A Gallery of Mug Shots of Famous Sports Stars

And what they did to get their picture taken

Professional athletes and sports entertainers are in and out of the news for more than just their professional accomplishments. When someone is arrested they face getting their photo taken just like any other person. But the public's interest in seeing famous athletes' pictures is far greater than that of your average Joe. Here's a sampling of mugshots accompanied by a description of the troubles the athlete has seen.

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Cam Newton

Cam Newton
Cam Newton.

In November 2008, Cam Newton was attending the University of Florida and playing on the Florida Gator's football team when he was arrested for stealing a laptop computer from another student.

When the police went to confront Newton about the laptop, he threw the laptop out of his window. Subsequently, he was charged with grand theft, burglary, and obstructing justice.

Newton was suspended from the team after the laptop was found in his possession.

All charges against Newton were dropped after he completed a court-ordered program which he was placed in after admitting to the court that he had been in possession of the stolen computer.

In 2010, Newton said this about his arrest in Florida:

"I believe that a person should not be thought of as a bad person because of some senseless mistake that they made," said Newton. "I think every person should have a second chance. If they blow that second chance, so be it for them.

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Lawrence Taylor Mugshot

Lawrence Taylor
Lawrence Taylor.

Former New York Giant Lawrence Taylor (a.k.a. L.T.) has earned a third spot in the Sports Stars Mugshot Gallery. 

According to Rockland County police reports, in May 2010 Lawrence Taylor was arrested and charged with third-degree rape, patronizing a prostitute, sexual abuse and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police said Taylor, 51, was staying at a New York hotel when Rasheed Davis, known for being a pimp, brought a 16-year-old to Taylor's room for sex. When the girl refused, Davis turned her over to Taylor and he sexually assaulted her, then paid her $300. He has denied the charges.

In January 2011, Taylor accepted a plea deal in the case and pleaded guilty to two misdemeanors - sexual misconduct and soliciting a prostitute.

Taylor, who admitted to having intercourse with the girl, said that she told him that she was 19 years old. He was sentenced to six years probation. Because of the guilty plea, Taylor will have to register as a sex offender.

In April 2011, Taylor was given a Level 1 sex offender status which is considered a low-risk status and his name will not appear on an online sex offender registry.

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Manny Ramirez

Manny Ramirez
Manny Ramirez.

Arrested for allegedly slapping his wife.

Manny Ramirez, 39, was arrested in Weston, Florida in September 2011, for allegedly slapping his wife during a domestic dispute.

According to reports, Ramirez allegedly slapped his wife, Juliana, which caused her to hit her head on a headboard. Police were called and he was charged with battery. He has denied all charges.

Ramirez retired in spring 2011 from the Tampa Bay Rays after, for a third time in his career, he tested positive for having performance-enhancing drugs in his system.

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Miguel Cabrera

Miguel Cabrera
Miguel Cabrera.

On February 16, 2011, Detroit Tigers baseball star Miguel Cabrera was arrested on suspicion of drunk driving after police allegedly saw drink from a bottle of scotch.

St. Lucie County Florida Sheriff's deputies said that Cabrera was wandering around with his hands up in the air prior to being handcuffed. He allegedly said to the police, "Do you know who I am? You don't know anything about my problems."

When Cabrera refused to get into the patrol car the police struck him four times by his knee.

Cabrera was charged with driving under the influence and two counts of resisting an officer without violence.

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Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence Taylor
Lawrence Taylor.

In November 2009, former New York Giant's legend, Lawrence Taylor was arrested in Florida for leaving the scene of an accident after he allegedly hit a car. According to the police file, Taylor thought he hit the guardrail on the Hialeah-area expressway.

Taylor was booked, then released after posting a $500 bond.

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Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson.

On December 29, 2006, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was charged with suspicion of driving under the influence and possession of cocaine after he was stopped by police in Scottsdale, Arizona. According to police, Tyson was driving out of the parking lot of a nightclub when he almost hit a police car. The police then saw him wiping a white powder off the dashboard of his car.

After failing the field sobriety tests, police arrested Tyson and then discovered the suspected cocaine in his back pocket and in the car. Also in the police report, Tyson is quoted as saying he was an addict with a problem.

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Marv Albert

Marv Albert
Marv Albert.

Marv Albert, a sports announcer for NBC, was arrested on May 27, 1997, for allegedly biting his girlfriend, the then 42-year-old Vanessa Perhach, several times on her back and then forcing her to perform oral sex on him, after an argument in his hotel room at the Pentagon City Hotel.

