15. Brian Cushing
Cushing spent nine seasons with the Houston Texans. The linebacker is the franchise’s all-time leading tackler, quite the accolade. However, he was stymied by controversy throughout his career. After testing positive for a fertility drug in 2009, he somehow played the season. Furthermore, he even won the Defensive Rookie of the Year award. However, the NFL then suspended him for a few games at the start of the next season.
The New Jersey native said he suffered from Overtrained Athlete Syndrome. He explained that this caused hormonal spikes and resulted in a false-positive test. However, if you claim to suffer from some kind of disease, you should at least pick one that’s real. No medical practitioner had ever heard of the condition and essentially said that he made it up. Needless to say, his excuses didn’t reduce his suspension.