The 25 Strangest Sports Mugshots of All-Time
It seems like every week some kind of athlete is getting arrested for DUI, sexual assault, shooting himself in the leg...something.
If you're famous enough, you know your mugshot is going to be plastered on televisions and computer screens across the country, so I'm surprised that the culprits don't take a little more pride in them.
As it turns out, most of the time they end up looking like psychos or...well...criminals.
Here are the 25 strangest sports mugshots of all-time.
25. Jose Canseco
Who: Jose Canseco: 1988 AL MVP, steroid whistleblower.
Why: No charge was listed on this shot in 1984, but since Canseco has been arrested numerous times, you can just take your pick.
Caption: "Wait 'til I come back in four years and I've put on 200 pounds of pure muscle...then you're all in big, big trouble."
24. Miguel Cabrera
Who: Miguel Cabrera: Five-time All-Star, Three-time Silver Slugger, cheeseburger enthusiast.
Why: Cabrera was arrested in 2011 on charges of driving under the influence and resisting an officer without violence. Cabrera reportedly refused to follow police commands and instead replied, "F--- you! Do you know who I am?" Cops love to hear that one.
Caption: "I don't think the guy I just performed surgery on is going to be quite as happy as I am."
23. Jennifer Capriati
Who: Jennifer Capriati: 1992 Olympic Gold Medal winner, two-time US Open champion, former girlfriend of male adult film star Dale DaBone (I wish I was making that up).
Why: Capriati was arrested in 1994 for possession of marijuana.
Caption: "Hey I was just in a tournament in Amsterdam...give me a break."
22. John Daly
Who: John Daly: two-time PGA Tour major winner, inventor of topless golf.
Why: Daly was sent to jail to sober up after passing out in a Hooter's in Winston-Salem, North Carolina in 2008.
Caption: "You wrapped up my wings to go, right?"
21. Chuck Knoblauch
Who: Chuck Knoblauch: 1991 AL Rookie of the Year, four-time World Series champion, original victim of Chuck Knoblauch disease.
Why: Knoblauch was arrested in 2009 after allegedly striking and choking his common-law wife. Knoblauch also admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs while he was in Major League Baseball.
Caption: "Come on, do I look like someone who would hit my wife?"
20. Plaxico Burress
Who: Plaxico Burress: Super Bowl-champion receiver, hero to anti-gun groups across the nation.
Why: Burress was charged with a felony after a gun he was keeping in his pants accidentally went off in a night club in 2008. Burress shot himself in the leg, but nobody else was harmed.
Caption: "My leg hurts."
19. Angela Keathley and Renee Thomas
Who: Angela Keathley and Renee Thomas: former Carolina Panthers cheerleaders, customers of the week at Banana Joe's Bar.
Why: In 2005, Keathley and Thomas were arrested after taking an extra long trip to the bathroom at a Tampa bar.
Caption: "We were just practicing our routine! We swear!"
18. Alexei Yagudin
Who: Alexei Yagudin: 2002 Olympic Gold Medal winner in figure skating, receiver of record four perfect scores, frequent buyer club member at the Transparent Shirt Store.
Why: Yagudin was arrested in 2003 for driving under the influence, speeding and making an improper lane change without signaling.
Caption: "Do you know what they do to male figure skaters in prison?"
17. Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett
Who: Charles "Krazy Horse" Bennett: MMA Fighter, polo enthusiast
Why: Bennett was arrested and charged with felony aggravated battery in 2008, but it certainly wasn't his first mug shot.
Caption: "Wanna see why they call me 'Krazy Horse'?"
16. Deion Sanders
Who: Deion Sanders: eight-time Pro Bowl conerback, 1994 NFL Defensive Player of the Year, gold industry's largest supporter.
Why: Sanders was arrested in 1996 after failing to heed "no trespassing" signs when he was fishing on what turned out to be water owned by the Southwest Florida International Airport.
Caption: "What can I say, I love me some barracuda."
15. Tonya Harding
Who: Tonya Harding: 1991 United States figure-skating champion, celebrity-boxing champion.
Why: I know we all think of her previous run-in with the law, but this mugshot comes from when Harding was arrested in 2000 on a domestic-violence charge after she allegedly punched and threw a hubcap at a former boyfriend.
Caption: "This is gonna be a great shot for my E! True Hollywood Story."
14. The Big Show
Who: Paul Wight aka "The Big Show": 500-pound WWE wrestler, first customer in line for the KFC Double Down.
Why: Wight was arrested in 1998 (then known as "The Giant") for allegedly exposing himself to a hotel employee. No word on whether he was forced to change his name from "The Giant" as part of the punishment for the incident.
Caption: "Dammit! I always blink! Can we do another one?"
