ago while visiting a prison in Missouri. On Wednesday, the couple said they were married. Irons had married Moore after he was released from prison.
“We’ve been friends over the last 13 years and focused on this huge struggle to get him home. Over time, it was pretty clear what the Lord was doing in our hearts, and now we’re starting a whole new phase, ”Moore said on ABC’s Good Morning America program.
Irons said he wanted to marry Moore while he was already in jail.
“But at the same time, I wanted to protect her because the relationship with the man in prison is extremely difficult and painful,” Irons said.