News broke over the weekend that former UFC light heavyweight champion Tito Ortiz was accused of domestic assault of his wife Jenna Jameson. On Monday, Ortiz stepped to the podium to deny those allegations, but came out swinging with his own accusations of Jameson's addiction to OxyContin. It was later reported that Jameson's father indicated that his daughter will seek charges against Ortiz.
Unfortunately, Ortiz is not the first nor the last professional athlete to be accused or charged with a domestic violence incident. There is, sad to say, a long line of athletes who for one reason or another got into physical confrontation with their spouses.
Some were comparatively minor, some extremely serious, dangerous and in more than one account-fatal. Here is a look at the most notable offenders.