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Anthony McClanahan, Former Calgary Stampeders Linebacker, Suspected Of Killing His Wife

He was previously charged with kidnapping his son.

11/06/2017 12:23 EST | Updated 11/06/2017 12:26 EST
Calgary Herald/Canadian Press
Former Calgary Stampeders linebacker Anthony McClanahan poses wearing a neckbrace and holding up two footballs in Calgary in 1999.

SALT LAKE CITY — Utah authorities say a former Calgary Stampeders linebacker is suspected of killing his wife.

Prosecutors said in a news release Friday that Anthony D. McClanahan has been arrested but not yet charged in the death of Keri "KC" McClanahan. She was found Thursday in a Park City hotel with knife wounds to her throat.

Anthony McClanahan was charged Friday with child kidnapping. Authorities say the 46-year-old took his 8-year-old son from an Arizona school on Oct. 3 without the mother's permission, then travelled through Nevada and Utah.

He was apprehended in Utah on Oct. 12 and gave his son back. He bonded out of jail a week later.

McClanahan is being held without bail, and it's unknown if he has a lawyer.

McClanahan played for the Stampeders from 1995-1998

Prior to turning professional, he was a linebacker at Washington State from 1991-1993.