Originally written July 11, 2012 on Fox Sports:
Tom Cruise isn't the only one who may now regret jumping on a couch. Just like with Cruise's recent split from wife Katie Holmes, NFL divorces can prove heartbreaking for those involved. Players form close bonds with franchises and/or teammates, only to have those relationships sometimes end in heart-wrenching fashion. There are NFL breakups that can unfold relatively smoothly like the dissolving of TomKat. On the opposite end of the spectrum are those that end with a Hulk Hogan-Linda Bollea type of bitterness that gets played out in public. Here's a look at 10 of the biggest NFL "divorces" since Cruise and Holmes were married in November 2006: Brett Favre and the Green Bay Packers Time together: 16-plus years How they met: Favre was acquired by the Packers in a 1992 trade with the Atlanta Falcons. The memories: Too many to mention, as Favre became Green Bay's most iconic quarterback since Bart Starr in the 1960s. He also broke most of the NFL's career ...
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