Yasiel Puig and 10 Athletes Who Need to Have Their Licenses Revoked

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10 Athletes Who Need to Have Their Licenses Revoked

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The craziest thing about professional athletes is how much trouble they seem to get in while driving. Whether it is under the influence of alcohol or drugs, driving while angry or just not thinking straight because their mind is focused on the game that consumes their life, athletes are always making headlines for driving dangerously.

That was no different when Los Angeles Dodgers 23-year-old rookie sensation Yasiel Puig was arrested in Florida last month for driving 110 mph on a freeway. The fact that it was just in November when he was charged for reckless driving and had to do 12 hours of community service means he clearly never learned his lesson.

Thankfully, it appears Puig is smarter than a majority of professional athletes as he hired his cousin to be his full-time driver. Personally, the first thing that I would do if I were making as much money as they young athletes is to hire a personal driver to ensure nothing goes wrong. It just does not make any sense to take the risk. Even so, there is no way Puig should be allowed to get behind the wheel. The best bet is for him, along with the other nine athletes in the slideshow, is to have their license revoked.

Make sure to click through the slideshow to see the Puig and the 10 athletes who really need to have their license revoked. Also, don’t forget to comment below on which athletes you believe doesn’t deserve a second with a drivers license.

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10. Spencer Ware

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Seattle Seahawks rookie fullback Spencer Ware was recently arrested on suspicion of drunken driving. Even though Ware has only played in two games for the Seahawks this season, he will still get a ring if Seattle goes on to win the Super Bowl. For that reason alone, he deserves to have his license revoked for being an idiot and getting in trouble the same week the team will be playing the NFC Championship game.

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9. Kellen Winslow

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Kellen Winslow just recently made headlines after a woman claimed that the tight end was masturbating in a Target parking lot given that he was naked from the waist down while sitting in his car. Winslow countered by saying that he got lost looking for a Boston Market. Obviously, if there is any truth to the story, he’s a lot more loss than he thinks. The thing is Winslow’s wife is ridiculously hot, which begs the question what the heck he was doing in the first place.

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8. Mike Tyson

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Mike Tyson was a full-blown maniac in the ring and it doesn’t appear much has changed since his boxing days. Tyson has two DUIs on his record, with the first one occurring in 2006. Along with the DUI, he also was arrested for suspicion of felony drug possession after leaving a nightclub. Of course, all of this occurred after he almost crashed into a police SUV.

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7. Quinton Jackson

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Mixed Martial Artist and actor Quinton “Rampage” Jackson is one bad dude inside the octagon. Apparently, that stretches to his public life as well. Jackson was arrested in 2008 on suspicion of felony reckless driving. The booking occurred only a few days after he lost his UFC light-heavyweight title, which clearly had something to do with the high-speed chase he led the police on. In fact, Jackson almost hit several pedestrians in Costa Mesa in the process. The police found no alcohol or drugs in his system. He was simply a man who had gone without sleep for four straight days after his defeat.

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6. Josh Brent

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Dallas Cowboys nose tackle Josh Brent was driving with a suspended license the night he crashed his car and killed teammate Jerry Brown Jr. Regardless, the man never deserves to have his license again. Brent was driving while intoxicated, which wasn’t the first time he got in trouble for being behind the wheel while under the influence. As of right now, Brent’s case for manslaughter will head to a jury. If convicted, he could serve up to 20 years in prison.

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5. Darryl Strawberry

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Once upon a time Darryl Strawberry was a talented baseball player. Unfortunately, the four-time World Series champion found himself in a heap of legal, personal and health problems that stretched about a decade. In 2000, Strawberry was on his way to meet his probation officer when he blacked out behind the wheel due to taking too many painkillers. An off-duty police officer saw Strawberry rear-end another vehicle and attempt to drive away, which forced the officer to stop him at gunpoint. Whether his driver’s license is still taken away from him is somewhat irrelevant. The fact is he should never get behind the wheel for the rest of his life.

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4. Al Unser Jr.

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Racecar driver Al Unser Jr. apparently had a hard time differentiating the racetrack from just an ordinary street. Unser was charged with a DUI and a hit-and-run in 2007 after he got in an accident on a freeway in Nevada. After the crash, he fled the scene but the police eventually got him. His blood alcohol level was three times the legal limit when he underwent the field sobriety test. His license should have been revoked for good then because he got a DWI just four years later when he was stopped for drag racing.

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3. Jim Leyritz

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Former catcher Jim Leyritz was arrested for a DUI in Florida in 2007. The police found him at a scene in which there was a fatal car accident that left one person dead. He wasn’t convicted of the DUI until two years later. However, he did manage to get off on the charge of manslaughter. It’s understood that Leyritz still has a driver’s license, which is something that needs to change immediately.

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2. Charles Barkley

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Charles Barkley was arrested for drunk driving a few years ago. When he was asked why he ran a stop sign and appeared to be in a hurry, Barkley told the police officer that he was going around the corner to pick up a girl so she could go down on him. Even though Barkley when through an alcohol treatment program and admitted to his mistake, he’s still someone that makes me nervous behind the wheel.

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1. Yasiel Puig

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Puig is clearly the best person on this list. Even though reckless driving is bad, it’s not like he was driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. On top of that, he appears to be responsible enough to man up to his mistakes and get a personal driver to get him from place to place.