His years away from professional football (1997 – 2008) After leaving the football activities, Maradona has increased considerably in weight. After a gastric bypass and a strict diet significantly lowered weight. In March 1998, months after announcing his retirement, the possibility arose to return to play, this time for the club All Boys directed by his friend Sergio Batista. However, Maradona ended up rejecting this opportunity, would eventually dismissed, along with any possibility of return, when the judge lifted the injunction Bonad o that prevented the AFA to punish. After exiting from professional football, Maradona has not been dedicated to a single activity, but , among other occupations, has been a sports commentator, vice president of the football committee of Boca Juniors, driver and has made several television commercials.This stage of life was affected also by serious health problems caused by drug addiction, which led him to perform, with varying success, lengthy rehabilitation processes in both Argentina and Cuba. In September 2000 he published his autobiography entitled “Yo soy el Diego”, who reviewed his football career and the origins of his confessed addiction to drugs. In January 2000, Maradona was hospitalized in intensive care at the Sanatorium Cantegril, while vacationing in the Uruguayan city of Punta del Este. The player was admitted to the clinic with a hypertensive crisis and a cadre of ventricular arrhythmia. His agent, Guillermo Coppola, said the hospital was not a problem with drugs, but Maradona was suffering from hypertension.However, blood tests and urine were found traces of cocaine, so that Maradona had to testify before the Uruguayan justice, as consumption, but was not punished, was considered a “mistake”. After leaving the clinic on 18 January of that year he traveled to Cuba to start a rehabilitation therapy, residing in that country for several years. After his retirement, Maradona waited more than four years to make his farewell party. It was carried out on 10 November 2001, in La Bombonera, in a match between Argentina and a combination of stars. The Argentine team, led by Marcelo Bielsa, had the presence of players like Roberto Ayala, Juan Sebasti n Ver n, Javier Zanetti and Pablo Aimar. The All-Star, led by Alfio Basile, was composed by the likes of Enzo Francescoli, ric Cantona, Davor Uker, Juan Roman Riquelme, Carlos Valderrama, Hristo Stoichkov, Nolberto Solano, and Ren Higuita, among others.After the match, Maradona gave an emotional speech, accepting mistakes, which gave one of his memorable phrases: “I was wrong and I paid, but the ball did not stain.” In 2003, Diego Maradona finished two of your most important relationships: with his wife Claudia Villafane and his agent Guillermo Coppola and friend. His wife initiated the divorce petition on March 7 by leaving home in 1998, after being married for over 13 years. Maradona and Villafa e were married on 7 November 1989, in a large party at Luna Park Stadium of Buenos Aires. With Coppola ended the contractual relationship and friendship that united them, and started after a lawsuit over an alleged money owed. In April 2004, Maradona suffered a major health problem and was admitted to the Suizo-Argentina clinic in Buenos Aires.The authorities of the clinic stated that he had suffered a “hypertensive crisis, with a baseline picture of dilated cardiomyopathy.” Maradona had returned from Cuba three weeks earlier to visit his family, and his media appearances prior to placement did not show any problems. Maradona’s heart problems were compounded by their addiction to drugs, so that, after his health stabilized, he was admitted on May 9 at the neuropsychiatric clinic in the park “to start drug treatment. After three months of hospitalization, Maradona asked court permission to continue his treatment in Cuba.The player could not leave the clinic without the consent of her family, who exercised his custody under a warrant. In addition, minors and disabled advisor Elena Bortiri promoted, with the consent of his family, by the disqualification of Maradona his drug addiction, based on Article 152 bis Civil Code. The prohibition is issued to protect the individual and his family, for your own actions, limiting their legal capacity.