Rae Carruth is a special kind of jerk for hiring men to kill a girl he got pregnant because she refused to have an abortion. Rae’s unborn son, Chancellor Lee Adams actually survived the murder attempt and now suffers from cerebral palsy because he went without oxygen while his mother lay dying. After nearly 18 years, Rae is set to get out of prison in 2018 where his son plans to meet him and confront him.
No Dogs Allowed
Michael Vick has served his time and has been back in the NFL for a few years now. But, no one will forget his mistreatment of dogs when he was arrested for financing an illegal dog fighting ring called “Bad Newz Kennels.” Not only that, but he was personally responsible for hanging and drowning dogs because they didn’t win.
The Drugs Got Him Bad
Michael Irvin is a hard partier and a friend of the drugs, but that’s not what makes him a jerk. It’s the sexual assault against Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader, Nina Shahravan, he forced to have sex with a gun to her head and videotaped the whole disgusting act. Plus, he did this while married to Sandy Harrell.
A Serial Jerk
Greg Hardy’s long list of jerkisms begins with him threatening to kill his girlfriend after beating her. The Cowboys signed him after that and there was an incident with a coach during a game as well as one with Tom Brady’s wife when they played the Patriots. After showing up to meetings whenever he wanted, he only lasted one year and no team wants him now.
Currently serving life in prison, Aaron Hernandez was arrested for first degree murder and convicted. Then, he was connected to several other murders because he did a very stupid thing. He tattooed his notorious accomplishments on his neck.
Darren Sharper would tell you he’s not a monster. But, it’s really not a debate when you hear he plead guilty to raping and attempting to rape nine women. He was arrested in 2014 and was sentenced to 18 years in the Federal Penitentiary.
Top Notch Douche
Johnny Manziel was a party guy who destroyed his NFL potential by missing professional commitments due to hangovers. He got paid while he was at the University and he let everyone know about it. But, the kicker is when he was arrested for beating his girlfriend and rupturing her eardrum.
Couldn’t Stay Free
The story of O.J. Simpson is well-known. He was charged with killing his wife and her friend Ron Goldman. But, he managed to get off those charges only to finally end up in prison years later for robbery and kidnapping.
No Take Backs
Adam Jones was partying one night at a strip club and showered the floor with money. Then, he assaulted a dancer who tried to pick it up. A friend he was with shot and paralyzed a bouncer, but Adam refused to associate himself with that incident.
The Big No No
It’s a known fact that Lawrence Taylor liked to party. He was even known to send escorts to other players he was playing. But, he took the partying too far when he was charged with statutory rape of a 16 year old girl he paid for sex.
Just Can’t Stop Himself
Warren Sapp’s rap sheet starts with trash-talking after a controversial hit against Chad Clifton, offensive lineman for the Green Bay Packers. He challenged coaches to fight him and he argued with referees. But the big one was when he was arrested for assault and suspicion of soliciting a prostitute.
While many of us were raised on the “switch,” Adrian Peterson didn’t quite get that people are against that type of thing now. He was investigated for abusing his son. Then, he defended giving his son the “switch” because he said it’s acceptable in some cultures.
A Real Winner
Ryan Leaf is the jock who thinks he can get away with blowing off all of his responsibilities, you know because he’s the star quarterback. One big incident involved him yelling “Knock it off!” at reporter Jay Posner and then delivering the poorest attempt at an apology ever. Now, he spends his days getting arrested for drug and burglary charges.
Tough Time Paying
Terrell Owens started going down hill when he attacked Jeff Garcia, making the insinuation that he was gay. He also attacked Donovan McNabb, saying his conditioning is what lost them the Superbowl. Even though he is broke, he owes $44,600 a month in child support to three different women that he is finding a hard time paying because no team will take him now.
A Little Creepy
LeSean McCoy is a jerk on a much smaller scale than most on this list. But, his reputation begins when he posted about a private event for females only and they had to submit a photo first along with having to sign a confidentiality agreement when they arrived. Not only was that a little creepy, but he also tipped a waiter 20 cents on a bill that came to $60 because he said the service was that bad.
When Michael Sam became the first open homosexual to get drafted in the NFL, Chris Culliver was adamant on his stance, “I don’t do the gay guys man… I don’t do that. No, we don’t got no gay people on the team, they gotta get up out of here if they do. Can’t be with that sweet stuff. Nah…can’t be…in the locker room man. Nah.” He went on to say that they if they want to be gay he was fine with it as long as they come out after they retire. You know, because that makes a bit of difference.
Could Have Used A Filter
Having an opinion is fine, but having tact or using a filter is what Colt Lyerla needed before he ruined his career. He tweeted that the Sandy Hook tragedy was a huge conspiracy to give gun control advocates fuel to attack assault weapons. A guy can say what he wants, but he should be more careful when he talks about a tragedy where 28 people tragically lost their lives.
Not Cool At All
Ray Rice was a respected player at one time, that is until he knocked out his fiance. They were in a New Jersey Casino on the elevator when the cameras caught it all from the punch to him dragging her out of it and down the hall. He was released from the NFL in 2013.
Hazing Gone Too Far
Richie Incognito was at the center of the hazing scandal of Offensive Lineman Jonathan Martin. Incognito was accused of making racist remarks and bullying him to the point where the work environment was unbearable. Martin said that he attempted suicide after the incident.
The Downhill Run
Larry Johnson is getting worse since leaving the NFL. It began with a domestic violence charge when he strangled his ex-girlfriend. Now, he recently talked his way out of jail for a nightclub attack where he cut a man with glass.
Bill Romanowski is a first rate jerk. He has been known to spit at other players, as in right in their face along with ridiculous things like throwing a microwave at a teammate. His behavior could be because of the steroids they say he was taking while he played.
What A Guy!
Jack Tatum delivered a very dirty hit against Darryl Stingley that left him paralyzed for the rest of this life. Jack never apologized for that hit, which would put him at the top of the jerk list. Jack took any remorse he might have had to his grave.
A Wild Ride
Jerramy Stevens and his wife Hope Solo married after only dating for two months. They got into a fight the night before the wedding and was arrested for domestic violence. Recently, a warrant for his arrest was issued because he failed to appear for court.
Eugene Robinson takes the cake. It was the night before Super Bowl XXXIII and Eugene had just received the Bart Start Award for having high moral character. Then, he was arrested by an uncover cop for soliciting her while his wife and kids were back at the hotel room.