Quarterback Calls Off Wedding Hours Before Ceremony

February 22, 2012  |  

NFL quarterback Jason Campbell has been catching a lot of heat for speculation that he left his bride-to-be at the alter Saturday, but he’s come forward to clear the air about why 162 guests were left at a pre-wedding reception that day when he and his fiance never walked down the aisle. In a telephone interview, he told the Washington Post that he was not a runaway groom:

“I love her enough not to leave her at the altar. I love her enough to talk to her before it gets that far.”

I’d say flying to the Dominican Republic, his fiance, Jenny Montes’ native home, where they were supposed to get married is still pretty far to take things if you know you’re not ready to be married. Still, the player insists the decision to call things off was a somewhat mutual decision.

“It’s just the fact that I have a lot going on right now with recovering from injury. There’s just so much going on in both our lives right now,” he said.

The injury is a broken collarbone Jason sustained in October which caused him to be sidelined for the rest of the season. Now, his football career is up in the air—much like his relationship. Despite all of the outrage from outsiders who couldn’t imagine having their wedding cancelled at the ninth hour, Jason insists instead of jumping the broom the two just made a vacation out of their travel to the Caribbean.

I guess you can’t be mad he didn’t go forward with the nuptials if he felt it wasn’t right. Better no wedding than a divorce, but these two are going to have a hard time convincing anyone to come out to see them get hitched down the line if they stay together.

What would you do if you were in his fiance’s situation? Have you or anyone you know ever called off a wedding at the last minute?

Brande Victorian is a blogger and culture writer in New York City. Follower her on Twitter at @be_vic.

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