Brittany Elizabeth Jackson was born on 28 July 1983, in Cleveland, Tennessee USA, and is a professional basketball player, best known for her career in the Women’s National Basketball Association (WNBA), playing with the Atlanta Dream. She is also involved in a legal dispute with ex-boyfriend and retired professional American Football player Albert Haynesworth.
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The Wealth of Brittany Jackson
How rich is Brittany Jackson? As of early-2019, sources estimate a net worth that is over $1 million , earned through a successful career in professional basketball, and apparently from her association with Haynesworth, who has an estimated net worth at $45 million. As she continues her endeavors, it is expected that her wealth will also continue to increase.
Early Life, Education, and Playing Career Beginnings
There is limited information regarding Brittany’s early life. Little is known about her childhood, her family, and how she came to develop a strong interest for basketball. It is known that she attended Bradley Central High School located in Cleveland, and played for the school’s basketball team, actually becoming a WBCA All-American. In 2001, she joined the WBCA High School All-America Game, scoring a few points.
After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at the University of Tennessee, and played with the Lady Volunteers basketball team as a guard, with a specialization in three point shooting. She played with the team for four years, and helped them reach the final four of the NCAA Women’s Division I Basketball Championship for every season, with The Volunteers winning the national championship in 2003 and 2004. Her final season with the team showcased her best statistics, averaging 8.3 points per game 2.1 rebounds, 1 assist, 0.8 steals, 0.1 blocks, and a 36.2% three point percentage.
In 2006, she began her foray into professional basketball by joining the National Women’s Basketball League (NWBL), playing with the San Jose Spiders, gaining experience and skills so that she could hopefully make it into the WNBA. Afterwards, she moved to Turkey and played with the basketball team called Burhaniye Belediyespor for one season, then in 2008 she moved to Poland to play for the team, Finephar AZS KK Jelenia Gora, for another season.
After failing to make the WNBA in her first three post-college seasons, she signed with the Atlanta Dream. She was mainly a backup player for the Dream and didn’t see much playing time, which didn’t derail her, however, as after she was released from the team, she joined the training camp of the San Antonio Silverstars hoping to gain entry once more. After her playing career was over, she looked for other means to pursue her passion, and started organizing numerous basketball clinics in the US as an instructor. Alongside her work in basketball, she also did modeling work on the side.
Post Playing Career and Controversies
Aside from conducting training camps, she also began working as a sports broadcaster, appearing in numerous shows on networks such as CSS, ESPNU and NBA TV. She also does speaking engagements, and has established her own basketball academy which aims to help youth develop their skills, training both boys and girls, private sessions with athletes, group training and organizing basketball camps throughout the year. She mainly stays active in Tennessee, as that is where her academy is based.
Her life has not been without controversy however, as she has been arrested a few times in her life due to some altercations. In 2010, she and her younger sister were arrested after fighting with a woman on the Tennessee Wesleyan College campus in Athens, to which both pleaded guilty to simple assault charges. Just a few weeks later, she was arrested on a DUI charge, having crashed her car into another vehicle while at a traffic stop in Cleveland, then tried to escape the scene. She has publicly apologized for both incidents.
For her personal life, it is known that Jackson was in a relationship with Albert Haynesworth, who is known for his 10-season run in the NFL. He was the 15th overall pick during the 2002 NFL draft, and played his first seven seasons with the Tennessee Titans, considered the most dominant defensive tackle in the league during his prime. Albert has had numerous children with various women over the course of his life, and most of them have had him embroiled in court cases, mainly stemming from disputes related to child support. He’s been in and out of court numerous times due to accusations of not paying child support, and abandoning women after finding out they were pregnant.
During their relationship, Jackson and Haynesworth had a child his seventh overall. Like many of his relationships, everything soon fell apart, and she later went public, stating that he was skipping child support payments, so no longer supporting his child. He then started creating an issue through social media, accusing her of being racially and physically abusive throughout their relationship and after it. She denied all of these accusations and said that she was saddened by his attacks against her. Haynesworth has been known to say things that have caused criticism, even saying at one point that he didn’t like black women, even though he himself is also black.