Below I’ve listed athletes that despite having everything that one could ask for, (fame, fortune and great careers) they insisted on making horrendous decisions that altered their lives and the lives of others. Before reading, I must warn you that O.J. Simpson is not on this list. He’s been the scapegoat of this category too long. Nor is Michael Vick. Dogs are animals, get over it. This list could have included 50 or more athletes, but for the sake of brevity I only included six.
Rae Carruth- Carruth was a first-round draft pick by the Carolina Panthers in 1997. After a promising rookie season, followed by a injury filled sophomore campaign, Carruth’s career was over. No doubt Carruth hired a hit man to shoot his pregnant girlfriend Cherica Adams in November of 1999. Adams later died, but his child Chancellor Adams survived a C-section, though has Cerebral Palsy. Carruth is serving a 19-year, 11 month sentence. He’s scheduled to be released on October 22, 2018.
J.R. Smith- Another speeding, rich, arrogant idiot. This time a friend was killed. Yes, his own friend Andre Bell was the victim of his stupidity, driving 67mph in a 35mph zone. The accident occurred June 9, 2007 in New Jersey. After running a stop sign both Smith and Bell were ejected from the vehicle, neither was wearing a seat belt. Bell died two days later. As for Smith’s punishment, 30 days in jail and 500 hours community service. You get the picture. A slap on the wrist. Smith’s license has been suspended 8 times and he has had two tickets and 3 suspensions since the incident. It seems as if money amends the laws of our nation, its sad but true.