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The 25 Weirdest Mugshots in Sports

Ryan RudnanskySenior Writer IJanuary 5, 2017

The 25 Weirdest Mugshots in Sports

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    With the recent arrest of Denver Broncos running back Laurence Maroney, we at Bleacher Report decided to give you the weirdest, craziest mug shots in sports history.

    This list ranges from athletes to sportscasters to sports analysts to youth coaches.

    And believe me, there are some truly hilarious mug shots for your viewing pleasure. Or disturbing ones, however you want to look at it.

    Here are the top 25 mug shots in sports, including a bonus slide at the end of a certain sportscaster who has recently sprung to nationwide fame.


25. O.J. Simpson

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    After former NFL player O.J. Simpson was arrested in 2008, following his acquittal a murder trial, it appeared as if he was just saying, "Well, it was bound to happen again sometime."

    Unfortunately for O.J., this was following his October 2008 conviction of armed robbery and kidnapping and he remains in prison, maybe for life, because of it.

24. Joe Frazier

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    Down goes Frazier!

    Sorry, I couldn't resist.

    Boxing legend Joe Frazier was arrested in February 2004 for simple assault and reckless endangerment, apparently of the 44-year-old mother of one of his sons.

    I would NOT want to be the police officer arresting Joe Frazier.

23. Eddie Guerrero

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    WWE wrestler Eddie Guerrero was arrested in November 2001 in Florida for driving under the influence.

    You will find that a lot of wrestlers make this list.

    Professional wrestlers imbalanced? No!

22. Sergei Federov

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    Hockey star Sergei Federov was arrested in September 2001 in Michigan for driving while impaired.

    His blood alcohol level was .09, just below the state's legal limit of .10.

    I don't know what amuses me more, Federov's blank stare or the fact that he looks like a male model with his turtleneck and blue backdrop.

21. Charles Oakley

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    Former NBA All-Star Charles Oakley was arrested in December 2007 when cops spotted him driving erratically.

    His blood alcohol level was under the state limit, but he was still charged with a misdemeanor because his impairment limited his ability to drive.

    He doesn't seem very worried about it here.

20. Randy Moss

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    This photo was taken following receiver Randy Moss' arrest for being on three teams in one NFL season.

    Just kidding.

    Moss was arrested in September 2002 by Minneapolis police when he was with the Minnesota Vikings for careless driving and failure to obey a traffic officer.

    He allegedly drove his vehicle into a traffic agent.

    Really Randy? A traffic agent?

    Apparently Moss kept his lips sealed when police questioned him, judging by the photo.

19. John Daly

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    Look up the word disheveled in the dictionary and you may just find a picture of PGA golfer John Daly.

    In October 2008, Daly was carted off to jail after getting sloshed and passing out at a Hooters in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

    He spent a night in custody.

18. Lawrence Taylor

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    Once we start getting inside the top 20, mug shots really start to get weird.

    NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested by Florida police in 2009 and charged with leaving the scene of an accident after he plowed into another driver and drove away.

    He reportedly said he hit a guardrail when questioned.

    This picture is just weird.

17. Allen Iverson

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    Former NBA star Allen Iverson faced gun and assault charges when he surrendered to Philadelphia police in July 2002.

    Charges were subsequently dropped, but A.I. apparently wasn't happy about the arrest, judging by the photo. Looks a little drowsy, too. Must have been a long night.

16. Jeremy Green

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    Jeremy Green was an ESPN analyst at the time of his arrest in July 2010.

    Green was arrested in Connecticut on a child pornography charge.

    Bristol police said they found him in a Southington hotel and he was charged with possession of child pornography, possession of narcotics, and possession of drug paraphernalia.

    This picture really frightens me, along with the charges.

15. Jason Kidd

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    Dallas Mavericks guard Jason Kidd was arrested in January 2001 in Arizona and charged with domestic abuse.

    He pleaded guilty and was ordered to undergo anger management courses.

    Don't by frightened by his eyes, that's just how he looks when he's trying to find a passing lane on the basketball court.

14. Tony LaRussa

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    St. Louis Cardinals manager Tony LaRussa looks mighty perturbed in this photo.

    LaRussa was arrested by Florida police in March 2007 and charged with drunk driving after he was found slumped over the steering wheel and stopped in a traffic intersection around midnight.

    They say LaRussa gives the same look to his players when they screw up on the baseball field.

13. Joba Chamberlain

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    New York Yankees pitcher Joba Chamberlain looks like a kid that was just told to sit in the corner in this picture.

    Chamberlain was arrested in October 2008 for drunk driving.

