Thursday, February 5, 2009

Top 5 disgraced athletes


Former Carolina Panthers receiver Rae Carruth makes this list. He was convicted and sentenced in connection with the 1999 killing of Cherica Adams in Charlotte.

Michael Phelps admitted to a bong hit. Roger Clemens has been accused of fueling his hall of fame baseball career with steroids. But they can't make this list. Our top 5 most disgraced athletes (or former athletes) of all-time, determined by a distinguished (if unathletic) panel:

1. O.J. Simpson: The poster boy.



2. Pete Rose: Agreed to lifetime ban from baseball in 1989, and has done a remarkable job of keeping the story in the news ever since.



3. Mike Tyson: Rape conviction, ear biting …pick your disgrace.



4. Michael Vick: The details revealed from his dog-fighting days might keep him out of the NFL for life.



5. Rae Carruth: A horrible story right here in Charlotte.

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

The photo caption at the top of the page says 'Rea' Carruth.

Anonymous said...

While the actions of Pete Rose are disgraceful, I dont think that it matches with the other list makers as they were all involved in violent crimes.

Anonymous said...

I don't think you can put Vick (dog-fighting) above Carruth (murder of woman and attempt of unborn child). I don't like what Vick did one bit, but he should be a distant 4 behind Carruth...and Rose should be a distant 5 behind Vick. You've never gambled and/or lied?

Anonymous said...

Pete Rose #2? So murder is equal to betting/tax evasion? Rose did more for baseball than his alltime hero Ty Cobb who took the game from clown to professional and broke 95 records some that still stand. Rose was Mr. Baseball and led the Reds to 3 big ones in the 70s.

What about Ray Lewis? He was aquitted by a jury for the murder of 2 people but so was OJ.

What about Fred Lanes murdering wife who shotgunned him down in his own home to collect insurance millions? Does that count?

Anonymous said...

Phelphs bong hit? RU kidding?
Clemens? What about Barry Bonds since you on the steroids?

Vick? Dog fighting is not murder and Roses betting was never proven.

This list is laughable.

Anonymous said...

THE TOP PHOTO ISN'T RAE CARRUTH,THAT HAPPENS TO BE THE SHOOTER,VAN BRETT WATKINS !WHERE IS RAE RAE ?

Justin said...

11:33: This list is not a list of murderous athletes. It is a list of disgraced athletes. There's no doubt in my mind (and there shouldn't be any in yours) that Vick, with all his despicable dogfighting, belongs on this list.

I would suggest adding Dwight Gooden and/or Darryl Strawberry and Tonya Harding (if you consider figure skaters athletes).

Anonymous said...

You put Rose in there because you had to have a white guy on thre list. Black thugs and gangsters have ruined sports.

Anonymous said...

man im a carolina fan thru and thru man buut wat at waste he was! his dumb trunk hidden asss needs ta be there bc for what he did is beyound wrong but its still 4 spots above vick lol

Anonymous said...

Actually, the top picture is one of Rae Carruth. Watkins was a much bigger, bulkier person.

CHillyDoggy said...

Yeah, the changed the pic from what it originally was. It's Rae now for sure.

Anonymous said...

Where's UNC alum Marion Jones?? She was disgraced on a worldwide level.

Anonymous said...

Pete Rose is only included because they had to have a white person on the list. Remember this is Charlotte NC.