Whenever I go to the airport, my favorite thing to do is laugh at people who look like they’ve never seen a plane or terminal before.
Unless I’m at LAX, because then I always hit Chili’s To-Go. I don’t know about you, but diarrhea during a four hour to flight to Chicago is so good, I’d take it every time over watching the Clippers.
Athletes fly constantly, whether on private team jets between games or in the off-season going home. Most superstars collect more frequent flier miles than Mark Sanford got for his “hikes in the Appalachians.“
So it comes as a bit of a surprise when a police report says an athlete has been arrested or stopped in an airport. Yet it happens about as often as a USC player or coach goes under investigation for some violation.
Pete Carroll, LenDale White, Joe McKnight and Brian Cushing were all under investigation in the past year, and all are BCS Champions.
Oh, my bad. BCS means Bosses of Causing Scandals.
But I digress.
In honor of Memorial Day, one of the biggest flying weekends of the year, here is a list of the top 5 worst “performances” at an airport by an athlete. If you like stupidity, you will love this.