Johnson was a dynamic English winger. After playing for Manchester City, he moved to Sunderland where he became a key player. However, his career crashed to a halt when police arrested him. This came after he groomed a 14-year-old girl (via Mirror). It rocked the soccer world because of his profile.
He admitted that he kissed the underage girl and engaged in sexual activity. He manipulated her on Whatsapp before committing the sickening act. First, Sunderland suspended him while the investigation was ongoing. Then, they fired him for being such a disgraceful human being.
Zouma is a French international soccer player. He also plays for West Ham in the Premier League. In 2022, he disgusted the world when alarming video footage emerged. The clip showed Zouma kicking his cat like a football. Meanwhile, his brother and his son watched and laughed.
Animal rights groups condemned the soccer star and he apologized. Meanwhile, the Premier League suspended him for a game. However, his club failed to take any further action against him. It was shameful because the animal couldn’t defend itself (via Mirror).
Rice was an elite running back for the Baltimore Ravens. He won a Super Bowl with the franchise and earned three Pro Bowl appearances. However, fans don’t remember him for his magic on the field. It’s his brutal antics toward his girlfriend that live in infamy (via CNN). It should have been different because he was a sensational athlete.
This was a major scandal at the time and the NFL attracted controversy for how it handled it. In the end, they suspended him indefinitely. After his suspension was lifted nobody wanted to hire him because of his actions. Remember, he dragged his unconscious fiancee out of an elevator.
MLB suspended Bauer for a record amount of time because of his sexual assault allegations. Bauer denies any involvement in sexual violence or domestic assault. It will also cost him about $60 million in salary. However, the damage to his reputation is worth even more.
Bauer allegedly assaulted three women in separate incidents. He appealed because he refuses to admit that he did it. It remains to be seen if his appeal is successful. But it’s difficult to see a positive outcome for him (via Marca). If the allegations are true then his career is over.