Anytime I read about an athlete and the the ugly divorce he is going through I’m reminded of a Chris Rock HBO comedy special “Bring the Pain.” In talking about O.J. Simpson he Rock marveled at how easy it was for women to go to court and get money from their soon to be ex-husbands. Now Chris takes that bit into a different direction but I thought of this when I was reading up on Chris Clemons wife Veranetta and their nasty divorce.
Yes Veranetta accused Chris of cheating and partying all night without her in Atlantic City. She even mentioned various types of abuse Chris put her through, accusations Chris denied repeatedly. Despite these claims I’m sure Chris asked himself what did Veranetta do to deserve this money? I watch a lot of football and I have yet to see her in the backfield running down an NFL QB. So Chris fought the divorce and ended up getting crushed to the tune of $500k and the Land Rover. Despite all of this Chris tried to be a bigger man and, on top of the money and the car, let her stay in the mansion free of charge. This is truly one of the noblest things I’ve read recently.
Yet for Veranetta this wasn’t enough. She then went and asked him to pay the legal fees! Finally, after giving, giving, and more giving Chris pushed back and kicked Veranetta out of the house. Somewhere Chris Rock is shaking his head saying the boy should have listened to me back in 1996!