Dodgers owner divorce settlement could be costliest in California history

Frank and Jamie McCourt have reportedly reached a divorce settlement that could give the Dodgers owner control over his team again, but may cost him more than $130 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The owner of the Dodgers may end up having to give his ex-wife the largest sum that has ever been recorded in California, as the settlement could be one of the costliest to ever occur in the U.S., according to the newspaper.

Jamie McCourt noted that the lifestyle that she became accustomed to while Frank owned the team led to the high-priced settlement.

“Frank and I enjoyed the many perquisites and benefits that come with owning a Major League Baseball team,” said McCourt, according to court documents.

Frank McCourt almost lost control of the Dodgers due to the messy divorce that occurred right before the couple celebrated their 30th anniversary, the Times reported.

The Associated Press reported that Jamie McCourt requested that the court order Frank to relinquish control of the team, on top of providing her with the $130 million.