After DNA linked Albert to bites found on Perhach, Albert was arrested and he pleaded guilty to misdemeanor assault and battery charges. The sodomy charges were dropped.

Albert's 12-month sentence was suspended and a year later all charges were dropped.

As a result of the assault charges NBC dropped the 20-year veteran but rehired him 18-months later. He worked for NBC until 2009 and was hired by CBS in 2011 as a play-by-play sports announcer for the NFL games on CBS.

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Andrea the Giant

Andre the Giant
Andre the Giant.

Andre the Giant (aka Andre Roussimoff) was an icon in the world of wrestling during the 1970s and early 80s. At over 500 pounds, it was said he was very careful not to hurt his fellow wrestlers while in the ring, earning him the name Gentle Giant. This mug shot was taken in 1989 in Iowa, after his arrest for allegedly and uncharacteristically manhandling a cameraman.

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Gilbert Arenas

Gilbert Arenas
Gilbert Arenas.

Professional basketball player Gilbert Arenas (aka Agent Zero) was arrested in May 2006 in Miami after allegedly ignoring a police officer's command. The incident occurred when Arenas got out of his car to assist teammate Awvee Storey, who was being arrested for blocking traffic. An officer told Arenas to return to his car, which reportedly Arenas ignored, resulting in his arrest. The charges were later dropped.

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Plaxico Burress

Plaxico Burress
Plaxico Burress.

New York Giants receiver Plaxico Burress was sentenced to two years in prison and two years probation in New York following the November 2008 incident where Burress accidentally shot himself in the thigh while at a Manhattan nightclub. He was charged with two felony counts of criminal possession of a weapon in the second degree.

During his criminal trial in Aug. 2009, Burress agreed to a plea deal and pleaded guilty to a lesser firearms charge.

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Darrell Armstrong

Darrell Armstrong
Darrell Armstrong.

NBA star Darrell Armstrong was arrested in Orlando in July 2003 after allegedly blocking traffic after he failed to get a taxi. According to the report, Armstrong then fought with a police officer which resulted in his arrest. He was charged ​with battery on a law-enforcement officer and resisting arrest without violence.

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Ron Artest

Ron Artest
Ron Artest.

Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest was arrested in March 2007 after police responded to a 911 call from his Sacramento suburb home allegedly from Artest's wife, Kimsha Artest. The NBA star was charged with domestic violence and using force to keep a victim from reporting a crime and later released on $50,000 bail from the Placer County jail.

If the charge sticks, this will be the second domestic violence charge against Artest. In 2004, Artest completed anger management after his arrest for brawling with the mother of his children.

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Steve Austin

Steve Austin
Steve Austin.

Known as "Stone Cold Steve Austin" among wrestling fans, Austin (aka Steve Williams) was arrested in June 2002 on misdemeanor assault charges for spousal abuse, after striking his wife. He later pleaded no contest and was sentenced to 80 hours of community service.

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Wally Backman

Wally Backman
Wally Backman. Mug Shot

Retired baseball player Wally Backman was hired on November 1, 2004, as the manager of the Arizona Diamondbacks, but by November 5, he was fired after information about his legal and financial problems surfaced. The problems included a 2001 DUI charge, domestic abuse, harassment, and financial bankruptcy.

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Booker Robert Tio Huffman

Booker Robert Tio Huffman
Booker Robert Tio Huffman.

Booker Robert Tio Huffman, better known by his WWE wrestler persona Booker T, was arrested in 1987 on armed robbery charges in Houston. He was sentenced to a five-year jail term after pleading guilty but was released after 19 months. After his release, he went on to have a successful wrestling career including earning a five-time WCW World Heavyweight Champion and a six-time World Champion overall.

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Buff Bagwell

Buff Bagwell
Buff Bagwell.

Marcus Bagwell, better known by his ring name, Buff Bagwell, is an American professional wrestler, who spent nine years with World Championship Wrestling between 1992 and 2001. In 2004, Bagwell spent ten days in jail in Cobb County, Georgia after he was caught driving while under the influence of prescription drugs (Lortabs and Somas). Upon his release, he attended a rehabilitation clinic.

In December 2005, Lex Luger, Bagwell, and Scott Steiner were escorted off of a plane in Minneapolis after a disturbance. The three men were held for several hours before Bagwell and Steiner were released and sent on their flight, while Luger was held without bail.

On March 28, 2006, Bagwell was sentenced to four days in jail as a result of a DUI charge in Kennesaw, Georgia.

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Charles Barkley

Charles Barkley
Charles Barkley.

