Who is Geno Hayes' wife Shevelle Hayes? Late NFL player married girlfriend who once stabbed him in head and neck

Geno Hayes and his wife Shevelle Hayes have been together for over two decades, during which time the couple has been through a lot together

                            Who is Geno Hayes' wife Shevelle Hayes? Late NFL player married girlfriend who once stabbed him in head and neck
Former NFL player Geno Hayes was married to Shevelle Hayes for over a decade (NFL via Getty Images)

The news of former NFL player Eugene Antonio "Geno" Hayes aka Geno Hayes left everybody shocked. The 33-year-old player died on Monday (April 26), following a battle with chronic liver disease. The Tampa Bay Bucaneers Linebacker is survived by his wife Shevelle Hayes and their two children. Geno and Shevelle have been together for over two decades. Here's all you need to know about his loving wife.


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Former Tampa Bay Bucaneers Linebacker Geno Hayes passed away on Monday (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Who is Geno Hayes' wife Shevelle Hayes?

Shevelle Hayes was in a relationship with Geno Hayes for 10 years, before marrying him in 2013. In an interview with WAGS Redefined, the former NFL Player's wife revealed quite a bit about herself. She listed out "RV'ing, camping, kickboxing, softball, archery, gardening, reading, singing, barbering (precision cutting) traveling, and any outdoor adventures" as her hobbies, while describing herself as a "free spirit without fear."

At the time of her interview with the blog, she shared that she attended school for Fine Arts and Fashion Merchandising/Marketing (Famu/The Art Institute), and worked in the image consulting industry for years. She also shared that she owned her own jewelry boutique, and was reportedly working on another business project. Clearly, Shevelle comes across as a hard-working and savvy businesswoman.

Unfortunately, not much information is available about Shevelle Hayes as she seems to be a very private person who prefers to keep her personal life away from the public eyes. 

Why did Shevelle Hayes stab Geno Hayes?

Shevelle and Geno definitely seem to have had a great relationship, considering how long they have been together. But their relationship wasn't always smooth sailing. Back in 2009, when the couple was still dating, things got a bit out of hand during one of their arguments. The then 21-year-old Geno was reportedly stabbed on his head and neck by Shevelle. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's spokeswoman revealed at that time that Geno and Shevelle got into an argument, which led the 19-year-old to grab a pair of scissors and stab her boyfriend in the head. He reportedly managed to get the scissors away from her, but according to the authorities, she then grabbed a knife and stabbed him in the neck. Shevelle was charged with aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Jail records revealed that she was released shortly on $25,000 bail. 

Geno was diagnosed with liver disease two years ago. In an interview with ESPN reported Jenna Laine he shared, "The first diagnosis they gave me was alcoholic cirrhosis.
“But when we dug in deeper, it became just chronic liver disease, because I don’t drink like that. If I did drink, it was just like wine or something like that. But my body is made different. And that’s what [my doctor] said — ‘Everybody’s made different.'” In December 2020, the player was transferred into hospice care and put on a waiting list for liver transplant.

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