26. The Slimming Pills
One of the most popular players in the Premier League during his career, Toure was a top defender. Firstly, he was a member of the ‘Invincibles’ with Arsenal. Then he had success with Manchester City and Liverpool. However, during his time with the Citizens, he failed a drug test. This was major news in the soccer world at the time because violations are very rare in the sport.
However, Toure had one of the most unique excuses ever for his failure. He blamed it on his wife’s slimming pills. The hapless Ivorian said that he was struggling to cut down on some pounds before the new season. However, he didn’t realize that these pills contained banned substances. The FA hit him with a six-month ban for his negligence. In the end, he bounced back to continue his career.