Fans often hold elite athletes to a higher standard and to a certain degree that’s understandable, but at the end of the day, they’re only human. Many of them possess incredible physical gifts yet lack the mentality to handle their success stay calm. With former Tampa Bay Buccaneers receiver Antonio Brown recently having an infamous meltdown, many cases where sports stars freaked out and ruined their careers come to mind.
So today we took a look back at 25 athletes whose life choices and impulsive decisions wrecked their lives. It’s a shame because they had a lot more to offer but created chaos instead. Check out the list below via The Sportster.
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25. Isaiah Wilson
Wilson is one of the biggest draft busts in NFL history. The Tennessee Titans selected him in 2020 with their first-round pick. However, it proved to be a disastrous decision because he had no discipline. The offensive tackle had more arrests than actual game appearances for the Titans. In 2020, police attempted to pull him over for speeding. However, Wilson freaked out and led them on a dangerous chase.
Then he broke multiple team regulations and was unable to play. Finally, the franchise gave up and traded him to the Dolphins. Miami wasn’t a good fit for Wilson and he was out after just two weeks. The New York Giants were desperate for a decent offensive lineman. They thought that it was worth the risk because he hailed from Brooklyn. But he slept through team meetings and showed up overweight (via New York Post).