Athletes Convicted of Crimes

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Jan 11, 2019 - 6:44AM


Edited on: Feb 19, 2024 - 8:16PM

Jan 11, 2019 - 6:48AM
Billy Kingsley

What about that Football guy who went to jail for murdering his teammate, I think it was? 

Two NBA players to add- Javaris Crittendon, murder

Mookie Blaylock, was warned never to drive again due to interactions with medicine, did anyway and killed somebody when he passed out behind the wheel.

NASCAR legend Junior Johnson went to federal prison for moonshining, was pardoned by Ronald Reagan

Steve Seligman, who has a card despite not actually qualifying for a race, paid for his race team by smuggling drugs. 

Jan 11, 2019 - 8:27AM

Ray Rice

Craig MacTavish

Jan 11, 2019 - 3:24PM

Lenny Dykstra

Jan 11, 2019 - 4:34PM

Thanks for the suggestions! I'll add all of them.

Jan 11, 2019 - 9:53PM

Rob Ramage impaired driving causing death and dangerous driving causing death (the death was fellow NHL alum Keith Magnuson, his passenger)

Dany Heatley second degree vehicular homicide (the death was teammate Dan Snyder, his passenger)

Marty McSorely assault with a weapon (for striking Donald Brashear in his head with his stick)


Jan 11, 2019 - 10:04PM

Basketball- Fast Eddie Johnson (not to be confused with Eddie Johnson who had a long career and went to Illinois)

Baseball- Pete Rose

Ugueth Urbina

Don Prince

Wrestling- Ken Patera

Masa Saito

Sivi Afi


Jan 11, 2019 - 10:11PM


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Jan 11, 2019 - 10:39PM

Donte Stallworth, Kevin Mack, Ron LeFlore come to mind.

Jan 11, 2019 - 10:44PM

Didn't Willie Mays Aikens go to prison?

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:12PM

No scans of his only card, but War Machine (MMA) is doing a life sentence: Jon Koppenhaver

Same with Future from wrestling.  No scan, life sentence.  Search "Brian McGhee wrestler" for his crimes.

Jan 11, 2019 - 11:51PM

Doug DeCinces- Convicted of insider trading

Jan 12, 2019 - 7:29AM
tonym this is going to be an interesting list and I'm sure in today's age, it will grow quickly!! but how about:

Rae Curruth- murder - football

Bernard Hopkins, boxing, robbery

Stanley Wilson -football burglary

Dave Meggett- football (sadly) sex w/ minor and burglary

Kieth Wright - football.. i think he did a rainbow on the crime wave, burglary, grand theft, etc etc etc



Jan 12, 2019 - 8:07PM

Thank you for all the suggestions! Some of them I knew (Like Tonya Harding, Dany Heatley, Donte Stallworth) but they didn't cross my mind.

@tonym I already added Rae Carruth

Jan 12, 2019 - 10:23PM

Buck “ Rock and Roll “ Zumhofe . Wrestler . Serving 25 years for criminal sexual contact 

Jan 13, 2019 - 9:12PM

Bud Selig ... knowingly allowed the use of PEDs in MLB until congress got involved. Then he turned on the players.

Jan 15, 2019 - 9:58PM

How did I forget Plaxico Burress?

Also, this site may be useful, though it deals more with arrests than convictions.  It's one I bookmarked on my phone a couple years ago, but appears to still be current.

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:05PM

Selig: As much as that's a "crime against baseball", it's not a actual criminal matter.

Snuka: Charges were dropped, never convicted (I know the family).

Don't forget Ray Rice - "On March 27, 2014, a grand jury indicted Rice on third-degree aggravated assault, with a possible jail sentence of three to five years and a fine of up to $15,000."

Jan 15, 2019 - 10:30PM
Billy Kingsley

Considering we have roughly 180,000 athletes listed across dozens of sports listed, I'm glad this list is so small. 

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:36AM

Booker T (Wrestling) - served 19 months for armed robbery before he started his wrestling career

MVP (Wrestling) - served 9 1/2 years of a 18 1/2 year prison sentence for robbery/kidnapping before becoming a pro wrestler

Christian Hosoi (Skateboarder) - served 4 years of a 10 year sentence for transporting 1.5 lbs of crystal meth

Hank Thompson (Baseball) - served 3+ years of a 10 year sentence for armed robbery

Farmer Weaver (Baseball) - convicted of rape - served 2 years and 10 months of a 5-21 year sentence

Jim Rivera (Baseball) - convicted of attempted rape - served 5 years of a life sentence before making his MLB debut

Jerry Priddy (Baseball) - convicted of extortion - served 4.5 months of a 9 month sentence

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:38AM

John Wetteland has only been charged.  Don't think he's been convicted.

