Not for the first time in recent memory, I have a feeling Michael Strahan might be overmatched. But enough about the Jets offensive line, the Daily News’ Elizabeth Hays has a word with Strahan’s most formidable foe.
In “Inside the Helmet : My Life As A Sunday Afternoon Warrior,” set to hit shelves Tuesday, the Giants sackmaster says ex-wife Jean siphoned millions from him even before their high-profile divorce and describes her as being too cheap to let him buy his parents a modest $160,000 house.
“Michael’s been telling stories for years, and I don’t think this story will be any different … full of lies,” Jean Strahan scoffed yesterday from the couple’s Montclair, N.J., home. The opulent house was mostly emptied in a notorious tag sale and court-ordered auction this spring and fall.
“He seems to be into fiction, just like he was at trial,” Jean said about Strahan’s new autobiography, written with sports journalist Jay Glazer.
In a chapter called “A cautionary Tale: Women, Money and Scams,” Strahan alleges that Jean began cashing out before the divorce.
In 2005, after their problems began, Strahan claims he came home one night to find $1.6 million missing from a joint bank account.
After he confronted her, Strahan charges that Jean siphoned off another $1.7 million after he left the house to cool off, and then called the cops to say he was threatening her.
While Strahan was being hauled into the police station for questioning, Strahan claims, Jean cleaned out the rest of the account.
“I made you and I will break you,” Strahan charges were among Jean’s last words to him.
With all due respect to Jimmy Rollins, it’s nice to know there’s somebody else who makes good on their guarantees.