It’s pretty safe to say that it hasn’t been the best of years for Saints head coach Sean Payton.
And – it’s only getting worse.
Word has it that Payton and his wife Beth are on the outs, and The Times-Picayune states that the Saints head coach filed a petition in Texas back on June 14th.
Seems that Sean wanted to try and keep it out of the headlines, as the only way it came to light was when it was discovered that Payton used his and his wife’s initials in the petition, and the dates of their and their kids’ birth.
The grounds for the divorce – try “discord or conflict of personalities between Petitioner and Respondent that destroys the legitimate ends of the marriage relationship and prevents any reasonable expectation of reconciliation.”
The report says that Sean has already moved out, and also states that Beth filed a counter-petition for divorce on June 26th which requested that she be appointed the custodian “who has the exclusive right to designate the primary residence of the children in Tarrant County, Texas.”
The petition asks that the court schedule Sean Payton’s access to their children “as necessary to protect the health and well-being of the children.”
The saddest part about the divorce outside of the kids – July 11th would have marked the couple’s 20th anniversary.