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:39AM

A couple of Cowboys

Michael Irvin

Joseph Randle 

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:59AM

Esteban Loaiza - possession about 44 pounds of cocaine with intent to distribute

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:18AM

Peter Storey - Convicted of keeping a brothel and counterfeiting gold coins.

Jan 17, 2019 - 11:24AM

@trauty Thanks for all the suggestions! I removed John Wetteland, thanks for the update.

Jan 17, 2019 - 12:59PM

Was Tony LaRussa convicted when he was arrested for DUI (observed asleep at the wheel of a running car)? Or was that dropped?

Maurice Clarrett definitely served prison time.

Jim Jackson was arrested but may not have been convicted for waving a gun at another car while driving.

Considering my two favorite teams are Cardinals and Buckeyes these three hurt when they happened

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:05PM

Not an athlete, but team owner Bruce McNall was/is in prison, and he has CFL cards.  Some kind of scam with collectible coins, if I remember right. 

Jan 17, 2019 - 1:39PM

Alameda Ta'amu:  Ta'amu was arrested after he allegedly evaded police while driving intoxicated and struck several parked cars, pleaded guilty to three counts of recklessly endangering another person.

Aldon Smith:  Multiple DUI, possession and weapons convictions, bail violation.

Adam Jones:  Misdemeanor assult, conspiracy to commit disorderly conduct, obstructing police

Dwight Smith:  Pot possession, obstructing traffic, indecent conduct, brandishing a gun

Chris Henry:  Providing alcohol to minors, drunk driving, concealed weapons, pot possession

Bryant McKinnie:  Disorderly conduct, resisting arrest, public nuisance, the "Love Boat" scandal

Fred Smoot:  Disorderly conduct, public nuisance, the "Love Boat" scandal

Moe Williams:  Disorderly conduct, the "Love Boat" scandal

Larry Johnson:  Multiple accounts of domestic abuse and disturbing the peace, brandishing a gun

Everson Griffin:  Driving with a suspended license, tased by police while trying to flee

Koren Robinson:  DUI, probation violation, lead police on a high speed chase

Randy Moss:  Careless Driving after hitting a police officer who stepped in front of his car during an illegal turn.  

Cecil Collins:  Broke into a woman's house, just to watch her sleep.

Barrett Robbins:  Shot three times in fight with police, attempted murder, possession of cocaine

Dwayne Goodrich:  Hit & Run vehicular manslaughter, criminally negligent homicide

Alonzo Spellman:  Charged with interference with a flight crew after a manic episode on a plane, ten counts of eluding police officers after a fight at a convenience store led to a police chase.

Darryl Henley:  Cocaine trafficking, attempting to murder the judge and witness in his case

Jim Dunaway:  Wrongful death of his ex-wife

Tommy Kane:  Manslaughter in the murder of his wife

Cole Ford:  Fired a gun at the house of Seigfried & Roy.


Jan 17, 2019 - 2:44PM
Jan 17, 2019 - 3:04PM

Thank you EBeSPN, brimose, and vudu44! I'll add them.

@switzr1 I'll still add him.

Jan 17, 2019 - 8:26PM

I don't know who Cole Ford is, but that might be the most unusual crime on the list?!?!  Peter Storey is right up there with him though.

Jan 17, 2019 - 9:31PM

Reggie Rogers - vehicular homicide

Titus Young - arrested numerous times (including twice in one day), convicted of assault

Jan 18, 2019 - 11:14PM

@switzr1 I know. When I first saw that, I was laughing my ass off!

@pistonfan Thanks! I'll add both of them.

Jan 19, 2019 - 12:09AM
Billy Kingsley

An interesting thought for a companion list...athletes that were victims of crimes. Jumping to mind immeadately are Tim Duncan and Roy Tyner. Not sure if Mickey Thompson has cards.

Jan 19, 2019 - 3:06PM
Billy Kingsley
Jan 19, 2019 - 8:58PM

@Billy Kingsley I might take that into consideration. Also, thanks for the suggestion.

Jan 20, 2019 - 6:56PM
Billy Kingsley

Slava Voynov, ex-NHL player. 

