After apparently reporting on his ESPN Radio Show Wednesday morning that A.J. Burnett of the New York Yankees went through a nasty divorce last season Colin Cowherd might find himself subjected to a lawsuit.â†µ
After shooting down the report, Burnett’s representatives said they might sue Cowherd.â†µ
"Colin Cowherd has no idea what he's talking about," said Darek Braunecker, who is Burnett's agent. "A.J. Burnett is not in the process, nor was he ever in the process, of getting divorced. It's unequivocally false. And it's really irresponsible for Colin Cowherd to report that. We're going to take issue."â†µ
From the Huffington Post, this is what Cowherd said this morning:â†µ
“A.J. Burnett went through a terrible divorce and he still might going through it. His wife was vindictive and spiteful. I don’t even feel comfortable telling you everything. The stories are ugly.”â†µ
Burnett has a miserable 10-15 season with a 5.26 ERA, and showed up at one point with a black eye that was never explained.â†µ
It is, however, unforgivable for Cowherd to run with stuff like this without making certain of the facts. Cowherd, though, is just a windbag who likes to hear himself talk and believes he is smarter and more “in the know” than his audience.