October 2003: Antonio Davis Becomes Ventriloquist Dummy For Wife
There was a brief kerfuffle in the Toronto sports media during the 2002/2003 season when several local scribes overheard Kendra Davis, wife of Antonio Davis, demanding a trade. Even though she was making this demand of Toronto Star hack Doug Smith it was reported as news anyway. All involved suggested it was a joke between Davis and Smith and it was left at that.
At the beginning of training camp in October 2003 AD started offering up the metric system, the national anthem, and learning French as reasons why his children should grow up in America as opposed to Canada. Of course the real reason was that Kendra desperately wanted an attention-demanding media job and no one in Toronto was lining up to offer her one. How very un-American!
In retrospect, seeing how she used her husband to take the heat for her I'm surprised she somehow didn't secure a cushy career in PR. Instead she's now preparing a speech for her induction into the Crazy Bitches Hall of Fame (located in beautiful downtown Newark!).
In December 2003, Kendra eventually got her wish when Antonio got shipped off to Chicago and she ended up living her dream when she finally appeared on television -- assaulting a fan during a game.