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NFL Sportscaster's Divorce -- You Stray, You Pay

11/3/2009 2:52 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

Jim NanceNFL on CBS sportscaster Jim Nantz made one really bad call -- with a 29-year-old woman -- and it set a divorce in play that will cost him nearly a million bucks a year for the rest of his life.

A Connecticut judge ordered the famous announcer to pay his ex-wife $864,000 a year in alimony -- and the only way out is death ... or if his ex-wife remarries.

The judge's decision comes in light of Nantz's admission that he began dating a 29-year-old woman before he ended his 26 year marriage. Smooth...

Nantz also has to pay $1,000 a week in child support for their 15-year-old daughter for the next two years.

Jim's wife also gets the couple's Westport mansion -- no word if he gets to keep the couch he's probably been sleeping on.

Ultimately, the judge made Jim pay so much because he's loaded.

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16.

bayouman    

Two sides to every story. Saw his last week. Ex-wife gave up on the marriage years ago and has spent her life going on shopping sprees. Bought a $100,000+ necklace yet couldn't even tell the judge what kind of stone was in it nor what it even looked like.

He should have gotten out before hooking up with the nookie monster. If you're unhappy, walk away. It would have still been cheaper than this. I find it interesting that they point out "until she dies or remarries." Isn't that like painting a big red target on her forehead?

1629 days ago
17.

Barbara    

As my grandmother always said, "You play, you pay."

The only reason marriage was instituted was to make any children legal so as to inherit. However in this day & age illegitimate children can inherit as long as paternity is established.

I'd say abolish marriage but that would not chage anything. Marriage is just a state. It takes the people in the marriage to make it work. If the people don't work together, the marriage cannot survive.

Don't know all the particulars of this story but it would seem that somehow, someway the ex-wife came out on top.

Some of you are saying that $1k a week is not enough child support. I have a friend who got out of an abusive relationship with her 4 children. She gets about $500 a month in child support for all 4 of her children & $79 a month in alimony. Now tell me $1k a week is not enough in child support. As for the ex-wife's $800+k a year......she'll just have to downsize a little-as well as her daughter.

As for the terms-untill she remarries or dies. If she dies anytime soon, irregardless of her manner of death, you know who the police will go to first.

I'm not saying that the wife or daughter are due the sum of money awarded them by the court. There are good men out there who are screwed by devious & conniving women. Watch a lot of Forensic Files, Solved, etc. The lengths men AND women will go to acquire money, be with the mistress/girlfriend & the latest trend it would seem among men who in order to AVOID paying alimony & child support are murdering their wifes and or children.

If anyone has seen the trailers for 2012, I'd say lets straighten ourselves out so in the off chance it does happen. We can then die wihtout regrets. *heh heh*

1629 days ago
18.

iforget    

You go girl! Jim Nantz is paying for straying. What an idiot. His wife is laughing her way to the bank.

1628 days ago
19.

cathy    

Gee, I'm sure he feels that this was worth $800,000.plus. Nothing like thinking with something else besides your brain. http://newsy1.wordpress.com

1628 days ago
20.

Off The Rack    

Eaglewerks, that's the worst piece of writing I've seen in a long time, and that opinion as nothing to do with the content. Whoever wrote that needs serious syntax, grammar, and sentence structure classes. It made no sense!

1628 days ago
21.

seriously?    

seriously? what child do you know that needs 4000 a month? IM a full grown man and I dont make that much working full time and can completely support myself comfortably. His wife, as if she would ever get re married when she's getting 100k a month for doing nothing? Equal rights my ass, then men should get alimony in divorce cases from their wives. I hate the judicial system. Was he wrong for cheating? certainly.. should it cost him a million a year? umm not in the real world. Apparently the judge is hoping to sleep with his wife, or is a woman. GRR /rant off

1628 days ago
22.

Gayle    

As a great American Philosopher, the late Johnnie Taylor would say, "It's Cheaper To Keep Her." When will these high profile men(and women) learn that once you stray away, you have to pay the big bucks?

1628 days ago
23.

HILARIOUS!!!!!!!!!!!2 FUNNY    

IF the wife is purchasing $100,000 necklaces it has to be CHEAPER TO DIVORCE her! Maybe the daughter has a TRUST fund waiting on her when she turns 18 yrs old.

1628 days ago
24.

Ken    

Another reason to never get married.

1628 days ago
25.

Extravagantly-Creative    

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WHOA !!

Did he get to keep his P*nis ??

Or did he have to forfeit his Balls too ??

D@MN !!

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1628 days ago
26.

Daniel    

HA HA!!! MEN ARE CLUELESS WHEN IT COMES TO MARRIAGE. TOTALLY CLUELESS. WOMEN GET MENS MONEY BECAUSE WE DESERVE IT. AFTER ALL WHY WOULD WE EVER AGREE IN THE FIRST PLACE TO MARRYING SWEATY, SMELLY, BALDY, BELLIED MEN?

HA HA IN CALIFORNIA THE WOMAN IS AUTOMATICALLY ENTITLED TO 50% OF EVERYTHING. HA HA HA HA. BET HIS WIFE IS LAUGHING HERSELF TO THE BANK. IF IT WEREN'T FOR WOMEN, THERE WOULD BE NO SUCH THING AS SHOPPING TRIPS!

1628 days ago
27.

gutsygirl    

Same ol' story...only the names change:

Guy nears fifty.
Wife getting older.
She doesn't understand him.
Finds younger woman to boohoo to.
Hides behind her and says wifey doesn't support him.
New girlfriend says, me or her.
He choses her...so as to confirm he's "still got it"!
Blames wife for woes.

He's a coward!!!

1628 days ago
28.

foorglass    

About 15 years ago, one of my friends/coworkers said she had a one-nighter with Nance during a golf tournament at which they were both working. She always seemed like an honest person, so I'm thinking Nance strayed more than once in his marriage.

1628 days ago
29.

ymroon    

How many ways can you say dumb??? LOL He got what he deserved in my books!!! His Ex got her one hell of an attorney!!! Too funny!!!

1628 days ago
30.

Daniel    

The price of being divorced over the next five years:
4.320 million dollars to wifey
182,500 (2 yrs) to baby girl
Total: 4,502,500.00

The price of a 5 minute prostitute:
$25

The satisfaction of a cheap prostitute vs. an ex wife:
PRICELESS

Regrets of marriage vs. finding a cheap prostitute:
Why'd I done dat? Prostitute could've save me some bling bling.

1628 days ago
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