Basketball player Charles Barkley was arrested, but later acquitted, for disorderly conduct in December 1997, after breaking the nose of Joseph McCarthy in a Milwaukee bar. This wasn't the first time he was arrested on assault charges. In July 1996, he was arrested after getting into an altercation at a dance bar in Cleveland. In October 1997, he was charged with aggravated battery and resisting arrest after throwing a man through a glass window at a dance bar in Orlando.

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Ken Caminiti

Ken Caminiti
Ken Caminiti.

Baseball star Ken Caminiti struggled with alcohol, steroid and drug abuse throughout most of his career. After his retirement, he made a public admission of his steroid use, which was the first of such admission from any baseball player. His actions resulted in Congressional inquiries into steroid use among players.

In March 2001, Caminiti was arrested for possession and sentenced to probation.

On October 1, 2004, after testing positive for cocaine a month before, Caminiti admitted to violating his parole and was sentenced to 180 days, but given credit for time served and was released. By October 10, 2004, Caminiti was dead. The New York City Medical Examiners Office attributed his death to "acute intoxication due to the combined effects of cocaine and opiates," but coronary artery disease and an enlarged heart were also contributing factors.

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Jennifer Capriati

Jennifer Capriati
Jennifer Capriati.

In May 2004, tennis star Jennifer Capriati was charged with possession of marijuana after the Coral Gables, Florida police went to Capriati's hotel room in search of a runaway girl. She received a misdemeanor in exchange for attending drug counseling.

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Derrick Coleman

Derrick Coleman
Derrick Coleman.

In July 2002, former NBA basketball player Derrick Coleman was arrested in his hometown of Detroit, Michigan and charged with driving under the influence after police stopped him for driving 100 mph. This wasn't his first or last arrest.

2001 - Coleman had his license revoked because he refused to take a sobriety test after an accident in October of 2001. He was eventually was acquitted of the drunken driving charges due to a mistrial.

1999 - Coleman was accused of urinating in front of patrons at Intermezzo Italian Ristorante and was charged with disorderly conduct. He pleaded no contest to a disorderly conduct charge stemming from the incident.

1997 - Coleman, along with others, were arrested and charged with interfering with a police officer's duty in Detroit. He was released on a $100 bond on the misdemeanor charge.

1988 - Coleman was charged with criminal mischief in the fourth degree and harassment He later pleaded guilty to harassment and disorderly conduct, both misdemeanors.

1995 - Coleman was arrested in Detroit and charged with refusing to move his truck and swearing at a police officer. The case ended in a mistrial.

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Mike Danton

Mike Danton
Mike Danton.

Mike Danton, (born Michael Jefferson), ex-forward for the St. Louis Blues hockey team, pleaded guilty on July 16, 2004, to conspiring to murder his agent, David Frost.

In a bizarre case involving sexual exploitation, mind control, and murder conspiracies, Danton was sentenced to seven and a half years without the possibility of parole. David Frost has always denied that he was Danton's target.

On a side note, in 2006, David Frost was charged with 12 counts of sexual exploitation for crimes alleged to have occurred with three females and four males between the ages of 14 and 16. The incidents were said to have occurred when he was Danton's junior hockey coach.

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Sergei Fedorov

Sergei Fedorov
Sergei Fedorov.

Professional ice hockey player Sergei Fedorov was arrested in Michigan in September 2001 for driving while impaired. Fedorov pleaded guilty and was sentenced to a year's probation, 100 hours of community service, and ordered to pay fines and court costs.

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Ric Flair

Ric Flair
Ric Flair.

In December 2005, professional wrestler Ric Flair (aka The Nature Boy) was charged with injury to personal property and simple assault and battery after a road rage incident in Charlotte, North Carolina. Allegedly Flair grabbed a motorist by the neck and kicked the door of the motorist's sport utility vehicle. The charges were dropped after the witnesses failed to show for a scheduled court appearance.

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Franklin Francisco

Franklin Francisco
Franklin Francisco. ​

Major League Baseball pitcher Franklin Francisco was arrested on June 30, 2005, and charged with aggravated battery after he threw a chair into the crowd of Oakland fans during a September 2004 game.

The chair hit a woman, causing a deep cut on her face, which required stitches.

Francisco pleaded no contest and was sentenced to a work program and mandatory anger management classes. He was also suspended from the team for the remainder of 2004.

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Joe Frazier

Joe Frazier
Joe Frazier. ​

Former heavyweight world champion Joe Frazier was arrested in February 2004 after police responded to a 911 domestic violence call from his North Philadelphia home. When police arrived a woman, the mother of Frazier's son, answered the door. She told the police that Frazier had hit her and there were injuries to her face to back up the claim. The charges were later dropped after the woman refused to testify against Frazier.

