Strahan ordered to abide by prenup, pay $15.3M

NEWARK, N.J. -- New York Giants star Michael Strahan was
ordered to pay his ex-wife $15.3 million -- more than half his net
worth -- in keeping with the couple's prenuptial agreement.

Under the agreement, Jean Strahan was entitled to 50 percent of
their joint marital assets and 20 percent of his yearly income from
each year they were married.

"She's grateful to the court," Jean Strahan's lawyer, Ellen
Marshall, told The Associated Press on Saturday. "She looks
forward to her future, raising their children and moving forward."

A call to Michael Strahan's attorney, Robert Penza, and his
agent, Tony Agnone, were not immediately returned.

The NFL star had contended he wasn't responsible for the 20
percent because his wife failed to ask for it every year. But state
Superior Court Judge James Convery disagreed, ruling "the
plaintiff is not credible in his claim that the defendant never
asked for her separate funds."

In addition to the $15.3 million, Convery awarded Jean Strahan
hundreds of thousands of dollars in child support. The couple
married in 1999.

"It pays to tell the truth, and I told the truth," Jean
Strahan said in Saturday's New York Post. "I never asked for a
penny more than the prenup that Michael and his lawyers wrote and
made me sign. And all I ever asked for was that to be upheld."