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I’m Sorry, But I Find It Hard To Believe This Guy Did Something Crazy


Damir Dokic, (pictured above – he’s the guy with the righteous’ beard!), estranged father of tennis player Jelena Dokic, has been sentenced to 15 months in prison for making death threats against the Australian ambassador to Belgrade.

I covered his arrest here at the Sportress previously, but here’s a quick synopsis:

Dokic was arrested in early May after local media reports quoting him as saying he would “attack the ambassador and her husband with a stinger missile.”

Police found two hand grenades and 20 bullets in his house for which Dokic had no permit, in addition to seven hunting rifles and a handgun which he owned legally.

Dokic’s alleged threats came after his daughter Jelena, once ranked fourth on the WTA tour and battling to rediscover her form, was quoted in Australia’s Sports & Style magazine as describing the torment she endured under him.

See, I don’t see this kind of behavior coming from the completely normal-looking-not-at-all-crazy man in the above photo. In fact, I picture him as the type of guy that’s worse crime was handing out too much candy to trick-or-treaters on Halloween.

Ah, I’m just kidding. The guy looks absolutely nuts. You know, I need something to clear my head – perhaps photos of Jelena will do the trick…what do you think?




Yeah, that helped.

Dokic’s estranged father gets 15 months in prison [Reuters]