Athletes are paid to compete. But, for every minute these players spend on the field, they allocate another 10 to answering questions about teammates, game strategy and their "reaction to the allegations made against Justin Bieber."
The media gauntlet can be taxing. So, it should come as no surprise that athlete-reporter interactions occasionally require security personnel, handcuffs and a fire extinguisher.
This list focuses on some of the more infamous examples of sports stars and media personalities clashing. From expletive-laden tirades to threats of bodily harm, these video clips highlight the occupational hazards of carrying a press credential.
As an ode to things escalating quickly, these are 15 sports interviews that fell off the rails.