40 Sports Stars Who Ruined Their Own Careers

By Darren
40 Sports Stars Who Ruined Their Own Careers

Imagine rising to the top and then throwing it all away. Being a sports star is the dream of so many young boys and girls around the world. However, few ever manage to be an elite athlete. You need the perfect balance of natural talent, hard work, and marketability to make it at the highest level.

Then, when you get there, you have to deal with ludicrous pressure. Some athletes just can’t handle it and end up succumbing to various vices or making very bad decisions. That’s what we’re going to look at today. This list will check out 40 sports stars who ruined their own careers in one way or another.

Some used drugs and/or drank themselves into oblivion. Others decided to try to kill people. A couple even turned to God and yoga. Check our some of the sadder downfalls in sports below.

Neymar. Mandatory Credit: USA TODAY Sports

40. Neymar

It might seem harsh to put Neymar on this list, but it can’t be denied that his lifestyle has definitely stunted his career. He’s achieved a lot in the game, but the Brazilian loves to party and that’s definitely given him a bad reputation. The former Brazil captain definitely isn’t helping himself.

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He also has an attitude problem. Consequently, that’s why PSG fans have now turned their backs on him and boo his every touch. Is he capable of improving? Yes. m ost definitely. But right now, he’s stuck in a state of purgatory and it’s all his own fault. It’s hard to feel sorry for him.