Golfer Angel Cabrera, winner of the 2007 U.S. Open and the 2009 Masters, has been arrested in Brazil and is to be extradited to his home country of Argentina to face charges he assaulted three women, all of whom were ex-wives or former lovers.
Nicknamed “the Duck” for his jaunty style of walking, Cabrera has been in jail since January when Brazil’s federal police arrested him on an Interpol warrant for blowing off a meeting with prosecutors and leaving the country without permission. One accuser, Cecelia Torres Mana, claims Cabrera punched her in the face, threatened her, tried to run her over with his car in 2016. Two other women, Silva Rivadero and Micaela Escudera, made similar claims. He will be transported today to his native Cordoba to face trial, expected to begin in July.
Cabrera’s attorney, Carlos Hairabedian downplayed the allegations as “insignificant” and the attacks as having caused only “light injuries.”