In the real world, people are usually fired if they make a habit of getting arrested, routinely demonstrate an inability to perform their duties, abuse their coworkers or subordinates or prove themselves to be untrustworthy scam artists.
Of course, we all know sports is anything but the real world. Not only are all of the aforementioned offenses completely forgivable, more often than not they’re also often rewarded. There are bloated contracts for underperforming problem cases and nice new cushy jobs for anyone bad enough to actually get fired.
That being said, there’s a big difference between overpaying an underperforming role player and actively seeking to employ someone in the midst of a career free fall or someone dragged out of the gutter again, dusted off and paraded about as an innovative new hire.
Whether they're terrible at their jobs or just flat-out terrible people—or some crazy combination of both—here are a few people in sports today who beg the question: How do these guys have jobs?