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Sports Stars Who Ruined Their Lives With One Stupid Decision

Darren - November 5, 2021
Sports

Sports Stars Who Ruined Their Lives With One Stupid Decision

Darren - November 5, 2021
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2. Luke McCormick (2008)

McCormick isn’t the most famous professional athlete on this list but he has a haunting story. The goalkeeper made a horrific mistake that changed his life as well as multiple families’. The Plymouth star went to a wedding where he drank all night with just two hours of sleep. Then, he decided to drive home despite his horrible condition. His friends begged him to take a taxi but he laughed them off.

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He smashed into another vehicle on the motorway at 100mph (via Plymouth Herald). McCormick killed two young brothers (aged seven and 10) and left their father with spinal injuries. Police rushed to the scene and arrested the soccer star. Finally, he served four years in jail before his early release. It wasn’t the end of his soccer career because he returned to the sport. But opposition fans continued to verbally abuse him for as long as he played.

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1. Henry Ruggs III (2021)

Ruggs had the world at his feet. The Raiders star was enjoying a breakout season in his sophomore year when he changed his life forever. After emerging as one of the most important cogs in the Las Vegas offense, Ruggs ruined everything after he chose to drink and drive. Police arrested him after he smashed into another vehicle and killed the 23-year-old female driver (via The Guardian).

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The wideout was driving at 156 mph before he rammed his Corvette into the back of her car. Meanwhile, his blood alcohol was twice the Nevada legal limit. Police revealed that Ruggs also had a loaded firearm in the vehicle. He faced a jail term of up to 26 years and the Raiders immediately released him. It was a horrifying waste of life both in terms of the woman who died and the young man who wasted his talent.

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