Is NFL Quarterback Tyrod Taylor Dating ‘Basketball Wives’ Star Draya Michele?

Los Angeles Chargers quarterback Tyrod Taylor is making headlines after it was announced that a team doctor punctured his lung before a game. Multiple media outlets reported that the athlete was supposed to receive a shot in the ribs prior to kickoff against the Kansas City Chiefs on Sept. 20. However, the doctor who administered it accidentally punctured his lung.

“Our medical and legal team have been in touch with Tyrod and his agent since Sunday collecting facts. An investigation has been initiated,” George Atallah, the NFLPA’s assistant executive director of external affairs, posted on Twitter.

(L) Draya Michele, (R) Tyrod Taylor
(L) Reality star Draya Michele | Leon Bennett/Getty Images, (R) NFLquarterback Tyrod Taylor | Mark Brown/Getty Images

The NFL player’s name has been in the news recently for another reason as questions have come up about if he is dating reality star Draya Michele. Here’s what she did that fueled speculation.

Who is Draya Michele?

Andraya Michele Howard was born on Jan. 23, 1985, in Reading, Pennsylvania.

In case you’re not familiar with her, she first garnered national attention for dating R&B singer Chris Brown. She has a son, Kniko, with former Washington Wizards point guard Gilbert Arenas and went on to star in Basketball Wives LA in 2011.

Michele made her acting debut later that year in Will to Love alongside Keshia Knight-Pulliam and Marques Houston. She also had a role in the 2016 film titled Perfect Match.

Michele has modeled for brands like Savage X Fenty as well as Khloé Kardashian’s Good American line and launched her own swimwear collection called Mint Swim.

Michele appeared to confirm her relationship with Taylor

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Back in July, rumors surfaced that Taylor and Michele spent time together in Mexico. Michele even posted a photo of herself on a beach at the time they were thought to be Cancun.

Later that month, the former BBW LA star shared pics of a dinner party she hosted and the signal caller was seen in her Instagram Story. In her post, she mentioned celebrating Leos. Taylor’s birthday is Aug. 3.

In September, Larry Brown Sports noted that she seemed to confirm what everyone suspected via another IG Story in which she included a photo of herself watching Taylor play in Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals. She later deleted the post, but screenshots were captured and shared all over the internet.

Draya Michele dated another NFL player before Tyrod Taylor

Orlando Scandrick and Draya Michele
Orlando Scandrick and Draya Michele | Jason LaVeris/FilmMagic

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Before Taylor, Michele dated another NFL player.

She was in a relationship with cornerback Orlando Scandrick. They welcomed one child together named Jru in 2016 and got engaged. However, Michele confirmed via social media that they called it quits in late 2019.

“I have been single the entire month of December,” she wrote via Instagram. “So if anyone has anything to say about me or the guy I used to be engaged to, save, it. We don’t care.”

Michele has also been linked to retired NBA players Kenyon Martin and Deshawn Stevenson.