NFL legend Joe Namath has been dragged into his daughter's bitter divorce fight because his son-in-law demands that he provide his financial details.
Jessica Namath, 33, has filed for divorce from Brian Kennedy and is seeking child support for the couple's two-year-old son.
Court documents exclusively obtained by DailyMail.com reveal that Kennedy, 34, has thrown her 76-year-old Hall-of-Famer father into battle in search of the discovery of his financial documents, including credit card statements, bank accounts and income tax returns.
In explaining his request, Kennedy's lawyer wrote that the discovery would be a fair game because & # 39; the woman is supported by her wealthy father, Joe Namath & # 39 ;.
Kennedy hopes that the financial history of the retiree would provide proof of an extended gift to the wife by her father & # 39 ;.
NFL legend Joe Namath (photo in 2014) is dragged into the divorce of his oldest daughter Jessica from husband Brian Kennedy
Namath, 76, who played most of his football career for the New York Jets, achieved folk hero status after he famously guaranteed the team would defeat the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl and then deliver on its promise. It is shown in the MetLife Stadium in
Jessica & # 39; s legal team in turn has called the request & # 39; a blatant scope & # 39 ;, & # 39; an attempt to intimidate and harass the woman and her family & # 39; and & # 39; a back door attempt to get personal and / or business bank statements from Joseph William Namath & # 39 ;.
The divorce also involves a fight over the two and a half year old son of the couple, of whom Jessica is accused of alienating his father.
The mother of one has also claimed that her estranged husband has fought against alcoholism and drug addiction, as well as anger management issues.
Kennedy has rejected the claims in court, as well as in a statement to DailyMail.com that states: & # 39; I deny all charges against me. & # 39;
Joe Namath did not return for comment and Jessica said she had no comment.
Kennedy and Jessica made the decision in July 2015.
Weeks later, media in New York City reported that Namath had bought the wedding couple a flat on the Upper West Side of Manhattan as a wedding gift.
According to data, the $ 701 West 70th Street duplex is jointly owned by the football player, his daughter and son-in-law.
The three were also named on a Wells Fargo mortgage, according to records from New York City.
According to Jessica's divorce application, the couple sought advice about Kennedy's problems from a marriage counselor, but it didn't get much better.
Jessica (pictured with her father as a child) tries to protect Joe's privacy from Brian Kennedy, her husband of only four years
Namath stayed behind to raise his two daughters, Jessica and Olivia (right) in Florida after divorcing Deborah in 2000
Namath and Deborah Mays married in 1984. They are pictured above on an undated photo
The divorce petition shows that they were 38 weeks pregnant with their son when they reportedly found a bag of cocaine in their home.
& # 39; The woman did not know that the man was using cocaine & # 39 ;, is stated in the documents.
& # 39; The man has substance abuse issues … and concerns remain about the safety of the child. & # 39;
Records show that Kennedy and Jessica broke up in September 2016, a week or so before giving birth to their son.
The toddler is not identified by the name in judicial archives, but shares the same initials as his grandfather.
Judicial documents also claim that her husband & # 39; has anger management problems and has emotionally and verbally abused the wife and her family for years & # 39 ;.
Jessica claims that Kennedy has been an absent father who has not had much of a relationship with the child.
& # 39; The spouse was not present for the birth of the minor child, & # 39; is Jessica's divorce petition. & # 39; To date, the man has never spent the night alone with the minor child. & # 39;
Jessica first filed for divorce in 2017, records show, but the case was rejected.
Judge Scott Suskauer ordered a weekend visit to Kennedy and his son in Palm Beach County at the end of August.
Family drama is nothing new for Joe Namath, who was left behind to raise his two daughters Jessica and Olivia in Florida, after divorce of ex-wife Deborah Mays.
Court reports show that Kennedy and Jessica (in the photo with her father and niece in 2013) divorced in September 2016, a week or so before giving birth to their son
After making the knot, Namath bought the wedding couple a flat on the Upper West Side of Manhattan as a wedding gift. According to data, the $ 1.01 million West 70th Street duplex (photo) is jointly owned by the football player, his daughter and son-in-law
Mays then moved to Beverly Hills and married a plastic surgeon with the stars who specialized in penile implants.
In interviews, Namath – who achieved folk hero status after famously assuring that the New York Jets would beat the Baltimore Colts in the 1969 Super Bowl and then deliver on his promise – admitted that things were not so smooth in their household.
By the time she was 16, his youngest daughter Olivia was an unmarried teenage mother, and after turning 19 in 2009, she was arrested when the police found half a pound of marijuana in the trunk of the car.
Over time, Olivia was charged with crime counts for possession of marijuana, possession of paraphernalia, and underage possession of alcohol.
The office of the local prosecutor refused to prosecute after she had undergone drug treatment.
Namath wears his fur coat and sits in the middle with other Jets players in a match against the New England Patriots at Shea Stadium in New York, November 11, 1973
After two outbreak years at the University of Alabama in the early 60s and his time at the helm of the Jets' attack, & # 39; Joe Willie & # 39; Namath a pop culture figure of the era together with President John F. Kennedy, Marilyn Monroe and Bob Dylan.
Namath was also the presenter of TV talk shows, pioneering spokesperson for celebrities, actor of models, films and television series and football analyst.
His character was one of a carefree playboy who enjoyed entertaining a whole series of beautiful women.
He moved to South Florida in the late 1970s when he opened a successful nightclub in Fort Lauderdale, Bachelor III.
Namath has had well-published battles with alcoholism. His struggles came to light in a notorious way in 2003 during a difficult interview with ESPN side-activity reporter Suzy Kolber.
When Kolber Namath asked about the team's struggles on live television, he replied: & I want to kiss you. I don't care about the team's problems. & # 39;
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