Biggest Jerk Athletes

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1Tiger WoodsEldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time.

Rude in every interview. So self-centered, petulant, total cry-baby. Works as a great role model for my ten year old son - model of what not to turn out like. Also a great model for my daughter for what to avoid. Great golfer, loser human being.

Forget what a D bag he obviously is... Tiger is not half the golfer Jack Nicklaus was. Compare total performance in majors, not just victories where he still clearly falls short. He also has all the signs of steroid use. Look at pictures of his head and physique when in college and early in his pro career, then look at his body change over time. Reminds me of Barry Bonds...only not a real athlete as he is just a golfer!

Would not stand with women golfers Augusta exclusion.
Drug use, womanizer with two small children. Cashes in
on his "brand" name to hock anything, but now wants
privacy. Total, complete jerk who can hit a stationary
ball. Big deal!

Better golfer then you ever will be.

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2Lance Armstrong

I live in Pittsburgh, which hosted the Thrift Drug Classic back in the early 90s. Lance won it in 92 and 93 and each time he visited the city stories would abound of his arrogant behavior. I chalked it up to youth and bravado, but over the years his attitude just got worse and worse until, at his peak, he had developed "the look", a cold, obnoxious, "f*** you" stare which spoke volumes about his character. Doping? Of course he doped; we all know that now. But it's not the doping that makes him a jerk: it's his attitude and the callous way he destroyed the careers and reputations of anyone who got in his way. He has proven himself worse than a fraud and a cheat: he has proven himself to be a hypocritical, arrogant, sociopathic bully who deserves to be forgotten.

What makes Lance the biggest Jerk athlete of all time isn't the certainty that he cheated his way to the podium his entire career, but the fact that he threw everyone but the kitchen sink under the bus in the process. Read the USADA deposition- on numerous occasions Lance threatened and bullied other riders, team members and even their significant others to keep his "pristine" reputation. The man has no class.

I saw him in one of my race events when I raced mountain bikes near Temple, TX in 1998. He was there racing also right after his first TDF win. Biggest jerk to his Texas fans. Didn't say anything to anyone and stated in his RV the entire time when I was there. In his race right before he crossed the finish line the announcer said here comes Lance in first place. He crossed the line and kept riding straight to his RV and got off his bike, went in, and never came out.

This jerk is a real hypocrite.

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3Terrell OwensTerrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who last played for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League.

cry baby, loudmouth jerk...needs to just quit football because he destroys every team he goes to...i'm afraid he'll go to my favorite team and destroy them. - jwileson

if I were quarterback for this dude id pee myself. one bad throw and he would tear me a new one.

also, how is tiger woods mean? just wondering - athilos


Still a stud, though.

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4Michael VickMichael Dwayne Vick is an American football quarterback who is a free agent. He has previously played for the Atlanta Falcons, Philadelphia Eagles, New York Jets and Pittsburgh Steelers.

I live in Philly and was sickened when the Eagles signed him. He is nothing but a sociopath and only repented because he wanted to return to football after being in prison. wish he could experience the torture he inflicted on those poor defenseless dogs. and guess what- he has a dog now.

He should be in jail for the rest of life. He should feel the same pain those helpless dogs felt. It disgusts me that any team would hire him. I feel so badly for the dog he has now. I can imagine the life that poor dog has. Michael Vick disgusts me.

Wow, seriously guys. Michael Vick killed and had dogs fight just for EVEN MORE MONEY. What did Tiger Woods do? Nothing that I know of. - Pjk110

No respect for anyone

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5Barry Bonds

This guy is the most arrogant jerk in sports history. He surpasses Ty Cobb for meanness, he passes Kobe for arrogance, and he passes Tiger Woods for his lies.

He's close enough to the all-time HR record he doesn't have to cheat to break it now. Lots of folks may not recognize him now when they see him play. He's slimmed down a bit from not using HGH. The Giants also had to order new caps for him that are a little smaller. - soy10ley

This Guy not only used steroids and lied about it but is a jerk to reporters. come on talking to reporters is part of the game - wolffwalker

The guy who breaks records thanks to steroids keeps telling everyone he's the "best baseball player ever". Sort of like oasis claiming they're better than the Beatles.

