15 Biggest JERKS In Sports
Athletes are humans just life the rest of us. They may be in better shape and have abilities that appear to be super human, but they all have flaws. Some athletes are flawed at being a decent human being and excel at being a jerk. To many people athletes should remain humble and thankful for their athletic ability, but some athletes like to show boat too much and end up being disliked by other athletes and fans alike. Some athletes take being a jerk beyond the realm of sports and into everyday like. Other athletes take being a jerk to a different, more violent level. These are the sports stars who almost more famous for being inconsiderate and rude a**holes.
Jon Jones Jon Jones is a mixed martial artist and former UFC Light Heavy weight Champion. He also is not much of a fan favorite. Fighters are known to be egotistical, and self center. They love to talk about them selves. Jones is no different. He openly compares himself to Muhammad Ali, but claims to be humble. He is tries to cling so desperately to this “good guy” image that he attempted to build for himself, but nobody believes it. The UFC sponsored him and Jones went on record saying “I’ll never make them look bad. You never have to worry about me DWI or doing something crazy.” Within a year he received a DWI and scrapped his Bentley in the process. Jon Jones is not who he would like us to believe he is. At least a lot people on this list can admit that they’re jerks.
Chad Johnson Chad Johnson, now referred to as Ochocinco was at least an entertaining jerk. Chad has said and done a lot of crazy things over the years. One of the craziest things he has done that made him look like a real jerk was head butt his wife. In 2012 he was arrested on a charge if domestic battery. He was put on probation and a year later violated his probation. He was sentenced to a 30 days in jail, but a plea deal was reached to avoid jail time. The judge took rejected the plea deal after Chad playful slapped his male lawyer on the butt.
Tiger Woods For a while many people thought Tiger Woods could do no wrong. He was a considered one of the good guys up until 2009. That’s when things seemed to come tumbling down for him. The public got wind of the affairs he was having outside his marriage and they tore him a new one. He seemingly transformed from this great role model into a monstrous jerk overnight, but it wasn’t an overnight transformation. Many other athletes have been caught in the same situation but are still seen as role models. What make Tiger different is his rude, selfish, standoffish persona.
Milan Lucic There’s no disputing that Milan Lucic is a premiere power forward in the NHL and that most if not all team in the league would want him. The problem is that he’s a hypocritical bully, which was on full display in the 2013-2014 season and playoffs. He spent an entire game targeting Canadiens’ defense man Alexei Emelin. He dropped him several times, more than a few of those times were dirty plays. The next time the teams met, Emelin delivered a clean hip check on Lucic, which he thought was unfair. Lucic responded by spearing Emelin in the privates when the referee wasn’t looking. Even off the ice he’s a jerk. He also had a public confrontation with his girlfriend in 2011 and when police intervened, he uttered one of the most famous jerk lines ever, “Do you know who I am?”
Hope Solo Hope Solo is the starting goalkeeper for the U.S. women’s soccer team. She is well known for being a great player and her controversial comments. In 2012 she ripped former player Brandi Chastain for comments she made in a broadcast during the Olympics, telling her to “layoff commentating about defending and goalkeeping until you get more educated, the game has changed from a decade ago.” She’s also openly criticized teammates and coaches. Most recently she was arrested for allegedly assaulting her sister and teenage nephew at her home. Police described her as “intoxicated and upset.” Most likely she was just being a super jerk.
Ben Roethlisberger Roethlisberger seems like a dull and boring guy, except for the rape accusations. In 2009, a civil lawsuit was filed in Washoe County, Nevada District Court accusing Roethlisberger of sexually assaulting an employee in his hotel room. She claimed he called her up to the room to have a look at the T.V that was supposedly broken, and then proceeded to corner her and force himself upon her. No criminal charges were filed due to lack of evidence. That easily could have been a hotel employee looking for a payday. Then it happened again the next year. Roethlisberger got accused of sexually assaulting a woman inside the restroom of a Capital City night club. She was treated at the hospital and the doctors reported “lacerations, bruising and slight bleeding in the genital area.” The accuser dropped the charges because of media attention. Ben is a big time NFL star, most girls would love to hook up with him, but he’s a big enough jerk to force himself on the ones who don’t.
Luis Suarez As children most if us are taught to keep our hands to our selves, our feet on the ground and no biting. Luis Suarez seems to have forgotten those cardinal rules. On the soccer field, he is a complete sociopath. At the 2014 Wold Cup, Suarez a player for Uruguay was caught biting another player on the opposing Italian team. This was not an isolated incident as he is a noted biter, kicker and hair puller. This guy has issues and one of them is being a huge jerk.
