Saints' Payton files for divorce

Posted July 02, 2012 @ 8:51 p.m.
Posted By PFW staff

Saints head coach Sean Payton filed for divorce from his wife Beth, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune

In the petition filed in Tarrant County, Texas on June 14, the grounds for divorce were “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.” According to the report, the filing appeared to keep the Paytons’ identities private.

Payton has moved out of his home and his wife asked for exclusive rights to make decisions concerning their children’s medical, legal and educational interests.

July 11 would be the couple’s 20th wedding anniversary. Payton has been suspended for the year for his role in the Saints’ bounty program.