    After being pulled over in Nebraska of all places for speeding, a state trooper noticed an opened bottle of Crown Royal whiskey in the passenger seat of his BMW.


12. Booker T

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    WWE wrestler Booker T was arrested in 1987 for several armed robberies of Wendy's restaurants in Houston.

    He was an employee of Wendy's at the time.

    When you're arrested for armed robbery and sentenced to 19 months in prison and you don't seem to care, that is officially scary.

11. Charles Barkley

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    Sorry Chuck, you didn't make it onto this top 10 list, but you came darn near close.

    Former NBA star and TNT studio analyst Charles Barkley was arrested in December 2008 in Scottsdale, Ariz., on a drunk driving charge.

    His blood alcohol level was nearly twice the legal limit of .08.

    He looks utterly bewildered in this shot; funny, I thought this picture was taken after he found out how much he owed in gambling debts.

10. Ric Flair

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    Wrestler Ric "The Nature Boy" Flair was arrested in November 2005 in North Carolina after he was accused of throttling another motorist in a road rage incident.

    Flair allegedly grabbed the motorist by the throat and kicked his vehicle.

    Hope the vehicle was OK.

    I will never be OK after seeing this photo.

9. The Big Show

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    WWE star The Big Show, also known as Paul Wight, was arrested in December 1998 in Memphis for allegedly exposing himself to a female hotel employee.

    The case was dropped, but he left us with one of the best mug shots in sports history.

    I have no words for this photo, other than it's hilarious.

8. Josh Booty

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    Josh Booty, sportscaster and brother of USC quarterback John David Booty, was arrested in Orange County in February 2008 on suspicion of driving under the influence.

    Once in jail, Booty reportedly became uncooperative with police, which was followed by getting tasered.

    I sure hope they didn't taser him in the eye.

7. Mike Tyson

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    Had to figure Iron Mike would make it onto this list, didn't you?

    This is one of the most hilarious and disturbing photos I've seen.

    Former heavyweight boxing champion Mike Tyson was arrested in December 2006 on drunk driving and cocaine possession charges outside an Arizona nightclub.

    I'm guessing Tyson had had a little cocaine before this photo was snapped.

6. Laurence Maroney

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    Congratulations, Laurence Maroney, you made it into the top 10 with your latest mug shot.

    Maroney was arrested Monday night after allegedly being high on drugs and in possession of a firearm.

    Maroney's representative reportedly insisted that Maroney had a permit to carry a weapon.

    However, Maroney did not have a permit to look like Goldilocks.

    High on drugs with hair like that? No!

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5. Lex Luger

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    Here comes the cream of the crop.

    This is what happens when you do steroids, folks.

    Wrestler Lex Luger was arrested in Cobb County, Ga., in May 2003 after cops found illegal bodybuilding drugs in his home while investigating the death of his girlfriend Elizabeth Hulette.

    It was the second time in two weeks Luger was arrested for illegal drugs.

    Don't look at him too much, folks, you may have nightmares.

    Moving on...

4. Dan McLaughlin

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    Dan McLaughlin, a sportscaster for both the St. Louis Cardinals and St. Louis Blues, was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving in August 2010.

    But, then again, you already knew the charge based on the above photo, didn't you?

    "No, I'm not drunk, officer! Really!"

3. Kirby Puckett

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    MLB Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett was charged with sexual assault and false imprisonment in October 2002 in Minnesota when he allegedly groped a woman after pulling into a local restaurant's bathroom.

    I am speechless in regards to this photo.

    But I will still laugh.

2. Robert Barker

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    Florida youth football coach Robert Barker was arrested and accused of domestic assault with a firearm after his stepson refused to run windsprints in searing heat.

    Barker reportedly fired a BB gun at his teenage stepson to motivate him.

    Judging by his mugshot, I think it's safe to say the stepson was right to not want to run in that weather.

    I laugh every time I see this photo. It's just that ridiculous.

1. Ted Williams

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    I'm sorry, anytime you have a surgical mask on, it defies mugshots everywhere.

    Ted Williams, an Ohio homeless man who was recently picked up off the streets and offered broadcasting jobs after being captured doing radio broadcast mock-ups, has had his fair share of run-ins with the law.

    Here is my favorite mug shot of him.

    And for sticking around so long, I'll go ahead and show you every one of his mug shots in the next slide...

Bonus Slide: Ted Williams' Many Disguises

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    Is that Jerry Garcia in the middle?

    Ted Williams is apparently a master of disguise, besides having a great voice.

    Thanks for reading, everybody.

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