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Sports Fans Respond To Scandals That Rocked Their Favorite Athletes

Darren - April 1, 2021
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Sports Fans Respond To Scandals That Rocked Their Favorite Athletes

Darren - April 1, 2021
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8. Taxi Driver

“How about Eddy Curry being gay with his limo driver?” Belmont_Trevor wrote on Reddit. Now, before we continue, it must be acknowledged that the judge threw this case out of court. But in 2009, it was a massive NBA scandal. Curry’s chauffeur, a convicted felon named David Kuchinsky, accused the star of sexual harassment. Meanwhile, Curry is a father of six.

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Kuchinsky claimed that Curry exposed himself and also pointed a gun at him on numerous occasions. Furthermore, he demanded unpaid expenses from the NBA star. “I’m shocked, really,” Curry told NBC at the time. “He approached my friends a while back, trying to get money. I just never, ever thought it would go past what it did, which was just idle threats, money-or-else kind of stuff.”

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7. Took a Dive

Jose Canseco is one of the most scandalous athletes in the world today. After a glittering baseball career, he openly admitted to steroid abuse. Then, he took some professional fights. In 2021 he lost a fight in just 10 seconds. “You took the fight knowing you were hurt,” @JimmyBimbles wrote. “That’s still taking a dive. You could have backed out honorably, but instead, you made a cash grab. How do you not get this?”

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The fan referred to Canseco’s admission that he took the fight with an injured shoulder. Obviously, this compromised him and resulted in many people losing money. Furthermore, a lot of them branded him a cheat online. However, another fan had a very interesting take. @Yerkulez tweeted, “Listen… I’d rather people think I took a dive, rather than them thinking I got a beat down.”

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6. Another Day in Pacland

One of the most scandalous NFL players ever, Jones continuously became embroiled in legal troubles. “Another pillar of the NFL community,” @sickNdisgusted tweeted in 2017 after Jones poked a man in the eye. “Maybe the NFL should start playing games in prison on Sundays they would save on travel.” Many of Jones’s incidents occurred in strip clubs but not exclusively.

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He once threatened police after allegations of cheating at a casino. Then, in 2021, police picked him up on misdemeanor assault charges. Meanwhile, the now-retired former Bengals star served many suspensions throughout his lengthy NFL career. “Eye poking and helmet ripping,” @NotthatkindofDr replied. “Pretty typical day in PacLand.” 

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5. Disgraceful Antics

Billy Joe Saunders is one of Britain’s best boxers but he creates ridiculously scandalous situations. In 2020, he posted a video that showed how to beat women. @magshutchinson branded him a disgrace. “Domestic violence is not something that should be made a joke of ever,” she wrote. “The levels of domestic abuse in the Travelling Community are extremely high and this video nearly normalizes that behavior even if it was a “joke”

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Then, in 2021, he went after legendary boxer Barry McGuigan on Instagram. First, he posted an image of McGuigan as a rat. Then he wrote, “#postyourdaughterchallenge.” However, McGuigan’s daughter tragically died of cancer in 2019. “Billy Joe Saunders really is a horrible piece of work,” @ArranAFCSTL tweeted. “Chap is an absolute disgrace of a human being.”

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4. Not A Draw

In 2015, the Dallas Cowboys star Greg Hardy became embroiled in a messy legal battle. His ex-girlfriend accused him of battery but failed to show for the second court date. This was despite the publication of photographs of her battered face.  Maybe Greg Hardy belongs in jail, I don’t know,” Cowboys’ fan Steve McCurdy told NBC. “Sometimes when these players do things, maybe they should be suspended the rest of their lives from football.”

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Hardy retired from football and entered the world of MMA. However, he remained unpopular. After one knockout defeat, Alex Scaffidi tweeted: “There is no reason for the UFC to keep Greg Hardy on the roster. Nobody is asking to see him fight. He is not a draw. It’s embarrassing that he is awarded this platform. He vehemently denies his actions and has never taken accountability, spare me the rehabilitation story.”

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3. Thug Life

Malik Beasley is an incredibly talented but volatile NBA star who has enjoyed police hospitality on numerous occasions. First, they arrested him in 2020 for drug possession and hiding stolen property. Then in 2021, they picked him up after threats of violence. “As the victims drove away, the suspect was observed holding the gun up to his shoulder, pointing it at their vehicle,” the police affidavit said.

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As a result, the NBA hit him with a 12-game ban. “Should be jail given what anybody else would have to endure with those charges,” @Dylan_DMB1220 tweeted. But because he’s rich he can wait until the end of the season and have options. Not like the victim getting justice matters or anything I guess.” There’s no doubt that Beasley is a wild man but he is a brilliant athlete.

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2. Punch Drunk

In 2019, Conor McGregor stunned the world with a scandalous action. After an elderly man rejected a free shot of the Irishman’s whiskey, he found himself on the receiving end of a punch. “I can take a punch,” the man told the Irish Post. “It was sore for about a week. It wasn’t killing me or anything. I don’t like the man. I think he is getting a bad rep. He is a bit of a bully. A bully with money.”

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Needless to say, McGregor’s disgraceful action attracted global attention. “He didn’t feel the pain of it at the time but the next day he was in bits. It was a proper hard hit,” a source told the Mirror. “His face was very sore. He was very shaken by the whole thing and didn’t leave his house for days. At the end of the day he doesn’t want an apology or any money, he just wants justice for what happened to him.”

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1. Mounting Masseuse Scandals

Allegations of Deshaun Watson’s scandals involving masseuses became widespread in 2021. Roughly 20 women represented by high-powered Houston attorney Tony Buzbee, initiated lawsuits against the Houston Texans quarterback. One alleged victim’s affidavit revealed,  Watson “got more aggressive, forcefully telling her to move her hand down to his pubic area,” and “instructed her to slide her hand across his genitals” before forcing her to perform oral sex on him.

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During another alleged incident, Watson allegedly rubbed his genitals against the masseuse’s hands. Then, he allegedly said, “I know you have a career and a reputation, and I know you would hate for someone to mess with yours, just like I don’t want anyone messing with mine.” Furthermore, these stories broke as he attempted to force the Texans into a trade. He immediately became tarnished goods and the situation seems to be getting worse as days pass.

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