The sports world fascinates everybody because we see the peak of human physicality. Sometimes it feels like they’re nearly superheroes, but it’s important to remember that they’re just people too. Everybody faces problems and they’re no exceptions. Because of that fact, many of these sports stars have been involved in long-term dramas.
Today we’ll look at some of the strangest long-term dramas in modern sporting history. These include long-running trade sagas, franchise scandals, and darker tales from this fascinating world. Some of these stories continue to rumble on, but one thing is certain – they’re all entertaining. Check them out here.
Watson became one of the most exciting quarterbacks in the league early in his career with Houston. Unfortunately, the Texans are a dead-end franchise and the frustrated star demanded a trade. But then one of the NFL’s nastiest long-term dramas emerged. Dozens of female masseuses stepped out of the shadows and accused Watson of sexual assault.
An NFL committee decided that Watson brought the league into disrepute and suspended him for 11 games with a fine. Meanwhile, Watson settled with over 20 women in a civil court as he tried to make the charges go away. But this didn’t stop the Cleveland Browns from throwing a blank checkbook at the alleged sexual abuser with a fully guaranteed contract (via New York Post). Watson ultimately returned to play for the Browns, but things on the field didn’t quite go as well as they planned. Shocking.