I know divorce is not a comical thing for anyone, or at least it shouldn't be. I hope I never know how it feels. Watching my parents go through one is enough.
But what makes the Tim Donaghy case border on black comedy is the fact that his wife is now seeking to leave him, right at the point he stands to lose his freedom for perhaps as many as 25 years. Not only is her timing bad, but she actually thinks a media-obsessed public will buy the tripe that it was Donaghy's loss of income that led to it all. Does she expect us to believe she didn't know what he was doing? She sure didn't seem to have a problem spending the winnings. What, did she really think they were extra bonuses from the job? And now that he's been caught she wants to jump ship, along with their house and kids while he gets left alone with a yet-to-be-named male companion in the big house?
I've slammed Donaghy numerous times in my blog, going so far as to construct the perfect 15-round fantasy boxing match between him and myself (blog titled "My Fight With Tim Donaghy." Read it for many bizarre Family Guy style references from out of nowhere, inspired by his reputation as a bad neighbor), but for once I have to be on his side. I don't know if there are other issues involved, and maybe there are. Maybe his wife wanted to leave before and he threatened her with Mafia justice or something. But if not, and this is just her seeking a lucrative way out, I hope it goes to a judge with more common sense than that idiot who ruled against the retired NFL players the other day.