Excuses are a part of being human. We all make excuses. When it comes to athletes, we hold them to a higher standard. Competition—sports—have no use for excuses. Leadership, strength—these are things outside the realm of excuses.
Excuses are really just a softer word for betrayal. When you're not accountable for your own actions, when you shift blame from yourself to someone or something else—fair or not—you are making excuses. And while excuses are not necessarily wrong, rarely do you get the benefit of the doubt.
For athletes, nothing is worse than going beyond offering the company line. Maybe the athlete feels like the coach or a teammate screwed up, but you never point the finger. And, if you screwed up; own up.
These are 20 athletes who always make excuses.