Junior Seau just made it into the top 10 athletic meltdowns. Early this morning, he was found 30 feet below a roadside in Carlsbad. This came immediately after being released on bail for domestic abuse charges.
This got me thinking. Famous athletes are famous for a reason. A good portion are type-A personalities that are driven to success. That drive can be immense. When your whole life is dedicated to being the best amongst the already great, it can take a toll. The human psyche is a fragile thing. If you push to hard in any one direction, there could be mixed results. Some athletes, we find, just can't find that line dividing the sane from insanity.
Following are slides of athletes that had momentary lapses in judgment. Whether it be from ego, alcohol or mixture of any number of things, they clearly could not handle the pressure.