The 20 Sleaziest Figures in Sports
What’s makes a person sleazy? Well, actions and words.
These guys and gals have done some of the most questionable and despicable acts imaginable. From cheating on their wives, to taking drugs, to cheating in their own sports, these guys and gals take the cake when it comes to acting sleazy.
20. Bobby Lowder
Jetgate was one of the most sleaziest moments ever to take place in college football.
Lowder and other Auburn University officials go to Louisville to try to talk Bobby Petrino into becoming Auburn’s next head football coach before the season was even over. Now, that was down right sleazy and Lowder’s reputation hasn’t recovered much since then.
19. Michael Vick
Yes, I know Vick has claimed to have cleaned up his act, but fighting innocent dogs and then drowning them if they lose still earns him a spot on this list
18. Jason Caffy
This former Chicago Bull has 10 kids with eight different women and spent some time in jail for not paying child support. If that doesn’t get you on this list, I don’t know what does.
17. Adam "PacMan" Jones
The king of making it rain. It’s not the fact that Jones goes to strip clubs that make him sleazy; it’s the fact that people have a tendency to get hurt when he is around.
And what’s worse, up until recently, he STILL was out there doing his thang in these bars.
16. Roger Clemens
Even if you take away the steroid and HGH allegations, Clemens is still sleazy.
Reports surfaced that Clemens had an affair with a young (and I mean young) country singer starlet. Clemens, of course, denied the allegations like with the steroids case, but still creepy if you ask me.
15. Lane Kiffin
Good old Lane; no one should be surprised that he is on this list. Kiffin is here for the way he ran his mouth while he was a coach in the SEC, how he broke the rules himself while pointing his fingers at others, and how he left Tennessee.
There is no love lost between Kiffin, the Volunteer Nation, and the rest of the SEC. Though I must admit he did make it interesting last year.
14. Jose Canseco
The original snitch. I know a lot of people think of Canseco as a hero for exposing steroid use in baseball, but he is just a snitch. A snitch who was trying to get paid and willing to run over anyone who got in his way.
13. Isiah Thomas
Isiah Thomas’ life since he left the NBA has been interesting to say the least. He was accused of sexual harassment by a former employee (he denies it) and apparently when the reports surfaced that he may have tried to kill himself, he threw one of his kids under the bus; that’s just sleazy.
12. Floyd Landis
After lying after all these years, Landis finally confessed he took drugs to enhance his athletic ability. Not a shocker there, but what landed him on this list is him throwing teammates like Lance Armstrong under the bus for his own gain.
Oh, and did I mention he called and harassed former champ Greg LeMond, too? Yeah this guy is VERY sleazy.
11. Marvin Harrison
Who would have thought that the most unassuming football player to ever play the game would make this list?
But here is the reason: Marvin Harrison may have been involved in a murder in Philadelphia, although charges have never been brought against him, Harrison's gun was used in the murder; sleazy may not even been the word to describe this situation.
10. Dwyane Wade’s Ex-wife Siohvaughn Wade
Why did D-Wade’s ex-wife make the list? probably because she is dragging her children into this nasty divorce.
She actually filed papers in her children’s name against their father and his new girlfriend. Nothing says “Mother of the Year” like dragging your kids into your nasty divorce from your superstar husband.
9. Terrell Owens
Although T.O. hasn’t had many off the field incidents, T.O.’s on the field and locker room antics, helped him make the list.
T.O. did such things as standing and posing on the Dallas Cowboys star, basically saying to the press that 49ers quarterback Jeff Garcia was gay, and throwing other teammates such as Tony Romo and Donovan McNabb under the bus. And you wonder why T.O. hasn’t been signed by anyone yet.
8. Santonio Holmes
Santonio Holmes probably should send Ben Rothlisberger flowers and a thank you note for taking his name out of the headlines, that’s until he got into trouble again for allegedly throwing a glass at a woman in a club and then being confronted by airport authorities in Pittsburgh because he wouldn’t turn off his IPod on a plane.
That’s only half of Holmes’ issues; He has been accused of domestic abuse, smoking weed, and telling a follower on Twitter to kill themselves after they made a comment about his night club incident. Yep, he is a real winner. Good luck, Rex Ryan.
7. Tiger Woods’ Mistresses
The women that Tiger slept with not only come off as sleazy, but as gold diggers as well.
But according to them, all they want is an apology from Tiger.
6. John Calipari
If you look up the word slick, you’d see a picture of John Calipari.
Calipari is one of the best coaches in college basketball, but if you get him as your head coach, be warned because he comes with a price tag. Calipari has left two teams (Memphis and UMass) on probation, could Kentucky be next?
Calipari is like a mob boss who you know is involved in some sleazy stuff, but you can't seem to prove it.
5. Rick Pitino
One of the most respected and best coaches in the game was caught up in a sex scandal.
That’s what happened to Rick Pitnio last year. The sleazy thing wasn’t really the cheating part, it was the fact that he apparently shut down a restaurant to sleep with her, got this woman pregnant, and may have paid for an abortion.
Luckily for him, the woman he was involved with, was sleazier then him; she tried to extort money from him.
4. Tiger Woods
The poster boy right now for sleazy behavior. Tiger reportedly has slept with 125 women, but what makes this worse is that Tiger tried to cover this up for months, while more and more mistresses came out the closet.
Things could be worse.
Actually, no they can’t.
3. Lawrence Taylor
LT should change his last name to trouble because it seems to follow him everywhere he goes. He just was involved in a hit-and-run accident, and now he is allegedly involved with a 16-year prostitute.
Although it looks like he didn’t rape the teenager, it still looks bad that he even THOUGHT about having sex with someone old enough to be his grandchild. Yikes!
2. Tiki Barber
And you thought Tiger was a bad guy, he ain’t got NOTHING on Mr. Barber. If it wasn’t for Ben Roethlisberger, Tiki would be the sleaziest guy on the planet right now.
Barber not only left his wife and two kids for apparently a 23-year-old NBC intern, but he left her while she was eight months pregnant with TWINS. This after years of saying he had never forgiven his own father for leaving his family.
Stay classy, Tiki.
1. Ben Roethlisberger
If Tiger is the poster boy for sleazy behavior, then Roethlisberger is the KING of sleazy behavior.
Two rape charges in less then a year and although he wasn’t charged, the details—especially of the second case—doesn’t exactly put Big Ben in a positive light. It not only made him look sleazier, but scarier too.