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Allen Iverson's Wife, Tawanna Iverson, Files for Divorce

Mar 4, 2010 – 1:01 PM
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Brett Pollakoff

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Allen IversonAllen Iverson and the Sixers parted ways on Tuesday, and most assumed that the time spent dealing with his young daughter's illness was the primary reason. While that still may be the case, it turns out that there are additional personal issues that likely factored into that decision.

Iverson's wife filed for divorce in Fulton County Superior Court, according to a report in The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The petition was filed on the same day that the Sixers announced that Iverson would not return to the team this season.

The couple was married for over eight years, and in the filing, Tawanna Iverson said the marriage was "irretrievably broken," while requesting custody of their five children, along with alimony and child support in an unspecified dollar amount.

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