A.J. Burnett and his divorce

After apparently reporting on his ESPN Radio Show Wednesday morning that A.J. Burnett of the New York Yankees went through a nasty divorce last season Colin Cowherd might find himself subjected to a lawsuit.
After shooting down the report, Burnett’s representatives said they might sue Cowherd.
“Colin Cowherd has no idea what he’s talking about” – said Darek Braunecker, who is Burnett’s agent.
“A.J. Burnett is not in the process, nor was he ever in the process, of getting divorced. It’s unequivocally false. And it’s really irresponsible for Colin Cowherd to report that. We’re going to take issue.”
From the Huffington Post, this is what Cowherd said this morning – “A.J. Burnett went through a terrible divorce and he still might going through it. His wife was vindictive and spiteful. I don’t even feel comfortable telling you everything. The stories are ugly.”
Burnett has a miserable 10-15 season with a 5,26 ERA, and showed up at one point with a black eye that was never explained.

A.J. Burnett and his divorce
Brandy and AJ Burnett.

According to his agent Darek Braunecker, Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett is not getting divorced.
Sports blogs and message boards were abuzz with speculation Wednesday morning, after Cowherd broke the news on ESPN’s The Herd.
Braunecker told reporters that ESPN radio host Colin Cowherd’s allegations were ‘false,’ and that he had ‘no idea’ what he was talking about.
The comment caused fans to speculate that a divorce may have been the cause of Burnett’s underwhelming season last year.
He and his wife Karen have two children.

Yankees pitcher A.J. Burnett did not endure a bitter divorce this past summer that contributed to his career-worst season. That’s what Darek Braunecker, Burnett’s agent, said yesterday in response to a radio personality’s on-air assertion that Burnett’s divorce wrecked his season.
Burnett, whom the Yankees signed to a five-year, 82,5 milion dollars contract prior to the 2009 season, was 10-15 last season with a career-high 5,26 ERA. The Yankees yanked him from the rotation during the American League playoffs.
The rumor swept through cyberspace Wednesday. Braunecker said he would take legal action ‘if necessary’ against the ESPN Radio host.
The Yankees also officially signed pitcher Mark Prior to a minor-league deal with an invitation to spring training. They also invited pitchers Brian Anderson, Buddy Carlyle, Neal Cotts and Andy Sisco, infielder Doug Bernier and catcher Gustavo Molina to big-league camp.

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