Shari Theismann, the "wronged" ex-wife of former Redskins superstar Joe Theismann, always said things would not end up all peaches and cream for her husband and his longtime starlet girlfriend, Cathy Lee Crosby. Theismann and Crosby split some time ago, and now he is involved in a legal battle with her over houses they own together in Santa Monica, Calif., and Loudoun County. In a suit filed Wednesday in federal court in Alexandria, Theismann is attempting to get an appraiser into the Santa Monica house to inventory the property so it can be sold.

In happier days the couple had something called the Angel Acres Trust, which dealt with the ownership of the two properties. The financial partnership has been dissolved now, and Theismann wants Crosby to either buy the Santa Monica house or allow it to be sold. According to the suit, she is doing neither. He also wants to buy the Loudoun farm for himself, and Crosby has refused to sign off on the property. Theismann attorney Douglas Fleming Jr. would not comment on the suit, and Crosby was not available for comment.

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