November 4, 2009

Golf Announcer Jim Nantz Finalizes Divorce

The final details of sports announcer Jim Nantz's divorce have been settled by a Connecticut court.

Nantz will pay his now ex-wife Lorrie nearly $1 million a year in alimony and child support, Superior Court Harold Owens judge ruled Monday. This will be in the form of $72,000 monthly in alimony until either his death or she remarries. Nantz will also pay $1,000 a week in child support for their 15-year-old daughter, Caroline, for the next two years. Nantz will also be responsible for paying his daughter's college expenses until she turns 23.

Finally, Nantz must also pay $70,000 toward the country club membership of his wife's choice. Gotta keep up the ex in the lifestyle to which she was accustomed, one would think, though $70,000 is not a lot when it comes to the initiation of a high end club. I bet Nantz hopes it is one with a lot of attractive, single and hopefully wealthy single men that catches his former wife's eyes and heart.

The Connecticut Post also says that
While Judge Howard Owens states in a nine-page decision that a large part of testimony before him by Nantz and his wife, Lorrie, related to faults for the breakdown of their 26-year-old marriage, he ruled the conduct of either party was far from "egregious." "While there was some testimony of the husband's interest in another woman in the few short months preceding the filing of this dissolution action, the breakdown occurred years before this relationship developed and the court finds this remote event in no way contributed to the breakdown of the marriage," the judge stated. "The court finds neither party at fault for the breakdown of the marriage," he added.
That's good news for Nantz, whose reputation is a prime asset given his job in the prime chair at CBS.

1 comment:

  1. How is a decision like that possible ? Jim Nantz makes enough money to be forced into paying nearly $1 million a YEAR to the ex. How does a judge defend the assumption that she should have a million dollars a year to spend on herself when he has been the one who pays all the bills. (doesn't this judge know that Nantz roomed with Fred Couples in college !?) :-)

    The only thing that made "news" was that he had an affair. Apparently, his side of the story didn't count. He said that she had basically abandoned the marriage years before. If she had said that - the "media" gossips would have been all over it.

    And what happens when he finally let's us off the hook...err...stops being a broadcaster ? I guess he'll end up being like Dense Dustbuster (Brent Musberger) and keep bothering us until he's 90.


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