2. Ray Rice
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.