Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker Anthony McClanahan was been taken into custody by police in Park City, Utah and has now been charged in the death of his wife, Keri “KC” McClanahan, according to the New York Daily News (H/T Rare).
Police reportedly found McClanahan covered in blood and crawling on his stomach before waving down a police officer and dropping back down before “convulsing” in a “snow angel motion.”
KC, 28, was found lifeless in bed when authorities arrived on the scene, according to Park City Police Chief Wade Carpenter during a press conference. The officers responded to the incident after someone at the hotel reported a “ruckus” to a patrol sergeant in the area.
KC reportedly had wounds on the front, back and side of her neck, as well as carpet burns and defensive wounds.
Authorities also noticed a trail of blood through an area of the parking lot on site.
The couple married in January and KC is survived by a 9-year-old daughter and a 7-year-old son from a prior relationship.
McClanahan, 46, was “detained by Park City Police and is a suspect in a homicide involving domestic violence,” according to documents filed in Third District Court. The former football player received a no-bail warrant by the Utah Attorney General’s office as he “now poses a flight risk due, as he has no ties to the State of Utah, has criminal charges pending in Arizona and Utah involving domestic violence, and has demonstrated a recent willingness to be a fugitive from justice,” according to court documents.
McClanahan was previously arrested for a separate incident and charged with child kidnapping, as well as being a fugitive from justice, according to a statement from the PCPD. The incident involved his 8-year-old son from a previous relationship, who the former linebacker allegedly took from school property in Maricopa County, Arizona on October 3.
McClanahan spent time with the Dallas Cowboys, but never appeared in a game, according to Bleacher Report. He played four seasons in the Canadian Football League.