Sebastian Telfair‘s estranged wife is moving to officially put an end to their turbulent marriage.
According to court documents obtained by The Blast, Samantha Telfair is citing irreconcilable differences as the reason she is filing for divorce. The couple had already split last year — she lists the date of separation as January 1, 2018 — and they have two children together.
She is seeking sole legal and physical custody of their kids and wants the court to award her spousal support.
As The Blast first reported, Samantha got a temporary restraining order against Sebastion last year after she claimed he showed up to her house on January 12, 2018 and smashed her windshield and destroyed a video doorbell device.
According to court documents, Samantha said Sebastian “has become increasingly hostile, unstable and violent.” She also said Sebastian had “texted to me that he wants to die on numerous occasions and I believe that he is suicidal.”
Samantha said of Sebastian and their two children, “The children should not be exposed to his violence and rants about his suicidal tendencies.”
Sebastian Telfair was a prized recruit coming out of high school and skipped college to go straight to the NBA. He was a first-round pick of the Portland Trailblazers but never lived up to the hype. He bounced around the league for several years and last played in the NBA in 2014.
Telfair was convicted in April on charges of weapons possession and is awaiting sentencing.
Telfair is the cousin of former NBA player Stephon Marbury.