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Updated: April 4, 2006, 2:39 PM ET

Anna Benson drops divorce petition

ESPN.com news services

Tabloid favorite Anna Benson no longer wants to divorce Baltimore Orioles pitcher Kris Benson.

On Tuesday, she dismissed the divorce petition she had filed last week in Atlanta, attorney Jeffrey B. Bogard said in a press release. Instead of splitting, she expressed a desire to reconcile her marriage.

Kris Benson has said he thinks the New York Mets traded him because of his impulsive wife.

Anna Benson, an actress and model who has posed topless, claimed in the now-withdrawn divorce petition that the marriage was "irretrievably broken."

The couple has been married for seven years.

Kris Benson initially protested the deal that sent him to the Orioles. But now he thinks the Mets did him a favor.

"I was a little upset because I enjoyed my time in New York and I feel like they had a good team coming into the season," Benson said in a recent interview. "But now that I realize the opportunity I have, it's going to be a good career move for me."

In 2005, his first full season with the Mets, Benson allowed three runs or fewer in 19 starts. He was 10-8 with a 4.31 ERA, but New York won 17 of the 28 games in which he pitched.

Despite those numbers, the right-hander was traded to the Orioles in January for pitchers Jorge Julio and John Maine. There was speculation that the deal was perpetuated by the behavior of Anna, who has her own Web site and publicly discussed intimate details of their sex life.

Mets general manager Omar Minaya contended that Anna Benson was not a factor in the trade. Kris Benson isn't buying it.

"New York is just a world of its own. I knew that coming in, but you learn that a little more when you get put in the spotlight like that in a negative and undeserving way," Kris Benson said. "It was a little frustrating at the time because people kind of believe what they read. For her it's been a little tough, because they kind of portray her in a negative light."

Anna Benson wore a provocative dress at the team Christmas party, and there was talk that she was considering posing nude for Playboy. Kris Benson bristles at the memory.

"We learned a lot from the whole situation. You look at some of the things that were said, some of the lies that were passed, who believes what, who your friends are, who your friends aren't," he said.

He said Anna never had a serious conversation with representatives from Playboy, and that her attire at the party was "not as revealing as people say it is. The only thing they fed off is when she kind of bent over and someone took a picture of it. It's an exaggeration of the truth, and now the Mets are going to miss out on a quality starter and the Orioles are going to benefit."

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I'd take her back. Apparantly he thinks she's gotten a bad rap and the media has made her look bad underservingly, whichi is apparant by what a lot of people seem to think about her. 7 years, there must be something there.

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He can get hotter. Dump the broad, move on. She's cuckoo! Any guy wanna raise a family with her??? NO! She is merely a recepticle. Sorry to be crude, but it's true. Kris has had his fun, dump her and move on.
He can hire a nanny for that.
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He can get hotter. Dump the broad, move on. She's cuckoo! Any guy wanna raise a family with her??? NO! She is merely a recepticle. Sorry to be crude, but it's true. Kris has had his fun, dump her and move on.

Exactly, there are a million hot chicks that would be happy to marry a millioinaire ballyplayer, why should he stick with one who's more trouble than she's worth?

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