Who is JJ McCarthy's mother? Michigan Wolverines QB's dad slammed for allegedly groping son's girlfriend

Who is JJ McCarthy's mother? Michigan Wolverines QB's dad slammed for allegedly groping son's girlfriend
Jim McCarthy appeared to fondle son JJ McCarthy's girlfriend Katya Kuropas' backside in footage captured by ESPN cameras (Sportswar/Youtbe)

GLENDALE, ARIZONA: Jonathan James McCarthy's father, Jim McCarthy, is receiving a lot of backlashes after he was reportedly spotted fondling JJ MC's girlfriend, Katya Kuropas. The bizarre scene was spotted during the Wolverines' heartbreaking defeat to TCU in the College Football Playoff semifinals on Saturday, December 31.

As McCarthy of the Wolverines battled the Horned Frogs in the third quarter, ESPN's cameras swung to the crowd and caught his girlfriend, Katya Kuropas, rejoicing over a Michigan touchdown. Then, as Kuropas hugged another ecstatic Wolverines fan, Jim, JJ's father, seemed to drag his right palm across Kuropas' backside. Before the ESPN cameras returned to the on-field celebration, Jim McCarthy also appeared to brush his left hand across her rear.

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Who is JJ McCarthy's mother?

Megan McCarthy, JJ McCarthy's mother and wife of Jim, was a skilled figure skater. According to Chicago Tribune, Megan tried to pass on her abilities by placing him in skates when he was young. JJ was also an accomplished hockey player at the time. But later in 2019, JJ McCarthy was offered football scholarships by 33 different colleges, including LSU, Michigan State, Northwestern, Ohio State, and Wisconsin. This made JJ make up his mind about football, which he decided to pursue professionally.

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JJ has previously said, "There are a couple of natural abilities I got from my parents. But there's a lot of stuff I worked really hard on. I found my weaknesses and did everything I could to make those weaknesses turn into great tendencies," as reported by The News-Gazette in 2019. Megan McCarthy, alongwith husband Jim received the Spirit of the YMCA Award for their community efforts in raising funds for local organizations through fundraisers like "Wiggin' Out," as reported by Shawlocal.  

JJ McCarthy's career

JJ McCarthy, the quarterback for the Michigan Wolverines, is the son of Megan and Jim McCarthy. With his two siblings, McCarthy was raised in La Grange Park, Illinois. His family has supported him as he ascended to the starting position at the University of Michigan in 2022.

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JJ was in sixth grade when he chose to play football for Nazareth Academy. His father asked Tim Racki, the teacher, if his young son could participate and the coach agreed as JJ got along well with the team and the coaching staff. In 2018, he helped Nazareth win the 7A state championship. As a sophomore, he completed 182 of 240 throws for 3,289 yards and 36 touchdowns, as per reports.

As a sophomore, he took over as quarterback and led a talented and experienced team. Three-year starters surrounded him, but he acquired their trust the summer before his sophomore year. JJ made his debut for the Wolverines against Western Michigan. On September 4, 2021, he completed four of six throws for eighty yards, including a 69-yard touchdown pass to Dalen Baldwin. During his 2021 season, he appeared in 11 games and completed 34 of 59 passes. He gained 516 yards, scored five touchdowns, and threw two interceptions, as reported by Geniusceleb.

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McCarthy's dating history

J.J. McCarthy's girlfriend is the gorgeous Katya Kuropas, and they have been together since high school. The couple celebrated  their fourth year together in October 2022. McCarthy posted a picture on Instagram and wrote, "I can't believe it's been 4 years my lovey. High school sweetheart's, but feels like I've known you since the play pen. Blessed and extremely grateful for your love and pure heart. Together, forever, whatever life brings."


 
 
 
 
 
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