Top 10 Athletes Who Have Done Something Bad

I really wanted to make a sports list considering I like Basketball, Football, Tennis, Baseball and Soccer, but I didn't have an idea until now. Anyways the title explains it. Most of these will be dumb things although some will be serious. But all will be controversial.
The Top Ten
1 O.J. Simpson Orenthal James Simpson (born July 9, 1947), nicknamed "The Juice", is an American former football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted felon. Once a popular figure with the U.S. public, he is now best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend, Ron Goldman. Simpson was acquitted of the murders in criminal court but was later found responsible for both deaths in a civil trial.

There's no doubt about it. There is no
other athlete in terms of doing bad like Orenthal James Simpson. Definitely got away with murdering his wife. Only an idiot would sympathize & empathize with a killer.

It's pretty obvious he committed the murder. There's way more evidence for it than against it.

King of the bad boys.

He killed he dies

2 Aaron Hernandez Aaron Josef Hernandez was an American football tight end in the National Football League. A productive player during his three seasons with the New England Patriots, his career came to an abrupt end after his arrest and initial conviction for the murder of Odin Lloyd.

Hernandez was found guilty of first-degree murder in 2015 and sentenced to serve life in prison without the possibility of parole at the Souza-Baranowski Correctional Center. While on trial for Lloyd's murder, he was also indicted for the 2012 double homicide of Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado, but was acquitted after a 2017 trial. more.

I expected him to be higher on the list.

He actually killed a guy. He should be #1.

Should be lil bit higher

3 Chris Benoit Christopher Michael Benoit was a Canadian professional wrestler. During his 22-year career, he worked for numerous promotions including the World Wrestling Federation/World Wrestling Entertainment (WWF/WWE), World Championship Wrestling (WCW), Extreme Championship Wrestling (ECW), and New Japan Pro-Wrestling (NJPW).

Benoit is kinda overrated in Wrestling Entertainment, he was just a legend for what he do not in Wrestling, you know what I mean.

Infamous for killing his wife and his 7 year old son, and then committing suicide on June 24, 2007.

4 Mike Tyson Michael Gerard Tyson (born June 30, 1966) is an American former professional boxer who competed from 1985 to 2005. He reigned as the undisputed world heavyweight champion and holds the record as the youngest boxer to win a heavyweight title at 20 years, four months and 22 days old.

What he has done is not as bad as most of the other people on this list. He's just the most famous. And it was just an allegation

He's still a good boxer, people looked at him negatively for alleged sexual abuse.

He was a really good boxer until that sexual assault charge.

He was still a good boxer but wasn't looked at the same way.

5 Oscar Pistorius Oscar Leonard Carl Pistorius is a South African former sprint runner, who was convicted of murdering his girlfriend in 2013. Both of Pistorius's legs had been amputated below the knees when he was 11 months old.

Shot and murdered his wife through a door and will deny it until the cows come home.

We all know what he did. But was it intentional?

He should also be higher.

6 Luis Suarez Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz (born 24 January 1987) is a Uruguayan professional footballer who plays for Spanish club Atletico Madrid and the Uruguay national team as a striker.

This is the person, who bites opponents, as if he was a vampire or a dog.

The biting is bad but funny.

He was known for that incident in which he racially abused Patrice Evra

7 Adrian Peterson Adrian Lewis Peterson is an American football running back who originally played for the Minnesota Vikings and currently plays for the Washington Redskins of the National Football League.

Child abuse probably deserves to be higher than #9 (his 4-year-old son's legs were with slash-like wounds). Peterson admitted he still uses some forms of punishment to "discipline" his son.

How could someone do this to there child like for real I would do anything for my family I would never do anything like that!

I honestly hope he rots. What he did to his child is unforgivable.

He recklessly injured his 4 year old son.

8 Michael Vick Michael Dwayne Vick (born June 26, 1980) is a former American football quarterback who played 13 seasons in the National Football League, primarily with the Atlanta Falcons and the Philadelphia Eagles. He played college football at Virginia Tech and was selected by the Falcons as the first overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft. During his six years with the Falcons, Vick was regarded as having transformed the quarterback position with his rushing abilities and was named to three Pro Bowls. He holds the record for the most career rushing yards by a quarterback (6,109) and the most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season (1,039). more.

He's the first person I thought of when I read the title of this list. Surprised he isn't in the top 10

9 Jimmy Snuka James Reiher Snuka, better known by the ring name Jimmy "Superfly" Snuka, was a Fijian professional wrestler, murderer and actor. Snuka wrestled for several promotions from the 1970s to 2010s.
10 Tiger Woods Eldrick Tont "Tiger" Woods is an American professional golfer who is among the most successful golfers of all time.

This is one of the biggest stories of an athlete. Came out very emotional speaking up about cheating on his wife. He was never again the great golfer he had been prior.

