We idolize our favorite sports stars because they are so inspirational. Perhaps they helped our favorite teams win championships or represented their countries with pride. It’s easy to obsess over these elite athletes because they help us escape reality. But despite their excellence on the field, many top performers have behaved badly in real life.
So today we’ll look at different times when these sports stars let themselves down in regular life. There are some surprising inclusions on this list, including some very clean-cut figures. There’s everything from street fights to cheating spouses as these stars proved that they’re only human with some truly bad behavior. Check them out right here.
Favre was one of the greatest quarterbacks of his era and many would say even of all time. However, the former NFL star is a polarizing figure today because of a welfare fund scam. Allegedly, Favre was involved in one of the biggest corruption scandals in Mississippi state history. Favre reportedly received payments for different projects from welfare money.
The gunslinger denied that he behaved badly and claims not to have any knowledge about it. There was also a new volleyball stadium at Favre’s alma mater where his daughter also plays the sport. Meanwhile, he has ties to a pharmaceutical company that’s also involved in the scandal (via CBS Sports).