Despite their hero-Esque statuses, sports stars are human and they make mistakes just like everyday people. And also like everyday people, they’re also susceptible to making dumb excuses when things go wrong. It could be losing a key game or perhaps failing a drug test. They occasionally even do things that cause fans to roll their eyes and question their IQs.
Some of these excuses will cause you to laugh because they are so foolish. It’s lucky that these athletes were so talented because most of them might not have thrived in other avenues of life. So today we’re going to take a look at 35 athletes who made sports fans roll their eyes because of dumb excuses. Check out the list below via Pledge Sports.
35. Color Blindness
Vinny Testaverde spent 21 seasons in the NFL as one of the league’s longest-serving quarterbacks. His best period came with the New York Jets but he played for six other franchises. Meanwhile, Testaverde was also a two-time Pro Bowler. However, it wasn’t all good times for the signal-caller. In 1990, he started 15 games for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers but threw a league-high 35 interceptions.
Later, Testaverde claimed that colorblindness was the reason behind his low success rate. However, he wore a total of seven different color shirts throughout his career. Also, he knew who his teammates were and where they should have been on the field for different plays. Time wasn’t kind to this excuse because he proved that colorblindness didn’t affect the remainder of his time in the league.