Worst Reasons Athletes Have Missed a Game

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Worst Reasons Athletes Have Missed a Game
Rick Bowmer/Associated Press

To be a pro athlete, it takes strength, speed and a mentality to be the best—well, most of the time.

As we've seen from a few before, just because they get paid to play a sport, doesn't always mean that they love their job as much as we would all like to think.

And just like you or I sometimes do by calling in sick or blatantly playing hooky, there have been a few really lame reasons that athletes have missed a game—and these are just a few of the worst.

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