Being a sports star is the dream of many people across the planet. Like it or not, if you’re an elite athlete, you’re also a de facto role model. Not every athlete wants that role because of the pressure involved. In fact, many athletes take the opposite route due to extreme behavior. Some sports stars lose their minds and become involved in crazy incidents.
Today we’re going to take a look at 40 athletes, both active and retired, who have been involved in extreme lunacy throughout their lives. For some of them, it was a one-off due to unforeseen circumstances, or at the very least they’ve stabilized now. They include arrests, assaults, and lots of drugs. But they’re all compelling stories. Check out 40 athletes who totally lost their minds below via The Sportster.
40. Tiger Woods
Many athletes have lost their minds, but few have ever endured a fall from grace like Woods. The legendary golfer was on top of the world until it crashed down around him. Before 2010, he maintained a clean-cut image. But then news broke about his serial infidelities. This ended his marriage to Swedish supermodel Elin Nordegren. Meanwhile, it looked like Woods was finished.
However, he rebounded to win more majors and stabilize his life. He admitted to sex addiction and attended rehab to overcome it. The 15-time Major winner is a spectacular talent and one of the greatest of all-time. Nowadays, he is in a healthy relationship with restaurant manager Erica Herman. The road to redemption was a long one for the Presidential Medal of Freedom holder.