Jan 21, 2019 - 9:53PM

Working on a list that has to do with career saves (with the All-Time leader about to get elected into the HOF tomorrow), and remembered Jeff Reardon trying to shoplift or something.  Was under the influence of...I want to say some anti-depression medication or something.

Jan 31, 2019 - 11:01PM

with pete rose on the list, all the roid guys need to added

Feb 1, 2019 - 11:13AM

Finnish hockey player Marko Jantunen. DUI and drug use.

Finnish hockey player Jere Karalahti. Drug use and assistance to drug trafficking

Both known cases. Jantunen 3 Nhl games, Karalahti 149 Nhl games

Feb 1, 2019 - 11:26PM

@Duke Thanks for the suggestions.

Feb 2, 2019 - 1:28AM
Billy Kingsley

Alright, I must ask : What is the Love Boat Scandal? The curiously has gotten to me!

Feb 2, 2019 - 12:40PM

@Billy Kingsley The Love Boat Scandal was when a bunch of Minnesota Vikings players had a sex party on a boat with a bunch of prostitutes. 

Feb 20, 2019 - 4:58PM

baseball Ron Lefore - armed robbery

Hank Thompson - armed robbery

hockey   Dany Heatley - vehicular homicide

Feb 21, 2019 - 12:26AM

@jmnovff I've added them already.

Edited on: Feb 21, 2019 - 12:32AM

May 15, 2019 - 12:02PM

Ed Bouchee, Phillies first baseman. He was arrested and pleaded guilty to numerous charges, including indecent exposure, for exposing himself to young girls.

May 15, 2019 - 7:42PM

Isn't the Love Boat thing legal if you're on a boat?  Because of the implication?

May 15, 2019 - 7:49PM

Also, when you thank us under the charge, it makes us sound like we were involved.  "Smuggling cocaine, thanks to Billy Kingsley"

For the record, I'm NOT asking you to change anything.  It just struck me as hilarious when I was reading some out loud.

May 15, 2019 - 8:02PM

@switzr1 The details of that incident, I think are still up in the air. But I know the players were arrested for it. Also, I didn’t notice that it made it sound like you were involved! I’m definitely not changing that

@phillyphan77 Thanks, I’ll add him.

May 16, 2019 - 7:48AM

Interesting list.  This one just happened a couple days ago. Former Brewers pitcher:

Ben Hendrickson - theft by swindle.

May 16, 2019 - 2:38PM
Billy Kingsley

Since you are placing them alphabetically, can you tell us in a comment who is new? If they are a result of a comment we could go off that, but I have no idea who has been added since the last update. 

May 16, 2019 - 2:42PM

@ntlwhlr Thanks, I’ll add him. 

@Billy Kingsley Ed Bouchee, Ben Hendrickson, and Adam Johnson were the most recent people added.

May 19, 2019 - 1:59PM

Unfortunately one of my favourite Sonics players - Shawn Kemp - pleaded guilty to drug possession and later again to misdemeanor marijuana possession in 2005 (from what I've read on Wikipedia). Where I live - The Netherlands - the latter is completely legal though.

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May 19, 2019 - 2:09PM

@Aycee Thanks. I’ll add him.

May 30, 2019 - 5:00PM

Robert Swift (Sonics) - Reckless driving/DUI

May 30, 2019 - 5:01PM

@Aycee Thanks! I’ll add him

Jun 1, 2019 - 1:34AM
Big Ray

Lance Rentzel - indecent exposure

Jun 1, 2019 - 9:39AM

Bob Probert - Cocaine possession

Jun 1, 2019 - 10:43AM

Thank you! I’ll add both of them.

Jun 4, 2019 - 10:05PM

Bill Tilden (tennis)

Jun 4, 2019 - 10:30PM

@switzr1 Thanks! I'll add him

Jun 4, 2019 - 11:25PM
Billy Kingsley

I think Robert Swift has more than just reckless driving. Last I knew he was in jail after a police raid at his house

Jun 15, 2019 - 5:37PM

Looking up some old Raptors players, I found Keon Clark apparently served years in prison for 'weapons charges'...

Jun 15, 2019 - 5:39PM

@Aycee Thanks. I’ll add him!

Jun 15, 2019 - 8:34PM

Actually, Pete Rose's crime is incorrect. He went to prison for tax evasion.

Jun 15, 2019 - 9:02PM

@switzr1 I'll update it now. Thanks!

Jun 16, 2019 - 7:59AM

Soccer stars Christiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi took plea deals on tax evasion. 

