It’s easy to forget professional athletes are also human beings. Of course, they possess incredible physical gifts, but this doesn’t necessarily translate to intelligence or common sense. In fact, many of them make incredibly foolish decisions that ultimately have severe consequences.
Despite what they might think, sports stars are not above the law. Many of them encounter the police at various points in their lives for dumb choices. Usually, arrests come when they make some kind of drunken mistake. But some people – like Adam ‘Pacman’ Jones – just act like morons. So today, we’re going to take a look at 30 times professional athletes were arrested for foolish reasons. Check out the list below via Maxim.
30. Dion Lewis
Lewis makes this list for one of the most foolish reasons in the history of mankind. The NFL star has played for a number of franchises including the New York Giants and the Titans. But this nugget of coal comes from his time on the Philadelphia Eagles. He was staying in the Hampton Inn in Albany, New York with his brother. After a night out on the town, the inebriated men found themselves locked out of their lodge.
After banging on the doors and windows of the hotel, they decided the smart thing to do was to pull the fire alarm. Obviously, this was a felony and the police came by to arrest them. This was definitely a dumb move even if it is a funny story.