Steve McNair and Arturo Gatti: Two Scorned Women and Two Lost Warriors

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Steve McNair and Arturo Gatti: Two Scorned Women and Two Lost Warriors
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McNair, Gatti Fall Prey To Domestic Violence

I don't want to hear "they deserved it."  I don't want to hear "that's what they get."

We're talking murder, here. We're talking about two retired sports heroes who were murdered by people close to them.  No one deserves that, and I don't want to hear it.

Last week, former NFL MVP Steve McNair was shot to death by his 20-year-old girlfriend. Then, this week former super-featherweight boxing champ Arturo Gatti was beaten and then strangled by his 23-year-old wife. Both men should have been enjoying their retirements after years of punishment in the throes of competition.

Instead, they are both dead. Murdered.

In both cases, the men were in their late 30s and the women in their early 20s.  Is that a coincidence or is it a growing trend?

Statistics are still being gathered as we speak, but society is setting itself up for more incidents like the ones above.  Wealthy, famous men hooked up with young, impressionable women. What happens when things go awry? Violence it seems.

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