Behind every overpaid jock, there's a crazy woman. Here are the five looniest trophy wivesand their downtrodden apologistsin sports.
4. Antonio and Kendra Davis- If you're wondering why Antonio Davis has never averaged more than 14.5points per game, it's probably because the power forward has to keepone eye on the ball and the other on his wife. Hotheaded Kendra'santics—including berating the media and making trade demands on herhusband's behalf—culminated on January 18, 2006, when Antonio had toleap into the seats to protect a fan from his wife…er, we mean protecthis wife from a fan.
3. Nick and Danielle Harper- After five seasons with the Colts, Nick Harper was just anotheranonymous NFL defensive back. Then, on the eve of Indy's 2006divisional playoff game against Pittsburgh, his wife stabbed him in theknee. You think fighting through injuries on the playing field istough? Imagine the balls it takes to wake up next to Danielle Harperevery morning without full pads.
2. Kris and Anna Benson- Loudmouth stripper-cum-baseball-wife Anna Benson once vowed to becomethe glory hole of the Mets dugout if Kris ever cheated on her. Themiddling pitcher finally had a chance to break free of Anna when shefiled for divorce last month, but after a peek at her bank account, shealmost immediately retracted the motion. To this day, Kris remainsmarried—and the professional athlete most likely to get ratted out byhis teammates on a road trip.
1. Doug and Jackie Christie- When two people develop such a deep and unshakable bond, it's said thatthey can speak their own language. Jackie Christie, for instance, isfluent in trading hand signals with her husband routinely duringgames—and shadowing the team bus in her car after games. The vow tolove and protect is one Doug takes seriously, especially after Jackie'shandbag haymaker during a preseason melee in 2002 kept Rick Fox fromteaching Doug the hand signal for internal hemorrhaging.
5. Kurt and Brenda Warner- Sporting hair like Gozer's—with a personality to match—Brenda'sincessant chirping helped turn the NFL's greatest underdog story into athree-team deal's best throw-in option. By repeatedly phoning sportsradio talk shows to complain about everything from team doctors tocoaching decisions, Brenda hung up on her husband's call from Canton.