15 Professional Athletes Who Love To Break The Law

1 of 16

15 Professional Athletes Who Love To Break The Law

15 Professional Athletes Who Love To Break The Law
Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports

Some professional athletes just love to break the law. They can't seem to stay out of trouble. Whether it's violent behavior, drugs or the far-too common offense of driving under the influence, athletes are getting arrested at an alarming rate, and some are doing it more often than others.

The athletes on this list are either habitual offenders or have found themselves in particularly bad situations with the law. Sometimes it's a pattern of bad behavior, but for some it's just one bad decision that leads an athlete to find themselves in trouble with the police.

There must be something about the opportunity to break the law that comes along with being rich and famous. Athletes have access to situations that the rest of us can only dream about, and sometimes that gets them into trouble. If they don't know how to handle those opportunities, they can quickly find themselves on the wrong side of the law.

They're given money and power at such a young age. That can be a dangerous combination. If someone is too young and immature to understand the ramifications of their actions, they can wind up breaking the law time after time before they finally get their act together. And, in some of the worst cases, they never get their act together.

Staying out of trouble with the law seems to be a tough act for some athletes to get down. Bad behavior is never acceptable, and especially for athletes who are looked up to by so many.

These are 15 athletes who love to break the law.

2 of 16

15. Nick Fairley

Nick Fairley
Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Possession of Marijuana, DUI, Reckless Driving, Attempting to Elude Police.

3 of 16

14. Jason Peters

Jason Peters
Howard Smith-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Drag Racing, Resisting Arrest by Flight.

4 of 16

13. Royce White

Royce White
Thomas Campbell-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Domestic Violence, Stealing (kidding, kidding, he wasn't actually arrested for stealing the Houston Rockets' money last year).

5 of 16

12. Dez Bryant

Dez Bryant
Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Misdemeanor Domestic Violence.

6 of 16

11. Titus Young

Titus Young
Tim Fuller-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Suspicion of Burglary, Resisting Arrest, Assaulting a Police Officer, Suspicion of DUI, Attempting to Steal His Car From an Impound Lot.

7 of 16

10. Elvis Dumervil

Elvis Dumervil
Mitch Stringer-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Suspicion of Aggravated Assault with a Firearm

8 of 16

9. David Diehl

David Diehl
Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Driving Under the Influence.

9 of 16

8. Marshawn Lynch

Marshawn Lynch
Benny Sieu-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Suspicion of DUI, Possession of a Concealed Firearm, Hit and Run.

10 of 16

7. Floyd Mayweather, Jr.

Floyd Mayweather, Jr.
Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Domestic Violence, Theft, Coercion, Robbery.

11 of 16

6. Aaron Hernadez

Aaron Hernandez
Pool Photo-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Murder

12 of 16

5. Mike Tyson

Mike Tyson
Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Drug Possession, Rape, Assault and Battery.

13 of 16

4. Aqib Talib

Aqib Talib
David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Aggravated Assault with a Deadly Weapon, Resisting Arrest Without Violence, Simple Assault.

14 of 16

3. Delonte West

Delonte West
Daniel Shirey-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Traffic and Gun Violations.

15 of 16

2. Pacman Jones

Pacman Jones
Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Assault and Felony Vandalism, Drug Possession, Disorderly Conduct, Public Intoxication, Resisting Arrest

16 of 16

1. Alfonzo Dennard

Alfonzo Dennard
Bob DeChiara-USA TODAY Sports

Arrest Record: Suspicion of DUI, Assaulting a Police Officer.


Around the Web