Sports stars don’t always make the right decisions. Sometimes these hormone-filled young men and women put themselves in stupid situations. They can’t handle the fame, money, and exposure that they receive on a daily basis. As a result, they go a little bit crazy. Many arrests have occurred because of their foolish actions.
So today we’ll look at 25 of the weirdest, funniest, and strangest arrests in sports history. All of these were foolish and avoidable. But they are all real and happened to top-level athletes. Check out the list below via Bleacher Report.
25. LiAngelo Ball (2017)
China isn’t the best country to dabble in criminality because they don’t joke around. They even implement the death penalty for corruption. However, Ball and two of his UCLA Bruins teammates didn’t receive the message. They were in Hangzhou for an exhibition game against Georgia Tech and inexplicably decided to go shoplifting. It was foolish and ended badly.
The police picked them up and threw them into a concrete cell (via USA Today). After about a day-and-a-half, they dropped the charges and let them off with a warning. However, UCLA didn’t appreciate their behavior and suspended the players. Ball’s father LaVar pulled him out of college because he wanted to train him for the NBA. In the end, this was one of the dumbest arrests ever.