Dorothy Newton, the former wife of three-time Super Bowl champion Nate Newton, is the author of Silent Cry: The True Story of Abuse and Betrayal of an NFL Wife (Zondervan, ISBN: 978-0-310-34484-1).
Dorothy was raised in poverty by her mother and stepfather near New Orleans, Louisiana. The oldest of six children, she put herself through college on a volleyball scholarship from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where she received her bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Business.
Growing up, Dorothy witnessed her stepfather physically and verbally abuse her mother and promised herself that she would never be in such a marriage, yet like so many others, she repeated her mother’s pattern. Shortly after college, Dorothy married Nathaniel (Nate) Newton, now a retired Dallas Cowboy. After they got married, Nate grew violent, and Dorothy eventually filed for divorce to protect herself.
Dorothy is a gifted speaker and Bible teacher and a frequent host on Daystar Television Network's Joni Table Talk and has appeared on numerous television and radio programs to address the topic of domestic violence and the effects of physical and emotional abuse.
An active member of Gateway Church in Southlake, Texas, she has worked with many organizations, including her service on the Advisory Board of the Life of a Single Mom Ministries, including Jack & Jill of America, SASO (Scholars & Athletes Serving Others), The Gatehouse, and Presbyterian Homeless Night Shelter.
Dorothy holds an M.B.A. and works in the Insurance Benefits Industry. She is a proud mother and grandmother—son, Nathaniel Newton III (Tre’), and his wife, Jackie, with their daughter, Natalia, and son Nate King Newton.
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