Found September 28, 2012 on
PLAYERS: Matt Leinart
TEAMS: Oakland Raiders
A week ago Us Weekly reported that Emily Maynard, of the Bachelorette, was caught exchanging explicit text messages with an unidentified man which led to an explosive fight with finace Jef Holm during a family vacation. The unidentified man is now believed to be Matt Leinart. This reports comes from his ex Kaylee Shepherd. Which could raise some to question why Holm confided in his ex but alas that is another story. “He said the story was 100 percent accurate,” Shepherd, 21, told Us. “When she put her phone down, [Jef] picked it up and read through everything. . . Jef said, ‘It was that pro football guy . . . She strung me along and was talking to another guy the whole time!’” Holm has also reportedly confirmed that Maynard was going to pay him half of her Bachelorette money in order to keep her image as “a good girl.” Leinart, 29,  is currently a backup quarterback for the Oakland Raiders.

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