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Oronde Gadsen

Oronde Gadsen
Oronde Gadsen. ​

Former wide receiver with the Miami Dolphins, Oronde Gadsen, was arrested in April 2004, for driving under the influence in Pembroke Pines Florida.

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Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden
Dwight Gooden. Mug Shot

In February 2002, former major league baseball pitcher Dwight Gooden, also known as Doc Gooden or Dr. K, was arrested and charged with driving while intoxicated, having an open container of alcohol in his vehicle, and driving with a suspended license. He was sentenced to probation after pleading guilty to a lesser charge of reckless driving.

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Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden
Dwight Gooden.

On March 12, 2005, former baseball pitcher Dwight Gooden was arrested and charged with misdemeanor domestic battery in Tampa, Florida. The police report said he punched his girlfriend after she threw a telephone at his head. He was released two days later.

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Dwight Gooden

Dwight Gooden
Dwight Gooden.

On August 23, 2005, former baseball legend Dwight Gooden was stopped in Tampa for driving erratically but fled the scene. The police reported that Gooden's speech was slurred and they smelled alcohol on him. After three days he turned himself into the police and received a misdemeanor DUI and resisting arrest charge.

In March 2006, Gooden was arrested for violating his probation because of cocaine use. As his punishment, he had the choice of an extended probation or prison. He chose prison and spent from April 2006 until his release in November 2006.

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Dwayne Goodrich

Dwayne Goodrich
Dwayne Goodrich.

In March 2003, Former cornerback on the Dallas Cowboys, Dwayne Goodrich was charged with two counts of manslaughter and three counts of failure to stop and render aid as well as aggravated assault. The charges stemmed from an incident in January 2003, when Goodrich, driving 110 mph, plunged through a fiery accident, hitting three men, killing two, then fled the scene.

The two men killed were helping a motorist escape his burning car when Goodrich struck them.

On September 8, 2003 Goodrich was convicted on two counts of criminally negligent homicide and sentenced to seven and a half years in prison and fined $20,000 for the accident.

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Asia Gray

Asia Gray
Asia Gray.

In November 2003, Asia Gray, the fiancee of NFL Cleveland Brown running back William Green, pleaded innocent to felonious assault and domestic violence charges. According to reports, Green tripped on the stairs and he fell on one of the items he was carrying -- a six-inch knife. He went to the hospital and received three stitches. Upon investigation, the police determined that Gray stabbed Green in the back with the knife during a domestic argument and subsequently placed Gray under arrest.

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Tanya Harding

Tanya Harding
Tanya Harding.

Tanya Harding pleaded guilty in 1998 to conspiracy to hinder prosecution after she denied having any prior knowledge of her former husband's plot, which involved hiring a hit man to attack her skating competitor, Nancy Kerrigan.

In what became known as "The Whack Heard 'Round the World" Kerrigan was attacked and beaten on the leg with a metal baton during practices for the 1994 US Championships. Kerrigan had to pull out of the competition and Harding won but was soon in the middle of an investigation involving a plot by her ex-husband Jeff Gillooly to disable Kerrigan so that Harding would get into the Championship.

At first, Harding denied any knowledge of the plot, but in 1998, she admitted she had knowledge that she withheld from investigators. Subsequently, she was fined $160,000 and had to perform 500 hours of community service and later stripped of her 1994 national championship and banned by the U.S. Figure Skating for life.

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Eddie Guerrero

Eddie Guerrero
Eddie Guerrero.

Eduardo Gory Guerrero Llanes, better known by his ring name Eddie Guerrero and "Latino Heat," was a Mexican American professional wrestler who in November 2001 was charged with driving under the influence while in Florida.

Tragically, on November 13, 2005, at age 38, Guerrero was found dead in his hotel room in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Autopsy reports revealed that Guerrero died as a result of acute heart failure, caused by undiagnosed arteriosclerotic cardiovascular disease and enlargement of the heart as a result of prior anabolic steroid abuse.

Although Guerrero had not taken alcohol or illicit drugs for nearly four years, his past excesses contributed to his heart failure. At the time of his death, he had recently used narcotic painkillers.

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Norris Harrison, Jr.

Norris Harrison, Jr.
Norris Harrison, Jr.

Former world championship wrestler Norris Harrison, Jr. (aka Hard Body) was indicted in October 2005 for forcing women into prostitution. According to 11Alive.com, the indictment stated, "once the defendants lured women into their service, they used physical violence, sexual abuse, threats of force, sleep and food deprivation, constant monitoring, and an elaborate debt system to keep the women working involuntarily as prostitutes."

