An appellate court has granted Michael Strahan, defensive end for the Giants, a temporary stay on a lower court's ruling that he pay his ex-wife $6.5 million, according to a newspaper report.
NEWARK, N.J. -- An appellate court has granted Michael Strahan, defensive end for the Giants, a temporary stay on a lower court's ruling that he pay his ex-wife $6.5 million, according to a newspaper report.
In January, Judge James Convery awarded Jean Strahan $15.3 million and set child support at $18,000 a month. Michael Strahan has paid more than half of the money but he is arguing that the remaining $6.5 million is too much. The Superior Court Appellate Division granted the temporary stay Friday, but has not decided whether the money should be denied to Jean Strahan entirely, as her ex-husband requested.
"Jean is disappointed by the ruling, but she is confident that when the Appellate Division hears all the facts, it will affirm the lower court's decision," Ellen Marshall, Jean Strahan's lawyer, told the Star-Ledger of Newark for Saturday's editions. Convery scolded Michael Strahan earlier this month for not paying the remaining amount and denied his request to avoid making the payment while his appeal of the award was still being processed. The Strahans used to live in Montclair with their 2-year-old twin daughters, but filed for divorce in March 2005, a legal proceeding that became notorious for its mudslinging.
Nothing against the ex-wife because from what I read Strahan was cheating on her, but she still got way too much in my opinion.