6. Tommy Kane, Seattle Seahawks:
Former Seattle Seahawks wideout Kane allegedly grabbed his wife’s hair, smashed her head on the kitchen floor, and stabbed her in the neck at his mother’s house in Quebec. His wife, Tammara Shaikh, died in the care of a church counselor from who was attempting to help Shaikh get Kane into rehab after they had recently broken up.
He was charged with second-degree murder but claimed he was depressed and his charge was lessened. It was debated if he actually attempted to murder his wife on purpose. He pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to 18 years in jail. Kane was also required to pay $590,000 to Shaikh’s family by a Quebec court.