Golfer Angel Cabrera sentenced to 2 years in prison for assault against former partner

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Argentine golfer Angel Cabrera, charged with assaulting three former partners, attends his trial in Cordoba, Argentina, Wednesday, July 7, 2021. Cabrera, who has won both the Masters and the U.S. Open, spent months on the run from the case involving assault claims filed by his former girlfriend Cecilia Torres Mana, his former wife Silva Rivadero and former partner Micaela Escudero. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera)
Angel Cabrera is going to prison. (AP Photo/Nicolas Aguilera)

Professional golfer Angel Cabrera, a two-time major winner, was sentenced to two years in prison in his native Argentina on Wednesday for assault against his former partner, the Associated Press reports.

Cabrera, who reportedly denied all wrongdoing at trial, will begin serving his sentence immediately after his sentence in a court in Cordoba, Argentina. He has reportedly been accused of assaulting, threatening and harassing Cecilia Torres Mana, his partner between 2016 and 2018.

Cabrera’s ex-wife, Silva Rivadero, and another former partner, Micaela Escudero, have accused Cabrera of assault as well. Prosecutors reportedly indicated Cabrera could face even more charges down the line:

“His situation is much more complex than this, he has other charges for which there are arrest warrants too. There are other victims,” prosecutor Laura Battistelli told TV channel Todo Noticias.

Cabrera was arrested by Interpol agents in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil in January following a red notice against him by Interpol, a measure taken to apprehend wanted international fugitives. Per the AP, Cabrera allegedly traveled to the United States last July without seeking permission, leading to the request for his arrest. He was later extradited to Argentina to stand trial.

The prison sentence continues Cabrera's swift fall from grace. The most successful golfer in Argentina's history, Cabrera recorded wins at the 2007 U.S. Open and 2009 Masters with three more wins on the European Tour. He has not won an individual tournament since the Greenbrier Classic in 2014.

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