Jun 16, 2019 - 10:06AM

@Magai Wow, I didn’t know that. I’ll add both of them.

Aug 10, 2019 - 11:40PM
Billy Kingsley

I may have missed him on the list, but legendary drag racer Gene Snow has been arrested multiple times for being a pedophile. According to wiki he never served any time for it, unfortunately.

Aug 10, 2019 - 11:44PM

@Billy Kingsley No, I haven't added him. I will though.

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:57AM

I don't think I saw Jose Lind on the list.  He was arrested for cocaine possesion and then later on he was pulled over for leaving the scene of an accident and driving naked, from the waste down.

Aug 12, 2019 - 9:12PM

@Gunny I haven’t. I will now!

Aug 16, 2019 - 3:12PM

Ed Bouchee  This was the year he was allowed to be traded as his probation ended.  The missing card from 1958 Topps set #145 and was not issued. 

Aug 19, 2019 - 5:53PM

A couple guys with CFL cards.

Cody Ledbetter - Sex with a minor
Trevis Smith  - Aggravated sexual assault
Josh Boden - Suffice to say it has its own wikipedia section

David Sidoo - Yet to be convicted, but charged in the whole Lori Loughlin/Felicity Huffman bribery case

And although Rae Carruth is on this list, his 1998 Fleer Metal Universe card #12 might be the most unfortunate background ever for a card.

Aug 19, 2019 - 6:00PM

Thank you! I’ll add them. Wow, the background on that card is unfortunate.

Aug 21, 2019 - 8:40AM

Octavio Dotel was just arrested fir being involved in a drug trafficking scheme

Aug 21, 2019 - 11:21AM

@IfbBirdsCards I just added him. 

Sep 4, 2019 - 8:52PM

Since Tonya Harding could use some company on the ladies' side of things, you can add Myriam Bedard, Olympic biathelete (in the skiing/shooting sense - get your mind out of the sewers), who got convicted of child abduction in violation of a custody agreement. She has a couple '92 Olympic cards.

Sep 4, 2019 - 8:52PM

(double post)

Edited on: Sep 5, 2019 - 1:01PM

Nov 20, 2019 - 8:38PM
Nov 20, 2019 - 9:07PM
Billy Kingsley

I just saw, while researching his murder, that former NBA player Anthony Grundy was arrested for being involved in a fatal hit-and-run accident. His only cards are in 2005-06 Topps Chrome.

Dec 16, 2019 - 6:49PM

Chad Kelly (QB) - second-degree criminal trespassing and disorderly conduct for two separate incidents


Also, probably doesn't count, but Bubba Starling was cited for underage drinking while in the minors

Edited on: Dec 16, 2019 - 6:54PM

Dec 16, 2019 - 7:37PM

I would try to add to this excellent and interesting list, but it's depressingly long as it is. No role models here. 

Good job, though. 


Dec 16, 2019 - 10:26PM

This probably doesn't count but Hockey Goalie Grant Fuhr was suspended for using cocaine in 1990 when he played with the Edmonton Oilers. I don't know if he was ever charged.

Dec 16, 2019 - 11:09PM

@DarkSide830 and Dmark11 Thank you for the suggestions.

@Vvvergeer Thanks! I'm glad you like.

Jan 6, 2020 - 2:36PM

It looks like over half these guys should not be allowed to drive a car, ever. 

And I didn't know about Ugeth Urbina being charged with attempted murder. Wow. When was that? And did it happen in the U.S.?

Jan 6, 2020 - 2:42PM

@Alomar_Collector It happened in Venezuela in 2005. He attacked some people on his property for supposedly stealing a gun of his.

Mar 10, 2020 - 9:46PM

Dwight Gooden- DWI (several times), driving w/suspended license, misdemeanor battery, violating probation, leaving the scene of an accident, child endangerment, cocaine possession (just last year)

Interesting fact, Gary Sheffield, his nephew, was arrested with him once for fighting police and resisting arrest. However, this was before his MLB career had begun.

