Thursday, June 9, 2011

McCourts' settlement also could affect Los Angeles Marathon

The Dodgers are not the only Los Angeles sports institution facing an uncertain future because of the protracted divorce proceedings between Frank and Jamie McCourt.

Frank McCourt also owns the Los Angeles Marathon.

The McCourts are divorced but have not settled on how to divide their assets. In the meantime, Major League Baseball has taken over the day-to-day operation of the Dodgers and is investigating the finances of the team "and related entities," including the marathon.

Frank McCourt is struggling to meet the Dodgers' payroll, and if the Dodgers are put up for sale — whether by McCourt, the divorce judge or MLB — the marathon could be too.