Celebrity Breakups: Chuck Finley vs.
was a baseball star. She was a rock video
babe. This duo seemed to be a great
combination of beauty and brawn.
Finley had enjoyed a 17-year career in
Major League Baseball. He was a five-time
All-Star, having struck out more than 200
batters in three separate seasons. He had
finished 7th in the American League Cy
Young Award voting in 1990.
However, things weren't quite as
successful at home. His marriage to
Tawny, a former Sports Illustrated
swimsuit model, had turned ugly. Both
husband and wife accused each other of
abuse. Among other allegations, Finley
told the court that Tawny had gouged him
with a high-heeled shoe; she eventually
pleaded no contest to spousal abuse.
In 2002, Finley filed for divorce and
stopped giving his ex money. She
subsequently filed a $12 million lawsuit,
claiming that Finley had broken a promise
to financially support her.
Finley made almost $8 million in 2002.
This case is still pending.
Stuart Altschuler as a guest
Stuart guests on Scott Bracken's sports
radio show The Score to discuss
the price of fame on celebrities when
their personal life goes awry.