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6LeBron JamesLeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association.

Lebron has every call go his way, every time he drives to the basket if he does not score he is crying to the refs. Every timeout he spends more time crying to the refs than he does in the team huddle. He fouls ferociously on defense yet is never whistled for a foul. He has great talents, but when they are losing he often fouls to hurt. Tried to push Livingston several rows into the stands against Golden State in 2015 finals. Flops like a fish and finally had to pay the price when he flopped into a camera man and cut his head. When he wins, it is all about Lebron leading the team then when he loses, he wants to leave or blame the team. He sucks, for all the talent and steroid strength he has. He turns the ball over more than Jason Couch in bowling, and he is supposed to be a better passer than Magic?

He never gets calls, he literally pushes and shoves his way to the basket, he's rude, especially to the other teams, he got Green booted because his feelings got hurt, never mind that James practically sat on Green, he pouts and sulks sitting on the bench when his team is behind. James runs his mouth about how he's better than Michael Jordan (Air Jordan) and he will never, ever be the player that Michael Jordan was, ever, he's a baby, he will never have Jordan's leadership or class. Stephen Curry has more class and natural talent in his pinkie than James has in his entire body.

PED's most likely... Never 100 percent certainty but the glove seems to fit and with his God given talent to begin with... Enough said...

His Jawline and skull seem to have changed radically. I have known enough medicine cases to wonder..

To quote Grant Hill, "nobody in the Olympics wanted to be the high scorer because that meant they might be drug tested.. HA!

Good player bad personality did you see the championship this year he yells at everyone disrespects the coach I used to like him now I know how much of a jerk he is

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7Bill Romanowski

Small town moron still pushing supplements not a true football player disgrace to the game and no respect from others in the league latest comments on stopping cam prove same old Romo mentality

This guy sickens me. He was a horribly dirty player. On top of that he injected live goat cells into himself to get stronger. Disgusting

He admitted to playing dirty after retiring. He didn't have sportsmanship, only brutality. It was perfect that he ended up playing with the Raiders

There's a fine line between playing hard, and trying to maim someone. I hope he never gets in the Hall of Fame. - Darrell

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8O.J. Simpson

Wait, hold on a sec. Michael Vick is #6 on this list for being involved in dog fighting and killing a few pit bulls? OJ whacks his ex wife and a friend (human beings, not dogs) and he is 9? This guy is the worst type of human. I have a lot of respect for Ron Goldman's. I would have killed that SOB 20 times over by now.

Still won't accept responsibility for murdering Nicole & Ron

You can take the boy out of the ghetto, but you can't take the ghetto out of the boy...

He was guilty from day one. Glad he's in prison where he belongs! - Jessicarabbit

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9Kobe BryantKobe Bean Bryant is an American retired professional basketball player. He played his entire 20-year career with the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association.

Just this morning Kobe refused to take a picture with my 8 year old son who idolizes him. I'm speechless. Me and my wife had come up with some explanation why he did that. We live in Irvine California.

Why rape a girl if you can get anyone you want... Dumbass kobe

Could not be more arrogant. possessed?

The Biggest Ball Hog If I Ever Saw One. - westofohio

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10Ben RoethlisbergerBenjamin Todd Roethlisberger, Sr., nicknamed Big Ben, is an American football quarterback for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League.

Gets away with raping a petite woman at a nightclub while his 2 bodyguards block the bathroom. Read that his own players on his team thinks he is arrogant and don't hang out with him. Goes to local Pittsburgh restaurants after winning the Super Bowl and MONTHS later STILL expects not to pay for his meals.

Never minded the Steelers prior to him. Would root for them occasionally, depending on who they were playing. Now I root for them in every game to lose. Even if my team loses, still feels like a winning week, if Pittsburgh loses too.

After decades of my support, the Steelers are no longer my favorite team because him.