Darryl Strawberry - failure to pay child support, failure to pay legal fees, soliciting sex, cocaine possession, violating non-drug probation rules, filing a false police report 

Rex Chapman - shoplifting

Jason Kidd - domestic abuse, DWI

Charles Oakley - misdemeanor assault and criminal trespassing for altercation with Knicks exec. chairman James Dolan

Tank Johnson - weapons possession (several times)


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Mar 11, 2020 - 1:27PM

February 2005 – Dany Heatley

Dany Heatley pleaded guilty to four misdemeanor charges in exchange for prosecutors dropping charges of first-degree vehicular homicide and reckless driving, which could have meant up to 15 years in prison. Heatley was also ordered to make 50 speeches a year for three years about the perils of speeding. His car was also required to have a mechanism to prevent it from exceeding 70 miles an hour. Heatley had been charged with vehicular homicide in the death of Dan Snyder, his Atlanta Thrashers teammate and friend, following a crash in September 2003.

May 22, 2020 - 10:25AM

Dino Ciccarelli - Convicted of assault and served a one-day jail sentence for an on-ice stick-swinging incident.

May 23, 2020 - 2:44AM

Dunno if he was ever convicted... Onterrio Smith, high school teammate of Dante Stallworth, who is also on this list.

Stopped in an airport with a "whizzanator" and also arrested for DUI.

May 24, 2020 - 1:10PM

As someone who grew up on and loved '70s baseball, you must include Cesar Cedeno and "the incident".  He paid a 100 peso fine for a shooting incident involving a woman in the D.R. on Dec. 11, 1973.  Additional details are in this excellent article, which focus on Cedeno's "decline" after the shooting:

Cedeno was the quintessential '70s five-tool astroturf superstar of the NL and Amos Otis was the same in the AL.  At each other's best, Cedeno was the better player.  However, while their career stats are quite similar, AO was considered a success and Cedeno a disappointment.

May 25, 2020 - 12:35PM

soccer players:

Former Dutch national soccer team striker Patrick Kluivert unfortunately caused a lethal accident after speeding and was convicted.

René Higuita, Colombian national team goalie, accused of kidnapping, went to prison 7 months.

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May 25, 2020 - 11:52PM

Adrian Peterson - reckless or negligent injury to a child on September 12, 2014

Ondrej Pavelec - DUI (July 2016)

Dustin Byfuglien - Impaired boating (June or July 2016)

Patrick Kane - disorderly conduct, after assaulting a cab driver (August 2009)

May 28, 2020 - 7:28PM

You must include Link Gaetz (aka The Missing Link) ... I think you can piece together a partial rap sheet from this article:

I remember reading about this lunatic in The Hockey News when he was in the Minnesota North Stars farm system.  When the San Jose Sharks picked him up during its expansion season of 1991-92, I had to see this team at The Meadowlands when they played the NJ Devils on 10/26/1991.  Well, I wasn't disappointed ... he dropped Randy McKay with one punch and mixed it up with Dave Maley late in the third period ,,, racked up 35 PIM!  BTW, the Devils won 9-0.

May 28, 2020 - 8:54PM

Jeff Komlo - DUI.  At his death was also under investigation for domestic violence, cocaine possession, and arson.

Keith Appling - carrying a concealed weapon, resisting arrest.

Taylor Lewan - assault

Rumeal Robinson - bribery, fraud

Jun 6, 2020 - 7:44PM
Shaw Racing

1992 Bull Ring - Promos #NNO Gary Balough One of the greatest to ever drive a car, He served a sentence of 45½ months in jail for drug trafficking 

Jun 7, 2020 - 1:54PM

@theFalcon That article you linked (No pun intended) for Link Gaetz was great!

Jun 12, 2020 - 6:17AM

Don Murdoch pleaded guilty to a cocaine bust in Toronto.  Details:


Jun 13, 2020 - 10:27AM

Rick Tocchett pleaded guilty to bookmaking in NJ in 2007 ... details in Wikipedia.

Jun 14, 2020 - 9:55PM
Lea DeFoote

How about John Paul Jr., convicted of racketeering?  His father John Paul Sr. was a better driver and a worse criminal, but he doesn't have any cards.


Jun 16, 2020 - 5:39PM

Buddy Ryan was not a good game-day coach, but he was a good judge of talent ... or lack of talent:

Jun 16, 2020 - 10:11PM

Wil Cordero - Assault and battery 1997, disturbing the peace 1999
Mark Grace - DUI in 2011 and another in 2012, for which he served jail time

Jun 16, 2020 - 11:13PM

Irving Fryar - Mortgage fraud

Jun 17, 2020 - 9:32PM

I mentioned David Sidoo earlier with regards to the 2019 college admissions bribery scandal. He's since been convicted. 

Jun 19, 2020 - 7:08PM

Lenny Randle pleaded no contest to battery and was fined $1,050 for pummeling Frank Lucchesi during 1977 spring training.

