There have been a lot of questions as to what drove Thiago Silva to the brink just a few days ago, leading to his arrest and for his personal issues to become very public. According to Thiago Silva’s ex wife (they have been separated since December of 2012) he has been regularly using cocaine, which in turn made him violent. She blames his actions over the last few weeks on his use of cocaine, although there still haven’t been any reports of what was in his system when he was arrested. [source]
“You know what I don’t understand? We had a healthy relationship, we always talked, each one respected the other’s space,” Kamiji said. “He became (violent) over the past three weeks. I think that’s the consequence of the use of cocaine.
“My marriage was over in December of 2012. In our relationship, I had to deal with the imbalance and aggressions. But I never went to talk to the police because I fear the reactions. Even after I was assaulted, I did not speak.”
“That’s what ended the marriage,” she said. “The problem was cocaine. He always thinks he’s above the law. My neighbor knew that she should call the police if she ever heard me scream. He had the cocaine paranoia. He came to my house, tore my clothes and pointed a gun at my head. I already suffered some abuse, but I always withdrew because I was afraid.”