Biggest Jerk Athletes

The Top Ten

1 Tiger Woods Tiger Woods Eldrick 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!

Tainted individual playing the most useless sport ever.

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2 Lance Armstrong Lance 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.

Not a sports fan, but I can safely say this guy is the definition of an @$$hole. - Skullkid755

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3 Terrell Owens Terrell Owens Terrell Eldorado Owens is an American football wide receiver who played for the Seattle Seahawks, San Francisco 49ers, and Philadelphia Eagles 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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4 LeBron James LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Heat and the Cavaliers.

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!

Okay Lebron is not a jerk he is good at getting what he wants because he has good points. Sure he flopped a little, now you make him an icon for flopping. Soccer players flop 10 times a game. Lebron is the best basketball player of all time. “He is better than I ever was” -Michael Jordan. - AaronD

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5 Barry Bonds Barry 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

Stayed at the same hotel as he did, NY 2003. Was completely demeaning to the staff.

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6 Michael Vick Michael Vick Michael 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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7 O.J. Simpson O.J. Simpson

Still won't accept responsibility for murdering Nicole & Ron

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.

This murder should be kicked out of the hall of fame, his football pension taken away. He is a disgraceful human being.

He murdered two people. Should have found guilty by a competent jury, and got the death penalty.

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8 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant Kobe 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. Kobe Bryant has won 5 NBA championships with the Lakers and is the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history.

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?

Was on the all star team and didn't deserve it. Should have stepped down years ago. Doesn't even show up if games when he's injured. I'm sure his team mates were happy to se him go.

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9 Bill Romanowski Bill 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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10 Ben Roethlisberger Ben Roethlisberger Benjamin 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.

Biggest idiot in the NFL.. hos coach isn't far behind

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The Newcomers

? John Wall John Wall
? DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Cousins DeMarcus Amir Cousins is an American professional basketball player for the Sacramento Kings of the National Basketball Association.

The Contenders

11 Ty 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

Actually,The groundskeeper he beat up was actually a white dude who spit on him.Its Al Sharp who makes him look like a jerk.

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12 Pedro 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..

Pedro is a Goat Human met the many serval times he's a class act but he's fisty and aggressive when it comes to the game called having passion... Pedro name shouldn't even be on this list.

13 Alex Rodriguez Alex 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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14 Danica Patrick Danica 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.

The only reason she is not higher is because she is not as famous as the other athletes mentioned. But she is cold, rude, and unable to laugh at herself

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15 Sean Avery Sean 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

16 Ryan Leaf Ryan Leaf Ryan 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

He had HIGH attitude problems - jareddike

17 Michael Sam Michael 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

He is so gay

18 Jose 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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19 Andy Roddick Andy 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

20 Randy Moss Randy Moss Randy 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

It's all about Randy just ask him. Great player when he wants to play if the play is his.

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

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