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This Was Not The Week For Ex-Athletes To Be At Odds With Lovers

On the day of Steve McNair's funeral, another sordid story comes to light as Arturo Gatti's wife has been detained as a result of the boxer's death.

Amanda Rodrigues, Gatti's 23-year-old wife, must've mixed up her words with the police, because they're ready to formally accuse her of the murder. They found a bloody purse strap in the hotel room where he was strangled, and once Rodrigues had trouble explaining how she was in the room for 10 hours without knowing he was dead, suspicion was thoroughly aroused. For the next time someone has to explain themselves, might I recommend the following alibis:

• I blacked out and/or had amnesia
• I was engrossed in a World of Warcraft raid
• I was busy murdering someone else
• I was visited by a leaping Scott Bakula


They were on a second honeymoon, but Gatti's friend Acelino Freitas said that Gatti and his wife were about to separate. Well, that's one way to do it.

Once Gatti is laid to rest, here's some advice for those playboy former superstars. If you're not seeing eye to eye with your special lady, stay as far away from her as possible for a while.

Police detain wife of former boxing champion Gatti [AP]
Arturo Gatti found dead on second honeymoon in Brazil [NY Daily News]
Arturo Gatti's Wife Appears To Be Murder Suspect [Boxing Scene]

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