Two-time golf major winner Angel Cabrera arrested in Brazil – CNN International

In a statement by Federal Police in Rio de Janeiro, an unnamed 51-year-old Argentine was detained Friday.A Rio de Janeiro Federal Police authorities who doesnt desire to be determined verified to CNN that the person arrested is “the well-known golf champ El Pato.”Angel Cabrera, who is known as “El Pato,” has won both the Masters and the U.S. Open.Police state the Brazil Supreme Court brought out an arrest warrant for extradition and the person will be sent out to jail until final extradition back to Argentina.Cabrera has actually been charged with attacking his ex-girlfriend in Argentina, along with a misdemeanor charge of theft.CNN has spoken to his attorney, Miguel Gavier, who has actually guaranteed a statement.In August, Gavier told CNN en Espanol that Cabrera has actually denied the charges.”He is innocent in both cases and anticipates to be absolved based on the proof that has been collected,” he said.Neither Interpol or the Court of Justice in Cordoba, Argentina have returned CNNs calls.Police say the arrest took location at a flat in Leblon, south of Rio de Janeiro.

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