Stevie Johnson and the Worst Excuses in Sports: BR5
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Sports provide fans many highs and lows. It doesn’t get much lower than when athletes make excuses for not playing well.
With that in mind, BR5 presents the Worst Excuses in Sports.
There are a lot of winners on this list, but a good starter is defensive lineman Shaun Rogers. When arrested in an airport in Cleveland, Rogers claimed he didn’t know he had a loaded .45 on him.
Yeah right! “Finding out” you have a gun on you by being arrested doesn’t seem so bad when you consider that Plaxico Burress “found out” he had a gun by shooting himself with it.
Glass half full, right Shaun?
There’s nothing quite like the excuses steroid users come up with!
Here’s a winner: “I thought that was a legal substance.” Thanks to Miguel, Rafeal, OJ Mayo and all the others for such great comedy!
Another consistent winner of an excuse is athletes and their off-the-field injuries.
This may be one of the best on the list. North Korea’s Women’s Soccer Team said they lost a match because the entire team was hit by lightning.
Who could forget Brian Cushing’s excuse for testing positive for a banned substance? He claimed it was from overtraining; he might have had better luck blaming it on a bolt of lightning…
Here’s a lame excuse that ended up being the truth. Richard Gasquet claimed he hadn’t in fact done cocaine, he said instead that he kissed a woman who had cocaine on her lips. Turned out to be true. I guess anything’s possible…
Another great set of excuses is fan excuses for a team’s woes. Obviously we’re shifting our focus to Chicago and their Cubbies. Steve Bartman and some goat?
Hey Cubs fans, you haven’t won in over 100 years, your problems are much bigger than some superstitions.
The Tour de France is always a strong breeding ground for cheating and terrible excuses to go with it. Alberto Contador said his positive test result came from tainted meat.
We had a new category of excuses last NFL season: It’s God’s fault!
Usually athletes will claim that when something good happens, but when something bad happens?
Stevie Johnson tweeted that God had done him wrong when he dropped a touchdown pass late in a game last season. Well, at least now we know what happened with the North Korean Women’s team.
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