20 Dumbest Professional Athletes of All Time
Dumbest Athletes in Sports
The phrase “student –athlete” has become an oxymoron as more and more collegiate players are sacrificing academics for athletic glory. There are a few examples like Jeremy Lin (Harvard grad) and Andrew Luck (Stanford grad) among others, who stayed all four years and received degrees from universities with incredible academic requirements, but they are rare exceptions.
Unfortunately, the trend has translated well into professional arenas. For the most part, professional athletes make ridiculous sums of money but are unable to spell “ridiculous”. They often repeat the same mistakes over and over again, yet their abilities on the field allow them two or three … or six do-overs.
This is not a new phenomenon. Athletes have been stupid for a while. These are the 20 dumbest professional athletes of all time.
This is not just a list of pros who have had legal issues with drugs, firearms and fights, etc. Though the players who fall under this category are stupid indeed, if it were that kind of list, there would be way more than 20 guys on it. Rather, it’s a list of players who have had moments that cause us, as fans, to just sit there perplexed and think, “Why? Why would you do that? You idiot!”
We are all human beings and are prone to making mistakes, but these are blunders that could have (and should have) easily been avoided had they just stepped back for two seconds, took a deep breath and thought about what they were about to do.
If I missed any examples feel free to comment in the section below.