The wife of former LSU basketball player and current radio host Jordy Hultberg posted a statement to Facebook in the aftermath of her estranged husband’s arrest Saturday on charges of domestic abuse battery and simple battery against his wife, thanking friends for support and detailing the emotional toll it’s taken.
Jordy Hultberg was arrested early Saturday at his home and was released four hours after being booked, according to NOLA.com’s Jim Kleinpeter, who cited a police report. Both charges are misdemeanors.
The arrest report notes that Shannon Hultberg accused her husband of pushing her into a dresser and also pushing her cousin outside of his home, Kleinpeter reported.
Per NOLA.com’s Ron Higgins, Shannon Hultberg posted the following note on her Facebook page. The post is not viewable to the general public.
“I know many of you have seen and heard reports concerning Jordy and myself. I have received many texts and FB messages. I sincerely apologize for not responding personally to each. I will read each one soon. I cannot express in words how much I appreciate the outpouring of concern, love and kindness. To say I am physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted does not begin to touch how I feel. As many of you know, Jordy and I were married for 14 years and have two young daughters.
“Our daughters are having a VERY difficult time especially since I have had to talk to them regarding some of what has happened and what they may hear one day. We have been blessed with children that are healthy, smart, beautiful, and kind hearted. But they are also extremely sensitive little girls. My family has come into town to support my girls and I through this very difficult time. We have had very little sleep and are not functioning well to say the least.
“I would like to say, we love Jordy and ALWAYS will. Jordy IS a good person who has made mistakes. But, I know he is overwhelmingly remorseful and regretful for all of his actions.
“For some time but especially now, I have thought about leaving Baton Rouge so my children could have a fresh start but we love our St. George School Family and we love our Baton Rouge Community. I was born, raised, educated and made my adult home here. I pray with all my heart, and especially after the outpouring of love from people that my children and I can continue to live here and be happy. We obviously have a long road ahead of us.
“Thank each one of you for your messages of support and concern. Words alone can not express my sincere appreciation. I would be humbled and thankful for your prayers for our family.”
Jordy Hultberg was a four-year letter winner for the Tigers (1975-80) and now has his own radio show with 103.7 The Game in Lafayette, La.