Harrison was arrested on August 18, 2004, after a woman told police she was being held against her will.

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Michael Irvin

Michael Irvin
Michael Irvin.

Former Dallas Cowboys football player and later, ESPN's NFL Countdown broadcaster, Michael Irvin was arrested in Plano, Texas after police stopped him for speeding. When police searched his vehicle they found drug paraphernalia and arrested Irvin for a Class C misdemeanor.

Irvin later said the paraphernalia was some that he had taken from a friend (later disclosed as his brother) in an effort to help him with his drug problems.

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Allen Iverson

Allen Iverson
Allen Iverson. ​

In July 2002, NBA All-Star Allen Iverson was charged with 14 charges, some felony, after he was arrested during an altercation at his cousin's apartment. According to reports and 911 calls, Iverson threw his wife Tawanna out of their home then later, in a rage, went looking for her at his cousin's apartment. Allegedly, while toting a semi-automatic gun, he threatened to kill his cousin and the cousin's roommate.

Iverson pleaded not guilty to all charges and after the witnesses testimony conflicted the judge dropped all charges.

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Angela Keathley

Angela Keathley
Angela Keathley. ​

Carolina Panther cheerleader Angela Keathley was arrested on November 7, 2005, after allegedly having sex in a public bathroom at a nightclub in Tampa with fellow cheerleader Renee Thomas. A woman waiting to use the restroom complained and Thomas allegedly punched her which resulted in the cheerleaders' arrest. Keathley was charged with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

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Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd. ​

In March 2001, professional basketball player Jason Kidd was prosecuted on domestic violence assault charges after being arrested for striking his wife during a domestic dispute. Kidd had to pay a $200 fine and attend domestic violence counseling for six months.

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Don King

Don King
Don King. ​

Boxing promoter Don King had several scraps with the law prior to his success in boxing. The most serious offense resulted in him going to prison for four years after being convicted of manslaughter. An early charger of murder was dropped when it was ruled as self-defense.

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Diedra Lane

Diedra Lane
Diedra Lane.

On July 6, 2000, Diedra Lane shot and killed her husband, NFL running back Freddie Brown Lane, Jr., in what prosecutors originally claimed was an effort to collect money on a $5 million life insurance policy, which had been taken out about a month before his death.

According to reports, Fred and Diedra Lane were having marital problems and Fred had just returned home from Nashville to his Charlotte, North Carolina home when Diedra shot him. His keys were in the front door and his bags were found in the foyer, along with a 12-gauge shotgun.

Charlotte, N.C., assistant district attorney Gentry Caudill said the first shot "blew out Fred Lane's heart," and "As Fred Lane lay there dying Deidra Lane walked through his blood and put the shotgun up to his head and blew his skull off."

Diedra avoided first-degree murder charges because of reports regarding Fred Lane's previous spousal abuse. Prosecutors, concerned that Diedra wouldn't be convicted, accepted a plea agreement. Diedra pleaded guilty to manslaughter and was sentenced to eight years in prison, plus credited with three years of time served from a previous bank robbery larceny conviction.

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Tony LaRussa

Tony LaRussa
Tony LaRussa.

In March 2007, manager of the St. Louis Cardinals Tony LaRussa was charged with drunk driving in Jupiter, Florida.

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Brock Lesnar

Brock Lesnar
Brock Lesnar.

In January 2001, World Wrestling Entertainment star Brock Lesnar was arrested for receiving steroids. Later it was determined the pills were not steroids and all charges were dropped.

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Ray Lewis

Ray Lewis
Ray Lewis.

In January 2000, Super Bowl MVP Ray Lewis of the Baltimore Ravens, and friends Reginald Oakley and Joseph Sweeting, were charged with the stabbing murders of two men stemming from a fight outside of an Atlanta nightclub.

A plea arrangement was reached and Lewis pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor charge of obstruction of justice and testified against Oakley and Sweeting. He was sentenced to a year of probation and an agreement that his record would be expunged if he met the requirements of his probation.

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Lawrence Taylor

Lawrence Taylor
Lawrence Taylor.

In May 1996, NFL Hall of Famer Lawrence Taylor was arrested in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina and charged with attempted possession of crack cocaine. In an undercover sting, Taylor purchased fake drugs from authorities and was sentenced to community service.

Taylor's career as a linebacker for the NFL's New York Giants was marred by his extensive alcohol and drug abuse. In an interview with Mike Wallace in 2003, Taylor admitted to drug use and hard partying during his NFL years.

Drug-free since 1998, Taylor was voted into the NFL Hall of Fame and has since appeared on television shows and appeared on the cover of a Sports Illustrated issue dedicated to former athletes and sports figures.

