25 Athletes Who Do Not Deserve Your Respect

25 Athletes Who Do Not Deserve Your Respect

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From murderers to drug cheats and everything in between, the world of professional athletics is littered with arrogant and hot-tempered individuals who have no clue when it comes to self-restraint. Check out these athletes who definitely do not deserve respect from sports fans.

25. Tonya Harding

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25. Tonya Harding

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The disgraced Olympic skater instructed her boyfriend to attack rival Nancy Kerrigan at the 1994 U.S. Figure Skating Championships.

24. Andrew Bynum

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24. Andrew Bynum

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Once considered one of the best young centers in the NBA, Bynum earned $ 16 million just to sit and watch his team play in 2012-13.

23. Ndamukong Suh

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23. Ndamukong Suh

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Arguably one of the dirtiest players in the NFL, Suh was once fined $ 30,000 for kicking Matt Schaub in the crotch.

22. Greg Oden

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22. Greg Oden

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One of the biggest busts in NBA history, the 7-foot giant was recently arrested for physically assaulting his girlfriend.

21. Tony Stewart

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21. Tony Stewart

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The "Bad Boy" of NASCAR with a lewd mouth also fought fellow driver Kurt Busch after a race.

20. Raffi Torres

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20. Raffi Torres

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A notorious rule breaker, the hockey forward received the third-longest suspension in the history of the NHL for his hit to the head of Marian Hossa in 2012.

19. Ryan Braun

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19. Ryan Braun

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This Major League slugger, who said he was innocent, was suspended without pay for the remainder of the 2013 season for violating the league's drug policy.

18. Kurt Busch

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18. Kurt Busch

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This hot-tempered NASCAR driver is known for feuding with other drivers on the track and was also arrested for drunken driving.

17. Marion Jones

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17. Marion Jones

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Former WNBA player and Olympic track champion Marion Jones was stripped of her three gold medals after admitting to doping.

16. Mark McGwire

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16. Mark McGwire

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He broke Roger Maris' single season HR record but later publicly admitted to using performance-enhancing drugs during most of his career.

15. JaMarcus Russell

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15. JaMarcus Russell

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The first overall pick of the 2007 NFL Draft is considered one of the biggest busts in NFL history due to a lazy work ethic.

14. Lenny Dykstra

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14. Lenny Dykstra

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The former big leaguer was sentenced to three years in prison in 2012 for three grand theft auto charges and one count of filing a false financial report.

13. Ben Johnson

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13. Ben Johnson

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This Canadian sprinter lost his Olympic medals and had his world records rescinded after being disqualified for doping.

12. Jose Canseco

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12. Jose Canseco

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This former MLB slugger has admitted using performance-enhancing drugs during his playing career and wrote controversial tell-all book.

11. Floyd Landis

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11. Floyd Landis

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This 2006 Tour de France champion was stripped of his title after testing positive for performance-enhancing drugs.

10. John Terry

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10. John Terry

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This controversial English footballer, who had a marital affair with a teammate's wife, was also accused of racial abuse during matches.

9. Dennis Rodman

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9. Dennis Rodman

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This flamboyant former NBA champion led a group of former players on a disastrous tour of North Korea.

8. Luis Suarez

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8. Luis Suarez

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This Uruguayan striker has bitten opposing players on several occasions, including at the 2014 World Cup.

7. Chael Sonnen

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7. Chael Sonnen

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He retired from MMA competition and was fired as the UFC TV analyst this summer due to multiple failed drug tests.

6. Lance Armstrong

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6. Lance Armstrong

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This seven-time Tour de France champion was stripped of all his titles and given a lifetime ban from competitive cycling for doping offenses.

5. Alex Rodriguez

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5. Alex Rodriguez

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This controversial superstar was suspended by MLB for his repeated use of illegal performance-enhancing drugs.

4. Rae Carruth

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4. Rae Carruth

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This former NFL receiver was found guilty of conspiring to murder the woman who at the time was carrying his child and is currently in prison.

3. Oscar Pistorius

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3. Oscar Pistorius

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This paralympics champion is currently on trial and charged with the murder of his girlfriend whom he fatally shot at his home.

2. Chris Benoit

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2. Chris Benoit

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This WWE star murdered his wife and son in 2007 and subsequently committed suicide by hanging himself two days later.

1. Aaron Hernandez

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1. Aaron Hernandez

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This former New England Patriots tight end is currently being held without bail following his indictment on three murder charges.

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