Edited on: Jun 19, 2020 - 7:10PM

Jun 21, 2020 - 4:01PM

Umpire Bob Engel busted for shoplifting 4,000 baseball cards from Target 1990, WTH!

Jun 28, 2020 - 3:43PM
Jun 28, 2020 - 5:13PM

Gates Brown - burglary

Don King - 2nd degree murder ... he was pardoned by Ohio's governor in 1983

Jun 28, 2020 - 6:16PM
brett 75

Rubin Hurricane Carter. Horrible injustice but spent almost 20 years  in prison for murder.

Jul 10, 2020 - 2:46AM

Donald Brashear - at least one assault conviction.  I also remember him getting busted for some kind of incident down at the Jersey shore ... can't remember how that was resolved and Wikpedia has no details on it.

Chuck Muncie - per Wikipedia, sentenced to 18 months in the can for selling 2 oz. of cocaine to a friend ... that's being a friend?!

Jul 22, 2020 - 9:02PM

Just thought of some more wrestlers:




Aug 30, 2020 - 9:19PM

In 1983 the NHL gave Ric Nattress a 30-game suspension after he was convicted of the possession of 3 whole grams of pot and one entire gram of hash 

Aug 31, 2020 - 12:27PM

Here's one from Spring Training this year. Reese McGuire was arrested for exposure of sexual organs while masturbating in a dollar store parking lot in Dunedin, FL

Edited on: Aug 31, 2020 - 12:28PM

Aug 31, 2020 - 10:23PM
Derek McDonough

André René Roussimoff aka Andre the Giant Aug. 21, 1989 Charged with assault and criminal mischief in Cedar Rapids, Iowa for placing a camara man in a headlock and damaging the camara mans equipment.  

Oct 9, 2020 - 8:56PM
Oct 24, 2020 - 4:21PM

Just watched an episode of American Greed and it was about former football player Eric Naposki.  He was convicted of murder and while he contends he didn't do it is serving life in prison.  He only has one card on the database, but still I thought of this list when I watched it.

Nov 3, 2020 - 12:20PM

Edited on: Nov 3, 2020 - 12:34PM

Nov 3, 2020 - 1:22PM

Edited on: Nov 3, 2020 - 5:50PM

Nov 3, 2020 - 2:49PM
Nov 5, 2020 - 4:29PM

Jon Jones: A little bit of everything. felony hit and run, battery, several DWI's/DUI's, negligent use of a firearm

Conor McGregor: assault and criminal mischief after bus incident prior to UFC 223

Nov 6, 2020 - 9:41AM
Nov 6, 2020 - 10:51AM


Jake LaMotta - sexual interference

Mike Tyson - rape, assault


Mack Herron  - drug convictions

Billy Cannon - counterfeiting

Plaxico Burress - weapons charges

Dexter Manley  - drug possession, evidence tampering

Nate Newton - drug trafficking

Lawrence Phillips - assault

Art Schlichter - forgery


Nikolai Khabibulin - DUI

Tom McCarthy - drug trafficking


Duke Snider - federal tax fraud

Willie McCovey - federal tax fraud

Wille Mays Aikens - cocaine trafficking

Ugueth Urbina - attempted murder

Rick Camp - conspiracy

Sam Crane - murder

John D'Acquisto - conspiracy, forgery, wire fraud

Red Downs -  first degree robbery

Ferris Fain - growing marijuana

Mark Grace - DUI

Mike Pinky Higgins - negligent homicide

LaMarr Hoyt - drug possesion

Pat Jarvis - fraud

Jerry Koosman - tax evasion

Raúl Mondesí - curruption and mishandling public funds

Sammy Stewart - drug possesion

Rusty Torres - sexual abuse


Nov 7, 2020 - 3:06PM


Doug DeCinces - insider trading


Cassius Clay  - violating the Selective Service laws by refusing to be drafted.


Aaron Hernandez - murder


Todd Bertuzzi - assault


Nov 7, 2020 - 3:09PM

@jmnovff Aaron Hernandez is already on the list. I will add the rest.

Nov 7, 2020 - 9:30PM
Big Ray

Chuck Knoblauch - assaulting a family member

Nov 13, 2020 - 1:30PM

Since Bruce McNall, not an athlete, is included in the list....

