Saints' coach Payton, wife file divorce petitions
FORT WORTH, Texas—Suspended New Orleans Saints coach Sean Payton and his wife of nearly 20 years have filed dueling divorce petitions in Texas.
Payton filed a petition in Tarrant County district court seeking a divorce from Beth Payton on June 14. It lists the grounds as "discord or conflict of personalities" and seeks to divide the couple's assets and provide for joint custody of their two children.
Beth Payton filed a counter petition on June 26 requesting that she receive exclusive rights to designate the children's primary residence and make other decisions on their behalf.
The couple moved to an exclusive neighborhood in the Fort Worth suburb of Westlake in 2011.
Sean Payton has been suspended by the NFL for the 2012 season due to the Saints' bounty system for defensive players.