Allen Iverson's wife, Tawanna, files for divorce

Written By Sun-Times Wire Posted: 03/04/2010, 04:19pm

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Allen Iverson’s bad year got worse today, with news coming out that his wife of 8 1/2 years has filed for divorce.

Tawanna Iverson said that the couple’s marriage is “irretrievably broken” and is asking for full custody of their five children. The children range in age from 17 months to 15 years.

The filing comes on the same day thePhiladelphia 76ers announced the veteran guard would not be returning to the team this season. Iverson hasn’t played since leaving the team after a Dec. 20 game against the Bulls to be with his sick four-year-old daughter.