Eric Decker, Jessie James complain about ‘harassment’ ahead of reality show
CASTLE PINES, Colo. — Eric Decker and Jessie James are reportedly growing tired of the unfortunate consequences of being a reality TV couple — and that resentment is setting in about a month before their reality show has even kicked off.
The reports are based off of tweets sent out on Sunday night by James, the country-singing wife of Decker, a Denver Broncos wide receiver. She talked about the couple struggling with fans who apparently are trying to get a little too up close and personal.
The tweet has since been deleted but said “Way too many people stopping in front of our home and taking pics. I appreciate the excitement but its also disrespectful. We are moving now.”
Way too many people stopping in front of our home and taking pics. I appreciate the excitement but its also disrespectful. We are moving now—
Jessie Rose James (@TheJessicaJames) August 12, 2013
Eric Decker did talk to FOX31 Denver Sports Director Nick Griffith Monday nght. He wanted to make sure both his and his wife’s fans knew where they were coming from.
“We love our fan base and are excited about all of the support,” Decker told Griffith. “But we do feel there are some privacy boundaries that need to be respected so that we can feel safe and comfortable in our own home.”
Decker also said that both he and Jessie are excited about the debut of their show on E! called “Eric & Jessie: Game on.” It begins September 29 at 8:00 PM.
There has been widespread speculation among Broncos fans about whether the reality show will have an impact on Decker’s focus this season.
A year ago, Decker was a key cog in the Broncos attempt to win a Super Bowl — one that ultimately fell short. The wide receiver hauled in 85 passes for 1,064 yards and 13 touchdowns.
Over 50 percent of voters who participated in an online poll said they believed the reality show would rob some of Decker’s focus away from football. The poll data didn’t seem to bother vice president of football operations John Elway, who gave Decker permission to do the show.
“I don’t think that’s going to affect him,” Elway said. “I know Eric Decker and how hard he works and what football means to him.”
Decker also responded to concerned Bronco fans on Twitter, saying “Nothing will deter me from my football career,” Decker wrote. “I have priorities & I have the same common goal as my teammates to win championships.”