My wife cheated on me after 36 years and ran away rather than face the music or even give me 15 minutes face to face. She then hid behind a court gifted rest. order and proceeded to destroy my world as well... Cheating destroys so many marriages... all I wanted was a cordial divorce.. not a jail cell...

Wait do people go to jail for cheating on their wife. I don't think it is that bad.

Is that guy sent to jail for "speaking against" his wife?

The Contenders
11 Yuli Gurriel

Another racism incident in which he mocked a baseball player of asian descent and called him "little chinese boy" in spanish.

12 Ray Rice Raymell Mourice Rice (born January 22, 1987) is a former American football running back who played his entire professional career with the Baltimore Ravens of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for Rutgers and was drafted by the Ravens in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He is ranked as the Ravens' second all-time leading rusher behind Jamal Lewis, and is also second in rushing attempts and touchdowns, and third in combined touchdowns. He was a member of the 2012 Ravens team that won Super Bowl XLVII. more.

He assaulted his fiance in an elevator and dragged her to where the security cameras captured it.

I have a football card of him. I'm gonna throw it away.

13 Lance Armstrong Lance Edward Armstrong is a former American professional road racing cyclist. At age 16, Armstrong began competing as a triathlete and was a national sprint-course triathlon champion in 1989 and 1990.

What a total scumbag. To do what he did but more importantly to go after people so viciously who accused him of something he was guilty for; this guys moral compass is completely out the window

Yeah, Armstrong doped, and the story blew up like a bomb. But performance enhancing drugs aren't anything new in sports.

Once thought to be a wonderful athlete, now is a has-been, a literal dope who used performance enhancing steroids, cheating when he won the Tour de France seven times. Now he's stripped of his world records and has to live the rest of his pathetic life with the consequences and important fact: CHEATERS NEVER WIN. - SailorSedna

14 Tom Brady Thomas Edward Patrick Brady, Jr., is a retired American football quarterback for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the National Football League. Brady is known for being the only quarterback in history to win 7 Super Bowls, and was often considered one of the best quarterbacks of all time. Brady was also frequently considered to be the biggest steal in NFL history as a late 6th round pick. He had previously played for the New England Patriots from 2000 to 2019.

Will do anything to win super bowls and is the biggest sore loser in nfl history

15 Maria Sharapova Maria Sharapova is a Russian former professional tennis player of Belarusian descent. Sharapova has competed on the WTA tour since 2001. She has been ranked world No. 1 in singles by the WTA on five separate occasions, for a total of 21 weeks. She is one of ten women, and the only Russian, to hold the career Grand Slam. She is also an Olympic medalist, having won silver in women's singles at the 2012 Summer Olympics in London
16 Kobe Bryant Kobe Bryant (1978 - 2020) was 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 was the all-time leading scorer in Lakers franchise history. He Retired in 2016. He died in a helicopter crash in Calabasas, California at age 41.

What did he do?

17 Serena Williams Serena Jameka Williams is an American former professional tennis player. The Women's Tennis Association ranked her world No. 1 in singles on eight separate occasions between 2002 and 2017. She reached the No. 1 ranking for the first time on July 8, 2002.

Okay, I myself watched the controversial event and I have to say it was nothing compared to OJ Simpson or Christ Benoit. She had some anger issues and broke a couple rules, but hey, she didn't get needlessly physical (Mike Tyson).

I could understand why someone might put Venus Williams on here (that car crash she was in that killed someone, I think Venus could be innocent though) but Serena? No. She can be obnoxious but she's not necessarily bad per sé.

She was a respected tennis player until she did a really embarrassing temper tantrum after she lost a game.

Give the woman a break. She is a respectable Tennis player. There are murderers on this list..

18 Ray McDonald
19 Jahlil Okafor

He beat up a fan who mocked how badly the 76ers were doing.

20 Claude Giroux

He was a Canadian hockey player who was arrested for grabbing the butt of a police officer twice.

I've heard of that guy.

21 Patrick Kane Patrick Timothy Kane II (born November 19, 1988) is an American professional ice hockey right winger for the Chicago Blackhawks of the National Hockey League (NHL).

I actually met Patrick Kane before (I'm from Chicago) and was really nice. I never heard of the thing he did with the taxi cab driver before though.

A hockey player who was arrested after he beat up a cab driver.

22 New Jack Jerome Young (January 3rd, 1963 - May 14th 2021) was an American semi-retired professional wrestler, better known by his stage name New Jack in ECW.
23 Kareem Hunt

He had two altercations in which were unreported in the midst of the 2018 season, and got released from the team for not saying (lying) it sooner than later. One of the brightest stars may just be another Ray Rice nobody saw coming.

24 Rae Carruth

A convicted murderer, of his then pregnant girlfriend, who left his own son mentally challenged and he's not In the top 5. Lower ranked then Tome Brady this list is a joke.

25 Jermain Taylor
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