Floyd Mayweather Floyd “Money” Mayweather is an athlete that you either love or hate. There is no in between, even though some people love to hate him. They have good enough reasons to so. The pound for pound best boxer in the world has displayed some erratic behavior over the past decade. One example being him cursing out reporter Larry Merchant who is about 80 years old. Floyd’s real jerk move happened when he beat up his ex-girlfriend, which wasn’t his first domestic incident. In 2011, a judge sentenced him to 90 days in jail for battery of his ex girlfriend.
Tony Stewart Tony Stewart is the guy you don’t want to see on the race track or the road. Stewart has had numerous road rage incidents and he punched a photographer. His jerky demeanor with the media have always shined a negative light on Tony Stewart. Stewart took it to a complete different level when Kevin Ward Jr. was tragically killed when he was struck by Stewart’s car during a race. Ward was mad at Stewart for bumping his car into the wall, so he angrily got out of the vehicle and ran to confront Stewart who was approaching on the next lap. A few cars managed to avoid Ward, one even swerving, but Stewart couldn’t. Some speculate that he didn’t even try to avoid him and ran him over.
Joey Barton You can look at Joey Barton in two ways. He could be the the bad boy of soccer in Britain or the scum of the earth. You be the judge. In 2008, he punched a man over 20 times and then assaulted a teenager in a McDonald’s Parking lot, which earned him 6 months in jail. He also got angry in a cab, and ripped out the driver’s car radio for reportedly refusing to pull into McDonald’s drive-thru. I would say all of his violent acts are related to McDonald’s. Then there is that one time he beat up his teammate Ousmane Dabo so badly, that he put him out for the entire season. He also sparked a 10 man brawl during a “friendly” match against Doncaster. I say he’s a grade A jerk.
War Machine (Jon Koppenhaver) Jon Koppenhaver legally changed his name to War Machine, so that should give you some insight on the type of jerk we’re dealing with. This MMA veteran is a sick and disturbed individual and needs to be put away. In August 2010, he was sentenced to a year in prison for a felony assault stemming from a fight at a Point Loma bar earlier in the year, as well as an additional fight that took place at Pacific Beach bar. Once he got out of jail, he was immediately sent back for an additional year for “preceding events.” He appeared to be getting his life in order as he got back into MMA, and started dating Christy Mack. While in her Las Vegas home, Christy Mack and an associate were assaulted by War Machine. Mack suffered 18 broken bones, missing teeth, a fractured rib and ruptured liver. He was caught few days after at a hotel in Simi Valley by U.S Marshalls and Simi Valley police. The mind numbing part is that they didn’t actually find him. The only reason the police ended up there is because War Machine had assaulted the woman he was with and a hotel guest called 911.
Oscar Pistorius This story is just sad. Oscar Pistorius was one of the biggest inspirations of our time, and the epitome of the term “no excuses.” He was a sponsorship magnet as he was a runner with artificial legs who was setting world records. He locked up $2 million dollar deals with Oakley, Nike, BT and Thierry Mugler. He also ran in the 2012 Summer Olympics. Things went downhill after that for him, and shocked us all when he was accused of murdering his girlfriend. He was found guilty and sentenced to five years in prison.
Aaron Hernandez Aaron Hernandez is a shining example of what a true jerk and idiot is. The former tight end for the New England Patriots is currently in prison for murdering a supposed friend. On June 27th, 2013, police informed media outlets that Hernandez was being investigated for his involvement in a double murder that took place on July 16th, 2012, in Boston. Two men in a car were killed by gunshots. Besides the murders of those two men, another one of Hernandez’s “friends” filed a lawsuit against Hernandez, claiming that he shot him while the two were riding in a car together after an altercation at a strip club.
Marty McSorley During sports events things can get pretty heated. Emotions run high and sometimes things are said and done, but at the end of the day most of them can be forgiven. Sportsmanship is important in sports. It all about being a gracious winner and not a sore loser. Somebody didn’t tell Marty McSorely that. After losing a game against the Canucks, McSorely who played for the Boston Bruins at the time, swung his stick at Donald Brashear striking him in the head. Brashear, the left wing for the Canucks, fell backwards landing on his head and suffered a severe concussion. McSorely was convicted of assault and never played in the NHL again.
Freddie Mitchell Freddie Mitchell. Ever heard of him? You probably haven’t. He was one of those athletes who talked a good game but, couldn’t deliver on the field. He was a wide receiver for the Philadelphia Eagles and he called him self “FredEx” because he was always open. The douche bag, self given nickname says it all. Freddie claimed to be a great player, but he brought no value to the team.