George Steinbrenner - illegal campaign contributions and obstruction of justice

Clarence Campbell - bribery

Dec 10, 2020 - 1:09AM

Darryl Sydor, DUI

Ric Nattress, Drug possession

Simon Gagne, DUI (License suspended)

Nicholas Khabibulin , DUI

Chris Pronger, DUI

Miroslav Frycer, DUI

Rob Ramage, Vehicular Manslaughter

Patrick Cote, Bank robberies and drug possession

Kevin Stevens, Cocaine

Ryan Malone, Cocaine, but pleaded guilty to DUI instead

Ed Belfour, Assault + Resisting arrest (pleaded guilty to misdemeanour)

Brian Sutter, Bar fight, judge fined him after he pleaded guilty to Disorderly Conduct

Petr Klima, DUI (multiple times)

Tommy Salo, DUI

Mark Bell, DUI

Matthew Barnaby, DWI + more to come (currently in court)

Dec 10, 2020 - 1:14AM

Danny Tartabull, deadbeat dad + under warrant for skipping out a jail sentence

Jan 8, 2021 - 7:29AM

I don't recall seeing Joey Barton on the list.  In 2008 he was sentenced to 6 months inprisonment for common assault and affray.  Affray by the by means is fighting one or more persons in a public place causing terror amongst the onlookers.

Jan 8, 2021 - 10:46AM

Karl Malone Raping and impregnating a minor

Sebastian Telfair  Possession of firearms and marijuana 

Jan 8, 2021 - 10:49AM

@mkb Wait, what? Karl Malone raped a minor?

Jan 9, 2021 - 2:24PM

It's pretty well known. He got a 13 year old, Gloria Bell pregnant and their kid was Demetress Bell. Yes the one that played left tackle in the NFL.

Jan 19, 2021 - 1:26PM

Karl Malone was never charged with any crime, thus never convicted, thus doesn't qualify for this list.

Jan 30, 2021 - 1:18PM
Derek McDonough

Ex-Major League Baseball pitcher Scott Erickson has been charged with a misdemeanor count of reckless driving in connection with the crime.  Scott was street racing another driver who hit an killed two young boys.

May 1, 2021 - 8:39AM

Julio Machado voluntary murder in Venezuela. Baseball player in 1991.

Edited on: May 1, 2021 - 8:55AM

May 1, 2021 - 8:54AM

Steve Howe for drug posession.  I didn't see him on this list. Baseball.

May 1, 2021 - 10:02PM

You've got Willie Aikens on there twice. And it probably should be insider trading for Doug DeCinces.

'Fast' Eddie Johnson, who died in prison recently, has a lengthy rap sheet. The worst easily being sexual battery of a minor, which got him the life sentence. That's the guy who played for the Hawks in the early 80s, not the guy with the Suns/Sonics/Hornets. They've been confused in the media several times before.

May 2, 2021 - 3:06PM

Jacques Richard - Cocaine Smuggling

Chris Chelios  - Purse snatching, and also several DUI and minor assualt charges, although I am not sure if any stuck.

Kevin Stevens - Conspiring to sell drugs.

Aug 3, 2021 - 1:24AM

You forgot Trevor Bauer (Sexual Assualt)

Oct 8, 2021 - 5:59AM

How about Art Schlicter?  I used to see him at Pimlico Race Course in the early 1980's and thought nothing of it.  Then later read the headlines and 'Uh-oh!'  Who knew?

Nov 28, 2021 - 11:49AM

Jeff Hardy pled guilty in 2011 for drug possesion, served 10 days in jail

Nov 28, 2021 - 11:51AM
Nov 28, 2021 - 12:19PM

Sadly Henry Ruggs III will be soon added to this list. 

Nov 28, 2021 - 12:39PM

Julio Machado was charged with involuntary murder, not voluntary murder lol 

Nov 28, 2021 - 1:18PM
Billy Kingsley

Indecent assault? As opposed to a decent assault?

Nov 28, 2021 - 1:25PM

@pugchump Did I get it wrong? I'll fix it

@Lennoxmatt That page has been a big help with the list.

Dec 26, 2021 - 2:25PM

Ryan Ayers was actually never convicted of those charges and he's currently in proceedings to sue the prosecutors for contempt.  Not sure if that matters for your purposes but I thought I'd mention it since the title specifies athletes convicted of crimes.  Also, Julio Machado's charge was for involuntary murder, not voluntary murder.  I don't think voluntary murder is a charge, it would be a bit redundant lol.

