Top 10 Biggest Jerk Athletes

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

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!

I believe he was into drugs, he is a liar, he is a cheat in life and in golf, and if he signed the back of the check from the 2013 Masters, a lot of people would call him a thief as well. By the rules, he was disqualified. He is a low life and not any kind of role model for kids. Ban him from golf forever and strip him of all trophies, titles, and awards.

2 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.

It's unfortunate that this creep from Texas couldn't excel in his chosen profession without rigging the game. Think of all the honest competitors who were cheated out of years of practice and honest effort. Even worse, after cheating and lying his way to the top, he had the arrogance to assume he would never be caught and actually threatened his closest friends to keep silent. He even lied to his mother for years! It must take him a quart of whiskey to get to sleep at night.

If I were in his position, I would have blown my brains out by now, which means you can add "coward" to the list of his many achievements, dubious and laughable though most of them are. Lance, you are the No. 1 lowest athlete (after somebody like Aaron Hernandez) who has ever disgraced a world competition. Why are you still walking the Earth? You're done as a human being. Go try disgracing some other life form, you ruthless scumbag!

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

Ben Roethlisberger is a huge jerk. I ran into him at a gas station near Pittsburgh airport. A man and his young son asked Roethlisberger, "Are you Ben Roethlisberger?" His response was astounding, "What do you think? Do you teach your kid to approach strangers that look like a celebrity? Of course, I'm Ben Roethlisberger, and no, I'm not signing a friggin' autograph for your kid."

I couldn't believe what a jerk he was. The kid told his dad in the parking lot, "I didn't even want his autograph, Dad. What's his problem? It's not like he's Peyton Manning or something."

4 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.

So glad he isn't a cowboy anymore. I feel sorry for any team desperate to pay that much money to ruin their team. And to the Vick haters, dogs fight. I hate dogs, so I really don't care. Hell, they were his, not yours. He is a hell of a quarterback, even after y'all locked him up for no good reason.

Who cares about this guy? He's old news. Completely forgettable.

He's a me, myself, and I type of person. A self-centered jackass. He cares only about himself. A legend in his own mind.

5 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
6 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 are a lot of athletes and coaches that are dirtbags. The top of the list has to be the murderers (Simpson, Hernandez, Carruth, etc.). The rest of the top ten are subjective choices. Unfortunately, there are a plethora of coaches that "fit the bill" (Meyer, Petrino, Kiffin, Kelly, etc.). These guys are not "leaders of men" if they can't be good people.

As much as I think Tiger Woods deserves consideration for #1 jerk, how can you not put O.J. #1 after killing two people and all that has transpired since? Although one commonality between O.J. and Tiger was the relentless media campaign to make them both look like good people. Nothing could be further from the truth.

7 LeBron James LeBron Raymone James is an American professional basketball player for the Los Angeles Lakers of the National Basketball Association. LeBron has played for the Cleveland Cavaliers, Miami Heat, and the Lakers.

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. He tried to push Livingston several rows into the stands against Golden State in the 2015 Finals. He flops like a fish and finally had to pay the price when he flopped into a cameraman 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?

8 Alex Rodriguez Alexander Emmanuel Rodriguez, nicknamed "A-Rod", is an American former professional baseball shortstop and third baseman. He played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball for the Seattle Mariners, Texas Rangers, and New York Yankees.

A-Rod is a cheater and is full of himself, used steroids, 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 in Toronto, and he wasn't as much of an ass in person as I thought he'd be.

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

Douche. Cheat. About as much personality as a piece of dirt. Classic mimbo!

9 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

Was a mediocre quarterback at best, and the media overrated him, which already made me dislike him. Then he brutally killed a bunch of dogs. Don't even defend that with a "well, people hunt. It's the same thing." No, you eat what you kill when hunting, and you don't torture it like this sick freak did. He should've gotten the death penalty, and any team that signs him when he gets out should be boycotted.

He should be in jail for the rest of his 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't imagine the life that poor dog has. Michael Vick disgusts me.

10 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.

Excellent tennis player, but needs lessons in sportsmanship.

The Contenders
11 Sean Avery Sean Christopher Avery is a Canadian former professional ice hockey player for the National Hockey League.

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 and bends the rules. He even had a rule made for him.

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

12 Antonio Brown Antonio Brown is a former NFL wide receiver and for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFC South Division. He was drafted in the 6th round of the 2010 draft by the Pittsburgh Steelers, and has also been on the Oakland Raiders and New England Patriots. He is a 7x pro bowler, and regarded as a skilled player... read more

I was dying when he got sued for farting in his doctor's face. Big Baby Antonio.

13 Ryan Leaf Ryan David Leaf is a former American football player who was a quarterback in the National Football League for four seasons. He was selected as the second overall pick in the 1998 NFL Draft after only Peyton Manning. He played for the San Diego Chargers, Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Dallas Cowboys, and Seattle... read more

And to think, some thought he should be drafted ahead of Peyton Manning. Even more amusing is that he went number two.

He's the biggest flop in history. I detest thieves.

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

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.

15 Jameis Winston Jameis L. Winston is an American football quarterback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League.
16 Urban Meyer
17 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.

Mike Tyson gets a pass from me. He came up through extremely difficult situations in life, and people have taken advantage of him all his life. Only Cus D'Amato gave a damn about him as a human being. He did his time for whatever happened with the girl that went to his room (expecting milk and cookies?) and never whined about it. He seems like he's trying to do something with his life after boxing, and dirtbags like King are done with him.

Robin Givens deserves honorable mention for being a complete jerk related to an athlete. She and her mother are complete low-lifes who sucked money and life from naïve Mike Tyson.

18 Rae Carruth
19 Ja Morant Temetrius Jamel "Ja" Morant is an American professional basketball player for the Memphis Grizzlies of the National Basketball Association.
20 Barry Bonds Barry Lamar Bonds is an American former professional baseball left fielder who played 22 seasons in Major League Baseball with the Pittsburgh Pirates and San Francisco Giants.

Back when I was a kid and he played for the Pirates, I went to their spring training camp to get an autograph from my favorite player Barry Bonds. When I asked for one, he just laughed and said no. I went home and ripped all his posters off my wall and hated him from that day on. All I wanted was an autograph from my (then) favorite sports hero.

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.

21 Andrew Tate
22 Ron Artest

That fight with the Pacers says it all.

23 Lawrence Phillips
24 Bill Romanowski William Thomas Romanowski (born April 2, 1966) is a former American football linebacker. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Francisco 49ers, Philadelphia Eagles, Denver Broncos, and Oakland Raiders.

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.

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.

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

25 Jose Bautista José Antonio Bautista Santos is a Dominican professional baseball right fielder and third baseman for the Philadelphia Phillies of Major League Baseball.
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