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Former Dallas Cowboys linebacker arrested in death of his wife

Anthony Darnel McClanahan (mugshot)

In a Facebook video where Anthony Darnel McClanahan, 46, talked nonstop for over eight minutes, the former NFL player says he’s writing a book titled 41 Days in Hell, he is running for office and will be president of the United States and he is starting a nonprofit to help “dogs, animals and humans.” On Friday, Nov. 4, 2017, he was arrested for allegedly murdering his wife, Keri McClanahan, 28. It’s reported that he repeatedly stabbed her in the throat in the Park Regency Resort condominiums in Salt Lake City, Utah, on Thursday.

Anthony Darnel and Keri McClanahan (Facebook)

On Friday, he was charged with kidnapping his son from school last month. McClanahan is alleged to have grabbed his 8-year-old son from a school in Maricopa County, Arizona, on October 3. According to court documents, his son’s mother, Donna May, found McClanahan the following day and, with the help of police, demanded him back and the father refused. On Oct. 12, McClanahan and arrested on a fugitive warrant and detained in Salt Lake City Jail; he paid $150,000 bail on Oct. 19 and was released. His son was returned to his mother Donna May.

Anthony Darnel and Keri McClanahan (Facebook)

He blames his behavior on CTE resulting from injuries from his NFL days. McClanahan was signed by the Dallas Cowboys in 1993 but released before the season began in 1994. He then signed on with the Calgary Stampeders.

McClanahan has been charged with first-degree felony child kidnapping and first-degree murder. Keri leaves behind two children, ages 7 and 9, from another relationship.


  1. nosey rosy on November 4, 2017 at 9:04 pm


  2. nosey rosy on November 4, 2017 at 9:07 pm

    we dont know who the hell is laying next to us . all we want is someone to care for us love us and be our best friend , the moment sh.t go south , you a possible homicide victim , dam and thats every last one of us . we all look at our mate and say no dam way this person will hurt me . you dont know the mind it will turn on you and then there is the pschos , who were crazy in high school , played football , worked as a teacher , worked in a day car , police officer ,nurse , doctor , radio dj , rapper , singer , engineer , painter . almost anyone in any career could be a killer , and dont for get the holyer then though church folks . all have killed , babymomas too . so take a long look at that person you trusting to have a life insurance on you . and say you trust them 100 percent . i doubt if you can