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Lex Luger

Lex Luger
Lex Luger.

Wrestler Lex Luger (aka Lawrence Pfohl) is a former bodybuilder and professional wrestler, who was arrested on 14 drug possession charges in May 2003. His arrest came after an investigation into the death of his girlfriend Elizabeth Hulette, who died in their home in Marietta, Georgia. During a search of the couple's home, police found the illegal drugs, which included anabolic steroids, OxyContin, testosterone and Alprazolam and other controlled substances.

It was later determined that Hulette's death was an accidental drug overdose.

Luger pleaded guilty to all charges and received a fine and five years probation.

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Lex Luger (2)

Lex Luger
Lex Luger. Mug Shot

April 2003, wrestler Lex Luger (aka Lawrence Pfohl) was arrested on misdemeanor battery charges for allegedly hitting girlfriend Elizabeth Hulette during a domestic dispute. A month later Hulette died at the couple's townhouse from an accidental overdose of drugs and alcohol.

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Steven McNair

Steven McNair
Steven McNair.

In 2003, NFL player Steven McNair was charged with a DUI and illegal possession of a handgun.

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Randy Moss

Randy Moss
Randy Moss.

NFL player Randy Moss was arrested in September 2002 after he bumped a traffic control officer with his car. The incident occurred when Ross was attempting to make an illegal turn and the office stood in front of his car to stop him. The "bump" caused the officer to fall to the ground. Moss' car was searched and a small amount of marijuana was found inside. He was charged with Suspicion of Assault with a Deadly Weapon which is a felony and a misdemeanor marijuana possession. He pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor traffic violation, and was ordered to pay a $1,200 fine and perform 40-hours of community service.

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Scottie Pippen

Scottie Pippen
Scottie Pippen.

In April 1999, NBA star Scottie Pippen was arrested and charged with a DWI, but the charges were later dropped due to insufficient evidence.

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Kirby Puckett

Kirby Puckett
Kirby Puckett.

In September 2002, Baseball Hall of Famer Kirby Puckett was arrested and charged with false imprisonment and fifth-degree criminal sexual conduct, after he allegedly groped a woman in a bar restroom in Eden Prairie, Minnesota. He was tried and acquitted.

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Zach Randolph

Zach Randolph
Zach Randolph.

In December 2003, professional basketball player Zach Randolph was stopped by Portland, Oregon police and charged with allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana.

Other legal problems in Randolph's past include a June 2006 incident when the Portland police stopped two cars for racing in a 20 mph speed zone. The police smelled marijuana, searched the cars and found two loaded weapons. Both cars were registered to Randolph and it was determined he had a permit for both guns.

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Dominic Rhodes

Dominic Rhodes
Dominic Rhodes.

Former Indianapolis Colts running back Dominic Rhodes was arrested on DUI charges on February 20, 2007, by the Indiana State Police after a trooper clocked him going 82 mph in a 55-mph zone. According to police records, Rhodes admitted to having two to three drinks and his blood-alcohol level tested at .09. The legal limit in Indiana is .08.

March 21, 2007, Rhodes pled guilty to reckless driving and the DUI charges were dropped. He received a suspended 180-day sentence and fined $1,000. Rhodes has since left the state to join the Oakland Raiders.

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Dennis Rodman

Dennis Rodman
Dennis Rodman.

In July 2000, former NBA star Dennis Rodman plead guilty in California to drunk driving and driving without a valid drivers license. He received three years probation and a small fine.

A month before the drunk driving charges, on November 5, 1999, Rodman and his wife at the time, Carmen Electra, were charged with misdemeanors after police were called because of their loud fighting and screaming. Each had to come up with $2,500 in bail money and were ordered to stay at least 500 feet away from each other. They were married November 1998 and Electra filed for divorce April 1999.

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Kenny Rogers

Kenny Rogers
Kenny Rogers.

Former Texas Rangers pitcher Kenny Rogers was arrested for a misdemeanor assault charge after an incident on June 29, 2005, when he shoved two cameramen and kicked one of their cameras which had fallen to the ground. One of the men, Larry Rodriguez of Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex' Fox Network affiliate KDFW, was taken to the hospital after complaining of shoulder, arm, and leg pain.

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Deion Sanders

Deion Sanders
Deion Sanders.

In June 1996, NFL star Deion Sanders was arrested on misdemeanor trespassing charges after the (then) Dallas Cowboy player chose to ignore no trespassing and no fishing signs posted on property owned by the Southwest Florida International Airport.

