27. The Deer Meat
This is another example where meat played an unfortunate role in a player’s career, but not in the way most people expect. Barnes enjoyed a strong 13-year MLB career with the likes of the Pittsburgh Pirates and the Colorado Rockies. However, in 2005, he suffered an injury at home and ended his season early after he broke his collarbone.
First, he claimed that he tripped while carrying his groceries, but this wasn’t the truth. Later, Barnes explained the reality of the situation. His teammate, Todd Barnes, gifted him some deer meat and Barnes fell over as he carried it upstairs in his house. It was bizarre that he felt the need to lie about it but he didn’t want to bring his teammate’s name into the situation. Maybe try not eating Bambi next time.