Top 10 Athletes Who Have Done Something Bad

I really wanted to make a sports list because I like basketball, football, tennis, baseball, and soccer, but I didn't have an idea until now. Anyway, 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 (July 9, 1947 - April 10, 2024), nicknamed "The Juice", was an American football running back, broadcaster, actor, advertising spokesman, and convicted felon. Once a popular figure with the U.S. public, he is best known for being tried for the murders of his former wife, Nicole... read more

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

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

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... read more

I expected him to be higher on the list.

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

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... read more

Benoit is kind of overrated in Wrestling Entertainment. He was just a legend for what he did outside of 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 was a really good boxer until that sexual assault charge.

He was still a good boxer but wasn't looked at in 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?

6 Luis Suarez Luis Alberto Suárez Díaz, born on January 24, 1987, is an Uruguayan professional footballer. He plays as a striker for the American club, Inter Miami CF, and the Uruguay national team.

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

He was known for the 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 covered with slash-like wounds. Peterson admitted he still uses some forms of punishment to "discipline" his son.

How could someone do this to their 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.

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... read 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 about an athlete. He came out very emotional, speaking up about cheating on his wife. He was never again the great golfer he had been prior.

He should be higher on that list!

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... read more

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

I have a football card of him. I'm going to 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 of. This guy's moral compass is completely out the window.

Yes, 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, he is now 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 an 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... read more

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... read more
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... read more
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 O.J. Simpson or Chris Benoit. She had some anger issues and broke a couple of rules, but hey, she didn't get needlessly physical like 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 se.

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

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.

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 he was really nice. I had 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 that were unreported in the midst of the 2018 season and got released from the team for not revealing it sooner rather 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 than Tom Brady. This list is a joke.

25 Jermain Taylor
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