13. Carmen Electra
Who: Carmen Electra: former wife of NBA star Dennis Rodman, cousin of famous super-hero Elektra.
Why: Electra was arrested in 1999 and charged with beating Rodman.
Caption: "It's OK. I borrowed my husband's makeup before the mugshot."
12. Patrick Roy
Who: Patrick Roy: three-time Conn Smythe Trophy winner (1986, 1993, 2001), founder of goalie MMA.
Why: Roy got into a domestic disturbance in 2000 when he reportedly ripped the door off of its hinges at his house.
Caption: "After I'm done playing goalie, I have a nice career ahead of me as a serial killer."
11. Allen Iverson
Who: Allen Iverson: 1997 NBA Rookie of the Year, 2001 NBA MVP, 2010 Benchwarmer for Besiktas Cola Turka.
Why: In 2002, Iverson allegedly entered the apartment of two men brandishing a gun and looking for his wife.
Caption: "Man, you could have at least let me finish getting my hair braided before you dragged me in here."
10. Buff Bagwell
Who: Marcus "Buff" Bagwell: Former WCW wrestler, last known human to use the word "Buff".
Why: Bagwell was arrested in 2004...three years after he retired from wrestling (which makes the "no shirt" thing even stranger)...after being caught driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Caption: "Show me the part of the Constitution where it says I have to wear a shirt for my mugshot...I thought this was America!"
9. Jason Kidd
Who: Jason Kidd: 1995 NBA Rookie of the Year, 10-Time NBA All-Star, stunt double for Kid from Kid 'N Play.
Why: Kidd was arrested in Arizona in 2001 on charges of domestic abuse.
Caption: "Looooook in to my eyes...you are getting sleeeeeeepy...you will let me out of jaaaaaaiiiil..."
8. Ricky Williams
Who: Ricky Williams: 1998 Heisman Trophy winner, 2002 NFL Pro Bowl MVP, fan of snack foods
Why: Williams was arrested in 2000 for refusing to sign a traffic ticket. Cops allegedly saw Williams swerve his Hummer across a few lanes without signaling.
7. Sean Sutton
Who: Sean Sutton: former Oklahoma State basketball coach, Toby Flenderson look-a-like
Why: Sutton was arrested in 2010 for allegedly buying the drugs Aderall and Clonazepam illegally from out of state. He was busted when he arrived to pick them up.
Caption: "It''s only a matter of time before people are requesting 'The Sutton' in hair salons across the nation."
6. Tawny Kitaen
Who: Tawny Kitaen: former wife of MLB pitcher Chuck Finley, lead actress in 1994's Hercules in the Maze of the Minotaur, Celebrity Rehab mainstay.
Why: Kitaen was arrested in 2002 and charged with battery and spousal abuse after allegedly stabbing Finley with her high-heeled shoe.
Caption: "Yeah, and this is after plastic surgery."
5. Randy Moss
Why: Moss was arrested in 2002 and charged with careless driving and failure to obey a traffic officer after reportedly driving his car into a traffic agent.
Caption: "I'm not quite sure why, officer, but I seem to have lost all feeling in the right side of my face."
4. Damon Evans
Who: Damon Evans: former athletic director at the University of Georgia, distant cousin of Rip Van Winkle.
Why: Evans was arrested in 2010 for driving under the influence. The 28-year-old female passenger in his car, Courtney Fuhrmann (not his wife), was arrested for disorderly conduct.
Caption: "I'm not sleeping...I'm just resting...my eyes..."
3. Chris Simms
Who: Chris Simms: Tennessee Titans quarterback, late sleeper
Why: Simms was busted in July 2010 when he rolled down the window at a police checkpoint and the smell of marijuana wafted out. When asked if there was any marijuana in the car, Simms reportedly answered: "I smoked it all."
Caption: "Dude, your badge is soooooo shiny..."
2. Mike Tyson
Who: Mike Tyson: WBA, IBF and WBC champion from August 1987 to February 1990, advocate of the other-other white meat.
Why: Tyson was arrested in Arizona in 2006 on drunk driving and cocaine possession charges. As we know, this wasn't his first brush with the law.
Caption: "I think there's still a piece of Evander's ear on my tongue. Do you see it?"
1. Charles Barkley
Who: Charles Barkley: 1993 NBA MVP, TNT basketball analyst, advocate of the 5 Buck Box and how much it rocks.
Why: On New Year's Eve, 2008, Barkley was pulled over in Arizona for running a stop sign. I'm not sure if he was arrested for the stop sign or the fact that his blood alcohol level was twice the legal limit. Either way, he certainly had a good excuse: Barkley claimed he was in a rush to get himself and his female passenger around the corner to...um...well let's just say they weren't going to break down the triangle offense.
Caption: "This place has conjugal visits, right?"