Longtime spouse files particular injury suit from Mark Rypien, alleging abuse

SPOKANE — The longtime partner of former NFL quarterback Mark Rypien has filed a particular injury accommodate towards him, in search of damages for years of alleged actual physical and psychological abuse.

Danielle Wade filed the accommodate below her maiden title this month in Spokane County Remarkable Courtroom. Though the two hardly ever married, Wade experienced taken Rypien’s previous identify and the few experienced spoken publicly about violence in their home, probably a consequence of head trauma Rypien suffered in an 11-season professional job soon after enjoying at Washington State.

The suit is made up of new allegations of violence — starting as early as 2008 and lasting until eventually September 2020 — that integrated Rypien hanging Wade with his auto and shoving her in their household, injuring her head and hip multiple moments.

Mary Schultz, the attorney symbolizing Wade, stated the go well with acknowledged Rypien’s prognosis of traumatic mind personal injury.

“That does not give him license to assault his wife,” Schultz said.

No listening to dates have been scheduled.

Rypien, 59, released a statement by way of his lawyer in reaction to the allegations in the suit.

“Mr. Rypien categorically and unequivocally condemns domestic violence,” the assertion reads. “He experienced a relationship with Danielle Wade that finished not long ago. All through this romance, Mr. Rypien acknowledged and apologized for actions that had been harmful to Ms. Wade for which he is truly sorry. He has full faith in the judicial technique and hopes the get-togethers can get to a just resolution so that they can shift ahead dwelling their independent life.”

Rypien has admitted to violent acts from Wade.

In at least 1 occasion, Rypien stated the violence was a end result of an altercation, not his brain injuries. In 2019, he was arrested on suspicion of domestic violence in an incident with Wade at a Spokane intersection. A decide afterwards dismissed the charge from Rypien.