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Charles Sharon

Charles Sharon
Charles Sharon.

On March 12, 2007, Jacksonville Jaguars receiver Charles Sharon was charged in Tampa Florida with two felonies after a search of his car revealed a stolen handgun under the seat of his SUV. The gun was reportedly stolen from an agent of the state Division of Alcoholic Beverages and Tobacco. Sharon was charged with grand theft of a firearm and carrying a concealed firearm.

The police searched Sharon's SUV after smelling what they believed was marijuana coming from the vehicle.

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TJ Slaughter

TJ Slaughter
TJ Slaughter.

National Football League linebacker, TJ Slaughter (aka Tavaris Jermell Slaughter) was arrested in October 2003 in Jacksonville, Florida after he flashed his gun at two men in a car. The charges were later dropped after Slaughter agreed to donate $500 to a charity and give up his gun.

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O.J. Simpson

O.J. Simpson
O.J. Simpson.

In July 1994, Simpson was arrested in Los Angeles, and charged with the murder of his wife, Nicole Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. He was found not guilty in a highly publicized trial. He was later found liable for damages in the murders during a civil trial.

Five years before the murder of Nicole and Goldman, Simpson was arrested for beating his wife, paid a fine and did 200 hours of community service.

Nicole and Goldman were viciously attacked and butchered outside of Nicole's home. No one else was ever charged for the murders.

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Monty Sopp

Monty Sopp
Monty Sopp.

American professional wrestler and former WWE superstar Monty Sopp, (aka "Badd Ass" Billy Gunn) was arrested in 1990 on charges of Dissolution of Marriage.

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Sean Taylor

Sean Taylor
Sean Taylor.

In Virginia, NFL free safety for the Washington Redskins Sean Taylor was arrested in October 2004, for allegedly driving under the influence of alcohol following a birthday party for former Redskins' receiver Rod Gardner. At the time of his arrest, Taylor refused to take a blood alcohol test. He was later acquitted after a judge viewed a videotape of Taylor's roadside sobriety test, but convicted for his refusal to take the test. Upon appeal, Taylor was acquitted due to lack of probable cause for the police officer to request the BAC test.

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Renee Thomas

Renee Thomas
Renee Thomas.

Former Carolina Panther cheerleader Renee Thomas was arrested on November 7, 2005, after allegedly having sex in a public bathroom stall of Banana Joe's in Tampa with fellow cheerleader Angela Keathley. A woman waiting to use the restroom complained and Thomas allegedly punched her which resulted in the cheerleaders' arrest. She then gave police a fake I.D. of another Panther cheerleader - Kristen Lanier Owen.

On March 13, 2006, Thomas pleaded no contest to misdemeanor charges of battery and unlawful display of a license and was sentenced to anger management counseling, 50 hours of community service and $400 in restitution to the victim. Her lawyer vehemently denied the accusations that Thomas and Keathley were engaged in sexual activity on the night of the brawl.

Both women were fired from the Panthers as a result of their actions.

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Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson
Mike Tyson.

In December 2004, former heavyweight champion Mike Tyson was arrested in Arizona after jumping on the hood of car parked in the parking lot of a lounge he was leaving. Tyson, who was drunk at the time, was charged with misdemeanor criminal damage after doing around $1500 worth of damage to the car.

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Al Unser

Al Unser
Al Unser.

Indianapolis 500-Mile Race four-time winner Al Unser, was arrested in August 2006 on charges of obstructing and resisting officers after he tried to get around a roadblock set up by a SWAT team investigating a carjacking. When the Bernalillo County sheriff's deputies asked Unser to leave the area, he and his brother Bobby, refused. Unser was acquitted the following December.

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Al Unser Jr.

Al Unser Jr.
Al Unser Jr.

In July 2002, two-time Indy 500 winner Al Unser Jr. was arrested and charged with domestic abuse. Soon after the incident, Unser checked himself into rehab and prosecutors dropped the case.

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Bobby Unser

Bobby Unser
Bobby Unser.

Three-time Indianapolis 500 winner Bobby Unser had charges of resisting arrest and obstructing an officer dropped because of a "mutual misunderstanding" with Bernalillo County, New Mexico sheriffs during a dispute which erupted in August 2006. According to reports, a roadblock was set up during the pursuit of a carjacker. Bobby and his brother Al Unser refused to leave the area and were subsequently arrested.

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Dontrelle Willis

Dontrelle Willis
Dontrelle Willis.

In December 2006, Florida Marlins pitcher Dontrelle Willis was arrested on DUI charges in Miami when police stopped him after seeing him get out of his car and urinate on the street.

