Colin Herd: AJ Burnett went through a terrible divorce

Is A.J. Burnett, the starting pitcher for the New York Yankees, a married man no more?

There has been a flurry of celebrity break-ups announced this week and if the latest rumors are anything to go by, Burnett may be headed down the same path.

Although no official websites have confirmed that there is any truth to the rumors, there is a bit of a speculation frenzy taking place on sports blogs and message boards, following a comment from radio host Colin Cowherd of ESPN’s The Herd.

“A-J. Burnett went through a terrible divorce and he still might be going through it,” Herd reportedly said on Wednesday morning.

“His wife was vindictive and spiteful. I don’t even feel comfortable telling you everything. The stories are ugly.”

In September Burnett pitched with a rather prominent black eye, and when asked how he got the shiner, his only admission was that the injury wasn’t baseball-related.

“I’m not going to comment, but I understand you guys have to ask,” a tight-lipped Burnett told the New York Daily News. “There are more important things going on right now with this team than my eye.”

The divorce rumors have prompted some to wonder whether his mystery black eye was the result of a domestic-dispute incident. It has also been suggested that his turbulent marital life was a contributing factor in his underwhelming performance on the field.

Let us know what you think.

A-listers who have recently called it quits on their marriages include Scarlet Johansson and Ryan Reynolds, Elizabeth Hurley and Arun Nayar, and  Michael C. Hall and Jennifer Carpenter.

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