He's an stupid jerk

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11Ty Cobb

Evidently most everything we all know about Ty Cobb was put forth by one man, Al Stump, and most of it isn't true. Don't believe me? Look for a Freakonomics podcast called Legacy of a Jerk. They interview an author working on a new book about this very thing and he's done the research, he's able to dispel a few of the biggest rumors about Cobb right on the spot. Turns out they are made up out of whole cloth - by Al Stump - who profited greatly after Cobb passed. You've been had, people.

u people r weird this guy would come and dive into the second place bag spikes high he would even sharpen his spikes

At his funeral, I heard that only 4 people attended it

He was a malicious racist. - Cbatower

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12Pedro Martinez

This man has absolutely no sympathy especially to the rookies, if they strikeout on their debut he just tell him that he sucks and angrily says "Sit Down! "

This guy threw his pitching coach Don Zimmer to the ground. And did I mention that Zimmer was 72 YEARS OLD.

Meet him in 05 in chicago while I qas working as a bellman for a hotel, witness how he told a 10 year old kid who asked for a autograph to get lost and he acts like a diva..

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13Alex Rodriguez

A-Rod is a cheater and is full of him self and used steroids, and is overpaid and I don't like him either. But he does sign autographs now and is trying to change his image. I got his autograph is Toronto and he not an ass in person as much as I thought he'd be

love the way he plays but i hate the way he acts you dont have to curse on a groundout on a 4-5 day

Ruined the sport of baseball with his cheating and skewed stats.

How is he below Pedro Martinez? - hank147

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14Andy Roddick

Extremely rude to... well everyone. The way he talks to umpires and the press and even fans is just horrible not the way an athlete or at least a respected athlete should act.

He sucks and he knows it, can't beat the big boys so he has been reduced to a hissy fit throwing pansy

Is just bitter that he will forever be remembered as Mr. Brooklyn Decker

15Sean Avery

Absolute idiot. Not only does he rack up penalty minutes and is near the top every year, he consistently has the most penalty minutes AGAINST him. He trash talks, fights only when the other guy is smaller than him, and breaks/bends the rules. He even had a rule made for him - Malorian

He deserves to be number 1. He isn't higher only because nobody cares about hockey. - aman28

He is really funny to watch but is an idiot. Just watch videos of him and you'll see why he's an idiot - 19ROXX

Should be #1 but not enough people care about hockey

16Danica Patrick

My son was on set producing a Go Daddy commercial and asked for an autograph for me. She responded with "Am I obligated to? All you people think you are entitled to my autograph."

Very unpleasant person and terrible to her fans when the cameras are not rolling. Went to ask her for a autographed and she responded I Quote """DOES IT LOOK LIKE I AM IN THE MOOD""" the following day I handed her the diescast back and told her she could keep them. I wish more people knew the true DANICA!

I heard a radio interview before she hit NASCAR and she was the most condescendingly rude person I've ever heard. The radio station hung up on her and spent rest of her interview time discussing what a jerk she was. Arrogant doesn't begin to describe this girl.

Aside from being a reasonably attractive female, but far from gorgeous, can she really drive that well? What has she won? If she had balls, would we even know her/his name?

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17Randy MossRandy Gene Moss is a former American football wide receiver who played 14 seasons in the National Football League.

This guy pushes little old ladies while at the supermarket when they get the last box of Bagel Bites

Straight cash homie! Ha he can be a jerk but you can't deny how good he is. - hands16

18Ryan LeafRyan David Leaf is a former American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for four seasons.

And to think, some thought he should be drafted ahead of Peyton Manning. Even more funny is he went #2...

Biggest flop in history. I hate thieves

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19Jose Canseco

Always arrogant, always a jerk.. To the media, fans.. Hell, coaches, players. Biggest Clown there ever was. He was selfish, cared only for his homerun stats.. Even if it meant winning a world series. Decided not to come to his MVP gala in 1988. But.. I'd have to say. Between him and Barry Bonds.. They both were a pair. Difference was.. Bonds could play.

Took roads and then snitched on all the other players

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20Michael Sam

Really? Who frigging cares? Again the media made this guy. Maybe someday being gay, black or whatever won't make you a story... just your deeds and accomplishments will matter...

This guy was the epitome of offensive on Camera. I'm glad he was cut by the Rams. - htoutlaws2012

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List StatsUpdated 22 Oct 2016

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Top Remixes (9)

1. Lance Armstrong
2. Pedro Martinez
3. Bill Romanowski
1. Tiger Woods
2. LeBron James
3. Kobe Bryant
1. Michael Sam
2. LeBron James
3. Barry Bonds

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