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Braylon Edwards

Braylon Edwards
Braylon Edwards.

New York Jets wide receiver Braylon Edwards was arrested in Manhattan in September 2010 and charged with driving while intoxicated.

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JaMarcus Russell

JaMarcus Russell Mugshot
JaMarcus Russell.

On July 5, 2010, former Oakland Raider Quarterback JaMarcus Russell was arrested in Mobile, Alabama for possession of a controlled substance.

Russell was arrested for possession of codeine syrup as part of an undercover narcotics investigation.

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Kevin Ellison

Kevin Ellison
Kevin Ellison.

On May 25, 2010, San Diego Chargers safety Kevin Ellison was arrested for possession of a controlled substance after police stopped him for speeding in a school zone.

Police say 100 Vicodin pills were found in the back of the car during a search of his vehicle. He was charged with possession of a controlled substance.

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Adrian Peterson

Adrian Peterson
Adrian Peterson.

On July 7, 2012, Minnesota Vikings running back Adrian Peterson was arrested in a Houston, Texas nightclub after he got into a scuffle with an off-duty police officer who was working security.

According to reports, the incident occurred at closing time when security was trying to get all the patrons to leave. Peterson walked towards the bar to get a glass of water and he was stopped by the off-duty security guard. The two got into a shoving match and three more off-duty police officers came and helped subdue Peterson.

He was arrested for resisting arrest and had to post $1,000 bond.

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Shaun White

Shaun White
Shaun White. Mugshot

Shaun White, 26, also known as the Flying Tomato, was arrested on September 16, 2012, after police were called to the Lowes Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee.

According to the Metropolitan Nashville Police Department, White allegedly set off the hotel fire alarm at 2 a.m. which forced all the hotel guests and employees to evacuate. It was also reported that a hotel employee saw White destroy a hotel phone.

White then attempted to leave the hotel in a taxicab, but a hotel guest told the driver that the police were on the way to the hotel to speak to White. White reacted by kicking the hotel guest and then he ran from the hotel. The hotel guest followed White and the two collided, causing White to fall and hit his head on a fence.

White was asked by the police to sign a misdemeanor citation, which he refused to do. He was transported to the hospital, treated and released. He was later booked and charged with vandalism and public intoxication.

The following day White issued an apology on his Facebook page.

“I want to apologize for the unwise choices I made over the weekend and for any inconvenience it caused my family, friends, business partners, the hotel and their guests,” White wrote. “I was celebrating a happy occasion with a ton of family and friends and got carried away. I'm truly sorry for my poor behavior.”

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Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant.

In July 2012, Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Dez Bryant was arrested on a class A misdemeanor domestic violence charge for allegedly hitting his biological mother, Angela Bryant.

According to a news conference held by the DeSoto police, Bryant was accused of physically assaulting his mother, including pushing her on her chest, grabbing her hair, and striking her hands and arms.

A 9-1-1 tape was released in the case in which Angela Bryant can be heard describing the assault that she suffered from her son. She told the 9-1-1 operator that it wasn't the first time that he had hurt her.

"I can't keep letting him do this," she said. "I'm going to put an end to this today. I'm sorry."

She later decided not to press charges.

State Senator Royce West, Dez Bryant's attorney, held a press conference and as Angela and Dez sat silently together, West told reporters,

"They are here today to show they do love and support each other, just as they did before the incident a week ago." He went to add, "The Bryants have disagreements. Mr. Bryant and his family understand the serious nature of family violence. They believe when the facts are reviewed, he will be cleared of all allegations of family violence."

Soon after the incident, the Dallas Cowboys set up restrictions for Bryant to follow which included mandatory counseling, a midnight curfew, no alcohol and no strip clubs.

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Jason Kidd

Jason Kidd
Jason Kidd.

Jason Kidd was arrested on July 15, 2012, by South Hampton police for driving while intoxicated after he crashed into a telephone pole. The incident allegedly happened around 2 a.m. and he was treated at a hospital for minor injuries. He was then taken to the police station and charged with a misdemeanor DWI charge.

TMZ.com reported that there were many witnesses who saw Kidd so drunk that he had to be carried out of a club where he had spent the evening drinking and partying.

Kidd has pleaded not guilty to the DWI charge.

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Hines Ward

Hines Ward
Hines Ward.

On July 9, 2011, Hines Ward was arrested in DeKalb County, Georgia after police saw him weaving in and out of the road lanes, then hitting a curb. He was arrested and charged with driving drunk, but the charge was later dropped as part of a plea deal.

Ward pleaded guilty to reckless driving and received one year on probation, 80 hours of community service and a $2,400 fine.