Jan 15, 2022 - 6:48PM

Pled guilty in December to raping a 12 year old girl in 2011




Apr 23, 2022 - 11:42AM

It might be a bit of a stretch to call him an athlete, but there is a card of former Billiards player Howard Vickery. He's currently on the Ohio Sex Offender registry for Gross Sexual Impoosition on a Juvenile Female. I found that out the hard way when adding his card to the 'guys I share a birthday with' collection and deciding to google him.

1993 Pro Billiards Tour #23 Howard Vickery | Trading Card Database (

Jul 30, 2022 - 12:39AM

Casey DeSmith pled guilty to disorderly conduct in order to have charges of domestic assault and resisting arrest dropped.

Nov 2, 2022 - 10:13AM

Myriam Bédard - Bédard was also charged with contempt of court

Jun 29, 2023 - 10:59PM

Thomas Steen - Assault and uttering threats

Jim Brown - Violating probation for vanadalism

Oscar Pistorius - Homicide and reckless endangerment

Leo Cardenas - Assault

Edited on: Jun 30, 2023 - 9:39AM

Jan 6, 2024 - 11:22PM

You should make it clear that the Kellen Winslow is Kellen Winslow, Jr. not his HOF Dad. Maybe choose a card with "Jr." on it.

Jan 6, 2024 - 11:30PM

@C2Cigars Ok. It's just the cards I have of him (Which I usually chose to represent the lists) don't have the Jr. part.

Jan 7, 2024 - 10:17AM


Edited on: Feb 19, 2024 - 8:15PM

Jan 8, 2024 - 3:17AM

I think Wander has earned a spot on here

Jan 8, 2024 - 9:37PM

Anthony Smith was convicted of three murders not two; Ricky Nettles, Kevin Nettles and Dennis Henderson. Jury deadlocked on the fourth murder.  He's one sick puppy.

Jan 8, 2024 - 10:27PM
Jan 10, 2024 - 10:54PM

Joe Mixon committed Assault by punching a woman and breaking multiple bones in her face

Rampage Jackson decided to Commit reckless driving while evading the police after his loss to Forrest Griffin

Allen Iverson was arrested For speeding, weed, and a concealed firearm and sentenced to 3 years of probation

Edited on: Jan 10, 2024 - 11:00PM

Feb 1, 2024 - 7:17PM

Ugueth Urbina - attempted murder using a machete

Latrell Sprewell - disorderly conduct for playing loud music

Don't know if I saw him on here, but Javaris Crittenton has a couple - voluntary manslaughter and aggravated assault

Jaxson Hayes had much more than I thought - resisting arrest, five counts of spousal abuse, vandalism

Edited on: Feb 1, 2024 - 7:18PM

Feb 6, 2024 - 8:48AM
Feb 9, 2024 - 10:36AM

Noah Corson ex junior hockey player convicted of statutory rape

Feb 9, 2024 - 4:16PM

The wrong Mahomes is currently pictured. Senior is who has multiple DUIs.

Feb 9, 2024 - 5:40PM

@Bowersbird My mistake! I’ll fix it.

Feb 10, 2024 - 8:36AM

Laveranues Coles and Peter Warrick ruined their draft status with a shoplifting scheme. 

Nice list. I imagine you could add dozens more if you really go deep. Money and fame really can ruin lives.

Feb 18, 2024 - 11:44PM


Edited on: Feb 19, 2024 - 8:15PM

Feb 20, 2024 - 11:55AM
Big Ray
Mar 2, 2024 - 11:47PM

Warren Wells - assault

Jul 9, 2024 - 2:44PM

Nicolas Daigle and Massimo Siciliano are off to prison after a sexual assault conviction.

Also, Raul Mondesi is on the list twice.

Jul 9, 2024 - 3:05PM

Todd Marinovich, drug offences

Jul 10, 2024 - 11:01AM

Jim Boni, manslaughter

Jiri Bubla, drug smuggling

Mike Danton, conspiracy to commit murder

Tony Demers, manslaughter

Ryan Malone DUI

Riley Sheahan, DUI

Billy Tibbetts, rape,assault and battery,disorderly conduct,witness intimidation

Nicolas Daigle,Massimo Siciliano sexual assault,given%20a%2030%2Dmonth%20sentence.

Missing some from Nov 6,2020 comment. e.g. Duke Snider federal tax fraud.


Jul 10, 2024 - 11:01AM

Is #234 & #252 the same Sam Crane?

Jul 10, 2024 - 7:19PM

@SABRLeef55 I think it is. I'll remove it.

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