Caution: These Athletes Bite

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Caution: These Athletes Bite
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The world is an ugly and dirty place. It always has been, and it's tough to imagine those fundamental truths will ever change—certainly not in our lifetimes. And honestly, that could be the understatement of the century. 

Sometimes less than hours pass in between devastating headlines dominating the news. We're talking wars, genocide, rape, murder, random acts of terror—basically, these days we've got it all. In the worst possible sense of the phrase. 

But it seems no matter how bad things get, two relatively arbitrary things remain absolutely taboo: biting and/or spitting on your fellow man. Sure it's a strange line in the sand to draw, but we have to have standards somewhere. 

Biting people, in particular, is just not something many adults can wrap their heads around. That's actually how my younger cousin, Jessica, and I settled most of our disputes…as toddlers. It's an act associated with children. 

Spitting on someone as an adult is disrespectful and unacceptable. Biting someone? Well that's downright crazy. But then again, not all biting is created equal—you'll see what I mean. 

Here are 25 athletes you might want to avoid when times get tough…because they could very well bite you. 

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