NFL coach Todd McNair’s wife has filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage, and she is asking for physical custody of their son.
According to legal documents, obtained by The Blast, Lynette McNair pulled the plug on the couple’s relationship and filed for dissolution of marriage in the Los Angeles County Courts.
They share one child together — Todd Darren McNair, 16 — and Lynetter is ashing for physical custody of their son. She is asking Todd be allowed legal custody, which gives him the right to help in major decisions like education, and medical issues.
This news comes months after McNair was fired by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers as running back coach.
Todd McNair’s Wife Divorcing Him After 25 Years
In the filing, Lynnette cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the breakup.
The two were married on June 21, 1997, but Lynette claims the two separated on March 11, 2023. Lynette is demanding spousal support and for Todd to pay their attorney’s fees.
Interestingly, the documents also state that Lynette wants to keep all of her jewelry and personal effects and claims their community property is:
- 2018 Chevy Suburban
- 2022 Mercedes Benz (leased)
- 2018 BMW (in adult daughter’s possession)
- 2018 Volkswagen Jetta (in adult daughter’s possession)
- Investments and other financial accounts.
Todd McNair Fired From Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In January 2023, the Tampa Bay Bucs not only fired running backs coach Todd McNair but also fired offensive coordinator Byron Leftwich, per NBC Sports.
The firings came after Tampa Bay finished No. 15 in total yards but just No. 25 in points during the 2022 season — mainly due to the team struggling in the run game.
Todd McNair Wins Lawsuit Against NCAA
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) October 9, 2018
McNair sued the league after he argued that the show-cause restriction placed on him violated state law. The NCAA defamed former USC assistant football coach Todd McNair, which, in turn, cost him his job and arguably derailed his career after he was “wrongfully punished” in the Reggie Bush case, his attorney told a jury, per The Patch.
McNair’s lawsuit, filed in June 2011, sought unspecified damages for defamation, breach of contract and negligence.
NCAA attorney Kosta Stojilkovic acknowledged that errors were made by people within the organization, including one employee who said McNair was a “lying, morally corrupt criminal” in a private email.
“The process was not perfect,” Stojilkovic said. “We are going to take responsibility for these mistakes throughout the trial.”
Former USC assistant coach Todd McNair won his lawsuit against the NCAA. “McNair’s ability to practice his profession as a college football coach has been restricted, if not preempted, not only in Los Angeles but in every state in the country,” Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Frederick Shaller wrote in his decision at the time, per Bleacher Report.
Todd McNair’s NFL Career
Bucs coaches, former South Jersey standouts Kevin Ross, Todd McNair relish Super Bowl win
— Tom McGurk (@McGurkSports) February 12, 2021
Todd McNair then went on to begin his coaching career as the offensive coordinator at Camden (N.J.) High in 1998 and 1999, and then went on to work at Schalick High in Pittsgrove, N.J., in 2000, where he performed similar duties. He then joined the NFL where he was a running back and special teams standout for eight seasons.