Sportscaster Jim Nantz Hit for $1M a Year in Divorce Deal

By Greg Wilson
|  Wednesday, Feb 16, 2011  |  Updated 10:15 AM EDT
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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - MARCH 27: CBS broadcasters Jim Nantz and Billy Packer stand in front of the St. Joseph's Hawks mascot and the Oklahoma State Cowboys mascot before the Elite 8 game of the NCAA Division I Men's Basketball Tournament at Continental Airlines Arena on March 27, 2004 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Cowboys advanced to the Final 4 winning 64-62. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

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CBS sportscaster JIm Nantz will spend the first four months of each year working for his ex-wife and their daughter under a divorce settlement.

Nantz, 50, the smooth football and golf commentator who left his wife of 26 years for a woman he met on a book tour, must pay $915,000 of his annual $3.2 million salary to his ex. She also got their Westport, Conn., mansion and a nearby condo.

Bridgeport Superior Court Judge Howard Owens found neither Jim nor Lorrie Nantz at fault.Nantz has acknowledged the ongoing romance, saying it ignited last year when his marriage was long "dead." The New York Post reported in December that Nantz has proposed to the woman, identified as 31-year-old Courtney Richards.


The alimony lasts until either his death or her remarriage, while the child support covers the next two years. Nantz, 50, earns $3.2 million a year from CBS, court documents indicated. Nantz will not appeal the decision.

Selected Reading: New York Post, New York Daily News, CBSSports.com.

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