When Bad Things Happen to Good Athletes

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When Bad Things Happen to Good Athletes
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They try to be role models and team leaders. They're good players who bleed for their sport, and try to do all the right things. 

But sometimes, well, stuff just happens.

The following are a number of incidents where good athletes—iconic players and talented individuals with high potential—ended up on the losing side of painful or embarrassing exchanges on the field of play. Some of them are unlucky injuries, others are just instances of good guys being in the wrong place at the wrong time.

Luck may favor the prepared, but it certainly isn't reserved for the scrubs.

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