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T.J. Houshmandzadeh: Ex-NFL Star Gets Restraining Order Against Obsessed Fan Who Changed Her Last Name To His

BY Abena Dzaka December 13, 2023 10:47 PM EDT
Photo Credit: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - JULY 17: T. J. Houshmandzadeh attends the Bumpboxx Honors 75th Anniversary Of Jackie Robinson Breaking The Color Barrier With Celebrity Softball Game At Jackie Robinson Field at Jackie Robinson Stadium on July 17, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Unique Nicole/Getty Images

Former NFL wide receiver T.J. Houshmandzadeh filed for a temporary restraining order against a female fan, alleging she had legally changed her last name to “Houshmandzadeh,” due to years-long “bizarre and extreme obsession.”

In court records that were submitted in Los Angeles, Annette Marie Houshmandzadeh, 53, was the woman identified by Houshmandzadeh as having harassed him and his family since 2015.

A restraining order against the fan was purportedly granted to the former wide receiver in 2015, but it expired in 2019.

According to the court documents, Houshmandzadeh, 46, claimed that the fan persisted in harassing him and his family after that, even going so far as to show the identity of his children’s mother online and get in touch with his wife.

The woman’s obsession may be dangerous, according to Houshmandzadeh’s allegations. The fan allegedly sent him threatening correspondence and private items, including a letter in which the fan claimed to have “several bullets inscribed with the names of each member of the Houshmandzadeh family.”

Additionally, he claimed that Annette had contacted his wife, sent harassing mail and private items to his house, and assumed the identity of the mother of his children.

According to court documents, Houshmandzadeh is requesting a temporary restraining order, which would mandate that the woman refrain from using his last name in an attempt to obtain access to personal matters and that she remain at least 500 yards away from him and his family.

From 2001 to 2011, Houshmandzadeh was a member of the NFL teams Oakland Raiders, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks, and Cincinnati Bengals.