The 10 Dumbest Athletes In Bars
Sometimes bars and clubs just bring out the worst in people, including athletes.
As we know, the drunken actions of high-profile athletes are capable of derailing promising careers. Their poor decisions have resulted in public scrutiny, suspensions, and even jail time.
Sad to say, some of these jocks don't learn their lessons after their first offense or arrest. Instead they just seem to have a knack for finding trouble.
Here are 10 of the dumbest athletes in bars...
10. Charles Barkley
Here are two of Barkley's notable bar-related incidents.
In 1991, he broke a man's nose in a fight outside a Milwaukee bar after a game. And in 1997, he threw a bar patron through a plate-glass window because a glass of ice was thrown at him.
Both incidents led to his arrest and a few hours in jail.
Despite his aggressive behavior, Charles remains popular with fans, and none of his off-the-court incidents resulted in a suspension from the NBA.
9. John Daly
Daly is well known for being a drunk, a gambler, and a flat out terrible role model for youngsters.
In 2008, he passed out at a Hooters restaurant. Staff described him as unconscious and were so concerned for him that they called the paramedics. When they appeared at the scene Daly refused help.
He was then taken into police custody until he sobered up. Daly was described by police as "uncooperative" and "extremely intoxicated."
8. Zack Kassian
Kassian was drafted 13th overall by the Buffalo Sabres in 2009.
This past May, the 19-year-old was arrested after assaulting another man at an Ontario sports bar.
A pretty dumb move for the youngster, shortly after formal charges were made against him the Sabres halted contract negotiations with the gritty forward.
Because of his assault charge, he may not be allowed to travel to the United States.
7. Cedric Benson
Arrested after a bar fight on January 31, 2010 where he allegedly punched a bartender in the face and got into an altercation with at least one other bar patron.
Patrons claim that Benson started a fight with them and Benson claims that he was being ganged up on.
Nevertheless, the bartender did suffer a cut lip, according to police reports.
This makes it three arrests in three years for Benson. A suspension from the NFL is very likely to follow.
6. Jerry Jones
I know what you're thinking, Jerry Jones is not an athlete.
Back in 1964, the Dallas Cowboys owner won a National Championship playing offensive lineman for the University of Arkansas.
Recently he was caught on video drunkenly ranting about Bill Parcells and Tim Tebow. The video captured him calling Parcells a "yes man," and saying Tebow "would never get on the field."
5. Matt Bush
Drafted first overall out of high school by the San Diego Padres in 2004.
One month later, he was arrested after getting into a bar fight in Arizona. The Padres suspended him for the rest of the season but gave him a chance to prove himself on the field.
His career failed to take off after that incident. In 2008, he was involved and injured in another bar fight—near the same bar he was arrested from in 2004.
Bush still has never made it to the major leagues. That's why you haven't heard of him.
4. Ben Roethlisberger
In March 2010, he was seen by several witnesses drinking too much at a small town bar. This was the same place where he allegedly sexually assaulted a woman in the bar bathroom.
That was the second sexual assault claim in two years.
Guilty or not guilty, Roethlisberger should not be putting himself in that type of situation. He was suspended six games by the NFL.
3. Pacman Jones
Pacman is no stranger to trouble. He's been getting into bar fights since before he was drafted by the Tennessee Titans.
One of his most famous bar incidents was in 2007 when he was at a Las Vegas strip club and decided to "make it rain" by throwing tens of thousands of dollar bills in the air. Jones became enraged when club staff started picking up his money, which he claimed was just used for effect.
A scuffle soon erupted and someone believed to have been from his entourage opened fire inside the club. Three people were hit, and one was left paralyzed from the shooting.
A club manager reportedly walked out of the front door with $81,020. The money was later retrieved by police.
He was suspended for the entire 2007 NFL season.
2. Michael Vick
After his dogfighting scandal, Vick was a model citizen and earned another shot at the NFL. But now trouble has found him once again.
During his 30th birthday celebration a shooting occurred at the club where he was having a party. Vick denied being involved with the shooting, and he even told police he had left 10 to 20 minutes before the shooting.
It was later revealed by video surveillance footage that Vick and his entourage were captured on video three minutes before the shooting took place.
The shooting victim was also revealed to be a co-defendant from his dogfighting scandal, which is a person his probation terms dictate he shouldn't be associating with.
Now the Philadelphia Eagles are thinking about releasing him and the NFL is looking into the situation to decide on a possible suspension for Vick.
1. Plaxico Burress
So the story goes, during a night out in Manhattan Burress decided to carry a concealed weapon into a nightclub, which he told management he needed for protection.
After a few too many drinks his weapon slipped down his pants leg and as he tried to reach for it, the gun went off.
He shot himself in his right thigh and had to receive treatment at a hospital. Despite trying to cover it up, police got wind of the incident and charged Burress with criminal possession of a weapon.
Burress is now serving a two-year prison term.