Cabanas' wife said footballer owed $1.3 million

Cabanas' wife said footballer owed $1.3 million

Published Nov. 23, 2010 3:57 p.m. ET

The wife of former Paraguay footballer Salvador Cabanas says he has not been paid $1.3 million he is claiming in back wages and other benefits from Mexico club America.

Cabanas was shot in the head at point-blank range 10 months in a bar in Mexico City. He was a star player for America and would have been a leader on Paraguay's national team at the World Cup. He miraculously survived the attack but is not expected to play again.

Maria Lorgia Alonso said Tuesday on Paraguay radio station Primero de Marzo that negotiations with the club were being done through the Mexican Football Federation. She said Cabanas would take the case to court if a settlement were not reached.

America has said it does not owe Cabanas.