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Omar 'El Gato' Ortiz arrested

Updated: January 8, 2012, 1:49 AM ET
Associated Press

MONTERREY, Mexico -- Suspended first-division soccer goalkeeper Omar "El Gato" Ortiz has been arrested in connection to his alleged participation in a kidnapping ring, Mexican police announced Saturday.

Ortiz, whose nickname means "The Cat," has been under a suspension after testing positive for steroids in April 2010, when he was playing with the Rayados of Monterrey.

Jorge Domene, the security spokesman for Nuevo Leon state, where Monterrey is located, said Ortiz worked with a gang ...

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