Mexican Soccer Star Arrested

    Suspended first-division soccer goalkeeper Omar "El Gato'' Ortiz, right, arrested for alleged participation in a kidnapping ring, is escorted by state police along with alleged accomplice Hector Eduardo Trevino Urbano, left, as they are presented to the press in Monterrey, Mexico, Saturday Jan. 7, 2012.  Ortiz, whose nickname means "The Cat'' has been under suspension after testing positive for steroids in April 2010, when he was playing with the Rayados of Monterrey. Police say that said Ortiz's job within the kidnapping ring was to select wealthy victims because he moved in the same social circles. (AP Photo/Hans Maximo Musielik)

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    Former Mexican soccer star Omar Ortiz has been arrested on suspicion of working for a gang of kidnappers, reportedly having admitted to helping to pick out wealthy victims, according to government security spokesman Jorge Domene. Domene said Ortiz allegedly worked with a gang responsible for at least 20 kidnappings that sought an average $73,000 per victim. The 35-year-old international goalie, nicknamed El Gato, with a trademark goatee, allegedly received a cut of more than $7,300 for each case. Victims reportedly included the husband of pop singer Gloria Trevi.

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