Steve Francis’ Wife Divorcing Him Because of Drug Problems & Multiple Arrests


It’s been a rough few years for the former Maryland Terrapin & Houston Rockets PG stand-out since making his exit from the league. Steve Francis has been through a bunch of weird situations, and despite how his looks have faded so quickly, he swears he isn’t doing any type of drugs.

His estranged wife, Shelby Francis, knows exactly what he’s been doing, which is why she filed for divorce back in 2015.  According to TMZ, Shelby detailed Francis’ issues in her divorce documents.

“Steve Francis and his estranged wife are hammering out a divorce settlement … even though she’s calling him out with allegations of drug abuse.

In divorce docs, obtained by TMZ SportsShelby Francis claimed Steve has “severe substance issues” … and asked a judge to order him to undergo random drug and alcohol testing. She also claims Steve’s been to rehab “prior to and during the divorce” … which was filed in June 2015. 

The ex-NBA great has dealt with rampant speculation about possible drug use — and, in fact, vehemently denied there was an issue when he talked to us last year.

Shelby’s lawyer, Chad Pinkerton, tells us the exes reached an agreement through mediation last week. He says final docs haven’t been filed, but they’re close.”

Just within the past few weeks, Francis has been arrested for DUI, threatening revenge on the arresting officer, and robbing a Florida woman.

In 2015, he was captured on film getting his chain snatched while at a rap concert.


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