New York Jets coach Todd Bowles said his wife, Nicole, cheated on him when she was his assistant coach in 2005.
Bowles, whose wife was named the AFC West Offensive Lineman of the Year, told ESPN he has been counseling for years.
“It’s a sad situation,” he said.
“I just have to move on.”
He has been with the Jets since 2005.
“We’re going to be a family for the next 10 years, but we’re going forward with our life,” he told ESPN.
He told ESPN on Tuesday he hopes to spend time with his two sons, ages 10 and 6, and his mother.
Bowens, who also coached the Oakland Raiders, Arizona Cardinals, Cleveland Browns, New England Patriots, Buffalo Bills, Tampa Bay Buccaneers and New York Giants, was hired by the Jets in 2015 after being fired from the Cleveland Browns.
He played a pivotal role in the team’s run to the Super Bowl.
In 2006, he was named NFL coach of the year.
“My wife and I had a very good relationship and I wanted to be the coach and mentor for her,” Bowles told ESPN in 2015.
“And I didn’t think she would do anything bad.
Bowle was asked if he had any regrets about what he did. “
“And she’s the best coach in the league right now,” he added.
“If I did have regrets, I’d have a lot of them.” “
No,” he replied.
“If I did have regrets, I’d have a lot of them.”
He told the outlet he has spent most of his time with family and he’s enjoying his life.
He’s got a son with his second wife, Stephanie, and two daughters, ages 3 and 4.
“They’re happy and healthy,” he also told ESPN, “and they’re very good friends with my kids.”
Bowles’ wife, whom he divorced in 2014, had been on the NFL’s “25 Under 25” list for her work in the NFLPA and the league’s Player’s Association.
She was the only woman on the list.
“She’s very much a leader in the players union,” Bowens said.
He added that he would be the first coach in his family to be on the “25” list.