Carlos Gomez and 15 Other Athletes Who Can’t Keep Their Cool

Carlos Gomez and 15 Other Athletes Who Can't Keep Their Cool

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Carlos Gomez is an incredible athlete and one of the best players in MLB. One of the things that makes him so great is the passion he brings to the field. That same passion, though, is sometimes the ire of the opposing team and it has led to two dugout-clearing brawls within the Milwaukee Brewers' last 50 regular season games.

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Carlos Gomez admires a home run he hit off Paul Maholm. Maholm and the Braves did not appreciate it and let him know.

15. Amar'e Stoudemire

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15. Amar'e Stoudemire

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Injuries have plagued Amar'e Stoudemire throughout his career, but injuries are a part of sports, and fans tend to show leniency to hurt players. What does bother fans though is when an overpaid superstar gives himself a self-inflicted injury in the middle of the playoffs. Amar'e Stoudemire did just that in 2012 when he took out his frustrations by punching a glass-encased fire extinguisher, absolutely destroying his hand.

14. Steve Downie

Downie has been suspended numerous times by the NHL/AHL for violent incidents, and he has served two separate 20-game suspensions throughout his career, the most recent coming in 2009 when he slashed an AHL linesman following a controversial empty-net goal.

13. Tiger Woods

Just go back a few years when Tiger was dominating and watch how he would behave when things weren't going his way on the course.

12. DeMarcus Cousins

Cousins leads the NBA with 45 technical fouls since 2012, and he's also been ejected from five games during that span.

11. Serena Williams

Serena Williams is known for letting line judges and umpires hear it when she thinks they're wrong. Back at the 2009 U.S. Open, she was called for a foot fault in an important moment and lost it at the judge who made the call, saying, "I'm going to shove this [expletive] ball down your [expletive] throat."

10. Carlos Zambrano

When things go wrong for Carlos Zambrano, it's often his teammates who receive the brunt of the blame. Zambrano was suspended in 2010 after getting into an argument with first baseman Derrek Lee, claiming the Cubs' fielders weren't giving 100 percent effort. Zambrano also famously got into a fight with his catcher Michael Barrett back in 2007 that resulted in Barrett needing to get stitches.

9. Ndamukong Suh

Suh has racked up his fair share of fines throughout his NFL career, and his hot-headedness peaked back in 2011 when he was suspended two games without pay for pushing Evan Dietrich-Smith's head into the turf and stomping on his arm.

8. Philip Rivers

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8. Philip Rivers

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Just watch one San Diego Chargers game, especially one where they're struggling offensively, and you'll see exactly why Rivers made this list. Man, I would hate to be an offensive lineman that allows him to get sacked.

7. Brett Lawrie

Lawrie has been thrown out of games on numerous occasions. He has been known to argue with teammates, helped lead a brawl against the Mexican team in the 2013 World Baseball Classic, and has had more than his fair share of angry Twitter rants.

6. Kevin Garnett

Back in 2011, director Spike Lee recalled an incident where Garnett was cursing at him throughout an entire game; and let's not forget the 2010 incident in which KG told Charlie Villanueva that he looked like a cancer patient during a game.

5. Andy Roddick

You know how some people think full moons make people crazy? I think that the U.S. Open has that effect on Andy Roddick. But then again, maybe tennis courts in general bring out the crazy in Roddick. At the 2010 U.S. Open, Roddick went berserk on a line judge after he was called for a foot fault. At the 2011 U.S. Open, Roddick took it even further when he went on a long rant to an official about the wetness of the court.

4. Mario Balotelli

Balotelli has been disciplined numerous times for his antics both on and off the pitch. Back in 2012, he served a four-game suspension for kicking Tottenham's Scott Parker in the head.

3. Milton Bradley

Milton Bradley played for eight different teams throughout his career, and I can only imagine the sigh of relief each team let out when he departed. In 2013 he was sentenced to three years in jail for spousal abuse. In one incident, prosecutors said he picked up a baseball bat and swing it at his wife. He was also accused of showing her a photo of a gun and saying, "This is the gun that I'm going to kill you with."

2. John McEnroe

"You cannot be serious!"

1. Floyd Mayweather

Mayweather's short fuse has likely helped him inside the boxing ring. Outside the ring though? Not so much. Mayweather has been charged with countless assault and battery charges throughout the last decade or so and in 2012, he spent a few months in jail after he attacked his ex-girlfriend.


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